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Panna Maria, Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
First Store in Panna Maria
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 1874 — First Store in Panna Maria
Built in 1855; used as a storeroom for landlord's share of Panna Maria crops. The landlord, John Twohig, a devout Catholic, set aside one room of store for the church and school. Owned and operated by the Snoga family since 1918. . . . — Map (db m131919) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 2619 — Immaculate Conception Church
. . . — Map (db m131921) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 6074 — Panna Maria, TexasOldest Permanent Polish Colony in America
Settled by 100 Polish families who came to Texas to gain economic, political and religious freedom. Led by Father Leopold Moczygemba, O.F.M., Conv., they made a contract in 1854 with John Twohig, a San Antonio banker and merchant, for land at . . . — Map (db m131916) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 4016 — Pilarczyk Store
Built 1875; second oldest store in Panna Maria; still has original rafters and floors. Lime for mortaring stones (visible on back and sides) was fired in home kilns. Store was bought by Victor Pilarczyk, 1913. First gas pump was installed 1919. . . . — Map (db m131918) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 4459 — St. Joseph's School
Built 1868. Oldest Polish private school in America. Since 1855, classes had been held in various sites. This was the first school building in the colony at Panna Maria. Teachers lived upstairs and classes were held on the ground floor. . . . — Map (db m131920) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Panna Maria — 5534 — Town of Panna Maria
Oldest Polish settlement in Texas - Established December 24, 1854 by the Reverend Leopold Moczygemba O.F.M., who was instrumental in bringing from Poland about 100 Polish peasant families - Within a few months the majority sought . . . — Map (db m131917) HM

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