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

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) 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.


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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