St. Wenceslaus Parish (Carroll Township, Iowa)


St. Wenceslaus Parish (Carroll Township, Iowa)


"In Tama County, famed for Czech pioneers and parishes, one of the early churches was Saint Wenceslaus in Carroll Township. As its location is about a mile and a half west of the town of Clutier. Saint Wenceslaus Church was built in 1899 and blessed October 18, 1901. Father Vincent Opava resided in a house near Saint Wenceslaus Church in Carroll Township from 1900 to 1903. He cared for both Holy Trinity Church on Dupanda Road in Otter Creek Township and Saint Wenceslaus Church."

-Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, Parish Profile #231, The Witness, June 30, 1991.


History of the Saint Wenceslaus church and parish, from the time of its founding.


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


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


Various primary and secondary sources.




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


History of the parish over the span of over 119 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

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Photograph of St. Wenceslaus church taken in May 1961. Clutier, IA, May 1961.

Kurt, Edgar. “Parish Profile #231: Saint Wenceslaus Parish, Carroll Township.” The Witness, 30 June 1991.

“St. Wenceslaus Church (St. Vaclav); Carroll Township, Tama County; 2000 Centennial Celebration.”


“St. Wenceslaus Parish (Carroll Township, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed July 21, 2024,