Fonda in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
and St. Peter Chapel
the Mohawk Indian village
St. Peter Chapel
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
"The Lily of The Mohawks"
Easter Sunday April 18, 1678
This memorial was erected by the
Conventual Franciscans and dedicated by
Bishop Edmund F. Gibbons on Sept. 11, 1938
This plaque was presented in memory of
Beatrice S. Applegate
by The Applegate Family of Ilion, N.Y.
Erected 1938 by The Applegate Family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1678.
Location. 42° 57.25′ N, 74° 23.583′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Hickory Hill Road (County Road 33) 0.4 miles west of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2430 Hickory Hill Road, Fonda NY 12068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caughnawaga Castle Site (a few steps from this marker); Caughnawaga (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Pole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kateri's Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veeder Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill (approx. half a mile away); Wemple Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Kateri Tekakwitha. Excerpt:
Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon, on the south side of the Mohawk River in present-day New York State, she contracted smallpox in an epidemic; her family died and her face was scarred. She converted to Catholicism at age nineteen, when she was baptized and given the Christian name Kateri in honor of Catherine of Siena. Refusing to marry, she left her village and moved for the remaining five years of her life to the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal on the St. Lawrence River in New France, now Canada.(Submitted on April 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Kateri Tekakwitha took a vow of perpetual virginity. Upon her death at the age of 24, witnesses said that her scars vanished minutes later, and her face
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 39 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week April 18, 2021. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. 3. submitted on April 17, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.