Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Monday, February 19, 2018

News of a black writer and former slave ...

A black writer. - John Randolph, a former slave of the well-known John Randolph of Roanoke, has made an announcement in New York about his biography of that extraordinary man with letters, poems, and anecdotes. [1848]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Friday, September 22, 2017

Louis Kindling mit einer seiner Strassenwaschmachinen ...

Louis Kindling is perched on his Henschl made street sweeper. He worked with an Alderman Koenig to import and sell the new devices to the city of Milwaukee. A test of the machine's effectiveness was conducted on Grand Avenue between 5th Street and the Milwaukee River bridge.

Pictures of Louis Kindling's home are found at the link below.

The family is well-represented in the local German-American papers. It's even reported that Louis made over 50 trips back to a town near Berlin to visit his mother, the 51st trip when she was 99 years old!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Deutsches Haus Milwaukee?

An old question dating back to the 1930s
Presumably, Goethe Haus' (now Goethe House-Wisconsin) 30 years of residency at the Milwaukee Public Library - Central Branch was supposed to be the answer?

But that residency never produced a single project related to Milwaukee's historic German immigrant community; not with the Milwaukee Public Library, nor with the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society - another group still in residence at the downtown library.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Schule der Gnaden-Gemeinde ...

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church had a charming school built in 1894 before the original church building on N. Broadway and E. Juneau Ave. was replaced in 1900. The school was built as pictured here, but the ornamented front did not face the street; historic photos don't do justice to what the architect designed.
The school is long gone, the second church ... altered. Historic photos are found in the digital collection ... a link below.