Come visit a picturesque piece of history on Sunday, July 8. This is St. Wenceslaus Church, built by my ancestors on “the Island,” high bluffs overlooking low land bordering the Crawfish River in the Town of Waterloo, Jefferson County.
My great-great grandfather Johann Fiedler built the pews of this little church, erected in 1863. The immigrant Blaskas, coming here from Bohemia in 1852 to Chicago, settled on the Island in 1854 but left five years later, before the church was built. But their son John Peregrin married Anna Fielder in that church in 1884, as did my Lovely Lisa and your humble Squire in 1974 and their son the Amazing Max was baptized there in 1977. So this church means a lot to the Blaska’s and so many descendants in the Sun Prairie-Marshall-Waterloo area and beyond.
Do visit our website and come out for an old-fashioned summer picnic in a very old and hallowed place in the real Wisconsin this coming Sunday, July 8.