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Travel Bug Dog Tag JAB

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Friday, January 19, 2007
Wisconsin, United States
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In Puddy's Fur Coat

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Current GOAL

To visit Catholic Churches around the world.
Please attach a picture and/or describe your visit to a Catholic Church in your community, or a community you are visiting as you are geocaching.
Please do not disturb anyone who is worshipping as you visit.

About This Item

This is a Memorial Travel Bug.
My father-in-law, John Baxter, was a Deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Madison, WI. He was also active in the Knights of Columbus.
This was his KC Clergy Pin.

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    Tracking History (1541.9mi) View Map

    Dropped Off 3/24/2009 nhalfcachers placed it in Puddy's Fur Coat Michigan - 21.18 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 3/23/2009 nhalfcachers retrieved it from T-Track Ohio   Visit Log

    Will take some pictures and move it on. What a great idea - this has inspired me to create a memorial TB for a good friend that died one year ago today.

    • Church in Temperance, MI
    Dropped Off 1/3/2009 "The Bearclaws" placed it in T-Track Ohio - 10.43 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 1/3/2009 "The Bearclaws" retrieved it from Ohio Spirit Quest #36 - "Lytton, Ghost Town" Ohio   Visit Log

    Moving right along.

    Dropped Off 1/2/2009 TeamMina placed it in Ohio Spirit Quest #36 - "Lytton, Ghost Town" Ohio - 19.24 miles  Visit Log

    Sorry, we moved this TB to it's new home before we found the pic was out of focus. Here's the history of St. Caspar's Catholic Church in Wauseon, OH.

    1850 Earliest parish records

    1850s and 1860s Mass said monthly in homes by area priests; about 10 Catholic families in 1865

    1872 Became mission to Edgerton; 1 1/2 lots were purchased at the corner of Clinton and Jefferson streets for $300

    About 1873 Old Methodist church purchased and moved to the corner of Clinton and Jefferson streets; the $600 to renovate it was paid off the same year by 15 families
    1875-1909 Archbold priests served the Wauseon mission
    1888 Church extensively repaired
    1895 Church completely destroyed by fire; Mass said in Town Hall; after fundraising (to which many Protestant families contributed) cornerstones for new church laid in August
    1896 Mass said for the first time in new church in February; interior completed in August; dedicated in September by Bishop of Cleveland
    1909 Became mission of Swanton; new location for cemetery purchased for $860; 49 bodies transferred
    1913 Old parsonage purchased
    1915 Pipe organ installed in church
    1919 Received first pastor (on Thanksgiving Day); by 1921 a parish hall had been secured and church and parsonage improved
    1923 Subscription of $6,000 taken up to build a new parsonage since old one had been sold
    Late 1920s Church choir organized
    1943 Congregation of 116 families (about 380 people); Father Louis Walter began longest pastorate in our history (16 years); during his pastorate, sanctuary enlarged and the basement renovated to include fellowship hall, two classrooms, and a kitchen; Father Walter also hired Notre Dame Sisters from Napoleon to teach elementary children once per week, which continued until 1973; house adjoining church was purchased and rented out
    1953 Feather parties began
    1959 First steps toward developing outreach program for migrants and settled-out migrants
    1961 Congregation of 225 families; 650 people attended Sunday Masses
    1963 Forty acres purchased at $700 per acre for new church
    1965 Cornerstone laid in June for $450,000 church--of which $132,000 had been pledged
    1966 Church dedicated December 18 by Bishop Rehring

    • St. Caspars
    Retrieve It from a Cache 12/13/2008 TeamMina retrieved it from Wauseon Nature Trail Ohio   Visit Log

    Dropped to mark home coordinates for mileage and then grabbed back again.

    Dropped Off 12/13/2008 TeamMina placed it in Wauseon Nature Trail Ohio - 27.56 miles  Visit Log
    Discovered It 12/7/2008 1babs discovered it   Visit Log

    saw this TB @ NWOGEO Holiday Shindig!

    Discovered It 12/7/2008 Papa2All discovered it   Visit Log

    Discovered at 2008 NWOGEO 5th Annual Holiday Shindig. Thanks for sharing.

    Discovered It 12/7/2008 dolphin lady discovered it   Visit Log

    Discovered it at the party.

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