History of Calumet County
Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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History of Northern Wisconsin

History of Northern Wisconsin
Publisher Chicago The Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, Proprietor
1881 Copyright The Western Historical Co.
Reprint The Ralph Secord Press Iron Mountain MI. 1988

Calumet County


This village is located in the town of that name, in the northeastern part of the county, on the line of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Road. In the Fall of 1855 William V. McMullen, Sr. settled upon the present site of the village, and his sons cleared away the thick timber. Chris Horn was the first German who settled in the town, coming in 1856, and in 1862 was elected Town Treasurer. In 1872 Messrs. Beach & Bishop built a saw-mill. It burned in 1874, but was rebuilt in a month. Besides being somewhat of a business point, Brillion has a thriving lodge of Odd Fellows (No. 270).

Forest Junction and Spring Creek are the only other settlements in the town of Brillion, the first building erected in the latter place being the saw-mill built by H. B. Nugent. Forest Junction is at the crossing of the LakeShore and Wisconsin Central railroads, and originated at the time these lines were built. Spring Creek has a population of 200 people, and contains two small saw-mills, a stave factory, a shingle mill, a planing mill, and several stores.

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