Milwaukee’s Polish Churches

The life of Milwaukee’s Polish Community was centered in its churches. The first Polish parish in Milwaukee was founded in 1866. As Milwaukee’s Polish population grew, so did the number of Polish parishes. By 1927, there were 17 Polish Roman Catholic parishes and one Polish National Catholic Church in the city.

The following is a brief summary of the individual churches. The addresses and zipcodes shown are their current ones. Many addresses were changed in 1929-1930 when Milwaukee renamed a number of streets. Following the church names are the LDS Church film numbers for births, marriages, and deaths recorded at the respective churches prior to 1921. For events after 1920 you will need to contact the individual parish.


ParishAddressZIPLDS FilmsYears
Blessed Sacrament3100 S. 41st St.53215
Holy Name of Jesus PNCC1122 W. Hayes Ave.5321513926651914-1920
SS. Cyril & Methodius1854 W. Windlake Ave.532151869881-831893-1920
St. Adalbert1923 W Becher St.532151863298-991909-1920
St. Alexander3373 S. 15th Pl.53215
St. Anthony1711 S. 9 St. (9th & Mitchell St.)532041863454-551872-1920
St. Barbara (now St. Rafael)2059 S. 33rd Street53215
St. Casimir2618 N Bremen St.532121869487, and 1869779-801894-1920
St. Hedwig1716 N. Humbolt Ave.532021863455, and 1863573-741871-1920
St. Helen3307 S. 10th Street53215
St. Hyacinth1414 W. BecherSt.53215870079 -80 and 18703421883-1920
St. IgnatiusS. 36th S., Mitchell & Lapham
St. John Kanty966 W. Dakota St.532151870344-451907-1920
St. Josaphat South6th St. & W. Lincoln Ave.532151870345-461888-1920
St. Lawrence27th & Orchard1888
St. Matthew
(Now Prince of Peace)
1114 5. 25" St.532041892
St. Mary Magdalen1854 W. Windlake Ave.
St. Mary of Czestochowa3055 N Fratney St.5321218703861908-1920
St. Paul1720 E Norwich Ave.5320718705751919-1920
St. Romans1710 W. Bolivar532211956
St. StanislausS. 5th St. & W. Mitchell St.532041870698-7011866-1920
St. Vincent De Paul2114 W Mitchell St.5320418710641889-1920
St. Wenceslaus9th and Scott St.5320418710651884-1920

Archdiocese Catholic Cemeteries within Milwaukee County

Information about burials that have been made in the cemeteries operated by the Archdioceses can be found at their internet website (cemeteries operated by a few of the parishes aren’t included). You search by surname. The use of first name is optional. The information available for recent deaths includes date of death, date of burial, age at death, marital status, funeral home, last address, cemetery name and grave location. The information is more limited on earlier deaths. You can also get information on adjoining graves.
Following are cemetery names, addresses, phone numbers and the LDS films which are available.


CemeteryAddressZIPTelephone #LDS FilmYears
Calvary5503 W. Bluemound Rd.53208414-438-4430A-Hu - 1032558
Hu-Sa - 1032559
Sa-Z - 1032560
Holy Cross7301 W. Nash St.53216414-438-4430A-E - 1032554
E-Mo - 1032555
Mo-Z - 1032556
Misc. - 1032557
Holy Trinity3564 S. 13th St.53221414-483-366310325531909-1979
Mount Olivet3801 W. Morgan Ave.53215414-645-0611A-T - 1032561
U-Z - 1032562
St. Adalbert3801 S. 6th St.53221414-483-366310325521899-1923

From the March Newsletter of the PSA of Wisconsin – See Newsletter for more detail. Used with Permission