GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-20

St. Anthony of Padua Church
38 Old Abe Road
P.O. Box 38
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

Phone: 715-588-3148
Email: stanthony@frontier.com

 

History: St. Anthony of Padua Church, Lac du Flambeau, Lac du Flambeau Reservation, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly Native American (Ojibwa) parish in the Diocese of Superior (Archives: Superior, Wisconsin).

1854-1860s?

Milwaukee diocesan priests at Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls, established and attended Waswagoning mission (Ojibwa), Old Village, Waswagoning, Lac du Flambeau Reservation

1861-1870s

Rev. John Chebul, a Milwaukee diocesan priest at Christ Church, Bayfield, visited and attended Waswagoning mission

1880-1918

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) from St. Agnes, Ashland, attended Waswagoning mission

1894-1918

Rev. Chrysostom Verwyst, O.F.M. [Franciscans], and subsequent Franciscans from St. Agnes, established and attended St. Anthony of Padua Mission (Ojibwa), Lac du Flambeau/ New Village, Lac du Flambeau Reservation

1895-ca. 1915 (closed)

Franciscans from St. Agnes established and attended St. Joseph Mission (Ojibwa), Lac du Flambeau

1905

Under Rev. Odoric Derenthal, O.F.M., St. Anthony’s relocated to nearby Pokegama Lake where the parish constructed a new church building

1918-1938

Superior diocesan priests at St. Francis, Reserve, attended to St. Anthony’s 

1938-1944

Franciscans from St. Francis, Reserve, attended to St. Anthony’s 

1944-1977

St. Anthony of Padua Church became a parish administered by resident Franciscans

1977-present

Diocesan priests have administered St. Anthony’s

1977-present

Diocesan priests from St. Anthony’s attended to St. Mary Mission (Ojibwa), Odanah, Bad River Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1889-ongoing

Volume: 1 cubic foot

Description: The records at St. Anthony of Padua Church were not arranged according to a classification scheme when reviewed by a Marquette University archivist, 1980. Consequently, the records are described by record type.

 

/1 Sacramental records

Inclusive dates: 1889-ongoing

Volume: 11 volumes

Description: Includes baptisms, 1889-present; marriages, 1908-present; deaths, 1925-present; first communions, 1937- present; and confirmations, 1926-present.

 

/2 Photographs

Inclusive dates: 1960s, undated

Volume: 166 prints

Description: Students and school activities.

 

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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