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Ross, James, 1830-1884 / Wisconsin and her resources for remunerating capital and supporting labor
(1871)

Educational,   pp. 26-27 PDF (333.7 KB)


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 increase, he is able to buy larger kettles and pans, arid thus
 extend the business.
                          RELIGIOUS.
   Owing to the large number of German settlers, the German
 Lutheran Society numbers more than any other. They are under
 the charge of Rev. P. H. Dicke, a devout and christian clergy-
 man, who labors faithfully, and conscientiously to advance the
 interests of the church. The society has a hadsome frame church
 in Bell Plain, and comfortable Jog churches in Grant, Pella and
 Hartland, and adjoining towns. The Evangelical'church, under
 charge of that denomination, has good churches in the towns of
 Grant and Hartland and among their number will be found some
 of our best German farmers. The Methodist Episcopal church
 has an organization in Shawano Village, and a comfortable, well
 built church nearly ready to occupy. The society has no regular
 preacher at the present time, but the pulpit is supplied by Dr.
 E. W. Stevens, formerly chaplain in the army, who is now
 practicing medicine at Shawano Village. The Roman Catholics
 have a mission church at Keshena, under charge of a Rev. Father
 of that denomination. They have also a comfortable, cozy little
 church nearly completed in the village of Shawano. The Pres-
 byterians have a mission church at Red Spring (Stockbridge)
 in this county, under the charge of Rev. Jeremiah Slingerland, a
 full blooded Stockbridge Indian, who has received a liberal
 education, and is respected by all classes for his christian and
 moral character. He also preaches at Shawano when circum-
 stances permit.
                        EDUCATIONAL.
  There is a system of free schools in every town in the county,
that affords an excellent opportunity for educating the children
of the emigrant. The common schools are supported, in the
main, by the proceeds of the sale of school lands, and also by
taxes levied upon the county, town and school district, and are
under the supervision of the county superintendent of schools,
who is elected by the people every second year. In many dis-
tricts among the Germans, German teachers are employed, and
the schools are therefore made beneficial to the German emigrants
at once. As the county becomes more settled, new districts will


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