|REV. M. A. CONDON, who has been for the past seventeen years the pastor of the church of the Holy Mother of Consolation, at Oregon, in Dane county, is a native of Dodge county, Wis., having been born at Hustisford on December 1, 1885. He was born of Irish parents and his boyhood days were spent on the farm, and in the district schools he received his preliminary education. He was one of the first students to be enrolled at the Sacred Heart college, of Watertown, Wis., opened in September, 1872, and he remained as a student there for five years, completing the classical course in June, 1877.
In September of the same year he entered the seminary at St. Francis, near Milwaukee, and there took a four years course in philosophy and theology. There he received his sub-deacon and deaconship on April 2 and 3, 1881, from the Most Reverend Archbishop Heiss.
Father Condon was ordained to the priesthood in the seminary chapel by Bishop F. X. Krautbauer on June 26, 1881. His first mission after ordination was at Mapleton, in Waukesha county, where he was pastor for eight years, and in 1889 he was transferred to Oregon, Dane county, where he has since been located as pastor of the church of the Holy Mother of Consolation. Under his pastorate the congregation has increased in numbers and a prosperous condition generally is evidenced on every hand.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 192-193