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Benton in Lafayette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Father Samuel Mazzuchelli

 
 
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
1. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Marker
Inscription. In 1835 Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, Dominican missionary, came to the lead region from the Green Bay-Mackinac frontier. One year later he addressed the opening session of the territorial legislature. Soon he was establishing schools and preparing teachers for the children of the settlers. In 1847 he formed Wisconsinís first teaching sisterhood, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. At Benton he founded St. Clara Academy and taught science with the earliest laboratory instruments. To the Irish miners this American from Italy was “Father Matthew Kelly.” To settlers of many creeds he was civic leader and friend, builder of the city of man and the city of God. At his death in 1864 Father Mazzuchelli was interred in the cemetery of St. Patrickís Church in Benton, one of twenty churches he designed and built in the upper Mississippi Valley.
 
Erected 1966 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 34.365′ N, 90° 24.048′ W. Marker is in Benton, Wisconsin, in Lafayette County. Marker is on State Highway 11 0.3 miles west of Ridge Avenue, on the right when traveling west
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
2. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Marker
. Click for map. Marker is located in a vehicle turn out on the northside of Hwy 11. Marker is in this post office area: Benton WI 53803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Augustine Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Point Of Beginning (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wisconsin Lead Region (approx. 7 miles away); Historical Badger Park (approx. 8.3 miles away); Badger Mine – Badger Lot Diggings (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historical Badger Park (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Old Chicago Stageroad (approx. 8.5 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. Sinsinawa Dominicans (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 

2. Congregation History. Sinsinawa Dominicans (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 

3. Builder of the Church. Sinsinawa Dominicans (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
St. Patrick's Church image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
3. St. Patrick's Church
One of the churches developed by Fr. Mazzuchelli and site of his grave.
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
4. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Gravesite
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 1, 2012
5. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Gravesite
original headstone in foreground
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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