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Allouez in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Redemptorist Church in America

 
 
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By Keith L, June 18, 2013
1. First Redemptorist Church in America Marker
Inscription. The church of St. John the Evangelist, the first church of the Redemptorists in this hemisphere, stood 215 feet east of this marker. It was begun by Rev. S. Mazzuchelli, O. P. and completed by Redemptorist missionaries sent from Europe by Rev. Joseph Passerat, C. SS. R. They arrived here on August 31, 1832, the first resident priests in Wisconsin in over a hundred years. Called St. Francis Xavier by the Redemptorists, it was the only Catholic church in Wisconsin. The Redemptorists left in 1837. The church burned down on Christmas, 1847. The present church of St. John the Evangelist in Green Bay is the successor of this church and the oldest continuous Catholic parish in Wisconsin.
 
Location. 44° 29.041′ N, 88° 1.781′ W. Marker is in Allouez, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on Riverside drive (State Highway 57) north of Allouez Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2121 Riverside Drive, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shantytown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin
First Redemptorist Church in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
2. First Redemptorist Church in America Marker
east side of marker with duplicate text
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Port & the Environment (approx. half a mile away); Minahan's Tomb (was approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Heritage Hill State Park (approx. mile away); Menomineeville, Seat of Justice (approx. mile away); The Catholic Bark Chapel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hazelwood (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allouez.
 
Also see . . .
1. Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 7, 2013.) 

2. Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 7, 2013.) 

3. Brown County Historical Society. St. John the Evangelist's First Rectory. (Submitted on July 7, 2013.) 

4. Archives of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. St. John the Evangelist Church History. (Submitted on July 7, 2013.) 

5. St. John the Evangelist Parish. (Submitted on July 7, 2013.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Redemptorist Church in America Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. First Redemptorist Church in America Marker
The Historic Allouez Society - 2010 image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
4. The Historic Allouez Society - 2010
Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
5. Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum
Est. 1822
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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