Skip to: Site menu | Main content


>Milwaukee County Literary Organizations

The Milwaukee Whist Club
Milwaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy

Whist is a classic card game which was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries and was a development of an older game Ruff and Honours. Its rules are pretty simple, but it is difficult to master this game of strategy.

From: History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Western Historical Company, Chicago; A.T. Andreas Proprietor, 1881

Was founded in 1875 as "the Milwaukee Chess Club." The first President was Winfield Smith and the first Secretary, Eugene S. Elliot. Rooms were at first occupied on Grand avenue, where the club remained two years until the organization had outgrown its quarters. Rooms were next engaged at No. 422 Broadway, which are still occupied by the club. In 1878 the name was changed to the one which it now bears, and the club was incorporated under the laws of Wisconsin. The present number of members is between fifty and sixty, they meet Thursday evenigns, besides keeping the rooms open every night. The officers are E. Sanderson, President; J.P. McGregor, Vice-President; and George H. Rountree, Secretary.

Home Page | What's New Blog! | Deaths and Obituaries | Births and Marriages | Censuses and Directories | Business and Government | Marine and Shipbuilding | Military | Church and School | Charities and Organizations | Towns and Land Ownership | Immigration | Disasters and Mishaps | Contributors | Lookups | Photo Gallery

Disclaimer | Privacy Statement

PLEASE NOTE: I am not affiliated with any of the cemeteries or organizations listed on these pages. I am happy to answer general questions, but would not have more specific information other than what you see listed without doing additional research. If you need help with your research, please see the lookup page for a list of volunteers and paid services that can help.

This genealogy website maintained by Ellen M. Rohr
Brookfield, WI
Contact Me-

© 2012 Links To The Past

Please also visit the WIGenWeb State Website or Wisconsin County Pages