Berlin National Bank, Berlin, WI (Charter 4641)

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Berlin National Bank, Berlin, WI (Chartered 1891 - Receivership 1904)

Town History

Berlin is a city in Green Lake and Waushara counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,524 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,435 were in Green Lake County, and only 89 were in Waushara County. The city is located mostly within the Town of Berlin in Green Lake County, with a small portion extending into the Town of Aurora in Waushara County.

In 1845, Nathan H. Strong (1813–1852) became the first resident of what is today Berlin. He was joined by Hugh G. Martin, Hiram Barnes, and William Dickey. Their settlement was known as Strong's Landing. In 1848 a post office was established. It was named Berlin after the capital of Prussia, now the capital of Germany. The first school house was built in 1850 and the first church in 1851. Berlin was incorporated as a city in 1857.

Berlin had three National Banks chartered during the Bank Note Era, and all three of those banks issued National Bank Notes. Berlin also had one Obsolete Bank that issued Obsolete Bank Notes during the Obsolete Bank Note Era (1782-1866).

Bank History

  • Organized Sep 3, 1891
  • Chartered Oct 8, 1891
  • Receivership Nov 17, 1904

Official Bank Title(s)

1: The Berlin National Bank, Berlin, WI

Bank Note Types Issued

1882 Brown Back $10 bank note with pen signatures of John W. Brown, Cashier and James H. Foster, President.
1882 Brown Back $10 bank note with pen signatures of John W. Brown, Cashier and James H. Foster, President. Courtesy of Lyn Knight Auctions,

A total of $60,150 in National Bank Notes was issued by this bank between 1891 and 1904. This consisted of a total of 4,812 notes (4,812 large size and No small size notes).

This bank issued the following Types and Denominations of bank notes:

Series/Type Sheet/Denoms Serial#s Sheet Comments
1882 Brown Back 3x10-20 1 - 1203

Bank Presidents and Cashiers

Bank Presidents and Cashiers during the National Bank Note Era (1891 - 1904):



Other Bank Note Signers

  • There are currently no known Vice President or Assistant Cashier bank note signers for this bank.

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