Belgium Biographies


REV. FR. WILLIAM JOSEPH FRANTZ
, was born in Luxemburg in March, 1849; emigrated to the United States with his mother and two brothers, and settled in the town of Belgium, Ozaukee Co.; in 1863, he entered the St. Francis Seminary of Milwaukee, where he was ordained as priest June 24, 1878, and for about four months took charge of the Holy Cross Church (during the absence of the regular priest) and at the same time attended the Mission at Waubeca; he was stationed at Waubeca for one year, and April 1, 1880, returned to Holy Cross, which church has 178 families.

PETER JONES, Town Clerk; was born in Belgium, Europe in 1832; emigrated to the United States in 1852, and after stopping at Port Washington six months, went to Peshtigo, where he followed lumbering until 1858; he then returned to Ozaukee Co., taught school in the town of Fredonia one year, and then purchased 84 acres of land in the town of Belgium, 80 acres of which are in Sec. 20, while 4 acres are located at Holy Cross. Mr. Jones has since lived upon the latter. He has taught school in District No. 5 since 1860. Is a Democrat in politics, and is at present Town Clerk, which office he has held since 1860. Mr. Jones was married, in 1858, to Margaret Schumacher; they have six children - Nicolas, Peter, Mary, Michael, Margaret and Anna. Religion, Roman Catholic.

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