Woodville Historical Society
Still Making History into the Future
Woodville’s first permanent settler was J.M.S Anderson who arrived here in 1870, and in 1874 erected a steam saw mill.A major event bearing upon the future of this area was the construction of the West Wisconsin Railroad through here in 1872.
It was in 1885 when a small group of baptized believers united to form a Norwegian Baptist Church in the Woodville Community.The First services of the Our Savior’s Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Ver Frelser’s Norsk Evangelisk Lutherske Kirke) was held in December 1881, with Rev. H.G. Krogh serving as pastor.
The first schoolhouse in Woodville was located on the corner of a lot on River and Church Streets, which is also Country Trunk B. It was a small building or shack, about 12×18 or 20 feet, erected in 1879. (Centennial & Syttende Mai Woodville, Wis. 1870-1970)
The Woodville Historical Society welcomes new members to come and explore our past and preserve our present and create our future. For more information contact Sue Lohmeier at 715-698-2382.