GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-38

St. Joseph Church. Barron-Washburn County Catholic Community
111 West Marshall Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: 715-234-2032
Email: stjoseph@chibardun.net 

 

History: St. John the Evangelist Church, Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph Church, Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, have been two predominantly non-Native American parishes in a four-parish cluster in the Diocese of Superior (Archives: Superior, Wisconsin). Superior diocesan priests at these parishes attended to the following missions and stations among Ojibwa Indians.

St. John the Evangelist Church, Birchwood:

1905-1909 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

Couderay station, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation

1908-1909 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

St. Joseph Mission, Bellilfalls

1914-1915 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

Couderay station, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation

1914-1915 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

St. Joseph Mission, Bellilfalls

Superior diocesan priests from St. John’s attended the following missions and station among Ojibwa Indians:

1917-1921 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

St. Joseph Mission, Bellilfalls

1917-1920 (became a mission) 

Couderay station, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation

1920-1943 (transferred to St. Peter's, Winter)

St. Mary Magdalene Mission, Couderay, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1905-1909, 1914-1915, 1917-1943

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Ojibwa Indian parishioners:

  1. Bellisfalls, St. Joseph Mission, and Couderay station, 1905-1909, 1914-1915, 1 volume
  2. Bellisfalls, St. Joseph Mission, and Couderay, St. Mary Magdalene Mission, 1917-1943, 1 volume

 

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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