St. Martin (Cascade, Iowa)

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Title

St. Martin (Cascade, Iowa)

Description

"Saint Martin Parish and Saint Mary Parish sprang from one parish named Saint Mathias to provide for the language difference of the early settlers of this Dubuque County area. For a long time Saint Martin's was the Irish parish and Saint Mary's the German parish. At first Irish Catholics traveled ten miles to Saint Patrick's at Garryowen. Then father John Perrodin, the Garryowen pastor, came to The Falls in Cascade Township to minister to them. Under his direction the first church, Saint Mathias, was built in Cascade about 1848. This building was destroyed by a group of Know Nothings, the anti-Catholic Party, which was far more active in the East. Then German and Irish neighbors began rebuilding and petitioned Bishop Loras for a resident pastor. In response Father Jeremiah Trecy from Garryowen provided monthly Mass."

- Rev. Edgar Kurt, "Parish Profile #12," The Witness, n.d.

Source

The Archdiocese of Dubuque.
The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College.

Contributor

Burback, Emily. Burns, Daniel. Gibson, Michael. Oberfoell, Carol. Waldmeir, Helen. Waldmeir, John.

Type

Various primary and secondary sources.

Language

English.

Publisher

Loras College
Kucera Center for Catholic Thought
Frank and Ida Goedken Series: "Spiritual Life in the Upper Mississippi River Valley"

Coverage

1848-
History of the parish over the span of about 140-170 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Table Of Contents

ANNIVERSARY ARTICLES (6 documents)
Church/Structure PHOTOGRAPHS (4 Photos)
CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES (5 documents)
HISTORY (18 documents)
LEGAL DOCUMENTS (4 documents)
SCHOOL (3 documents)

Jerde, Lyn. “Cascade parishes merge, change name.” Telegraph Herald, 16 October 1994.

Unknown author. “Cascade: Home for Vocations.” Copied from The Witness, 7 March 1957 edition. The Witness, 14 January 1971.

Citation

“St. Martin (Cascade, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed June 16, 2024, http://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5725.