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