1864 – Father Samuel Mazzuchelli died

Father Samuel Mazzuchelli died on this day. In 1847 he formed Wisconsin’s first teaching sisterhood, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. To settlers of many creeds, he was a civic leader and friend. He was interred in the cemetery of St. Patrick’s Church in Benton, Wis., one of more than 20 churches he designed and built in the upper Mississippi Valley.