Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co. WI


 Town of

UNION

updated 12 Mar 2010


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Town of Union
Door County, Wisconsin

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


FORMER NAMES:

Union was part of Town of Brussels till 1865.



YEAR FORMED:

 Nov 1865, set off from Town of Brussels.



FIRST SETTLERS:

Charles GIRONDAL, farmer (1856) born in Belgium in 1815 ,

Gabriel DEKEYSER, farmer, born in Belgium in 1800 (1856) (Also See Town of Brussels).



ETHNIC GROUPS:

Belgians.



OCCUPATIONS:

Farming, Fishing, Hotel keeping, Storekeeping.

 

EARLY BUSINESSES:

Schofield Sawmill-Proprietors: SCHOFIELD and LATHAM -burned in the Fire of 1871.



SOME FAMILIES ASSOCIATED WITH TWP:

CHARLES, CHAUDOIR, COUNARD, DeCAMP, DeGRANDGAGNAGE, DeKEEPER, DELWICHE, EVERARD, NEUVILLE.

Citizens Are Naturalized



CHURCHES:

(1a) St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church - LOCATION: Namur-address: Highway 57, Namur- Rectory: 10390 Cemetery Road, Brussels. Records start date: Baptisms-1885, Marriages-1871, Funerals-1885 (Ethnic background: Belgian) - For more regarding records: see Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives.

(1b) Our Lady of the Snows (same as St. Mary of the Snows?)- LOCATION: Namur, Town of Union - Records start date: Baptisms-1885, Marriages-1871, Funerals-1885 (Ethnic background: Belgian).  For more information regarding these records see Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives.

(2) St. Francis De Paul Catholic Church (Marchand): LOCATION: Duvall, Town of Red River, Kewaunee Co.- address: 104 Rocky Road in Duvall. Ethnic Background: Belgians. Some from Town of Union, Door Co. went to church there.  Records start date: Baptisms-(none), Marriages-1949, Funerals-1949. For more record information see Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives.

(3) Marchand, Wisconsin-1899 Plat Book shows a church at about 200 Washboard Road where St, Francis De Paul Cemetery is still located (1990).

(4) Bethel Shalom-address: 899 Hwy 57 (1990).

(5) St. Francis & St. Mary Catholic Church- LOCATION: Namur, Town of Union.  Records start date: Baptisms-1993, Marriages-1993, Funerals-1993.  For more information see Green Bay Catholic Diocese Archives.

 



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Town was named “Union” because the people united in their public matters and pulled together.



LOCATION AND ADDRESS OF TOWN HALL:

Union Town Hall- address: 10826 Stage Road.



DAMAGE DUE TO FIRE OF OCT 1871:

Almost complete devastation. See Town of Brussels.



POST OFFICES:

(1)Namur (Fairland, Delwiche)-(1872-1905)

 


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