Sunday, January 14, 2007

Do You Have Historic Pix of St. Mary's Church?

Dr. James J. Divita, retired professor of history at Marian College, is writing the sesquicentennial history of St. Mary Church in Indianapolis.

St. Mary's was founded in 1858 to serve German Catholics in Marion County, a status it retained at least for the northside of Indianapolis until 1949.

Of interest are photos of the church exterior or interior (both East Maryland and New Jersey Street locations), its pastors and parishioners, especially founding pastor Simon Siegrist and those prominently mentioned in church records: Henry Seyfried, Magdalena Maus, George L. Paetz, John Ittenbach, Jacob Buennagel, and Joseph Nurre.

Contact Prof. Divita via email or phone, 317:293-4607.

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