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Holand, Hjalmar Rued, 1872-1963 / Wisconsin's Belgian community : an account of the early events in the Belgian settlement in northeastern Wisconsin with particular reference to the Belgians in Door County
(1933)

Chapter VIII: F. Edward Daems,   pp. [98]-100 PDF (592.0 KB)


Page 100


100       WISCONSIN'S BELGIAN COMMUNITY
   St. Peter's, Lincoln, Kewaunee County.
   St. Huberts, Rosiere, Door and Kewaunee Counties.
   St. Francis de Paul, Marchand, Door and Kewaunee
Counties.
    St. Michael's, Misiere, Door County.
    St. Mary's, Fairland, Door County.
    St. Francis', Brussels, Door County.
    There is also the Chapel of the Holy Virgin at Cham-
pion, Kewaunee County, which does not represent a separate
congregation.
    Finally there are a large number of Belgians on the
outskirts of the settlement who are members of nearby
churches whose membership is mixed.
    The fate and fortunes of these many thousand Belgians
were largely affected by the guiding influence of Father
Daems in persuading them to settle where they did. No
doubt their early pioneer struggles were made lighter by
dwelling together in one large community with so many ties
to bind them together. They have reason to feel grateful to
his memory for he found them an excellent region to dwell
in, and he spared no toil to help them.
   Father Daems died at Bay Settlement February 12, 1879.
 For many years previously he was Vicar General of the
 Green Bay Diocese.


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