Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Mother Church of the Petersburg Parishes
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The parish was dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. It initially served the region, but often impassable roads prompted settlers to establish churches closer to home, first at Wapakoneta (1839), then Fryburg (1850), Rhine (1856), and Botkins (1865). The members of Sts. Peter and Paul fought for their church, even constructing a new building in 1869, but the parish dissolved by 1897. "Completely
Father Lawrence Tebbe, 1950
Erected 2018. (Marker Number 8-6.)
Location. 40° 29.824′ N, 84° 9.779′ W. Marker is in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road (County Route 100) and Cemetery Rd (County Route 161), on the left when traveling east on Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15001 Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road, Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 4˝ miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups (approx. 4.7 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial Neil Armstrong's Boyhood Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dudley Nichols (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wapakoneta.
Also see . . .
1. Sts. Peter and Paul Church memorialized with historic marker (Wapakoneta Daily News, 5/9/2018). (Submitted on June 27, 2018.)
2. State Marker Commemorates Original Petersburg Church (The Catholic Telegraph, 6/27/18). (Submitted on June 27, 2018.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.