Father Adalbert Inama -- St. Norbert House

© Photographed July 10, 2015
Erected 1971 by Dane County Historical Society
Sauk City, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 14.992′ N, 89° 40.638′ W

Father Adalbert Inama - St. Norbert House
Father Adalbert Inama a Norbertine Missionary was born in Wilton Tyrol Austria on December 26, 1798. He came to the Roxbury - Sac Prairie area in November 1845. Early the next year he built an 18 x 20 foot log cabin one mile west of here on the banks of Madison Creek which flows through land given to him by Count Haraszthy.

Named St. Norbert House Inama's log cabin became the area's first Catholic Church, and Inama himself was the first resident Catholic Priest in Dane and surrounding counties.

Father Inama and his associate traveled the area extensively and organized churches in many south central Wisconsin communities surrounding Roxbury and the Madison lakes thus earning for Father Inama the title "Apostle of the Four Lakes Region."

Father Inama often offered Mass in the Assembly Chambers at the Capitol in Madison. He died at St. Norbert's House on October 18, 1879 and is buried in the Roxbury Cemetery.
The marker is located on the property of St. Norbert Church on westbound County Highway Y, at its intersection with St. Norbert Street, at 8944 St. Norbert Street, Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583.

This marker is No. 13 in the Dane County Historical Society Markers Series.

This location is Wisconsin Registered Landmark 92 (designated April 3, 1971), and is included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmark program (1964-1973).

See also, In Memory of Rev. Ada Lbert Inama, O. Praem (1798-1879), also at this location. 




The west entrance to St. Norbert's Church.






The marker is located at St. Norbert's Church.

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