Historic church and cemetery

A few days ago Sher and I took a nice day trip in our RV to south east Indiana. Our first stop was Batesville, covered in a previous post. Next stop was Oldenburg, another town with a strong German heritage.

 

 

 

The Holy Family Catholic Church has a long history in Oldenburg. The stone church was finished in 1848 as seen in the pictures above. It replaced the original log church, and is now the Rectory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current church is a magnificent structure. The day we visited was election day, so there was a fair amount of foot traffic in and out of the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. Social Distancing was not a problem. The large stone cross is a remembrance for the first Mission that was preached in 1848.

16 thoughts on “Historic church and cemetery

  1. I love old churches and cemeteries. Great post!

    I visited cemeteries frequently as a kid and up through college. Sometimes did rubbings from the tombstones on paper or canvas as memory blessings for artwork. I love the memory stories told by how the weather has worked them over time.

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