Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Jones Island Fishing Village, 1898

The settlement by Polish "Kashubes" even had a main street and a small beach.

By - Apr 13th, 2016 12:08 pm

The settlement by Polish "Kashubes" even had a main street and a small beach. Back to the full article.

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6 thoughts on “Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Jones Island Fishing Village, 1898”

  1. Casey says:

    Thanks for this! I would really love a small series on the history of this unique community.

  2. Mark Lenz says:

    I am a decendant of Jones island. My grandfather made fishing nets in the basement as a side job to being a police officer. It’s in my DNA.

  3. Dan says:

    I notice here that you write “Kashubes” and use the demonym “Kashubians” to refer to the people on Jones Island. I usually see it written as “Kaszubes”, but have seen both ways. Is there any difference? Are they all used?

  4. MaryAnn says:

    Does anyone know of a Kolp family on the island back in the early 1900’s?

  5. Ron Kurszewski says:

    Is there goingto be a picnic this year in 2018 in the first week in August, I would like to attend ? I am not a Jones Island Kaszube but 100 % Kaszube non the less with documentation back into the 1600’s. My parents are from the Stevens Point area.

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