Peru Township in Huron County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Early Catholic Missionary Settlement
Erected 2001 by Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Carthagena), Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton) and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-39.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1352 Settlement Rd, Norwalk OH 44857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norwalk West Main Street Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); Civil War Veterans Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of the Preston-Wickham Home (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Norwalk West Main Street Historic District (approx. 2.9 miles away); Huron County Court House 1913 (approx. 3 miles away); Erie County (approx. 6.8 miles away); Milan (approx. 6.8 miles away); Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for John Neumann. Excerpts:
John Nepomucene Neumann CSsR (1811–1860) was a Catholic priest from Bohemia. He immigrated to the United States in 1836, where he was ordained and later joined the Redemptorist order and became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia (1852–1860). He is the first United States bishop (and to date the(Submitted on March 25, 2020.)
... Neumann applied to join the Redemptorist Fathers, was accepted, and entered their novitiate at St. Philomena's Church in Pittsburgh. He was their first candidate in the New World and took his religious vows as a member of the congregation in Baltimore, in January 1842. While a novice for the Redemptorists, he served at St. Alphonsus Church in Peru Township, Huron County, Ohio for five months before returning to New York. ...
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.