Friends of St. Patrick, a non-profit organization, formed to preserve the memory of the founding families, is collecting histories of the Irish community families in Manitowoc, Calumet and Brown Counties, Wisconsin. Early settlers came from Ireland, England and Scotland in the late 1840s. As the community grew, descendants spread throughout the United States. There are over 15,000 known descendants stemming from St. Patrick’s Church in Maple Grove, Wisconsin. Their reunion reunion was July 7, 2002.
Contact Friends of St. Patrick, PO Box 435, Reedsville WI 54320.