St. Hedwig, Thorp, WI
There are actually two St. Hedwig's churches in Thorp, WI. The one here
is located in the country, about 2 or 3 miles directly east of Thorp. The church
is now boarded up and no longer in use. As a child, I remember attending
Mass here many times. My parents were married here in 1952, too.
Pictures of the Cemetery and Church:
is a view of the church as it looks today. The doors face the road and the
- After the church was closed, the bells were removed and hung
outside, for all to see. This "new" bell tower sits near the
church, on the grounds of the cemetery, which surround the church on 3
- This is the plaque
under the "new" bell tower. It gives a brief history of St.
- This is another
plaque under the "new" bell tower. It is a testament to
the founders and congregation of the church, and a testament to the present
day determination to remember the past.
- Finally, this a a view of an altar,
located outdoors on the grounds of the cemetery itself.
If you'd like more information on any of the above, feel free to e-mail