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In 1848 a wealthy merchant, named Bloomer, selected this area as the location to build a mill.  He brought a workforce with him from Galena, Illinois and started working on a dam and mill.  After beginning construction, Bloomer decided to return home to Galena and sold the property.  The Village of Bloomer was settled in 1855. A founding father of the community was Sylvester Van Loon, who settled in the village in 1855. The Village was located on Duncan Creek, fifteen miles north of Chippewa Falls.  It was first known as Vanville, but later it was changed to Bloomer. 

The first post office opened in 1856 and Mr. Van Loon was elected as the first postmaster.  The railroad opened in 1882.  The telephone system was introduced in 1901, electric lights in 1902 and waterworks in 1907.  The first school originated in log building in 1887. 

The Congregational church was organized in 1866.   St. Paul’s Catholic Church was built in 1876. St. John’s Lutheran Church was erected in 1881. 

     
 

 

Past Mayors of Bloomer

Janet Thur July 2007 - April 2010
Randy Summerfield April 1992 - July 2007
Robert Gwidt April 1990 - April 1992
Arthur Stuck April 1986 - April 1990
LeRoy Reetz April 1980 - April 1986
Arthur Stuck April 1978 - April 1980
Lloyd Joyal April 1968 - April 1978
Edward Stelter November 1967 - April 1968
Earl Amodt April 1962 - November 1967
Norman Ludwigson February 1961 - April 1962
Doctor E.L. Henderson April 1960 - February 1961
John Johnson April 1954 - April 1960
Dale Babbit April 1952 - April 1954
Doctor E.L. Henderson April 1942 - April 1952
Charles Reetz April 1936 - April 1942
W.E. Berg January 1929 - April 1936
Chris Hansen November 1924 - January 1929

 

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1503 Main Street
Bloomer, WI 54724
Phone: 715-568-3032
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