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Saint Nazianz in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Nazianz

 
 
St. Nazianz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. St. Nazianz Marker
Inscription. In 1854, Fr. Ambrose Oschwald and a group of settlers emigrated from Baden, Germany to found a Catholic religious colony in the spirit of early Christians. This communal settlement was named St. Nazianz, after St. Gregory of Nazianzus from whose life and writings Fr. Oschwald drew inspiration.

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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 0.368′ N, 87° 55.431′ W. Marker is in Saint Nazianz, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker is
St. Nazianz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. St. Nazianz Marker
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.
 
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); Meeme Poll House (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Gjerpen Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 8.4 miles away); St. Martinís Church (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Nazianz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our History. St. Nazianz's Community Website. (Submitted on June 27, 2010.) 

2. St. Nazianz, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 27, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable PersonsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
St. Nazianz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. St. Nazianz Marker
Cross and Plaque next to Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Cross and Plaque next to Marker
This property is listed in the
Wisconsin
State Register of
Historic Places
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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