Title: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Flambeau, Rusk County, Wis.) Records Inclusive Dates: 1866–1981
Creator: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Flambeau, Rusk County, Wis.)
Call Number: Eau Claire Micro 22; Micro 1014
Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division
Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr.
Abstract: Records of a parish which first served French-Canadian settlers and Chippewa Indians; including a record book, 1866-1908, noting baptisms, first communions, confirmations, and marriages; financial records; and miscellaneous papers.
Language: English, French
Records of a church constructed in 1881, the first church in Rusk County, Wisconsin.
Located along the Chippewa River, the parish first served a congregation of French-Canadian settlers and Chippewa Indians. At its centennial in 1981, it still served a small congregation and was administered as a mission of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bruce, Wisconsin.
Scope and Content Note
The records consist of a sacramental record book, 1866–1908, in French noting baptisms, first communions, confirmation, and marriages; financial records, 1880–1968; and miscellaneous papers, 1879–1981. Included in the miscellaneous papers are a mimeographed history of the community, an 1879 subscription list for building the church, an 1884 petition from Flambeau citizens seeking to eliminate saloons from the community, clippings and memorabilia from the 1981 church centennial, and other items.
Originals loaned for copying by the Rusk County Historical Society via Gerald J. Schweigert, President, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1985. Accession Number: M85-011
Processed by Karen Baumann, January 11, 1985.
Search Terms/Subject Terms
- Catholic Church—Wisconsin—Rusk County
- Church records and registers—Wisconsin—Rusk County
- French Americans—Wisconsin—Rusk County
- Ojibwa Indians—Wisconsin—Rusk County
- Temperance—Wisconsin—Rusk County
- Flambeau (Wis.)—History
- Rusk County (Wis.)—Church history—Sources
|Reel/Frame 1/1||Sacramental Records, 1866–1908|
|Box/Folder 1/56||Unbound papers, 1880–1954|
|Box/Folder 1/116||Account book, 1921–1968|
|Box/Folder 1/171||Miscellaneous Papers, 1879–1981|