Pere Rene Menard

© Photographed May 2, 2015
Erected 1923 by Merrill Council, 1133 Knights of Columbus
Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin
45° 14.898′ N, 89° 47.388′ W
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In Honor of
PERE RENE
MENARD
Born at Paris Sept. 7th, 1605
entered the Jesuit order
Nov. 7th, 1624.
Sailed for Quebec in March
1640. Lost hereabouts in
July 1661, while enroute
to Huron village to baptize
Indian refugees.

Erected in 1923
by Merrill Council, 1133
Knights of Columbus,
aided by the Wisconsin
State Council.

The monument is located on northbound Wisconsin Highway 107, just south of its intersection with Big Hill Road, Merrill, Wisconsin 54452.


Père René Ménard : the predecessor of Allouez and Marquette in the Lake Superior region, by Henry Colin Campbell (1807)




 Looking northbound on Wisconsin Highway 107.

Plenty of parking at this remote location.

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