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Term: Episcopals in Wisconsin

Definition: An autonomous branch of the fellowship of Anglican churches that is unique within Protestantism for its religious orders of monks and nuns. The Episcopal Church spread slowly westward because its organizational structure (state organizations giving way to dioceses) lacked the easy adaptability to frontier conditions. The formation of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society in 1820 extended church work to the west. In 1835, Jackson Kemper became the Church's first missionary bishop, responsible for founding churches in the west: Wisconsin was added to his jurisdiction in 1838. Public services and an organized ministry were initiated in Wisconsin with the arrival of the Oneidas to the Duck Creek Reservation near Green Bay in 1822. The Duck Creek mission became the first known non-Catholic church in Wisconsin and it grew eventually to become the largest single Indian mission of the Episcopal Church in the nation. Further missionary work had begun in 1829 with the opening of a mission boarding school by Father Richard F. Cadle near Green Bay. Father Norman Nash led and organized the first white parish in 1826.  Between 1838 and 1847, Rev. Kemper made annual visits to Wisconsin to review and encourage Episcopal priests and missionaries at Green Bay, Duck Creek, and in the southwest. Father Cadle left Green Bay in 1837 and was a key figure in the development of the church in the southwest.  In 1847, Wisconsin had 969 Episcopalians. Kemper was elected Wisconsin Diocesan in 1848 and helped to establish the All Saints Cathedral in Milwaukee as the seat of central authority for the Church. He also worked to train young men for the missionary and in 1842, Nashotah House was built to provide a training facility for the priesthood.  Gustaf Unonius was Nashotah House's first graduate and the first Swedish Episcopal minister in the U.S. He helped to organize Scandinavian settlers in southeast Wisconsin. Under Kemper, Wisconsin was divided geographically into Convocations at Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Madison, and La Crosse: today, Wisconsin has three dioceses at Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and Fond du Lac. Membership in the Church reached its peak in 1926.  Episcopalians are most numerous in urban areas, with highest concentrations in the eastern counties. 

[Source: Wisconsin's Cultural Resources Study Units, Wisconsin Historical Society]

87 records found

Adams, William 1813 - 1897
Allouez, Claude Jean 1622 - 1689
Baptists in Wisconsin
Baraga, Frederic 1797 - 1868
Bonduel [origin of place name]
Breck, James Lloyd 1818 - 1876
Briggs, Jason W. 1821 - 1899
Broek, Theodore [Theodorus] van den, 1783-1851
Buck, Philo Melvin Jr. 1877 - 1950
Burleson, Solomon Stevens 1833 - 1897
Cadle, Richard Fish 1796 - 1857
Carheil, Fr, Étienne de, 1633-1726
Carter, Homer Wright 1847 - 1933
Catholics in Wisconsin
Chapin, Aaron Lucius 1817 - 1892
Charlevoix, Fr., Pierre François Xavier de, 1682-1
Chattanooga, Battle of
Civil War: 15th Infantry
Civil War: 21st Infantry
Clark, John 1797 - 1854
Clary, Dexter 1798 - 1874
Colman, Henry Root 1800 - 1895
Dablon (D'Ablon), Fr. Claude, 1619-1697.
Davidson, John Nelson 1848 - 1945
De Pere [brief history]
Derenthal, Oderic Ignaz 1856 - 1934
Dicke, Peter Henry 1822 - 1911
Disciples of Christ in Wisconsin
Eaton, Edward Dwight 1851 - 1942
Eaton, Samuel Witt 1820 - 1905
Ellis, Albert Gallatin 1800 - 1885
Episcopals in Wisconsin
Father Caspar Rehrl (Historic Marker Erected 1991)
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (Historic Marker Erected
Fraser, Thomas 1820 - 1893
Garth, Schuyler Edward 1898 - 1947
Gordon, Philip 1886 - 1948
Hall, Sherman 1800 - 1879
Hauser, Jacob 1845 - 1931
Indian schools in Wisconsin
Iverson, Andreas Michael 1823 - 1907
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Kelly, Patrick 1792 - 1858
Kemper, Jackson 1789 - 1870
Kewaunee [brief history]
Lalemant, Fr. Jérôme (Hierosme), 1593-1673
Le Jeune, Fr. Paul, 1591-1664
Le Mercier, Fr., 1604-1690
Lochner, John Frederick Carl 1822 - 1902
Lummpkin, Hope Henry 1882 - 1932
Lutherans in Wisconsin
Madeline Island (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Marcellon [origin of place name]
Marquette (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Marquette, Jacques 1637 - 1675
Marsh, Cutting 1800 - 1873
Mazzuchelli, Samuel Charles 1806 - 1864
McArthur, Gen. Arthur (1845-1912)
Menard, Fr. Rene, 1605-1661
Metoxen, John 1770 - 1858
Miller, Marjorie "Midge" 1922
Miller, Wesson Gage 1822 - 1893
missionary
Missionary Ridge, Battle of
Moravians in Wisconsin
Mueller, John Gottlieb 1813 - 1893
Northwest Portal of Wisconsin (Historic Marker Ere
Ordway, Moses 1788 - 1870
Pere Marque'ite and Sieur Jolliet (Historic Marker
Ragueneau, Fr. Paul, 1608-1680
Rankin, Walter Laurie 1841 - 1910
Schinner, Augustine Francis 1863 - 1937
St. Cosme, Fr. Jean François Buisson de, dates unv
Stevens Point [origin of place name]
Stucki, Jacob 1857 - 1930
Tank, Nils Otto 1800 - 1864
Tanktown [origin of place name]
The Bad River (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Verwyst, Chrysostom Adrian 1841 - 1925
Vimont, Fr. Barthélemy, 1594-1667
Walworth, John 1804 - 1895
Wheeler, Leonard Hemenway 1811 - 1872
Williams, Eleazer 1788 - 1858
Winnebago Indian School, Neillsville, Wis.
Wisconsin River Headwaters (Historic Marker Erecte

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