Madison Indiana Genealogy
Main Street looking east towards the intersection
of Mulberry taken about 1856. This is what Madison would have looked
like when our family arrived from Germany.
1916 Madison Indiana
1924 Caanan Road, Madison
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Madison Catholic Churches
Churches & Religion
From a letter written by Kathryn Zapp Bishop, dated 12/16/1987: "Now if you would like the scandals of this 101 year old woman, here it is: You know there was a time when Catholics and Protestants sorta hated one another. Well you know where the Hatcher Hill Road intersects with Michigan Rd? In that house lived Mrs. Jamison, about 70 years old. One day she said that she would like to go to a revival in Madison but was afraid to walk alone. I had to be in my 30's for I had no car but I said... My mother almost ******. As I saw it I was doing what was right. Well, I went and sang hymns with them and St. Patrick's gossip brigade told Father Gerdon. He stopped in my office and gave me a lecture. He said if you even go again I may suspend you from the Sacraments. And I said, "Well, get ready to do that, for if she asks me to visit with her again I will say ok." But Father Gerdon didn't do it and so St. Patrick's was saved a minor scandal. And even if the secret is out, at 101 years, I much doubt it would ruin my reputation. Sincerely, Kathryn Zapp Bishop"
(Note: These are the exact words of the people that shared their memories.)
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