St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
The church was built under the direction of Father Honoratus Bourion, the pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Negaunee. The building of the church began in 1869 and was completed one year later. In the spring of 1927, the old wooden structure that had served the community for so many years was torn down. A new brick building was erected and on February 14, 1928, the new St. John’s was dedicated by Bishop Joseph G. Pinten, Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.
The parish was originally a mission parish of St. Paul Parish in Negaunee. The French members of the parish left to form St. Joseph Parish in 1890. Its mission church, St. Pius X in North Lake, subsequently became its own parish.
- St. John the Evangelist, Ishpeming, Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette, retrieved 2008-09-18
- History of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette, Volume II. (1907). Houghton, Michigan
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