August 17, 2018

From the Archives

Silver Jubilee in Shelby County

In 1905, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County, which was founded in 1837, celebrated the silver jubilee of its church building, which was constructed in 1880. This photo from the occasion features several priests and two lay Catholics who gathered for the celebration. Father Joseph Bauer, who was pastor of the parish in 1905, appears at left in the front row. Standing in the first row, second from right, is Nicholas Weintraut, great-grandfather of Omer Weintraut, who is featured in an article that begins on page 1 of this issue. The church was destroyed by a fire on April 4, 1924. The cornerstone for a new church building was laid within the same year.

In 1905, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County, which was founded in 1837, celebrated the silver jubilee of its church building, which was constructed in 1880. This photo from the occasion features several priests and two lay Catholics who gathered for the celebration. Father Joseph Bauer, who was pastor of the parish in 1905, appears at left in the front row. Standing in the first row, second from right, is Nicholas Weintraut, great-grandfather of Omer Weintraut, who is featured in an article that begins on page 1 of this issue. The church was destroyed by a fire on April 4, 1924. The cornerstone for a new church building was laid within the same year.
 

(Would you like to comment on or share information about this photo? Contact archdiocesan archivist Julie Motyka at 800-382-9836, ext. 1538; 317-236-1538; or by e-mail at jmotyka@archindy.org.)

 

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