GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-21

Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Rusk County Catholic Community
611 First Street South
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Phone: 715-532-3051
Email: ols@centurytel.net

 

History: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Superior (Archives: Superior, Wisconsin). The parish was formed by clustering six rural parishes in Rusk County, two of which have had some Ojibwa Indian parishioners.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Flambeau/ Flambeaufarm:

1879-1880 (became a mission)

Milwaukee diocesan priests from Holy Family/ Christ Church, Bayfield, attended Flambeaufarm station

1880-1882 (transferred to St. Francis Xavier, Superior)

Milwaukee diocesan priests from Holy Family/ Christ Church, Bayfield, attended St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Flambeaufarm

1882-1894 (transferred to St. Agnes, Ashland)

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province) (Archives: St. Louis, Missouri) from St. Francis Xavier, Superior, attended St. Francis of Assisi

1894-1906 (transferred to St. Mary’s, Bruce)

Franciscans from St. Agnes, Ashland, attended St. Francis of Assisi

1906-1920s (no longer Native)

Superior diocesan priests from St. Mary’s, Bruce, attended St. Francis of Assisi

Superior diocesan priests from St. Mary’s, Bruce, attended the following missions among the Ojibwa Indians:

1906-1909 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

St. Joseph Mission, Bellilfalls

1906-1920s (no longer Native)

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Flambeau

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1870s-1920s

Volume: Few records among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Flambeau.

 

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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