John Luchsinger

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John Luchsinger (June 29, 1839 – April 23, 1922)[1] was an American jurist, legislator, writer, and pioneer from Wisconsin.

Born in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland, Luchsinger came to the United States with his family. They lived in Syracuse, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before moving to New Glarus, Wisconsin, where they settled on a farm. Luchsinger eventually moved to Monroe, Wisconsin. Luchsinger served four terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1873, 1876–1878, and 1887.[2] He served as mayor of Monroe, Wisconsin from 1894 to 1896 and as county judge for Green County, Wisconsin from 1918 to 1920. He also served on the draft board for Green County during World War I. Luchsinger was also a writer and historian and wrote papers for the Wisconsin Historical Society about the Swiss settling in Wisconsin.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ 'Publication of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin,' Joseph Schaefer: 1921, The Death of The Honorable John Luchsinger, pg. 30
  2. ^ "Leaders of Badger State Swiss Colonists Dies". Freeport Journal-Standard. April 24, 1922. p. 3. Retrieved January 1, 2018 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Who's Who in Finance Banking, and Insurance, vol. 2, 1922, p. 428.
  4. ^ Collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 8, p. 411.
  5. ^ Publication of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Joseph Schaefer: 1922, The Death of the Honorable John Luchsinger, p. 30.