New Bilten, Wisconsin, Swiss immigrants
Almost forgotten now, the farming region of New Bilten in Wisconsin's Green County was once a pivotal part of the Swiss immigrant community there and deeply intertwined in the founding of the state's renowned cheese-making industry. The region is centered in a valley south of New Glarus once known as the Biltental (Bilten valley), where more than a dozen families from the Canton Glarus village of the same name settled as a group in July of 1847.
Freitag, Duane H. and Elmer, Robert A.
"The Planting of New Bilten,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 44
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol44/iss1/2