New Fane, Wisconsin

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New Fane, Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Looking north at New Fane
Looking north at New Fane
New Fane, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
New Fane, Wisconsin
New Fane, Wisconsin
New Fane, Wisconsin is located in the US
New Fane, Wisconsin
New Fane, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°33′18″N 88°11′09″W / 43.55500°N 88.18583°W / 43.55500; -88.18583Coordinates: 43°33′18″N 88°11′09″W / 43.55500°N 88.18583°W / 43.55500; -88.18583
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Fond du Lac
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip codes 53040
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1570212[1]

New Fane, Wisconsin is an unincorporated community in the Town of Auburn in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States.[2] The community is located in the heart of the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The community is located on County Road S and DD.

History[edit]

The first settler to the area was Andrew Eble, who came from Milwaukee in 1855 and built a sawmill on the East Branch of the Milwaukee River. He gave his name to the community known as Ebleville before he died in an accidental shooting in 1859. At around the same time, a neighboring area was settled by people from Newfane, New York, and were granted a post office in 1852. In 1875, the New Fane post office was moved to Ebleville, and this area became known as New Fane. The post office was eventually removed in 1909.[3][4]

In 1859, the first Lutheran church services were held in the community, and a congregation was formed in 1861. St. Johannes Church was built in 1871 from stones found in the area; the name was later changed to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.[3]

The dam on the Milwaukee River at New Fane was removed in 2001.[5] The removal has been credited with creating new habitat for the longear sunfish.[6]

New Fane is home to St. John Lutheran Church, built in 1871.[7]

St. Matthias Mission is located near New Fane.[8]

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=4690
  3. ^ a b http://www.lutheransonline.com/newfanestjohn/history
  4. ^ Ruth Shaw Worthing, The History of Fond du Lac County as Told by Its Place-Names Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Globe Printing, 1975. p. 27 & p. 70
  5. ^ http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/wm/dsfm/dams/removal.html
  6. ^ http://www.wisconsinrivers.org/index.php?page=news&mode=view&id=46
  7. ^ Book Notes, Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 29, no. 3 (March 1946)
  8. ^ http://landmarkhunter.com/180778-st-matthias-mission/