|Loretto's St. Mary's Parish Church|
As a result the feud went on for awhile. Finally the bitter debate came to a head with the building a new church. The cost and overwhelming size of the church became the last straw. The Rothammel and Kamenka group had to go all the way to the Pope for permission to creation a new Parish. I'm pretty sure he didn't get the whole scoop. Need more?
|Map of Kamenka, Russia 1912|
by Mr. Geo Meier
Every once in while you have an awesome find when doing genealogy. For me it happen one afternoon while I was working to take down the original church rectory from St. Mary's Parish. Hidden in the back walls, most likely fell behind the wall, was the original St. Mary's Parish Record Book. This awesome gem of a find is being posted on the St. Mary's Page of this blog to share with all of you that may be looking for ancestry that originate in Loretto, Kansas. Also, you may want to check out the page on Cemetery Sites. We will be added as much as we can work into the blog.
Good luck on your search for ancestors!