Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery

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Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery

Location
25267 Redwing Ave
Shafer, Chisago County, Minnesota, 55074 USA
Memorials 178 added (96% photographed)

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ST. FRANCES XAVIER CATHOLIC CEMETERY is located in the rolling farmland of southern Chisago County, on the church property directly east of the church building.

History of St. Francis's Catholic Church
Franconia, Minnesota

In early days mass was said in the homes of parishioners, by visiting priests. Along with Taylor Falls, it was ceded to the vicariate of northern Minnesota in 1875 but was restored to the Archdiocese in 1889. The parish was established in 1884 and attended from Stillwater, Rush City, Forest Lake and North Branch until 1948, when it became a mission of Taylor Falls under the first resident pastor, Rev. F. E. Shea who was succeeded by Rev. O. Winzerling in 1951.
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SOURCE: Information from The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul; collected by Sister Antonita Rochel.


Recorded in the Center City courthouse on May 24, 1884, Peter Greene deeded to the Rev. Rupert Seidenbush one and a half acres of land for $1.00. That same year, Peter would become the first parishioner to be buried in the cemetery plot adjacent to the church. Two pioneer women, Mary Hope, wife of Peter Greene, her sister Antionette, wife of Henry Rochel, were mainly responsible, together with their sister in Stillwater, for collectin funds to build the chapel.

In 1900, one and half acres more land was given to the church for the use as a permanent cemetery. The St. Francis Church has been home to this congregation since being established in 1884.

The Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church is dedicated to serving the greater community in and around the beautiful surroundings of Franconia, Minnesota.

MAILING ADDRESS:
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
PO Box 234
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Phone: (651) 465-7345

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
25293 Red Wing Avenue
Shafer, MN 55074
Phone: (651) 465-7345

Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church website


Cemetery established: 1879
Cemetery status: Active
Cemetery type: Church
Location: Franconia Township
Township: T33N
Range: R19W
Section: 29

Cemetery bio: Robert.Chudek@gmail.com

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GPS Coordinates: 45.31464, -92.7523

  • Added: 28 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2266576