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New Holstein in Calumet County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Martinís Church

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, March 8, 2012
1. St. Martinís Church Marker
Inscription. In 1853, a group of German Catholics from Silesia, Prussia, emigrated to the Charlestown area. By 1866, the congregation had built a log church where they could assemble for services. They erected the current church in 1875, using limestone from a local quarry. Residents salvaged some of the logs from its predecessor to construct a school. From 1866 to 1899, visiting pastors services the parish.

In 1899, the Salvatorian Fathers of St. Nazianz took charge of the parish, continuing services until 2004. An ongoing shortage of priests led in part to the churchís closure the next year. Descendents of the first settlers purchased the property from the Diocese of Green Bay in order to preserve the historic church, and formed St. Martin Heritage Park, Inc. in 2006.
 
Erected 2009 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 525.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 0.493′ N, 88° 6.134′ W. Marker is in New Holstein, Wisconsin, in Calumet County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route T and Church Road, on the right when traveling east on County Route T. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: N3298 Cty T, Chilton WI 53014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Martinís Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 8, 2012
2. St. Martinís Church Marker
church is in the background
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civic Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); New Holstein (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gewidmet Unseren Kriegern 1861 - 65. (approx. 4 miles away); H. C. Timm House (approx. 4.1 miles away); New Holstein Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 7.6 miles away); St. Gregory Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Holstein.
 
Also see . . .  St. Martin Heritage Park of Charlestown, Inc. List park location as N3298 Cty T, New Holstein, WI 53061 and mailing address as W1140 Lime Kiln Road, New Holstein, WI 53061. (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
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St. Martinís Church image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 8, 2012
3. St. Martinís Church
St. Martinís Church image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 8, 2012
4. St. Martinís Church
emblem on steeple
St. Martinís Church image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, March 8, 2012
5. St. Martinís Church
1876 Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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