My father was born in Portage, as well as myself. His name is William E. Breese, his family line has been in Wisconsin for generations. My grandfather's name was Robert Breese, and his father's name was Llewellyn Breese.
How long has your family been in Wisconsin? I know there are many Breese's in the U.S., but my uncle (who is married to a Breese) has done extensive research on the Breese family tree and has found that the line I come from isn't connected to the other Breese's. If you would like I could give him your email address, or you could tell me where to find this forum so he could write you, he is full of info on the Breese's.