Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co. WI


 Town of

NASEWAUPEE

updated 6 May 2010


MAPSHISTORYCEMETERIESCHURCHESSCHOOLSTOWN HALLPOST OFFICESSURNAMESMISC.FIRE OF 1871Door Co. FOLKSHist. of North. WIBios-Brwn,Kew.&Door


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Above: View from Observation Tower in Potowatomi State Park of Small Island (known also as Horlick's Island in the past) and Cabot's Point beyond with Quarry Park behind that (Jun 2008)-see Town of Nasewaupee Map page.

Town of Nasewaupee
Door County, Wisconsin

See: HISTORY OF DOOR COUNTY for more History of Door County including early settlers.


FORMER NAMES:

None.



YEAR FORMED:

 Established September 4, 1858 and formed November 1859, set off from the west part of the Town of Otumba. The town also included Basin Island, town 28, range 24. First town meeting held at home of Elijah S. FULLER in April 1860.

 

FIRST SETTLERS:

Iver JOHNSON, born in Norway, farmer (1855);

Talleck HAINES, born in Norway in 1812..

 

ETHNIC GROUPS:

Norwegian, Irish, German..

 

OCCUPATIONS:

Farming and Fishing.



EARLY BUSINESSES:

None.



SOME FAMILIES ASSOCIATED WITH TWP:

HAINES, DICKINSON, SCHUMACHER, DONLAND, GOETELMANN, MAY, SCHAEFFER, MALONEY, DONLAND, COORMLEY, UHL.

 

MORE TOWN OF NASEWAUPEE PEOPLE-Biographies found in: History of Northern Wisconsin-1881

GOETTELMANN, Andrew (farmer, PO Sawyer)

MAY, John (farmer, PO Sawyer)

SCHAEFER, Philip A. (farmer, PO Sawyer)

UHL, Mrs. Catharine Elizabeth (nee HASSMER) (widow of Peter, farmer, PO Sawyer)

 

Citizens Are Naturalized

 

CHURCHES:

 (1) An early Evangelical Church on the NE side of Lenius Rd, near the junction of Co Hwys C and MM. The building was apparently used as a parttime residence (1990);

(2) Hainesville Lutheran Church-address: 3944 Co Hwy M, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235;    Picture taken on 4 Oct 2008:

 

(3) Salem Lutheran Church-WELS, 3339 Co. Hwy MM, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

(4) Old German Church (denomination unknown) - building now is "Bridal Chapel" on Lenius Road off CC.

 

       

Above: 5 Apr 2010: Pictures taken of old German Church converted to a Privately-owned Bridal Chapel on Lenius Rd..



SCHOOLS: 

(1) Hainesville School:  located next to Hainesville Lutheran Church on Hwy M - picture taken 4 Oct 2008-now a home. Windows have been bricked over.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

NASEWAUPEE was the name of the Menominee Indian Chief that lived there. The word NASEWAUPEE has reference to early dawn or before sunrise.

 

LOCATION AND ADDRESS OF TOWN HALL:

Southern Door Fire Station, corner of Park Drive and County C.

 

DAMAGE DUE TO FIRE OF OCT 1871:

Three (3) people killed, Fourteen (14) people with bodily injuries. Thirty-seven (37) people had property damage.

 

POST OFFICES:

(1) Hainesville (1896-1902);

(2) Nasewaupee (1858-1862);

(3) Stokes (Stokes Corners) (1883-1903).

 


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