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The life of Milwaukee's Polish Community was centered in its churches. The first Polish parish in Milwaukee was founded in 1866. As Milwaukee's Polish population grew, so did the number of Polish parishes. By 1927, there were 17 Polish Roman Catholic parishes and one Polish National Catholic Church in the city.

The following is a brief summary of the individual churches. The addresses and zipcodes shown are their current ones. Many addresses were changed in 1929-1930 when Milwaukee renamed a number of streets. Following the church names are the LDS Church film numbers for births, marriages, and deaths recorded at the respective churches prior to 1921. For events after 1920 you will need to contact the individual parish.

Parish Address ZIP LDS Films Years
Blessed Sacrament 3100 S. 41st St. 53215    
Holy Name of Jesus PNCC 1122 W. Hayes Ave. 53215 1392665 1914-1920
SS. Cyril & Methodius 1854 W. Windlake Ave. 53215 1869881-83 1893-1920
St. Adalbert 1923 W Becher St. 53215 1863298-99 1909-1920
St. Alexander 3373 S. 15th Pl. 53215    
St. Anthony 1711 S. 9 St. (9th & Mitchell St.) 53204 1863454-55 1872-1920
St. Barbara (now St. Rafael) 2059 S. 33rd Street 53215    
St. Casimir 2618 N Bremen St. 53212 1869487, and 1869779-80 1894-1920
St. Hedwig 1716 N. Humbolt Ave. 53202 1863455, and 1863573-74 1871-1920
St. Helen 3307 S. 10th Street 53215    
St. Hyacinth 1414 W. BecherSt. 53215 870079 -80 and 1870342 1883-1920
St. Ignatius S. 36th S., Mitchell & Lapham      
St. John Kanty 966 W. Dakota St. 53215 1870344-45 1907-1920
St. Josaphat South . 6th St. & W. Lincoln Ave. 53215 1870345-46 1888-1920
St. Lawrence 27th & Orchard     1888
St. Matthew
(Now Prince of Peace)
1114 5. 25" St. 53204   1892
St. Mary Magdalen . 1854 W. Windlake Ave.      
St. Mary of Czestochowa 3055 N Fratney St. 53212 1870386 1908-1920
St. Paul 1720 E Norwich Ave. 53207 1870575 1919-1920
St. Romans 1710 W. Bolivar 53221   1956
St. Stanislaus S. 5th St. & W. Mitchell St. 53204 1870698-701 1866-1920
St. Vincent De Paul 2114 W Mitchell St. 53204 1871064 1889-1920
St. Wenceslaus 9th and Scott St. 53204 1871065 1884-1920

Archdiocese Catholic Cemeteries within Milwaukee County

Information about burials that have been made in the cemeteries operated by the Archdioceses can be found at their internet website www.cemeteries.org. (cemeteries operated by a few of the parishes aren't included). You search by surname. The use of first name is optional.. The information available for recent deaths includes date of death, date of burial, age at death, marital status, funeral home, last address, cemetery name and grave location. The information is more limited on earlier deaths. You can also get information on adjoining graves.
Following are cemetery names, addresses, phone numbers and the LDS films which are available.

Cemetery Address ZIP Telephone # LDS Film Years
Calvary 5503 W. Bluemound Rd. 53208 414-438-4430 A-Hu - 1032558
Hu-Sa - 1032559
Sa-Z - 1032560
1909-1979
Holy Cross 7301 W. Nash St. 53216 414-438-4430 A-E - 1032554
E-Mo - 1032555
Mo-Z - 1032556
Misc. - 1032557
 
Holy Trinity 3564 S. 13th St. 53221 414-483-3663 1032553 1909-1979
Mount Olivet 3801 W. Morgan Ave. 53215 414-645-0611 A-T - 1032561
U-Z - 1032562
1907-1979
St. Adalbert 3801 S. 6th St. 53221 414-483-3663 1032552 1899-1923

From the March Newsletter of the PSA of Wisconsin - See Newsletter for more detail. Used with Permission

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