GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-12

St. Francis Solanus Church
724 Mader Street
P.O. Box 177
Gresham, WI 54128

Phone: 715-787-3250
Email: stfrancis@frontiernet.net

 

History: St. Francis Solanus Church, Gresham, Shawano County, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Green Bay (Archives: Green Bay, Wisconsin). St. Francis Solanus, which has been administered by diocesan priests, 1882-present, has had some Stockbridge, Munsee, and Mahican Indian parishioners, 1920s-present.

Holy Angels Mission, Red Springs:

1880s-1890s

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) from St. Michael’s, Keshena, visited Stockbridge, Munsee, and Mahican Indians on the Stockbridge Reservation

1890s-1925 (closed)

Franciscans from St. Michael’s, Keshena, attended Holy Angels Mission (Stockbridge, Munsee, Mahican), Red Springs, Stockbridge Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1920s-ongoing

Volume: Several records within several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Francis Solanus Church. For parishioners of Holy Angels Mission, Red Springs, see Catholic Church. Diocese of Green Bay. Archives.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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