Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
An Overview of Polish Immigration Through 1896

Celebrating Wisconsin's Polish Legacy

History of Poles in America


Read More About It

"Wisconsin's Past and Present: A Historical Atlas" by the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild


Vocabulary:

decade
Polish
immigration


Interesting Fact:

Today the Polish are the second largest ethnic group in Wisconsin


Study Questions:

  • Where did the Polish primarily settle in Wisconsin?
  • In 1870, who were the largest ethnic groups in Wisconsin? In your county?
  • How was the census taken in 1870?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Polish immigration:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 19:

    1777: American forces win the First Battle of Saratoga.
    1881: President James Garfield dies from the results of an assassin's attack.
    1934: Bruno Hauptmann is arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.



  • September 19

    State Stats

    1870: The U.S. Census reported Wisconsin's population as 1,054,670, a growth of nearly 225,000 since 1860. The previous decade saw the beginning of Polish immigration to Wisconsin.


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