Here is some information about a relatively new genealogical group forming in Northeastern Wisconsin: Friend's of St. Patrick's, Incorporated is a non-profit corporation formed as a result of the "Come Home to Maple Grove" Celebration in July of 1992. The purpose of Friend's is to help maintain the heritage and traditions of the Maple Grove and St. Patrick's Church community. Friend's is run by a board of directors and officers elected annually at an open meeting the second Tuesday of January. Other meetings are held quarterly, the second Tuesday of April, July, October, and January at Bob and Elaine's in Taus, Wisconsin. Meetings usually start around 7:00 p.m.. Future Goals of Friend's of St. Patrick: Biannual newsletter keeping you informed about Maple Grove Continued growth of the Genealogical database containing over 13,000 names of descendants of the Maple Grove area Latin Translation of Irish Catholic Church Records *Preservation and Memorial of the Maple Grove Area Cemetery restoration, including Potter's field. Awareness of Social Activities of the Irish Heritage Trips to Ireland, and Irishfest, workshops and reunions Aid in doing your own family genealogy And the continuing knowledge of the past, present and future of the Irish who came and the Irish Americans who are in the world today. Membership, Anyone, anywhere with an interest in the Irish of Manitowoc and Brown County area is welcome to partake. A lifetime membership has been set at $20.00 and $5.00 annually to cover mailings. Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Miki Hoffman-Gould or Friend's of St. Patrick, Inc.
P.O. Box 435
Reedsville, WI 54320-0435