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St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell

Linwood, Nebraska

 
 
St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
1. St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell Marker
Inscription.

Inscribed on the Bell:
Henry Stuckstede B F Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
St John Baptist
Linwood, Nebr
1901


Weight: 1,450 lbs.

Father Francis Zalud of Abie, Nebraska, arranged for the organization of a new daughter parish, that of St. Mary's in nearby Linwood, Nebraska, and the building of their church. He appointed as their building committee Messrs, August Kletke, Mike Sorick, Frank Vitamvas, Jim Kays, and Frank Nichols of that community who along with the parishioners helped build the church and also donated financially.

Constructed in part of native lumber, this lumber was donated by Frank and Leopold Juranek, and cut from timber on their land. The new church was dedicated by Bishop Thomas Bonacum on September 8, 1901.

When the Abie parish lost its resident pastor, the parish of St. Mary was closed, and the parish boundaries added to that of Sts. Peter and Paul, Abie. The last Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's on January 26, 1969.

 
Erected 1992 by Columbus Community Foundation, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 25.357′ N, 97° 22.114′ W. Marker is in Columbus
St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
2. St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell
, Nebraska, in Platte County. Marker is on 33rd Avenue (U.S. 30/81) near 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Belltower is in Pawnee Park. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NE 68601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Methodist Church Bell (here, next to this marker); St. Michael's Catholic Church Bell (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United Methodist Church Bell (here, next to this marker); Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bell (here, next to this marker); North Branch, Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); St. Bernard Catholic Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. Bernard Catholic Church Bell (a few steps from this marker); Congregational Church Bell (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Columbus Quincentenary Bell Tower (South) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
3. Columbus Quincentenary Bell Tower (South)
The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. The Columbus Quincentenary Belltower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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