St. Raphael's Frenchtown Cemetery

St. Raphael's Frenchtown Cemetery (HMOXN)

Location: Belleville, WI 53508 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 53.716', W 89° 30.144'

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Final resting place of early French emigrants and their descendants.

Coming directly to the Montrose-Belleville community from St. Germain in eastern France, 32 families arrived beginning in the early 1850's. Unique and isolated, the group prospered and grew, numbering nearly 500 in 1900.

Typical pioneers, these people were persistent, industrious, and true to the teachings of their church.

"Jesus pardonnez a vos serviteurs pour lequels
Marie la divine patronne implore la clemence."

[Translation: "Jesus pardons those servants for whom Mary the Divine Patron asks clemency."]
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Dane County Historical Society series
Marker Number9
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Dane County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 295682 N 4752222
Decimal Degrees42.89526667, -89.50240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.716', W 89° 30.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 42.96" N, 89° 30' 8.64" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6441-6617 Frenchtown Rd, Belleville WI 53508, US
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