John the Evangelist, was one of the twelve apostles. Also known as John of Patmos, he wrote the Gospel of John, three Epistles, and the Book of Revelation. Saint John is the namesake for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. The diocese’s first bishop, John Henni, led the construction until it was finished in 1853. Twenty-two years later, Milwaukee became an Archdiocese and Henni an Archbishop. A new Renaissance tower was built in 1893. It was partially burnt in 1935 and restored by 1943. This cathedral remains a gorgeous legacy to early Catholic parishioners in Wisconsin.