GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Wisconsin: WI-44

St. Francis Xavier Church
2316 East Fourth Street
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: 715-398-7174
Email: See website (Contact)

 

History: St. Francis Xavier Church, Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish with some Ojibwa Indian parishioners in the Diocese of Superior (Archives: Superior, Wisconsin).

1854-1860

Milwaukee diocesan priests from St. Joseph, La Pointe, visited Superior (Ojibwa)

1860-1878 

Milwaukee diocesan priests from Christ Church, Bayfield, established and attended Assumption of Our Lady Mission (Ojibwa), Superior

1872

Assumption of Our Lady burned down

1878-1882 

Milwaukee diocesan priests established and administered St. Francis Xavier Church (Ojibwa)

1882-1910s (no longer Native) 

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province, St. Louis, Missouri) administered St. Francis Xavier

 Franciscans from St. Francis Xavier attended the following Ojibwa Indian missions and stations: 

1882-1894 (closed)

Eau Claire Lakes, Moose River, Round Lake, Nemakagon, Wood Lake, Trade Lake, Sunrise, White Ash, Turtle Lake, Mouth of Fisher River, Sand Lake, and Eagleton stations, Wisconsin

1882-1894 (closed)

Taylor Falls, Mora Lake, Moose Lake, Barnum, Norman, Mille Lacs, Vermillion Lake, Wold Creek, Sandy Lake, and Kettle River stations, Minnesota

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

St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Flambeaufarm, Wisconsin

1882-1889 (became a mission)

Gordon station, Wisconsin

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

St. Anthony of Padua Mission, Pakwawong, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, Wisconsin

1882-1894 (transferred to Immaculate Conception, Red Lake)

Holy Family Mission, Cloquet, Minnesota

1882-1894 (transferred to Immaculate Conception, Red Lake)

Fond du Lac Reservation station, Minnesota

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

Trade River station, Wisconsin

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

St. Francis Solanus Mission, Reserve, Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, Wisconsin

1882-1889 (became a mission)

Bellilfalls station, Wisconsin

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

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, Mouth of Yellow River, Wisconsin 

1882-1889 (transferred to St. Agnes, Ashland)

St. Joseph Mission, Bellilfalls, Wisconsin 

1885-1894 (transferred to St. Agnes, Ashland)

Yellow Lake station, Wisconsin 

1889-1894 (transferred to St. Agnes, Ashland)

St. Mary of the Angels Mission, Gordon, Wisconsin

1889-1894 (transferred to St. Agnes, Ashland)

St. Mary of Good Counsel Mission, Solon Springs/White Birch, Wisconsin

1904-1913 (closed)

Itasca station, Minnesota

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1855-ca. 1910s

Volume: Several records

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church and its missions.

 

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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