Near Ontario in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Patrick Parish
The Church was dedicated in 1868, and St. Patrick parish was attached as a mission to St. Mary's at St. Mary's Ridge. Subsequently it was transferred to Sts. Peter & Paul in Pine Hollow, and later, to Sacred Heart parish in Cashton. The priests at those parishes served as pastors of St. Patrick, and celebrated Mass here monthly and on other occasions. In August, 1936, the church was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.
Many of the early settlers, founders of this parish, and later parishioners, are buried in the cemetery here, which was adjacent to the church. This sign is erected in their memory.
Location. 43° 41.673′ N, 90° 40.807′ W. Marker is near Ontario, Wisconsin, in Vernon County. Marker is on Irish Ridge Road half a mile west of Parker Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is at Bad Axe Cemetery. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockton Mill Stones (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Kickapoo River Valley (approx. 5.4 miles away); Jeremiah McLain Rusk (approx. 14.2 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton (approx. 14½ miles away).
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 380 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.