Bishop Jakcson Kemper Home Built 1849

Photographed December 28, 2014
Erected 2013 by Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
Nashotah, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43° 4.302′ N, 88° 25.062′ W

BISHOP JACKSON
KEMPER HOME
BUILT 1849
Bishop Kemper lived on these premises 1846-1870. Missionary Bishop of American Episcopal Church 1835-59. Inspired founding of the Nashotah House in 1842. Bishop of Wisconsin 1854-70. Facing countless Frontier hardships, he traveled far and wide through the Middle West, confirmed thousands, planted missions and churches, created 6 dioceses in 6 states.
“One of Wisconsin’s brightest names.”
A Journal of an Episcopalian Missionary's Tour to Green Bay, 1834, by Jackson Kemper

Photographs of Jackson Kemper (1789-1870)

Christianity.com: Frontier Bishop Jackson Kemper

Wikipedia: Jackson Kemper

This marker is No. 20-01 in a series of historical markers erected by the Waukesha County Historical Society


Jackson Kemper (c. 1855-1865)
This image is a photograph from the Brady-Handy Collection, which
was purchased by the United States Library of Congress in 1954.
Mathew P. Brady died in 1896, making his images in the public domain worldwide.


2 comments:

Derek said...

Lovely post, and great photos! I'd never seen a present-day photo of Bishop Kemper's house ("Cedarly," as the family called it).

Derek Wood,
Los Angeles
(great-great-great grandson of Bishop Jackson Kemper)

Melinda Roberts said...

Thank you for stopping by, Derek, and for your comments. Good to hear from LA -- southern California girl myself -- hailing from Orange County :)

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