Welcome to the Town of Lincoln

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin

Lincoln is a town in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, United States.

The population was 957 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Lincoln, Rio Creek, Euren, Gregorville, and Rosiere are located in the town.  

Lincoln was organized in the stormy days of the Civil War in 1864 and the patriotic Belgian settlers who were instrumental in creating the town, gave it the name of the great president.

Lincoln is the fourth-most Belgian-American community in the United States, by proportion of population.  Lincoln was originally named "GrandLez", after the village of Grand-Leez, now a section in the province of Namur, Belgium.  Belgians emigrated from there between 1850 and 1860.  Listed below are the most Belgian-American towns:


# 1  Union, (Door County): 49%

# 2  Red River,  (Kewaunee County): 47%

# 3  Brussels, (Door County) : 36.4% (composed of Brussels & Namur communities)

 

Listed below are the major ancestry groups reported by Lincoln residents:

  • Belgian - 35%
  • German - 28%
  • Czech - 8%
  • Polish - 5%
  • French (except Basque) - 3%
  • Irish - 3%
  • Norwegian - 2%
  • French Canadian - 1%
  • Dutch - 1%
  • Mexican - 1%
  • Hungarian - 1%

.... text courtesy of Wikipedia and ePodunk...

 

 Communities near Lincoln, WI:

Kewaunee County, WI

Door County, WI

Brown County, WI     Dyckesville