St. Martin's Church

St. Martin's Church (HM101H)

Location: New Holstein, WI 53061 Calumet County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 0.493', W 88° 6.134'

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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 church's 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.
HM NumberHM101H
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number525
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 411641 N 4873375
Decimal Degrees44.00821667, -88.10223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 0.493', W 88° 6.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 0' 29.58" N, 88° 6' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near N3287 Co Rd T, New Holstein WI 53061, US
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