|26418 County Hwy U |
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HISTORY: St. Mary's Ridge was first settled in 1856 by families who had immigrated to America from the village of, "Stommeln", near to the town of, "Pulheim", which is situated Northwest of the city of, Köln (Cologne), Prussia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Those families thrived and branched-out through emigration to other States - notably to: Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, California, and other Wisconsin counties. In 2007, a 500-page book was published (privately) by the "St. Mary's Ridge Heritage Project", Cashton, Wisconsin, entitled: "St. Mary's Ridge Heritage - Histories of Our Pioneers". A second, revised edition is planned. Photos of St. Mary's Ridge were once selected for use within an official White House pamphlet, as "one of America's most beautiful places", by former First Lady, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird Johnson" Taylor-Johnson (Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, wife of the former U.S. President).
From 1866 to 1899 approximately 155 children were buried in the cemetery at Saint Mary's Ridge. This is the only marker and memorial for those "Little Angels"...