St. Francis (Dumont, Iowa)

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Title

St. Francis (Dumont, Iowa)

Description

"Before any Catholic church was built in Dumont, priests from neighboring parishes ministered to the Catholics of the area. Four Ackley pastors are especially remembered, Father Peter O’Dowd, D. H. Murphy, Lawrence H. Burns, and Michael A. Meagher. Father McCormick is mentioned in old histories of the parish, but he cannot be identified in the Archives of the Archdiocese. “Mass was said in the prairie homes of staunch defenders of the faith, many of whom hailed from Canada, some from the banks of the Rhine and others from the land of destiny—the Isle of the sea,” according to Father James M. Ryan, who was in charge of Dumont in the 1800s. Those words and the following were published in a calendar in 1902."

- Rev. Edgar Kurt, "Parish Profile #152," Dubuque: The Witness,  3 December 1989.

Source

The Archdiocese of Dubuque.
The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College.

Contributor

Burback, Emily. Burns, Daniel. Gibson, Michael. Oberfoell, Carol. Waldmeir, Helen. Waldmeir, John.

Type

Various primary and secondary sources.

Language

English.

Publisher

Loras College
Kucera Center for Catholic Thought
Frank and Ida Goedken Series: "Spiritual Life in the Upper Mississippi River Valley"

Coverage

1890-
The history of the parish over the span of 128 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Table Of Contents

CLOSING DOCUMENTS (2 documents)
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS (2 documents)
HISTORY (4 documents)

Bannon, James. “Official Bond” contract for the payment of five hundred dollars. 24 February, 1923.

Kurt, Edgar. “St. Francis Church; Dumon, Iowa; 1990.” Cover for parish directory. 12 November, 1990.

Unknown author(s). List of priests ministering, 1943-circa 1962. Unknown date.

Citation

“St. Francis (Dumont, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, http://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5708.