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Near Ontario in Vernon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Patrick Parish

 
 
St. Patrick Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
1. St. Patrick Parish Marker
[photo taken while raining]
Inscription. In 1867-68, at this site, on land donated by Patrick Donohoe in 1861, early Irish immigrants built a white frame church dedicated to St. Patrick. The location was called "Bad Axe" the original name of Vernon County.

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. Touch for map. Marker is at Bad Axe Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cashton WI 54619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockton Mill Stones
St. Patrick Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
2. St. Patrick Parish Marker
(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. 14 miles away).
 
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St. Patrick Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 6, 2010
3. St. Patrick Parish Marker
Bad Axe Cemetery
 
 
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 345 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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