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Irish Milwaukee Martin Hintz

Irish Milwaukee

Martin Hintz

Published
ISBN : 9780738532134
Paperback
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Milwaukees Irish can claim a long and distinguished heritage throughout the citys history. The fact that Irish immigrants could speak English gave them an advantage and enabled them to become community leaders and gain economic independence.MoreMilwaukees Irish can claim a long and distinguished heritage throughout the citys history. The fact that Irish immigrants could speak English gave them an advantage and enabled them to become community leaders and gain economic independence. Irishman Thomas Gilbert was village president in 1844, two years before Milwaukee became incorporated. In 1839, Fr. Patrick Kelly built Milwaukees first Catholic Church, St. Peters. This book captures the story of Milwaukees Irish community in photographs, covering everything from the early wave of immigration to todays annual Irish Fest.