Anniversary Books, Video Tour, Genealogy

Monday, November 23, 2009/Categories: History, Parish News

150th ANNIVERSARY BOOKS are still available. This 274-page book provides the unique story of St. Mary's Parish from its founding. The family photos are sure to be cherished in decades to come. Copies available for pick up at the Rectory; leave a message at 785.336.3174 or  email  to  the church at  Copies also are available through the Kansas Rural Water Association office located west of Seneca. Grandchildren or great-grandchildren will appreciate having a copy.

VIDEO TOUR of St. Mary's Church by Theresa Rettele, on DVD. Available at the rectory or order by emailing the Parish at or leave a message on the rectory answering machine: 785.336.3174.   

GENEALOYG INFORMATION: St. Mary's Parish has acquired genealogy information on many families of the parish including Bergman, Deters, Engelken, Fangman, Haug, Haverkamp, Holthaus, Krogman, Olberding, Rethman, Ronnebaum, Rottinghaus, Sudbeck, Wichman.

Anyone interested in the data should contact Parish Secretary Mary Beth Haverkamp by emailing Mary Beth at or by calling the rectory on Friday mornings at 785-336-3174 and a copy will be made for you. The suggested donation is $30.  The original work is by Don Holthaus, grandson of Frank and Josephine Holthaus. Don lives in California. He has made these extensive genealogies available to St. Mary's Parish as a fundraiser. St. Mary's Parish appreciates his consideration.




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