The American Revolutionary War began in July of 1776 when colonists began their struggle to become free from the control of Great Britain. Finally, after eight years, a free nation was born and became the United States of America. Of the many Patriot soldiers moving west after the war, more than 40 found their way to the Wisconsin Territory and helped build the State of Wisconsin. At the close of their lives, they were buried in Wisconsin cemeteries.
The Sons of the American Revolution was founded during the centennial celebration of the start of the American Revolutionary War. During the bicentennial celebration of the War in 1975, WISSAR Member Robert G Carroon searched for background information on these Patriots and was author of an article published in the Milwaukee County Historical Society publication, the Historical Messenger.
Years later, WISSAR member Harold Klubertanz (past WISSAR President) was named chairman of the Grave Marking Committee with a goal of raising funds to purchase and install Historical Markers in the cemeteries where these Patriots were buried. Through Harold's persistence and with assistance of WISSAR members and friends, publication of this book of Wisconsin Patriots was made possible. This WEB site is dedicated to the honor of these Patriots by publishing a book with a biography of each soldier and publishing information about this project, including photos of Historical Marker dedication ceremonies. Most of the book is based on Carroon's article in the 1975 Historical Messenger with permission from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
This project has been made possible by denotions from many WISSAR members, veterans organizations, historical societies, and genealogical societies. Matching grants from the National SAR "George Washington Endowment Fund" were significant factors in covering the cost and installation of several bronze markers.
We hope you will enjoy reading about these Revolutionary War Soldiers by clicking on the "Book". And return to this home page to click on the additional links at the top of this page to view photos of historical markers and dedication ceremonies made possible by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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Editorial Design and Text Editing provided by WISSAR Members:
Win Williams, retired editor of The SAR Magazine, co-editor The Badger Patriot
Dave Dean, co-editor The Badger Patriot
Harold Klubertanz, past president of WISSAR