Milwaukee County Post Offices And Postmasters
Milwaukee Post Office
Source: 1857-58 Milwaukee City Directory Erving, Burdick & Co. 205 and 207 East Water Street
J. R. Sharpstein, Post Master James B. Dunlap, Chief Clerk Clerks – Charles C. Chamberlain Thos. Beecher Franz Baggeler J. O. Myers George F. Hepburn Daniel W. Fowler Henry Stocks John Rice Ferdinand Levy Mail Route Agents – Peter Lynch, Watertown Div. LC. & M. R.R.; M. Fitzgerald, Charles Holzhauer, LC. & M. R.R.; J. Brickley, W. K. Wilson, George T. Clark, M. & M. R.R.; R. Church, J. R. Hobbs, C. & M. R.R.
Rates Of Postage – Domestic And Inland
Letters not exceeding ½ oz. within 3,000 miles, 3 cts. pre-paid, in all cases; California and Oregon, 10 cts. If conveyed wholly or partly by sea, and to and from a foreign country, 10 cents within and 20 cents over 2,500 miles, unless otherwise fixed by treaty, &c. Every additional ½ oz. or fraction, carries an additional postage. Letters dropped for delivery at the same post office, 1 cent. Advertised letters, 1 cent and postage. Penny post delivery to and from post office, 1 or 2 cents.
Newspapers, periodicals, unsealed circulars, or other articles of printed matter, (except books), when sent to any part of the United States, and weighing not over 3 oz. I cent, and for every additional oz. or part thereof, 1 ct. If within the State and not weighing over 1 ½ oz. If within the State and not weighing over 1 ½ oz. ½ cent.
Small newspapers published monthly or oftener, and pamphlets not containing more than sixteen octave pages, when sent in single packages to one address, and prepaid by postage stamps, weighing at least 8 oz. 4 cents, and ½ cent for each additiona l oz. or part thereof; if weighing less than 8 oz. it must be rated singly.
Books bound or unbound, not weighing over 4 lbs. for any distance under 3,000 miles, 1 cent per oz.; over that distance, 2 cents per oz.
The above must all be pre-paid.
Quarterly rates of postage, when paid in advance, on Newspapers and Periodicals sent from the office of publication to actual subscribers:
Weekly Newspapers (one copy only) sent to actual Subscribers within the County where printed and published – free
Newspapers and Periodicals, not exceeding 1 ½ oz. in weight, when circulated in the State where published –
Daily .22 ¾. Six times/week .19 ½ Triweekly .09 ¾ Semiweekly .06 ½ Weekly .03 ¼ Semimonthly .01 ½ Monthly .03 – .04 Newspapers and Periodicals of the weight of 3 oz. and under, sent to any part of the United States – Daily .45 ½ Six times/week .39 Triweekly .19 ½ Semiweekly .13 Weekly .06 ½ Semimonthly .03 Monthly .01 ½ Over 3 and not over 4 oz. – Daily .91 Six times/week .78 Triweekly .39 Semiweekly .26 Weekly .13 Semimonthly .06 Monthly .03 Over 4 and not over 5 oz. – Daily 1.36 ½ Six times/week 1.17 Triweekly .58 ½ Semiweekly .39 Weekly .19 ½ Semimonthly .09 Monthly .04 ½ . Over 5 and not over 6 oz. – Daily 1.82 Six times/week 1.56 Triweekly .78 Semiweekly .52 Weekly .26 Semimonthly .12 Monthly .06 Over 6 and not over 7 oz.- Daily 2.27 ½ Six times/week 1.95 Triweekly .97 ½ Semiweekly .65 Weekly .32 ½ Semimonthly .15 Monthly .07 ½ Over 7 and not over 8 oz.- Daily 2.73 Six times/week 2.34 Triweekly 1.17 Semiweekly .78 Weekly .39 Semimonthly .18 Monthly .09
For each additional ounce same progressive rate. Exchanges free. Quarterly payments may be made either at the mailing office or at the office of delivery. When made at the mailing office, satisfactory evidence of such payment must be exhibited to the postmaster at the office of delivery.
FOREIGN POSTAGE. By Treaty. – Letters from Oregon and California to Great Britain and Ireland, 59 cts.; from any other part of the United States to Great Britain and Ireland, 24 cts. on letters not exceeding ½ oz.; double postage if more than ½ oz. and two additional postages for each additional oz. Letters (½ oz.) to Havana, 12 ½ cts. pre-paid; to Chagres, 20 cts., to Panama, 30 cts. pre-paid. Letters to South America, the Pacific, and Sandwich Islands, must be pre-paid, as above to Panama. Letters to the German States, and countries East and South of them, (via Bremen), 24 cts. in addition to our inland postage, by the American Steamers; to be pre-paid on all letters addressed to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Cronstadt, St. Petersburg, Switzerland, Austria, Baden, Bavaria, Constantinople, Greece, Alexandria, Cairo, and the eastern towns of Italy.
Newspapers to Great Britain, 4cts., half of which is paid in each country; to Bremen, 3 cts. besides inland postage, pre-paid; to Cuba, 4 ½ cts. pre-paid; to British Provinces, 1 ½ cts. pre-paid; to Chagres, Panama, and South American ports on the Pacific, 4 ½ cts. pre-paid.
Periodicals and pamphlets to Great Britain, 2 cts. in each country, if they do not exceed 2 oz.
Milwaukee Post Offices - 1886
Bay View Butler Dillman Good Hope Granville Granville Centre Hale's Corners Howard's Prairie Kinnickinnick* Lindwerm Milwaukee (ch) Stations: North West, cor. 12th and Walnut Sts. South Side, cor. National Avenue and Grove St. North Side, cor. Lee and 3d Sts. Kinnickinnick National Home New Coeln Northern Junction North Greenfield Oak Creek Oakwood Paynesville Root Creek St. Francis Saint Martin's Silver Spring Ten Mile Wauwatosa West Granville
Bay View, Milwaukee, North West station, South Side station, National Home were identified as Money Order offices. Bay View, Milwaukee, North West station and South Side station were further identified as International Money Order offices.
Milwaukee Post Office- 1939
R - boxes on rural routes emanating therefrom P - post-office boxes at offices not having city letter-carrier service S - boxes on star routes emanating therefrom Carrollville - P113 Cudahy - R680 Granville - P55 Greendale Hales Corners - R785 P97 Milwaukee (ch) - R7517 Oakwood - P22 Saint Francis - P210 Shorewood South Milwaukee - R350 (Upper Third Street) Wauwatosa West Allis Wood - P146