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Milwaukee County Catholic Churches


Milwaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy

This is not a complete listing of churches. If you are aware of any additional churches that should be added please email me.

Milwaukee Catholic Churches In Alphabetical Order

All Saints Cathedral

Year Founded: Location: Milwaukee
Recordes: At UW-Milwaukee Archives Church records from 1867-1883,1883-1893,1894-1913, 1913-1927

First Catholic Services

Year Founded: Location: Home of Solomon Juneau
Pastor: Rev. Fleurimont Bonduel
Records:

First Established Church

Year Founded: March 19, 1844
Pastor: Very Rev., John Martin Henni consecrated bishop of Milwaukee

Blessed Sacrament(Old)

Year Founded: Milwaukee
Records:

Blessed Sacrament

Year Founded: 1927
Milwaukee
Records:

Blessed Trinity

Year Founded: 1991
Milwaukee
Formed by merger of St Albert, Holy Redeemer and St Nicholas in 1991
Records:

Blessed Virgin of Pompeii

Year Founded: Milwaukee
Italian. Closed.
Records: Original records are kept at MILWAUKEE, St. Rita.
Church records 1900-1920, available at Family History Library

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Year Founded: 1843
Milwaukee Records: Baptism Records available on this site.
Church records 1840-1923, available at Family History Library

Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle

Year Founded: 1837-1843
Milwaukee
Records: For index to baptism in Vol 2 see MILWAUKEE, St. John Cathedral. Original records retained by Archdiocesan Archives. Item 3 includes many B by Fr Martin Kundig in RACINE, BURLINGTON, GENEVA, OAK CREEK, YORKVILLE.
Church records 1840-1853, available at Family History Library

Catholic Normal School & Pio Nono College

Year Founded: St. Francis

Christ King

Year Founded: 1939
Wauwatosa

Congregation of the Great Spirit

Year Founded: 1989
Milwaukee
This is a parish of Native American Catholics.

Corpus Christi

Year Founded: 1958
Milwaukee

Gesu

Year Founded: 1894
Milwaukee
A) Vol.1 beginning with page 84 there is an alphabetical index of baptismal annotations (basically marriage). B) All 3 baptismal volumes contain entries for baptisms performed at hospitals, of which Vol. 3 has a special section starting on page 101 and goes backward towards page 98 and includes other institutions. C) Vol.4 contains marriages 1877-1894 for MILWAUKEE, Holy Name. D) Vol.7 contains death 1876-1894 for MILWAUKEE, St. Gall (Old) MILWAUKEE, Holy Name and Gesu. There is no indication as to which parish they are for but this is the only death register for either parish. E) Vol.9 contains confirmations 1873-1894 for MILWAUKEE, St. Gall (Old), as well as MILWAUKEE Gesu. For the years 1895-1902 see Vol.10. F) Vol.10 contains Confirmations 1877-1894 for MILWAUKEE, Holy Name as well as Gesu. G) Vol 11 begins and ends with Communion records. Confirmation records are in between. Also, see the note regarding communions at the start of this volume.
Church records 1876-1921, available at Family History Library

Holy Angels

Year Founded: 1914-1994
Milwaukee
German. In November 1994 this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. Sacramental records from this parish are in the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church records 1914-1920, available at Family History Library

Holy Assumption

Year Founded: St. Martin
Closed 1998. See HALES CORNERS, St. Mary. Merged with FRANKLIN, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary to form FRANKLIN, St Martin of Tours in 1998.

Holy Assumption

Year Founded: 1902
West Allis

Holy Cross

Year Founded: 1879-1998
Milwaukee
German. Notes: Contains some records for Milwaukee County Institutions. Merged with St Anthony of Padua to form St Vincent Pallotti in 1998.
Church records 1880-1920, available at Family History Library
History of Holy Cross Catholic Church and why it was established

Holy Family

Year Founded: 1900
Cudahy
Polish. See SOUTH MILWAUKEE, St. Adalbert for 1904 and 1905 baptisms.

Holy Family

Year Founded: 1949
Whitefish Bay

Holy Ghost

Year Founded: Milwaukee
See Holy Spirit.

Holy Name

Year Founded: 1875-1894
Milwaukee
Irish. In 1894 (Old) St. Gall and Holy Name parishes were merged to form MILWAUKEE, Gesu Parish. Additional records for these two parishes may be found in Gesu's. See entry MILWAUKEE, Gesu for that information.
Church records 1875-1894, available at Family History Library
Church records 1914-1981, available at Family History Library
At UW-Milwaukee Archives: Church Records 1914-1981
Finding Aid

Holy Redeemer

Year Founded: 1897-1991
Milwaukee
Merged with St. Albert and St. Nicholas in 1991 to form Blessed Trinity Congregation. (records in archives).
Church records 1898-1983, available at Family History Library
At UW-Milwaukee Archives: Church Records 1898-1931,1898-1951,1898-1983

Holy Rosary

Year Founded: 1884-1999
Milwaukee
Merged with St Hedwig and St Rita to form Three Holy Women in 1999.
Church records 1900-1920, available at Family History Library

Holy Spirit

Year Founded: 1902-1999
Milwaukee
Merged with St Barbara to form St Rafael the Archangel on July 1, 1999
Church Records 1902-1920, available at Family History Library

Holy Trinity-Our Lady of Guadalupe

Year Founded: 1849
Milwaukee
German, Mexican
Church Records 1850-1920, available at Family History Library

Immaculate Conception

Year Founded: 1870
Milwaukee
Church records 1871-1920, available at Family History Library

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Year Founded: 1948
West Allis

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Year Founded: 1948
West Allis

Mary Queen of Heaven

Year Founded: 1958
West Allis

Mary Queen of Martyrs

Year Founded: 2001
Milwaukee
(Merger of the former Mother of Perpetual Help and St. Stephen Martyr Parishes, Milwaukee)

MILWAUKEE(Shorewood)/St. Robert

Year Founded: Milwaukee
See SHOREWOOD.

Mother of Good Counsel

Year Founded: 1925
Milwaukee

Mother of Perpetual Help

Year Founded: 1940-2001
Milwaukee
Merged with St. Stephen Martyr to form Mary Queen of Martyrs

Old Blessed Sacrament

Year Founded: Greenfield
Records are at archive and are not microfilmed (records to 1858 are for St Barabas) B 1851-1885 M 1852-1879 D 1852-1881. Cemetery is at 60th and Howard

Our Lady of Good Hope

Year Founded: 1952
Milwaukee

Our Lady of Lourdes

Year Founded: 1848
Milwaukee

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Year Founded: 1939-1998
West Allis

Our Lady of Sorrows

Year Founded: 1955
Milwaukee

Our Lady queen of Peace

Year Founded: 1948
Milwaukee

Prince of Peace/Piincipe de Paz

Year Founded: 1999
Milwaukee
Formed by merger of St Lawrence and St Matthew on July 1, 1999.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Year Founded: 1868
St. Francis
Vol. 1 contains baptisms from 1867-1873 that were performed at St. Francis Seminary Chapel.

Sacred Heart

Year Founded: 1917
Milwaukee
Croatian
Church Records 1917-1920, available at Family History Library

SACRED HEARTS OF J&M

Year Founded: 1858-1998
Franklin
In the 1840's and following this parish was in ST MARTIN's postal area. That is why the earliest books refer to ST MARTIN's. Merged with ST MARTIN, Holy Assumption to form FRANKLIN, St Martin of Tours in 1998.

Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary

St. Martin
See FRANKLIN, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

SS. Cyril & Methodius

Year Founded: 1893
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1893-1920, available at Family History Library

Ss. Peter & Paul

Year Founded: 1889
South Milwaukee
German, Polish
Church records 1889-1970, available at Family History Library
At UW-Milwaukee Archives: Church Records 1914-1981

St. Adalbert

Year Founded: 1898
South Milwaukee
Polish. Vol 1 contains Baptisms for Holy Family Church, CUDAHY.

St. Adalbert

Year Founded: 1908
Milwaukee
Polish. Most baptismal books have address at birth and parents birth-place.
Church records, 1909-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Agnes

Year Founded: 1925-1994
Milwaukee
In October 1994, this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. All sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the archdiocesan archives.

St. Albert

Year Founded: 1953-1991
Milwaukee
: In 1991 St. Albert merged with St. Nicholas and Holy Redeemer to form Blessed Trinity Congregation. All records in Archives.

St. Alexander

Year Founded: 1925
Milwaukee
Polish

St. Aloysius

Year Founded: 1920
West Allis

St. Alphonsus

Year Founded: 1938
Greendale

St. Anne

Year Founded: 1894-1994
Milwaukee
German. Baptismal records frequently list residential address for child and parents' birthplace. In October 1994, this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. All sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the Archdiocesan archives.
Church records 1895-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Anthony of Padua

Year Founded: 1923-1998
Milwaukee
Mission to St. Therese (Little Flower Mission) 1925 to 1956. Merged with Holy Cross to form St Vincent Pallotti in 1998.

St. Anthony

Year Founded: 1872
Milwaukee
German. Baptismal Volumes 1 and 2 have a few places of residence listed.
Church records 1872-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Augustine

Year Founded: 1887
Milwaukee
German
Church records 1888-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Augustine

Year Founded: 1928
West Allis
Croatian

St. Barbara

Year Founded: 1921-1999
Milwaukee
Merged with Holy Spirit to form St Rafael at same address July 1, 1999.

St. Barnabas

Greenfield
See Old Blessed Sacrament

St. Benedict the Moor

Year Founded: 1909
Milwaukee
African American
Church Records 1908-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Bernadette

Year Founded: 1958
Milwaukee

St. Bernard

Year Founded: 1911
Wauwatosa
Vol 1 contains some of the baptismal records performed at Milwaukee County Hospital (John Doyne Hospital) and some other institutions.

St. Boniface

Year Founded: 1888
Milwaukee
German. No record of communion from 1910-1920. Vol 10 is the original record of ~01s. 8 and 9.
Church records 1888-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Casimir

Year Founded: 1984
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1894-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Catherine

Granville
See MILWAUKEE, St. Catherine.

St. Catherine of Alex.(Granville)

Year Founded: 1850
Milwaukee
Church Records 1860-1920, available at Family History Library
From Archdiocese site: Check Green Binder for St. Catherines which includes St Michael (ghost church with cemetery at 43rd and Calumet in Brown Deer) for B 1868-1903, Cm 1871, Cf 1872, Cm 1873, M 1870-1902, D 1868-1907

St. Catherine

Year Founded: 1922
Milwaukee

St. Charles Borromeo

Year Founded: 1960
Milwaukee

St. Elizabeth

Year Founded: 1902-1994
Milwaukee
German. In November 1994 this parish merged with St. Gall and St. Boniface to form St. Martin de Toures. All sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church Records 1902-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Emeric

Year Founded: 1919
Milwaukee
Hungarian
Church Records 1919, available at Family History Library

St. Eugene

Year Founded: 1967
Fox Point

St. Florian

Year Founded: 1911
Milwaukee
Church Records 1912-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Francis of Assisi

Year Founded: 1871
Milwaukee
German. : Contains baptisms for St. Michael Hospital from 1912-1920 (formerly St. Joseph's Annex).
Church records 1871-1945, available at Family History Library

St. Francis Seminary

Year Founded: 1845
St. Francis
For records of Baptisms in the seminary chapel from 1867-1873, see ST FRANCIS, Sacred Heart of Jesus. These baptisms were performed by Msgr. Joseph Rainer and are to be found in Vol. 1 p. 102.
See History of St. Francis Seminary

St. Frederick

Year Founded: 1896
Cudahy
Irish, German. St. Frederick was a mission of SOUTH MILWAUKEE, St. John.

St. Gabriel

Year Founded: 1913-1998
Milwaukee
Lithuanian
Church Records 1913-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Gall(New)

Year Founded: 1906-1994
Milwaukee
In late 1994 "new" St. Gall merged with St. Boniface and St. Elizabeth parishes to form St. Martin de Porres Congregation. Sacramental records for this parish are in the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church records 1849-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Gall(Old)

Year Founded: 1849-1894
Milwaukee
Irish. In 1894 (Old) St. Gall and Holy Name parishes merged to form Milwaukee, Gesu Parish. Additional records for those two parishes may be found in Gesu's. SEE the entry under MILWAUKEE, Gesu for this information. In addition please note that there are additional marriage records at the end of Vol 4 and Vol 5 that are not in chronological order.
Church records 1849-1920, available at Family History Library

St. George Melkite Gr. Catholic

Milwaukee
Syrian

St. Gerard

Year Founded: 1925-1998
Milwaukee

St. Gregory the Great

Year Founded: 1955
Milwaukee

St. Hedwig

Year Founded: 1871-1999
Milwaukee
Polish. Merged with Holy Rosary, and St Rita to form Three Holy Women in 1999
Church records 1871-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Helen

Year Founded: 1926
Milwaukee

St. Hyacinth

Year Founded: 1882
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1883-1920, available at Family History Library. See history of St. Stanislaus.

St. Ignatius

Year Founded: 1927-1994
Milwaukee
St. Ignatius merged with St. Barbara in 1994.

St. James

Year Founded: 1857
Franklin
It is possible that some records are in with MILWAUKEE (New Coeln), St. Stephen. St. James was a mission church of St. Stephen. At the time of these records St James was in OAK CREEK across the road from its present site. St. James had a separate register and it was the only one to survive the fire at St. Stephens.

St. John de Nepomuc

Year Founded: 1863
Milwaukee
Bohemian. In October 1994, this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. Sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church records 1863-1920, available at Family History Library

St. John Kanty

Year Founded: 1906
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1907-1920, available at Family History Library

St. John School for the Deaf

Year Founded: 1876
St. Francis
Vols. 2 thru 5 were omitted during the filming process. Original records retined by Archdiocesan Archives.

St. John the Evangelist

Milwaukee
See MILWAUKEE, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

St. John the Ev.

Milwaukee
Slovene. see GREENFIELD.

St. John the Ev.

Year Founded: 1916
Greenfield

St. John

Year Founded: 1893
South Milwaukee
CUDAHY, St. Frederick was a mission church of SOUTH MILWAUKEE, St. John.
At UW-Milwaukee Archives: Church records 1895-1926

St. Josaphat Basilica

Year Founded: 1888
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1888-1920, available at Family History Library. See history of St. Stanislaus.

St. Joseph

Milwaukee
See WAUWATOSA, St. Joseph

St. Joseph

Year Founded: 1855
Wauwatosa
German. These records contain those of St. Joseph, Milwaukee, late of 4th and Cherry.

St. Joseph

Year Founded: 1906-1999
West Allis
Polish

St. Joseph

Year Founded: 1909
Cudahy
Slovak, Bohemian

St. Jude the Apostle

Year Founded: 1927
Wauwatosa

St. Lawrence

Year Founded: 1888-1999
Milwaukee
German. Merged with St Matthew to form Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz on July 1, 1999
Church records 1888-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Leo

Year Founded: 1908
Milwaukee
German. In October 1994, this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. Sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church records, 1909-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Margaret Mary

Year Founded: 1955
Milwaukee

St. Martin of Tours

2001
Franklin
Formed by merger of Franklin, Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and St Martin, Holy Assumption in 1998.

St. Martin

Year Founded: 1847-1922
Englewood Town of Granville

St. Mary Czestochowa

Year Founded: 1907
Milwaukee
Polish
Church Records 1908-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Mary Help of Christians

Milwaukee
After 1907 see St Stephen Martyr (5th and Walnut)

St. Mary Help of Christians

Year Founded: 1904
West Allis
Slovene

St. Mary Magdalen

Year Founded: 1925
Milwaukee

St. Mary(Old)

Year Founded: 1846
Milwaukee, cornerstone laid April 19, 1846; consecrated Sept. 12, 1847
German

St. Mary

Year Founded: 1842
Hales Corners
This parish was originally in GREENFIELD. Baptism records June 1860 to Nov. 20, 1866 destroyed by fire. Contains records for ST. MARTIN, Holy Assumption and MUSKEGO, St. Joseph.

St. Mary

Year Founded: 1893
South Milwaukee

St. Mary's Hospital

Milwaukee
Church records 1899-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Matthew

Year Founded: 1841
Oak Creek
Church records, 1892-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Matthew

Year Founded: 1892-1999
Milwaukee
Merged with St Lawrence to form Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz on July 1, 1999

St. Matthias

Year Founded: 1851
Milwaukee Church Records 1850-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Michael Hospital

Milwaukee
Formerly St. Joseph's Annex. This book was included with MILWAUKEE, St. Francis of Assisi's records.
Church Records 1912-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Michael

Year Founded: 1843-1858
Brown Deer
See GRANVILLE, St Catherine

St. Michael

Year Founded: 1883
Milwaukee
German
Church records 1883-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Monica

Year Founded: 1923
Whitefish Bay

St. Nicholas

Year Founded: 1933-1991
Milwaukee
Merged with St Albert and Holy Redeemer to form Blessed Trinity in 1991

St. Patrick

Year Founded: 1876
Milwaukee
Irish
Church records 1876-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Paul

Year Founded: 1838
Granville

St. Paul

Year Founded: 1919
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1919-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Peter

Milwaukee
See Cathedral of St. Peter

St. Phillip Neri

Year Founded: 1956
Milwaukee

St. PIUS X

Year Founded: 1952
Wauwatosa

St. Raphael the Archangel

Year Founded: 1999
Milwaukee
Created by merger of St Barbara and Holy Spirit on July 1, 1999.

St. Rita

Year Founded: 1924
West Allis

St. Rita

Year Founded: 1939-1999
Milwaukee
Merged with St Hedwig and Holy Rosary to form Three Holy Women in 1999.

St. Robert

Year Founded: 1912
Shorewood
Church Records 1912-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Roman

Year Founded: 1956
Milwaukee

St. Rose of Lima

Year Founded: 1888
Milwaukee
Irish. Pre-1921 Cm and D are missing.
Church records 1888-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Sebastian

Year Founded: 1911
Milwaukee
Irish. Vol 2 is a duplicate of Vol 1 which contains 6 additional years. Both should be checked when looking for a record. Also, Vol 3 is a baptismal ledger which also contains confirmation records. The confirmation records are typed copies of the years found in Vol 1.
Church Records 1912-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Stanislaus

Year Founded: 1866
Milwaukee
Polish. Established at Grove and Mineral streets by Father Bonaventura Buezynski Vol 3 is not complete and is not in alphabetical order. There are no 1920 confirmation records.
Church records 1866-1921, available at Family History Library. See history of St. Stanislaus.

St. Stephen's

Milwaukee
Church records 1907-1919, available at Family History Library
At UW-Milwaukee Archives: Church Records 1907-1911, 1907-1922, 1907-1913, 1911-1914, 1913-1917, 1916-1919

St. Stephen (New Coeln, Mitchell Airport)

Year Founded: 1847
Milwaukee
Baptismal records list residence as St. Jacobi several times. These are from FRANKLIN, St. James which was located across the road in OAK CREEK and was a mission of St Stephen until about 1847.
Church records 1883-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Stephen the Martyr

Year Founded: 1907-2001
Milwaukee
Slovene. From 1905 to 1907 this church was called St Mary Help of Christians and was located at 515 W Walnut (No records exist for this time). Merged with Mother of Perpetual Help to form Mary Queen of Martyrs in 2001.
Church records 1906-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Sylvester

Year Founded: 1962
South Milwaukee

St. Therese(Little Flower Mission)

Year Founded: 1925
Milwaukee
Italian. Founded as a mission of St Anthony of Padua in 1925. Located at 94th and Adler until it became a freestanding church in 1956. It is now on 95th and Bluemound.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Year Founded: 1900-1994
Milwaukee
In October 1994 this parish merged with five other parishes to form All Saints Congregation. Sacramental records from this parish are in the possession of the Archdiocesan Archives.
Church records 1900-1920, available at Family History Library

St. Veronica

Year Founded: 1926
Milwaukee

St. Vincent de Paul

Year Founded: 1888
Milwaukee
Polish
Church records 1889-1920, available at Family History Library. See history of St. Stanislaus.

St. Vincent Pallotti

Year Founded: 1998
Milwaukee
Mission to St. Therese (Little Flower Mission) 1925 to 1956. Formed by merger of St Anthony of Padua and Holy Cross in 1998.

St. Wenceslaus

Year Founded: 1888
Milwaukee
Bohemian
Church records 1884-1920, available at Family History Library

Three Holy Women

Year Founded: 1999
Milwaukee
Formed by merger of St Hedwig, Holy Rosary, and St Rita in 1999.


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