Childhood Home of Wisconsin Governor Julius P. Heil (1876-1949)

Photographed December 11, 2014
Erected 2001 by Waukesha County Historical Society
New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42° 56.153′ N, 88° 9.734′ W

Julius P. Heil lived in this house as a boy, going to Mill Valley School and working at Winton's Store on Prospect hill. He gathered field stone for the core of this house. A poor German immigrant, Heil went on to found the Heil Company, a Manufacturer of road building equipment and bottle washer. He later was elected Governor of Wisconsin for two terms, serving from 1939 until 1943. Heil was a one-man publicity bureau for Wisconsin's dairy products. He coined the phrase “Americas' Dairy Land”. Heil was known as “Julius, the just” because economy was his watchword. He died in Milwaukee in 1949 and is buried in Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery.
The marker is located on westbound West Julius Heil Drive, a short distance west of its intersection with South Racine Avenue / County Highway Y, at 19890 West Julius Heil Drive, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146.

The marker is No. 21-05 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society.

Image of Governor Julius P. Heil from 1940 Wisconsin Blue Book
(published by the state as a public document; no copyright notice)
This work is in the public domain in that it was published
in the United States between 1923 and 1988 and without a copyright notice.

The Governor's former home, to the right, 
is in such shambles I did not photograph it.

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