Michigan Polonia and the Polish Mission support the work of the Keweenaw National Historic Park in Calumet, Michigan. We are preparing a submission for their permanent exhibit regarding the Polish community of Calumet.We have documented their recruitment by Michigan immigration agent Maximilian Allardt and their settlement in the Keweenaw. We seek colleagues who might have […]


Parafia św. Antoniego Calumet MI (St. Anthony’s Parish, Calumet, MI)

Map of Calumet and Vicinity scale: 1in=600ft (part 2)

Swedetown, Laurium, Calumet, Tamarack From the MTU Archives, undated

Polish School Closes, 1921

The Mining Gazette , Friday, January 7, 1921,p. 10POLISH SCHOOL CLOSESDecrease in Attendance is Announcedas ReasonThe low record of attendance at thePolish parochial school in SeventhStreet resulted in the closing of itsdoors Monday. The departure of manyPolish residents in the Calumet districtcaused a decrease in enrollment of over50 per cent, the attendance at the lastsessions […]

1964-65 Card Indexing of Baptismal, Confirmation entries

The 1868-1968 Sacred Heart Church Centennialp34transcribed by Ceil Wendt Jensen During the century of its existence, our parish has lived a Century of Faith. The records of baptism, which date back to 1868, have 8348 entries. Confirmation administered by the Bishops of the Diocese 4761- Marriages contracted 1880- Burials 3319. There are many requests for […]

Copper Country Evening News : Polish Residents Celebrated Last Saturday

Copper Country Evening News30 November 1896 Polish Residents Celebrated Last Saturday The Sixty-Sixth Anniversary Yesterday was the 66th anniversary of the uprising of the Poles and although the uprising was unsuccessful the Poles look upon the day with reverence and respect. Saturday the Poles of this city, under the direction of the Polish Hussars, had […]

Parafia św. Wojciecha, Bnin, Schrimm, Posen

Photo from the collection of Ania Błaszkowiak in Kórnik, Poland. Ancestral parish for many miners Many of the early Polish miners in Calumet were baptised and wed at the Roman Catholic parish of Parafia św. Wojciecha in Bnin, Schrimm, Posen. The following villages were part of the parish: Dolskiem, Czmon, Konarskie, Mieczewo, Prusinowo, Radzewo. German […]

St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church,1882

Photo by Ceil Wendt JensenTranscribed by Joseph Martin In 1872 there were only four Polish families and a few single men in Calumet. Total strangers among the other nationalities they naturally sought their own company. Father Jacker was then pastor at the Sacred Heart and in him they found a great friend and protector. He […]