German-Bohemian Surnames Found in Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

The first Bohemian settlers in the county came in June, 1855:
Francis Bauer, Thomas and Joseph Langer, Mathias Nulicek, Francis Koziochek, George Stelzer, George Wanninger, and Francis Shinner.

Algoma:
Ackers, Boehm, Pauly, Stauber, Stemart, Weber, and Weisner.

Casco (Casco is both the name of an existing town east of Luxemburg, and also the former name of Luxemburg Township).
Beronik, Kelnhofer, Linzmeyer, Rickel, Schroeder and Seidl.

Franklin Township: Includes Stanglville (Includes members of a Czech choden community from Taus who settled around St. Lawrence's Catholic Church):
Anderle, Bauer, Baloun, Baranack, Benecke, Beranek, Blahnik, Bouda, Chada, Chernak, Cherny, Christman, Ciha, Cisler, Cizler, Dobry, Dofeek, Dufek, Dworak, Etersky, Filta, Forst, Glaubek, Hallada, Hamacek, Hanna, Hauschka, Havlichek, Hlawacek, Holub, Houffek, Jilek, Jinek, Jitek, Johanek, Kercema, Kerchma, Kiefer, Klemis

Luxemburg (St. Mary's Church):
Abrick, Aschenbrenner, Ashbeck, Baierl, Bauly, Blahnik, Bohman, Cherny, Christoff, Clerus, Dax, Dorner, Estel, Esterl, Frenzel, Grassel, Hofman, Jerey, Kellnhofer, Kelnhofer, Kohlbeck, Kollross, Krema, Lanser, Laurenz, Liebl, Linsmaier, Linzmeyer, Loberger, Novak, Oberhofer, Ouradnik, Pauli, Ponkratz, Prochnow, Prosvadcheck, Rank, Rauck, Rickl, Ruckl, Rueckl, Seidel, Seidl, Sellner, Smetana, Smeterna, Spitzer, Stahl, Stodola, Tauschek, Treml, Weinfurter, Weininger, Weninger and Zellner.

Montpelier Township: (Includes Neuren (Named after, though spelled differently than, the Böhmerwald town of Neuern [=Nyrsko]) and Pilsen (Named after the Bohemian town of the same name [=Plznl).
Altman, Anderle, Blahnik, Brandl, Burda, Cervenka, Cherny, Christof, Cisler, Dorner, Dufek, Forst, Grassel, Krielkamp, Kust, Linsmeier, Ourada, Ouradnik, Paider, Rabas, Rebic, Schlais, Schleis, Selner and Stefel.

Manitowoc County

Cato: (Includes St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills and St. Michael's Catholic Church in WhiteLaw)
Anger, Augustin, Bauman, Baumann, Bohm, Bohman,Bradel, Brandel, Braun, Bredal, Bredl, Brey, Breyer,Broedl, Burich, Cabot, Eigenberger, Eisberger, Geigel,Gintner, Haiak, Klabatz, Koepel, Kolbeck, Limberger,Linsmayer, Meidel, Pankratz, Paul, Pischl, Pritzel, Pritzl,Rederer, Rindl, Schisel, Schuh, Shimek, Steiner, Vogel,Wandrachiek, Wandruchik, Wilhelm and Zipperer.

Eaton Township: (St. Gregory's Catholic Church)
Bauer, Breu

Franklin Township (Includes Taus (named afterthe Böhmerwald town of the same name (=Domazlice) and Kellnerville.
Bartha, Bauman, Boehm, Borish, Bray, Bremmer, Brunner, Buresh, Cherny, Chizek, Cizek, Deker, Duchek,Dufeck, Duffek, Ertel, Feit, Fisher, Frish, Fritch, Frolik, Gans, Gerl, Gill, Haas, Hand, Harlo

 There was also a settlement in the city of Manitowoc near St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Calumet County

Brillion: (West of Manitowoc)
Bohman, Pritzel and Rank.

Others took the Wisconsin Central railroad, which opened in 1872, to a string of rail stops east of Marshfield in Wood County.

Wood County

Auburndale: (St. Mary's Catholic Church)
Aschenbrenner, Ashbeck, Baierl, Berdan, Brandl, Bredl, Breu, Draxler, Fuehrer, Gotz, Grassl, Greiner, Hartl, Hasennohrl, Herman, Hoffenbredl, Karl, Keiffer, Kohlbeck, Koller, Kollrohs, Kotas, Liebel, Liebl, Mazerek, Muench, Pankratz, Ponkratz, Rank, Schneider, Seidl, Singer, Tremel, Treml, Willfahrt, and Zellner.

Blenker: (St. Killian's Catholic Church)
Altman, Altmann, Aschenbrenner, Augustin, Augustine, Baierl, Bayerl, Bradle, Brandel, Brandl, Cherny, Denkscherz, Frisch, Frodl, Fuehrer, Gertel, Grassel,Grassl, Grossl, Haasl, Hoffman, Kellner, Kelnhofer, Kollross, Konop, Kundinger, Lang, Lehnardt, Liebl, Linhart, Linzmaier, Linzmeier, Lobner, Mancl, Meier, Pangratz, Pankratz, Pongratz, Rickl, Rohmeyer, Seidl, Schroeder, Smazal, Smazl, Tauscher, Treml, Trodl, Unertl, Wallner, Weinfurter, and Zellner.

Hewitt:
Bohmann, Brandl, Hartl, Hasenohrl, Kohlberg, Pankratz, Seidel and Seidl.

Marshfield
Listed in Census as Bohemian: Baumann, Bradle, Gruber,Hornick, Kriez, Lobner, Robal, Schiesel, Seidel, Seidl, Stauber, Stueber, Tauscheck, Wallner, and Zwick.

Listed in Census as Austrian: Barth, Beck, Beichler, Frisch, Golesh, Kasberger, Koholka, Krees, Preoll, Presi

Milladore: (Church of St. Wenceslaus; mixed Germanic and Czech)
Altmann, Ashbeck, Aschenbrenner, Augustine, Baierl, Bayerl, Benes, Benish, Beranek, Blenker, Brandl, Bretl, Brey, Cizek, Fait, Feit, Fuigairst, Haasl, Hardin, Harmacek, Hearman, Hemck, Hertel, Hertl, Hoffman, Janousek, Kelnhofer, Kohel, Koler, Konas, Koptie, Kota, Kundinger, Lang, Laug, Lenheart, Liebl, Lilla, Linzmeier, Malek, Malik, Matejovitz, Najemniak, Neidl, Pangratz, Pankratz, Pellschek, Renysh, Rickl, Robel, Schlies, Seidl, Valecka, Weinfurter, Witt, Woruba, Zellner and Zirney.

Winnebago County

Oshkosh: (Sacred Heart Parish)
Community was centeres between Fourth and 13th Streets south of what was once a marsh.

Baier, Balda, Bauer, Beck, Berger, Binder, Bloechl, Dobisch, Drexler, Ebersberger, Eslinger, Faschingbauer, Fenzl, Gams, Gerens, Golomb, Graf, Hable, Haidl, Hanseter, Heppler, Herdina, Herrle, Holub, Holzbauer, Jungbauer, Jungwirth, Kalous, Kellerman, Kempinger, Kloiber, Koeck, Kriha, Kuehn, Lang, Matsche, Medl, Mirkes, Mueller, Mugerauer, Neubauer, Neustifter, Novotny, Nussen, Oherhansl, Peitzer, Penzenstadtler, Pimeshern, Poeschel, Poklasany, Praxl, Raab, Reichenberger, Rinderman, Robl, Schissel, Schönauer, Schönberger,Seibold, Seidl, Selwitschka, Sippl, Sonnleitner,Spannhaller, Sperka, Stadtler, Stahl, Stieg, Stocgbauer, Struntz, Stutz, Traxl, Wachtvertl.


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