Source: Joe Wyse Black Creek would likely have been north of Princeton on County D in St. Marie township, sections 12 and 6. That is where the Black creek is and there are a few houses and an old school there, also the Black Creek cemetery listed on the site. I know that the area has been known as the Black Creek area.
Source: Joe Wyse Bluffton was north of the city of Green Lake. I don't know of the exact place but there is a Bluffton road in sections 4 and 5 in Brooklyn township and I assume it was near there. The settlement is listed in some of the area histories, I believe it would be in one of Elaine Reetz's books.
Source: RWPN In the fall of 1850, Alexander Ellis BRIGGS of Vermont arrived here with a group of homesteaders. Mr. BRIGGS became a partner of Amplius CHAMBERLAIN, and the two men negotiated for the right to build a dam across Neenah Creek to provide water power for a sawmill. The first lumber manufactured was some heavy oak planks and joists used in the building of the first jail at Portage. The dam, begun in the fall of 1850, made a lake to the west about about three miles in length. It was named Lake Mason for the carpenter who built the mill. Source: Tim Stowell The 1886 Post Office Guide lists Briggsville. A United States Official Postal Guide, Part 1, 5th Series, Vol. 2, No. 1 printed July 1939, states the Briggsville Post Office delivered to 44 post office boxes. Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890, P295 Briggsville is a post-village in this town twenty miles southwest of Montello and eleven miles northwest of Portage, the usual shipping point and banking town. It was settled in 1849 and has a population of about 150. It contains two churches, flour and carding mills, a district school and several stores. William Murphy is postmaster. The other principal business men are F. J. and W. C. Kimball, P. E. Peterson and Charles Waldo, proprietors of general stores; Joseph Champney & Son, proprietors of flouring mills; A. O. Dean, dealer in pianos an organs; H. T. Dean, harnessmaker; H. H. Dyer, hotel-keeper; J. H. Dyer, carding-mill owner; E. C. Gray, millwright; Evan Hanson, dealer in boots and shoes; W. C. Kimball, dealer in sewing machines; and Thomas O'Connor, wagonmaker. Briggsville was platted in 1854 by E. A. Briggs.
Source: Wisconsin: It's Counties, Townships and Villages Formerly known as Midland. The Browning post office was established in 1857, Robert McKay was the first postmaster. Source: WSGS Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 3, January 1974, Page 123
See Description at Packwaukee Township Buffalo Lake Post Office established May 1850 and discontinued February 1851.
Source: Wisconsin: It's Counties, Townships and Villages Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890, P294/295 Buffalo is the Southeast Corner town of the county. It is bounded on the north by Montello, the east by Green Lake County, on the South by Columbia County, and on the West by the Town of Moundville. The surface is generally level. Ball's Lake is a small sheet of water in the western part. The pioneer settlers of this town were James Graham, James Mair, David Taylor, David Eggleston, John Annis, Neil Dimond, Stephen Maywood, William Maynard, William Morgan, George Reed, Robert Lytle, John Madden, James O'Blainess, John Campion, James Foley, John Bremner and George, Robert and William McKay. The officers for the town for 1889 were Daniel Brown, Chairman; George Reid, Town Clerk; William Morgan, Treasurer; Patrick Duffy, Assessor. The town has a commodius and convenient town hall near the center.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890, P296 Crystal Lake is on of the northern tier of towns, east of the center of the county north and south. It is bounded on the north by Waushara County, on the east by Neshkoro, and on the south by Shields, and on the west by Newton. Lunch Creek flows through the northeast corner and the Mecan River centrally from the northwest tot he southeast corner. Turth Lake is a small body fo water a little southeast of the center of the town. Mount Pizgah is a prominent elevation north fo the center. One of the most prominent early settlers of this town was Christain Tagats who has long been one of the best known men of the county. The town has no postoffice within its limits and its inhabitants depend on Neshkoro, Germania, Harrisville and other post offices beyond its borders for their mail facilities. The town has two churches and an adequate number of school houses. The present town officers are J. A. Wegenke, Chairman; August Schauer, Town Clerk; William Zabel, Assessor; Ernest Kreager, Treasurer.
Source: Tim Stowell The 1886 Post Office Guide lists Douglas Center. A United States Official Postal Guide, Part 1, 5th Series, Vol. 2, No. 1 printed July 1939, does not list Douglas Centre. Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890, P295 This is a small village with a population of about 50, near the center of Douglas (township). It is eighteen miles southeast of Montello, seven miles southwest of Merritt's Landing, on the Wisconsin Central line, it's nearest railroad station, and fourteen miles northeast of Kilbourn City, the nearest banking point. The principal business interests are the general store and post-office, York & Moore (W. H. Moore, postmaster); the blacksmith shop of J. Blume; the flouring mill of I. W. & G. E. York; and the wagon shop of Andrew Swemlive. Among the leading business and professional men are Dr. H. H. Parrott; James Starkey, miller; and P. H. McMahon, railroad contractor.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890 Douglas is the southwest corner town of the county, and is bounded as follows: North by Oxford, east by Moundville, south by Columbia County and west by Adams County. Neenah Creek flows south through the center of the town. William Murphy, H. S. Thomas, Patrick Clark, P. Mason, John Cleary, James Slowey, William McGinnis, James Briggs and H. H. Parrott were among the early settlers here. The town officers for 1889 were W. W. Page, Chairman; Eben Mills, Clerk; Fred Brangil, Assessor; Robert Heberline, Treasurer. The surface of the town is generally level though slightly irregular in places, and the soil is well adopted to grazing and general farming.
Sources: RWPN: The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names, by Robert E. Gard and L. D. Sorden The Sun, published at Montello WI [Russell Flats April 1, 1882] Wisconsin: It's Counties, Townships and Villages, by Uncapher and Herrick, Origins, Janesville Wisconsin, 1994 The Express, Montello WI, 1876 [Neshkoro and Westfield] Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Acme Publishing Co., Chicago, 1890 Thank You to these Contributors for making this page possible: Joan Benner, Jackie Hufschmid, L. John Ribar, Tim Stowell, Daryl Weishaar, Gary E. Wick and Joe Wyse
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