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St. Martin's Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 44° 00.489 W 088° 06.140
16T E 411633 N 4873368
Quick Description: St Martins Church Marker North of New Holstein.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 3:06:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMDWV0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 2

Long Description:
In 1853, a group of German Catholics from Silesia, Prussia, emigrated to the Charlestown area. By 1866, the congregation had built a log church where they could assemble for services. They erected the current church in 1875, using limestone from a local quarry. Residents salvaged some of the logs from its predecessor to construct a school. From 1866 to 1899, visiting pastors serviced the parish.

In 1899, the Salvatorian Fathers of St. Nazianz took charge of the parish, continuing services until 2004. An on-going shortage of priests led in part to the church's closure the next year. Descendants of the first settlers purchased the property from the Diocese of Green Bay in order to preserve the historic church, and formed St. Martin Heritage Park, Inc. in 2006.
County: Calumet

Location: Park

MarkerID: 525

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