Saint Nazianz in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Like St. Gregory, Fr. Oschwald was interested in healing physical ills. Before departing for America, Fr. Oschwald studied medicine at the University of Munich. In Wisconsin, many came to St. Nazianz to seek his aid. Miraculous healings were reported.
Fr. Oschwald's spiritual leadership and an effective administration held the community together. When he died in 1873, there was no successor of his equal and the community began to disintegrate. Descendents of the first settlers of St. Nazianz still believe in the motto of Fr. Oschwald, "let all do their best to promote the welfare of their neighbor."
Erected 2000 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 445.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionScience & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 44° 0.368′ N, 87° 55.431′ W. Marker is in Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is at the intersection of West Birch Street and South 3rd Avenue on West Birch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 West Birch Street, Saint Nazianz WI 54232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Gregory Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington School (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thorstein Veblen (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 8.4 miles away); St. Martin’s Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); H. C. Timm House (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Nazianz.
Also see . . . St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 27, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on November 9, 2022, by Peggy Ryan of Kiel, Wisconsin. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.