St. Gabriel (Zearing, Iowa)


St. Gabriel (Zearing, Iowa)


“Readers need to remember that St. Anthony is the name of a town in Marshall County east of Zearing. St. Anthony is named for two men, Saint and Anthony. The Catholic church in St. Anthony is named for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. While Father Dennis Lundon was pastor of Sacred Heart Parish from 1899 to 1906. Father Lundon continued to provide Mass at least every three months in various homes and in the hall over the Clift Hardware Store [for Zearing].”

- Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, “Parish Profile #201: Saint Gabriel Parish, Zearing.” Dubuque: The Witness, 25 November 1990.



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 111 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Table Of Contents

A.C.C.W. Supplement to St. Gabriel’s Parish History, Zearing, Iowa 9/65-3/76 (1 packet)

CD St. Gabriel’s Centennial 1908-2008 – Historical Photos and Our Celebration (1 CD)

Financial Report 1989-1990 (1 document)

Historical Timeline 1899-2004 (3 documents)

Pastors and Major Developments 1956-1957 (1 document)

St. Gabriel’s “100 Years in the Lord’s Service.” June 29, 1908-June 29, 2008 (3 booklets)

Testimony of Fr. Tobin in regard to the building of a Church in Zearing (3 documents)

Vocations Profile 1955-1958 (1 document)

“100 years of faith.” Dubuque: The Witness, 13 July 2008.

Kurt, Rev. Msgr. Edgar. “Parish Profile #201: Saint Gabriel Parish, Zearing.” Dubuque: The Witness, 25 November 1990.


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