Lippers Mills, The Story of Franklin
Tucked away along the Sheboygan River in Town Herman, Sheboygan County, sits the unincorporated village of Franklin, founded in 1847. It was originally known as Lipper’s Mills because the people that settled it came from the Lippe-Detmold region of what was later Germany. The residents were locally known as Lippers. This is their history. Learn about the settlement’s beer cave, pottery, connection to Mission Haus College, and much more.