GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-31

St. Michael Church
1445 North Twenty-Fourth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Phone: 414-933-3143
Email: st.michaelsrectory@gmail.com

 

History of St. Michael Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

1950s-1980s

A few Native Americans in Milwaukee (e.g. Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago [Ho Chunk]) became parishioners of St. Michael’s

1980-1988 (closed)

In response to Native Americans residing in Milwaukee, Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. (1927-), established the Siggenauk Center (e.g. Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago [Ho Chunk]) as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

1980-1980s

Pastors of St. Michael’s served as chaplains of the Siggenauk Center

1980-1988

Some Siggenauk Center members celebrated their sacraments at St. Michael’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1950s-1988

Volume: Few entries

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of sacraments celebrated by Native Americans at St. Michael’s.

 

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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