St. Boniface (Garwin, Iowa)

Title

St. Boniface (Garwin, Iowa)

Description

"The second half of the nineteenth century saw many immigrants come to Iowa from the Slavic areas of Europe. A large portion of them settled in Cedar Rapids and along the rail lines extending from Cedar Rapids to Marshalltown. Czechs built the first Catholic churches in Norway, Chelsea, and Toledo, and the smaller communities in the area known as the Bohemian Hills of Benton and Marshall Counties. The Garwin area Catholics claimed Saint Boniface Church at Toledo as their parish until they could build a church of their own at Garwin."

-Rev. Msgr. Edgar Kurt, Parish Profile #200, The Witness, November 18, 1990.

Coverage

1864-
History of the parish over the span of 154 years, including information about its priests and parishioners.

Source

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

Type

Various primary and secondary sources.

Publisher

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

Contributor

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

Language

English.

Files

Centennial article213.jpg

Citation

“St. Boniface (Garwin, Iowa),” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed February 22, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/564.