GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-32

St. Raphael the Archangel Church
2059 South Thirty-third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Phone: 414-645-9172
Email: See website (Contact Us)

 

History: St. Raphael the Archangel Church, Milwaukee, Holy Spirit/ Holy Ghost Church, Milwaukee, and St. Barbara Church, Milwaukee, were three predominantly non-Native American parishes with a few Native American parishioners in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holy Spirit and St. Barbara’s have since closed.

1950s-1980s

A few Native Americans in Milwaukee (e.g. Menominee, Ojibwa, Winnebago [Ho Chunk]) became parishioners of St. Raphael’s, Holy Spirit/ Holy Ghost, and St. Barbara’s

1980-1988 (closed)

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

1980-1988

Some members of the Siggenauk Center celebrated their sacraments at St. Raphael’s, Holy Spirit/ Holy Ghost, and St. Barbara’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1950s-1988

Volume: Few entries within several volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of sacraments celebrated by Native Americans at St. Raphael the Archangel.

 

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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