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Term: Father Caspar Rehrl (Historic Marker Erected 1991)


St. John the Baptist Church, Hwy. W, Johnsburg, Fond du Lac County

 A priest, missionary, teacher, founder of churches and schools, and organizer of parishes, Father Rehrl was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1809. He became a mission­ary to North America, arriving in the new diocese of Milwaukee in Wisconsin Territory in 1845. He traveled on foot through the Wisconsin wilderness to Johnsburg, a small community of German settlers established in 1841, where he was appointed the first resident pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish. Throughout his life, Father Rehrl energetically carried out his missionary work on this eastern Wisconsin frontier, organizing more than 15 parishes and schools, including Holy Name in Sheboygan, Holy Cross in Mount Calvary, and St. Joseph in Fond du Lac. As the number of Wisconsin parishes grew, Father Rehrl saw the need for dedicat­ed religious women to help with education. On August 12, 1858, he founded the Sisters of St. Agnes, an order of teaching and nursing sisters whose services spread from Wisconsin to Kansas and New York. Father Rehrl died on September 3, 1881, and is buried in St. Agnes Sisters Cemetery in Fond du Lac.

[Source: McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead (Madison:WHS, 1999).]

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Fairbanks, Town of, Shawano Co.
Fairburn, Green Lake Co.
Fairchild, Eau Claire Co.
Fairchild, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Fairchild, Village of, Eau Claire Co.
Fairfield [origin of place name]
Fairfield, Rock Co.
Fairfield, Town of, Dodge Co.
Fairfield, Town of, Sauk Co.
Fairfield, Walworth Co.
Fairplay, Election precinct of, Grant Co.
Fairview Beach, Winnebago Co.
Fairview [origin of place name]
Fairview, Crawford Co.
Fairwater [origin of place name]
Fairwater, Fond du Lac Co.
Fairwater, Village of, Fond du Lac Co.
Fall Creek [origin of place name]
Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co.
Fall Creek, Town of, Eau Claire Co.
Fall Creek, Village of, Eau Claire Co.
Fall Hall Glen, Jackson Co.
Fall River, Columbia Co.
Fall River, Village of, Columbia Co.
Fallen Rocks, Wisconsin River
Falls City, Dunn Co.
Falls of St. Croix, Town of, St. Croix Co.
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Falun, Burnett Co.
Fancher, Portage Co.
Fargo, Vernon Co.
Farmers Valley, Monroe Co.
Farmersville, Dodge Co.
Farmersville, Town of, Dane Co.
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Farmington, Jefferson Co.
Farmington, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Farmington, Town of, La Crosse Co.
Farmington, Town of, Polk Co.
Farmington, Town of, Vilas Co.
Farmington, Town of, Washington Co.
Farmington, Town of, Waupaca Co.
Farwell's Mill, Dane Co.
Farwell, Town of, Vernon Co.
Father Caspar Rehrl (Historic Marker Erected 1991)
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (Historic Marker Erected
Fayette, Lafayette Co.
Fayette, Town of, Lafayette Co.
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Fence, Town of, Florence Co.
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Fennimore, Grant Co.
Fennimore, Town of, Grant Co.
Fenwood, Marathon Co.
Fenwood, Village of, Marathon Co.
Fern, Florence Co.
Fern, Town of, Florence Co.
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Ferryville, Village of, Crawford Co.
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Fifield, Town of, Price Co.
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Finch, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Finley, Juneau Co.
Finley, Town of, Juneau Co.
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First State Fair, October 1-2, 1851 (Historic Mark
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Fisherville, Manitowoc Co.
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Fitzgerald, Winnebago Co.
Five Corners, Outagamie Co.
Five Corners, Shawano Co.
Five Points, Dane Co.
Five Points, Grant Co.
Five Points, Richland Co.
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Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, Village of, Walworth Co.
Fontenoy, Brown Co.
Footville [origin of place name]
Footville, Rock Co.
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Ford, Town of, Taylor Co.
Fordham (historical), Adams Co.
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Forest Glen Beach, Green Lake Co.
Forest Junction, Calumet Co.
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Forest, St. Croix Co.
Forest, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Forest, Town of, Richland Co.
Forest, Town of, St. Croix Co.
Forest, Town of, Vernon Co.
Forestville, Door Co.
Forestville, Town of, Door Co.
Forestville, Village of, Door Co.
Forsyth, Town of, Green Lake Co.
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Fort Atkinson [origin of place name]
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co.
Fort Defiance (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
Fort Koshkonong (Historic Marker Erected 1966)
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Fort Winnebago (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Fort Winnebago, Town of, Columbia Co.
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Foster, Eau Claire Co.
Foster, Town of, Clark Co.
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Fountain prairie, Columbia Co.
Fountain Prairie, Town of, Columbia Co.
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Fountain, Town of, Fond du Lac Co.
Fountain, Town of, Juneau Co.
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Four Corners, Langlade Co.
Four Corners, Monroe Co.
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Four-Wheel Drive (Historic Marker Erected 1960)
Fourth Ward, Calumet Co.
Fox Creek, Polk Co.
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Fox Point, Milwaukee Co.
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Fox River, Election precinct of, Marquette Co.
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Foxhollow, Rock Co.
Foxmoor Hills, Dane Co.
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Francis Creek, Village of, Manitowoc Co.
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Franklin [origin of place name]
Franklin [origin of place name]
Franklin, Election precinct of, Iowa Co.
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Franklin, Milwaukee Co.
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Franklin, Town of, Manitowoc Co.
Franklin, Town of, Milwaukee Co.
Franklin, Town of, Sauk Co.
Franklin, Town of, Vernon Co.
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Frederic, Village of, Polk Co.
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Freeman, Town of, Crawford Co.
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