St. Martin's, Wisconsin
It was settled during the 1830s and 1840s, and became more developed after the arrival of Father Martin Kundig in 1847. He established Holy Assumption Parish and was a key force in platting the settlement in 1850. Because some German immigrants had trouble understanding the English-speaking Irish worshipers, construction of another Catholic church was requested. A portion of the land deeded to Holy Assumption Church in St. Martin's was donated for construction of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church to accommodate the German language-speaking congregants in 1858.
In Turner, Turner and Reinsch's 1898 Hand Book of Wisconsin: Its History and Geography ... and Resources, Industries, and Commerce, it is listed as having a population of 146, and is described as follows:
It has a feed mill, four general stores, a shoe shop, a blacksmiths shops, and a daily mail.
The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company interurban railway had a "St. Martin's Junction" stop from 1904 to 1939. The Labor Day fair formerly held in Hales Corners was moved to St. Martin's in 1958, and is now known as the St. Martin's Fair.
- Turner, Lura J., Joseph M. Turner and Paul Samuel Reinsch. Hand Book of Wisconsin: Its History and Geography ... and Resources, Industries, and Commerce. L. J. Turner and J. M. Turner, 1898; p. 240
- "Franklin Through the Ages" Franklin Historical Society
- "Saint Martin of Tours Cemetery: Also known as: Holy Assumption Cemetery (Franklin), Sacred Heart Cemetery" at findagrave.com
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