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Crivitz
Marinette County, Wisconsin

ZipCodes
54114




Page Contents for Crivitz, Wisconsin

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Wisconsin state capital is Madison.
The population of Crivitz is approximately 996 (1990), 984 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 449 (1990), 452 (2010).
The amount of land area in Crivitz is 3.751 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Crivitz to Washington DC is 726 miles.
The distance to the Wisconsin state capital is 164 miles. (as the crow flies)
Crivitz is positioned 45.23 degrees north of the equator and 88.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

about 60 miles north of Green Bay
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History & History Related Items

Good historical information may be found at this site
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Attractions

Crivitz, Wisconsin is home of the Crivitz Ski Cats Water Ski Show.
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Crivitz Historical Events

1979
History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Father Burkhart becomes Pastor of new structure 1 block north of original site. More historical information at this site


1962
History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Fire destroys St. Mary's when it was struck by lightning


1907
Fire takes St. Mary's and a large portion of the village


1899
History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Prominent Poles attend the dedication of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Crivitz. Biship Messmer, Rev. Fr. Kurzjeka and Fr. Looze and other priest along with Kociusko Guards attended. Over two hundred faithful stood outside the church because of the crowds attending.


1896
History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Russian Polish priest in exile from the Czar only six months previous, instrumental in planting Polish colony in Ellis Junction. He was deposed from using his priestly functions in Russia because of his radical utterances from the pulpit aimed at the Czar. Fleeing to America, settling in Milwaukee, he had to communicate with and get consent of the Pope before he was allowed to exercise his priestly functions. The Polish Colony opened a good opportunity for him, whereby the Poles will erect a church next spring and make him pastor of it in Crivitz Village.


1895
Heronymous Zech begins exploitation of forest lands with the colonization of Polish settlers from Milwaukee and Chicago. Zech becomes rich man when immigrants trade up prime Milwaukee and Chicago realestate for Crivitz stump lands. Polish Industrial Association, comprised of 150 Polish families buy up Crivtz Village by 1899. Newspapers of the day explode with headlines, "POLES ARE COMING-Another big party forms at Ellis Junction", "POLOCK COLONY-Five Hundred Poles settling in the Region around Ellis Junction to locate on farms here." Due to the class of people, they are expected to be prosperous, as they are hard workers, very saving, and make every cent count. More history to be found at this site - Published History and Genealogy booklets by Kopec

Crivitz Chamber

Marinette Area Chamber of Commerce
601 Marinette Ave
Marinette, Wisconsin 54143
Phone: 715-735-6681
Fax: 715-735-6682

Crivitz Organizations

Marinette Area Chamber of Commerce
601 Marinette Ave
Marinette, Wisconsin 54143
Phone: 715-735-6681
Fax: 715-735-6682

Crivitz Libraries

Public Library
606 Louisa Street
PO Box 100
Crivitz, WI 54114-0100 Crivitz

Miscellany

Genealogy and historical information for this area.
History booklets about Beaver, Crivitz, Ellis Junction, Pound, Stephensen located in Marinette, Wisconsin are stored at the Crivtz, Coleman/Pound, Marinette, and U. W. Green Bay A. R. C. H. Libraries under the Authors name: Susan Rynders-Kopec
These booklets are packed with the history and genealogy for the above mentioned areas.

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