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Near Merrill in Lincoln County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pere Rene Menard

 
 
Pere Rene Menard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
1. Pere Rene Menard Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
Pere Rene
Menard

Born at Paris Sept. 7th, 1605
entered the Jesuit order
Nov. 7th, 1624.
Sailed for Quebec in March
1640. Lost hereabouts in
July 1661, while enroute
to Huron village to baptize
Indian refugees.

Erected in 1923
by Merrill Council, 1133
Knights of Columbus,
aided by the Wisconsin
State Council.

 
Erected 1923 by Merrill Council, 1133 Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 45° 14.898′ N, 89° 47.388′ W. Marker is near Merrill, Wisconsin, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Highway 107 0.1 miles south of Big Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at the top of Ninemile Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Merrill WI 54452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Arch Stone Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); T.B. Scott Free Library (approx. 6.4 miles away); Merrill Post Office (approx. 6.6 miles away); Merrill City Hall (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse
Pere Rene Menard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
2. Pere Rene Menard Marker
(approx. 7 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (approx. 11.9 miles away); Pomeranian Settlement (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Demise of Father Menard remains a mystery. "Menard was a French priest, one of the first Europeans to walk and explore the wild land that would become Wisconsin." (Submitted on July 31, 2010.) 

2. Memorial for Father Menard. 1923 newspaper article. "A memorial of granite, eighteen inches square at the base and tapering in its height, will mark "Mount Menard" three miles north of Merrill on Grandfather road." (Submitted on July 31, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Father Menard Monument
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
View to the North image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
3. View to the North
View to the South image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2010
4. View to the South
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 876 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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