Columbus in Platte County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Mary's Catholic Church Bell
Henry Stuckstede B F Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
St John Baptist
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,
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Communications • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1918.
Location. 41° 25.357′ N, 97° 22.114′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Nebraska, in Platte County. Marker is on 33rd Avenue (U.S. 30/81) near 7th Street, on the right when traveling south. Belltower is in Pawnee Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NE 68601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.