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Stockbridge Indian Mission | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society


Stockbridge Indian Mission

Stockbridge Indian Mission | Drawing | Wisconsin Historical Society
View of the Stockbridge Indian Mission.
View of the Stockbridge Indian Mission.
Image ID:38528
Creation Date: 1899
Creator Name:Ruegg, Pastor S. G.
Collection Name:Place File*
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PF Stockbridge.8
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7 inches
The text reads, "The Stockbridge migrated to Wisconsin in the early 19th century and settled first at Statesburg (now South Kaukauna) where they built a mission, including a church/school building around 1827-1829. Later, Indian treaties took away this land from them, and they moved to the site they named Stockbridge in 1834. By 1835, several homes and their church were already finished. In 1841, their church merged officially with the Congregational Church, and so this is often called the first Congregational Church in Wisconsin, if viewed from the date of the actual building. Previous to 1841, various sources call them Puritans. In 1869, it (the building) became a school, and later a printing office, then a blacksmith shop. Note that the drawing does not agree with photographs of about 1913; the drawing shows an extra chimney and is seemingly much longer as though to show an addition that does not appear on any photos in the collections."
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