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Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 1,751,316 as of 2010. Milwaukee is also the regional center of the seven county Greater Milwaukee Area, with an estimated population of 2,014,032 as of 2008.

The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.

Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee's image has changed with the decline of industry in most of the US. In the past decade, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Frontier Airlines Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.

History — The Milwaukee area was originally inhabited by the Menominee, Fox, Mascouten, Sauk, Potawatomi, Ojibwe (all Algic/Algonquian peoples) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) (a Siouan people) Native American tribes. French missionaries and traders first passed through the area in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Alexis Laframboise, in 1785, coming from Michilimackinac (now in Michigan) settled a trading post; therefore, he is the first European descent resident of the Milwaukee region. The word "Milwaukee" may come from Potawatomi language minwaking, or Ojibwe language ominowakiing, "Gathering place [by the water]". Early explorers called the Milwaukee River and surrounding lands various names: Melleorki, Milwacky, Mahn-a-waukie, Milwarck, and Milwaucki. For many years, printed records gave the name as "Milwaukie". One story of Milwaukee's name says,

One day during the thirties of the last century [1800s] a newspaper calmly changed the name to Milwaukee, and Milwaukee it has remained until this day.

The spelling "Milwaukie" lives on in Milwaukie, Oregon, named after the Wisconsin city in 1847, before the current spelling was universally accepted.

Milwaukee was first settled by a French Canadian called Alexis Laframboise in 1785; it was only a trading post. Therefore, Solomon Juneau was not the first to arrive in the area, in 1818. However, Juneau founded the town called Juneau's Side, or Juneautown, that began attracting more settlers. Byron Kilbourn was Juneau's equivalent on the west side of the Milwaukee River. In competition with Juneau, he established Kilbourntown west of the Milwaukee River, and made sure the streets running toward the river did not join with those on the east side. This accounts for the large number of angled bridges that still exist in Milwaukee today. Further, Kilbourn distributed maps of the area which only showed Kilbourntown, implying Juneautown did not exist or that the east side of the river was uninhabited and thus undesirable. The third prominent builder was George H. Walker. He claimed land to the south of the Milwaukee River, along with Juneautown, where he built a log house in 1834. This area grew and became known as Walker's Point.

By the 1840s, the three towns had grown quite a bit, along with their rivalries. There were some intense battles between the towns, mainly Juneautown and Kilbourntown, which culminated with the Milwaukee Bridge War of 1845. Following the Bridge War, it was decided the best course of action was to officially unite the towns. So, on January 31, 1846, they combined to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee and elected Solomon Juneau as Milwaukee's first mayor.

City/Town : Latitude: 43.038902500, Longitude: -87.906473600


Matches 1 to 10 of 10

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 BRETAG, Rene Ann  21 Sep 1928Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I60199
2 BROWN, Raymond Robert  11 Aug 1927Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I54711
3 BROWN, William Howard  24 Mar 1929Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I54712
4 BRYAN, John Schummer  13 Oct 1902Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47383
5 HELLER, Anthony George  15 Mar 1922Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I63962
6 HILL, Mary Ann  17 Apr 1885Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I39634
7 HOLZBACH, George John  1 Apr 1879Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47384
8 OHLROGGE, Carl  14 Jan 1907Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47396
9 RANDS, June  Abt 1931Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I54714
10 ULRICH, Herbert Taylor  6 Nov 1904Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I58823


Matches 1 to 19 of 19

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 BIGNELL, Cleo A.  26 Apr 2003Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I1739
2 BIGNELL, Colleen Ann  1 Feb 1996Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I1740
3 BIGNELL, Fred  27 Apr 1965Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I1784
4 BIGNELL, Luella June  9 Jan 2008Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I45248
5 BREINER, Catherine  28 Mar 1922Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47392
6 BROWN, Raymond Robert  31 May 1992Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I54711
7 BUCKARMA, Mark A.  18 May 1979Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I55620
8 GEIGER, Elizabeth  30 Oct 1944Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47389
9 HEBBRING, James William  6 Mar 1989Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I1748
10 HIGHT, Mary Ida  7 Jul 1969Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I101
11 HOLZBACH, Charles  7 Oct 1909Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47388
12 HOLZBACH (HOLSCHBACH), Charles  18 Apr 1876Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I47391
13 HOYT, Jessie Rose  24 Aug 1976Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I44631
14 MCGRATH, Ella Harriet  29 Oct 1927Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I36265
15 MEYER, Ella C.  5 May 1977Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I52521
16 RANDS, George  19 Jun 1926Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I45605
17 RANDS, Myrtle ‘Martha’ Blanche  24 Nov 1984Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I45615
18 RANDS, Raymond J.  1 Mar 1975Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I54709
19 WALTER, Nadine Kathleen  20 May 1991Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I45256


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 BIGNELL, Ralph A. Gardner  Abt Mar 1960Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I100
2 HIGHT, Mary Ida  Abt Jul 1969Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin I101


Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 HOLZBACH / SPECHT  3 Oct 1900Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin F31966
2 OHLROGGE / WEBER  25 Oct 1902Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin F31967
3 RANDS / WARREN  Abt 1929Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin F36864
4 ROBBINS / HUGHES  15 Oct 1923Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin F6634