Angela Kumlien Main

Date in History: 1883 – 1952

Born on the Kumlien homestead in Sumner WI, Angela spent her childhood exploring the shores of Lake Koshkonong. She later taught in Fort Atkinson schools until she married Herbert Main.

Angie adored her paternal grandfather, the famous naturalist Thure Kumlien, and she inherited his love of nature. A keen student of both birds and botany she published Bird Companions in 1925. A later book, Thure Kumlien, Koshkonong, was originally published as an essay in a 1943 issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her grandfather’s arrival in Wisconsin.

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