“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Nazianz in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

St. Gregory Church


St. Gregory Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. St. Gregory Church Marker
St. Gregory Church

is listed in the
State Register of
Historic Places

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Erected by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Location. 44° 0.325′ N, 87° 55.619′ W. Marker is in St. Nazianz, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker can be reached from Church Street near West Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the church next to the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Church Street, Saint Nazianz WI 54232, 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. Nazianz (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thorstein Veblen (approx. 5 miles away); Meeme Poll House (was approx. 7.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 8.3 miles away); St. Martin’s Church (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. St. Nazianz, Wisconsin.
St. Gregory Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. St. Gregory Church Marker
Wikipedia entry. "St. Nazianz was organized in 1854 as a religious colony by a group of German immigrants, led by Fr. Ambrose Oschwald, a Roman Catholic priest. The first settlers in the Oschwald group numbered 113 and came to the United States from the Black Forest of Baden, Germany, seeking religious freedom." (Submitted on June 26, 2010.) 

2. Manitowoc County Historical Organization. St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. "When Father Ambrose Oshwald laid out his plans for the church and cemetery, he and his right hand man, Antone Stoll, became lost in the dense forest and had to spend the night under the stars. Finally, daylight broke and they were able to find their way back to the settlement, which was actually only about a half mile." (Submitted on June 26, 2010.) 

3. Wisconsin Historical Society. Oschwald, Ambrose 1801-1873. "Shortly before his death, Oschwald named his own successor to lead the community. However, dissatisfaction with the new man, legal discrepancies in Oschwald's will, and the general breakdown of the system soon led to litigation over the disposal of the property and to failure of the communal, semimonastic, experiment." (Submitted on June 26, 2010.) 

4. St. Gregory Parish Website. (Submitted on June 26, 2010.)
Categories. Churches & Religion
St. Gregory Church image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
3. St. Gregory Church
State & National Register of Historic Places #82000681.
Certification Date: June 7, 1982.
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