Monches

Monches (HMTXM)

Location: Hartland, WI 53029 Waukesha County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 11.175', W 88° 20.502'

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Settled predominately by Irish Catholics in the 1840's, it originally was called O'Connellsville after Irish emancipator, Daniel O'Connell.

In 1848, a meeting was held to nominate the first postmaster. Three men, Swiss miller Henry Kuntz, & two Englishmen, John D. Hartley & John Whipp applied. Hartley was elected postmaster. The village was named Monches, who was part Potawatomi and part Chippewa, and who was buried on Hartley's farm.

In the 1890's, the village had two schools, three general stores, the mill, two blacksmith shops, a wagon maker's shop, post office, meat market, creamery, two doctor's offices and several taverns. The area today retains the peace & tranquility of earlier times. Near the mill pond, Kuntz's house, built in 1849, still stands.
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HM NumberHMTXM
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Marker Number17-01
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWaukesha County Historical Society, funded by Monches Recreation Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 390970 N 4782371
Decimal Degrees43.18625000, -88.34170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.175', W 88° 20.502'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 10.50" N, 88° 20' 30.12" W
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Area Code(s)262, 414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-326 County Hwy E, Hartland WI 53029, US
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