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History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Father Burkhart becomes Pastor of new structure 1 block north of original site. More historical information at this site

History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Fire destroys St. Mary's when it was struck by lightning

Fire takes St. Mary's and a large portion of the village

History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Prominent Poles attend the dedication of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Crivitz. Biship Messmer, Rev. Fr. Kurzjeka and Fr. Looze and other priest along with Kociusko Guards attended. Over two hundred faithful stood outside the church because of the crowds attending.

History of Catholic settlement in Crivitz
St. Mary's of Crivitz, Marinette, Wisconsin
Russian Polish priest in exile from the Czar only six months previous, instrumental in planting Polish colony in Ellis Junction. He was deposed from using his priestly functions in Russia because of his radical utterances from the pulpit aimed at the Czar. Fleeing to America, settling in Milwaukee, he had to communicate with and get consent of the Pope before he was allowed to exercise his priestly functions. The Polish Colony opened a good opportunity for him, whereby the Poles will erect a church next spring and make him pastor of it in Crivitz Village.

Heronymous Zech begins exploitation of forest lands with the colonization of Polish settlers from Milwaukee and Chicago. Zech becomes rich man when immigrants trade up prime Milwaukee and Chicago realestate for Crivitz stump lands. Polish Industrial Association, comprised of 150 Polish families buy up Crivtz Village by 1899. Newspapers of the day explode with headlines, "POLES ARE COMING-Another big party forms at Ellis Junction", "POLOCK COLONY-Five Hundred Poles settling in the Region around Ellis Junction to locate on farms here." Due to the class of people, they are expected to be prosperous, as they are hard workers, very saving, and make every cent count. More history to be found at this site - Published History and Genealogy booklets by Kopec

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Crivitz and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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