Johnsburg, Wisconsin

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Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin is located in the US
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Johnsburg, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°52′38″N 88°17′23″W / 43.87722°N 88.28972°W / 43.87722; -88.28972Coordinates: 43°52′38″N 88°17′23″W / 43.87722°N 88.28972°W / 43.87722; -88.28972
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Elevation 945 ft (288 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip codes 53049, 54937
Area code(s) 920
GNIS feature ID 1567207[1]

Johnsburg, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community in the Town of Calumet in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.[2] The community is located on County Roads Q and W, approximately 3.3 miles (5.3 km) east of Lake Winnebago, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) southeast of Pipe and 1.4 miles (2.3 km) northwest of Malone. Johnsburg is part of the Holyland region in northeastern Fond du Lac county.

Church / history[edit]

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is a prominent building in Johnsburg. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as number 80000137.[3]

The congregation was founded by six families in 1841. When built in 1842, the church was the first in the approximately 100 miles (160 kilometers) between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Named after the church, St. Johannes Gemeinde (St. John's congregation), the community was known as Hinesburg.[4] Father Deisenrieder had a post office established and the town received its original name to honor his birthplace in Bavaria.[5] The United States Postal Service changed their methods in 1885 and the community was renamed "Johnsburg".[6]

Notable people[edit]

Images[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • St. John the Baptist Congregation, Rev. Benjamin J. Blied, 1980

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=5218
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Marytown, A Holyland Community: Built on Dreams, Persisting on Spirit, 1849-2003; Kathryn Bartel; Retrieved October 10, 2007
  5. ^ Blied, page 50
  6. ^ Blied, page 58