Mt. Calvary
Early Settlement
Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

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Earliest Settlers of Mt.Calvary, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin (1844-1853)

Thank you to Virginia Peters who transcribed and donated this material.

In 1907 as part of the the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Capuchin Order in the United States, Father Corbinian Vieracker wrote the German language. "Geschichte von Mt.Calvary", or "History of Mt.Calvary". In it he identifies the families who were the earliest settlers around Mt. Calvary by the year of arrival, and in some cases, the direction of their home from the hill in Mt.Calvary. They are as follows:

1844 Jakob Kraemer (Southwest)

1845 Mathias and Christian Haensgen

1846 Nikolaus Abler; Chrysanth Birschbach; Mathias Lanser; Johann Sabel; Joseph Lensen (West) George Alflen; Nikolaus Gilles; Nikolaus Huberti; Hubert Lefeber; Adam Hess; Peter Gau (North) Johann Blonigen; Johann Haensgen; Johann Guelig; Mathias Gross; Nikolaus Lenards; Theodor Reis; The brothers, Sebastian, Karl and Adam Kempf; Mathias Konz; The brothers, Johann Joseph, Mathias, and Christian Caspar; Paul Voell; Mathias Wagner; Johann Joseph Rieder; Mathias Bourgeois (East)

1847 Nikolaus Abler (Johann); Peter Bersch; Johann Peter Butz; Nikolaus Dietzen; Christian Duepper; The stonemasons Christian, Nikolaus and Peter Fuchs; Johann Sesing; Peter Miesen; Johann Kohlmann (East) Johann Salchert (North) Johann and Nikolaus Steffes; Nikolaus Koenigs; Johann Molitor; Johann Wirtz; Oster Wirtz; Michael Wirtz (West)

1848 Bernard Hartogh (South) Johann Ochs; Anton Petri; Nikolaus Walgenbach (East) Joseph Koenigs; Adolph Kommers; Lorenz Blatz (West)

1849 Johann Joseph Mies; Wilhelm Stollenwerk; Arnold Gerartz; Ferdinand Dreifuerst; Florian Dreifuerst

1850 Daniel Kempf; Peter Braun; Peter Gesellchen; Theodor Michels

1851 Stephan Koenen; Jakob Spieles

1852 Peter Joseph Hennen; Nikolaus Kraemer; Johann Joseph Michels; Johann Mathias Schmitz; Peter Joseph Schmitz; Karl Seurer; Johann Wilhelm Weber Heinrich Kraus, Franz Adelmann; Anton Helf; Johann Lauby (West)

1853 Johann Joseph Holzmann; Mathias Ester; Michael Simon

Note: Later the mission churches of St. Joseph, St. Peter and St. Cloud were formed and some of the above named people became part of those parishes. copyright

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** Ruth Shaw Worthing, The History of Fond du Lac County, as told by its Place-Names, 1976.
** The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880.

** Portrait and Biographical Album of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Acme Publishing Company, 1889.
** A. T. Glaze, Incidents and Anecdotes of Early Days and History of Business in the City and County of Fond du Lac from Early Times to the Present, Fond du Lac: P. B. Haber Printing Company, 1905.
** Maurice McKenna, ed., History of Fond du Lac County, Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. 
** Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 
** Plat Book of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, C. M. Foote & Co.  1893