New Vienna

New Vienna was first settled in August, 1844, by Fred Rohenkohl, H. Tauke, John Fangmann and H. Wiechmann.  The first births were Frank Rohenkohl, and Catherine Tauke, now wife of H. Willenborg.  The first marriage was H. Hellmann to Agnes Fangmann.  The first death was Susanna, daughter of Joseph Klostermann.  The first school was taught in a log church in New Vienna, about 1847, by John Klostermann.  The first school house was built in New Vienna in 1861.  Bishop Loras preached the first sermon at the residence of H. Weichmann, in 1846.  The first church was built by the Catholics, about 1846.  Henry Schemmel was first Postmaster.  Fr. Fangmann built a saw-mill on the Maquoketa in 1847, and a grist-mill in 1865.  Frederic Rohenkohl opened the first store about 1848.  Henry Schemmel & Bros. erected a woolen-mill in 1849.
~~source: History and description of the town of New Vienna taken from The History of Dubuque County, Iowa: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war records of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the northwest, history of Iowa, map of Dubuque County, constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, &c.  Chicago: Western Historical, 1880.  Page 746.   
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