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Hales Corners in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery

 
 
St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
1. St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Saint Mary’s, the oldest church in the area, has a recorded history dating from 1842. At that time Father Patrick O’Kelley was the priest in attendance and a log church had been constructed on the present cemetery site. The second church, a frame structure which included living quarters for the pastor, served until 1893. Next the congregation erected a steepled brick church and used it for 67 years. A school was built in 1953, and in 1959 an addition to the school was begun which provided new larger quarters for worship as well as additional room for the students. The sanctuary was extensively remodeled in 1982. John Furlong, one of the earliest parishioners, donated land for the cemetery. The earliest head stone records a burial in 1842.
 
Erected by Hales Corners Historical Society. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 42° 56.91′ N, 88° 1.913′ W. Marker is in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee
St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
2. St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker
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County. Marker is on West Edgerton Avenue, 0.1 miles north of West Forest Home Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 24), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9550 W Edgerton Ave, Hales Corners WI 53130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Janesville Plank Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. half a mile away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Voight - Boerner Botanical Gardens Director, 1941-1979 (approx. ¾ mile away); Black Botanical Heritage: (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early 1900s Business District (approx. one mile away); Hales Corners – A Farm Village (approx. one mile away); The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hales Corners.
 
St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
3. St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker
Looking northwest along West Edgerton Avenue.
St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, August 6, 2014
4. St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery Marker
Another plaque dedicated by the church in 1967.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022