John Paulu

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  • Name John Paulu 
    Born May 1850  Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Migration 16 Sep 1857  Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 16 Sep 1857  PORT, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957
      Name: Johann Paulu
      Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1857
      Birth Year: abt 1850
      Age: 7
      Gender: Male
      Place of Origin: Rostock
      Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany
      Destination: Wisconsin
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States
      Ship Name: Meridian
      Source Citation: Year: 1857; Arrival: New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_178; Line: 44; List Number: 1113; .
    1880 US Census 1880  Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1438; Family History Film: 1255438; Page: 354C; Enumeration District: 140; .
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      John Paulu
    Occupation 1892  CHURCH Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, Stangelville, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church Architect and Builder 
    • http://www.friendsofstlawrence.com/about.html

      About St Lawrence Church

      Founding a Church
      Immigrants from the Chodsko region of the province of Bohemia, in the Czech Republic, founded the Church of St. Lawrence in 1864. The first Church was made of logs with a cedar shingle roof and was built on the spot where several Bohemian workers were miraculously spared from harm even though a large tree was accidentally dropped on them by road workers.

      The current Church building was started in 1892 and completed in 1894. The parish rectory was completed in 1905. These Bohemian settlers were low-income farm workers, however they felt the need to have a magnificent Church to celebrate their Catholic faith. The Church was built for $15,000, an enormous sum in those times.

      Saint Lawrence
      The veneration of St Lawrence was common in the Bohemian culture since the battle of Augsburg which occurred on August 10, 955 (the Feast Day of St. Lawrence) when many young Bohemian men died in fighting the German forces of Otto I. The Bohemians have commemorated that special day ever since. For further veneration, Prince Vratislaus in the 13th century brought several relics of St. Lawrence to Bohemia. The Chodsko region of Bohemia (the highland region around Domazlice) was the home of the Stangelville immigrants and many had worshiped at the Church in Mrakov. It was only natural that these immigrants would build a Church in the name of St. Lawrence in their new homeland.

      Building Design and Artwork
      The church was built in the 19th Century Victorian Gothic design. It includes a side chapel that has a hand-carved altar designed and crafted by one of the early Bohemian pastors, Father Adalbert Cipin, in 1875. The steeple, with its large bells, reaches a height of 150 feet. The church is 50 wide and 100 feet long while the arched sidewalls are 22 feet high and rise to the peak of the ceiling at a height of 35 feet. The 14 exquisite stained glass windows (over 15 feet tall) all depict spiritual figures. The gifted wood carver, Joseph Svoboda of Kewaunee, crafted the three ornate high Gothic altars out of native oak and butternut. The side altars are over 20 tall, while the main altar rises to the height of 32 feet.

      Milwaukee artisan Louis Shrovnal refurbished and enhanced the 10 beautiful ceiling murals and other ornate artwork in 1957. Several statues and other church furnishings reflecting their Bohemian roots were added over the years. The church is a testament to the faith and fortitude of these Bohemian immigrants.
    1900 US Census 1900  Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 1800; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 8; FHL microfilm: 1241800.
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      John Paules
    1910 US Census 1910  Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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      John Paulu
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1720; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 938; FHL microfilm: 1375733.
    Occupation 1916  CHURCH Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Church Architect and Builder 
    • http://www.perry-wi.gov/HistoricSurveyResults/Historic_Survey_Builders.html

      ARCHITECTS

      The following is a summary of the information that is available on the one identified architect who is known to have designed an historic building in the Town of Perry.

      John Paulu

      The sole identified architect-designed work in the Town is the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church located at 10070 Spring Valley Road in Section 10, and built by its congregation in 1916. This fine Gothic Revival style building is the work of John Paulu of Milwaukee. Paulu was born in Czechoslovakia but nothing else is known about his education or early practice until his arrival in Wisconsin. Paulu's first and only known place of residence was in the city of Milwaukee and he is first listed as an architect in that city's directory in 1887. By 1892, the listing is for John Paulu & Co. and this listing continues until 1895, after which Paulu practiced under his own name. Most of Paulu's known work was designed during the John Paulu & Co. period and his earliest identified commission is the Gothic Revival style St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Stangelville, Kewaunee County, which was built in 1892 for a Czech congregation. The following year, Paulu & Co. designed a commercial building at 1405 W. Greenville in Milwaukee and a two-flat residence at 1724 W. Mineral St., also in Milwaukee. Paulu also designed St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milwaukee located at 1404 W. Scott St. as well, but these few buildings represent all of his identified work up until 1916.(1)

      Why a Milwaukee architect such as Paulu should have been chosen to design the replacement for the old Holy Redeemer Church in the Town of Perry is not known but what is known of his work suggests that he may have been a church specialist whose name might well have been familiar to the Archdiocese in Milwaukee and perhaps it was they who recommended him. Whatever the connection, the congregation approached him for a new design in 1915 and the church was completed late in 1916.(2)

      Endnotes:
      1. Architect's Files. Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
      2. Breines, Rev. Andrew R. (pastor). Holy Redeemer Mission, Perry, Wisconsin: 1861-1961. Madison: Craftsman Press Corp., 1961.
    1930 US Census 1930  Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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      John Paulu
      Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: 2584; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 351; Image: 864.0; FHL microfilm: 2342318.

      Note: widowed
    Occupation CHURCH Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Church Architect and Builder 
    Died USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14091  Czech
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father John Paulu,   b. 1810, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Francisa Sukor,   b. 1812, Czech Republic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Tumpe,   b. Nov 1850, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1872  Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Civil State 9 Sep 1872  Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Wisconsin Marriages pre-1907
      Name: Johann Paulee
      Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1872
      County: Milwaukee
      Volume: 13
      Page: 0141

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      Wisconsin Marriages pre-1907
      Name: Maria Tumke
      Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1872
      County: Milwaukee
      Volume: 13
      Page: 0141
    Children 
     1. Molly Paulu,   b. 1873, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Anna Paulu,   b. Mar 1877, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1959, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. Clara Amanda Rosa Paulu,   b. 27 Nov 1878, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rose Paulu,   b. Apr 1880, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leo Johann Paulu,   b. 3 Sep 1883, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Roland Paulu,   b. 3 Aug 1887, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F5264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - May 1850 - Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - 16 Sep 1857 - Czech Republic Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 16 Sep 1857 - PORT, New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1872 - Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Civil State - 9 Sep 1872 - Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Census - 1880 - Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church Architect and Builder - 1892 - CHURCH Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, Stangelville, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 1900 - Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Census - 1910 - Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church Architect and Builder - 1916 - CHURCH Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Census - 1930 - Lake, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church Architect and Builder - - CHURCH Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S354] CENSUS USA 1880.

    2. [S644] CHURCH Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, Stangelville, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, USA.

    3. [S353] CENSUS USA 1900.

    4. [S349] CENSUS USA 1910.

    5. [S643] CHURCH Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA.

    6. [S351] CENSUS USA 1930.

    7. [S113] CHURCH Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA.