Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

Milwaukee'r Arbeiter-Zeitung

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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Family memorials to WWI soldier Private Eugene Griepentrog, 1918-1930

Pvt. Eugene Griepentrog was a Milwaukee boy who died in the WWI conflict in France on 28 May 1918. His friend Pvt. August Beckmann, and another Milwaukeean, Herbert Schmidt also died that week. They were members of Co. K of the 28th Infantry Regiment.
The local German-American papers published articles and photos in 1918, but the Griepentrog family published a memorial on the anniversary of Eugene's death in 1919 and 1920. When his remains were brought back to Milwaukee for reburial in 1921 his parents published death notices and a public thanks, and then a memorial for him every year after that until 1930.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Die Hallen der Turnvereine in Milwaukee, 1890s

Turnhalle-Humboldt (Center St.), Turnhalle-Bahnfrei (North Ave.), Turnhalle-Vorwärts (Teutonia Ave.)
Bundes Turnhalle (Central Teachers School & Gymnasium, N. Broadway)
Turnhalle-Milwaukee (4th St.), Turnhalle der Südseite (National Ave.), Turnhall der Nordseite (Walnut St.),