Pioneer Families Make Plans & Build Their Church

Archbishop John B. Purcell purchased the site of St. Paul’s Church in 1867 from Peter and Mary Ann Wourms for $100. In the spring of 1868, neighboring families met to make plans to build a church on the site. The pioneer families were: Peter Wourms, Henry Evers, Anthony Schwartz, John Timmerman, George Susbauer, Charles Schneider, Sebastian Klingshirn, John Schmitz, and John Detrick.

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