Peter and Paul Parish Golden Jubilee Book
Edited by Father Matthew Fettig
The Parish, Strasburg, North Dakota, 1948, 200 pages, softcover.
For additional information about Saints Peter and Paul Catholic
Church and Strasburg, North Dakota, consult the following sources:
Brief History Of The Peope And Parish of Saints Peter and Pual Church,
Strasburg, ND, 1989; 2) As
We Reminisce: Strasburg, Emmons County, North Dakota, 1967;
3) Moments to Remember,
1976; 4) Strasburg's
Historic Church, North Dakota Horizons, Winter, 1997;
5) Saints Peter and Paul's
Parish Centennial Book 1889 - 1989: Strasburg, North Dakota,
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
one of North Dakota's most valuable church and parish histories
for the Germans from Russia community. Father Matthew Fettig, the
book's editor and a member of Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND,
was Assistant Pastor at Strasburg.
Important sections this parish history include: "When the name
German Russians;" "The First Trail-Blazers" of five dashing young
single men immigrate in 1888 to Strasburg from Strassburg, South
Russia; "The Second Group of Settlers" including eleven families
who arrived at Strasburg in 1889; "The First Agricultural Endeavors
& Disappointments;" "The First Church;" "Golden Jubilarians;" "Families
of the Parish 1947-1948;" and "The City of Strasburg." There are
many photographs throughout the book including pioneer families.
The pioneers who built the beautiful Rhenish-style church at Strasburg
immigrated from the Catholic Black Sea German village of Strassburg,
Kutschurgan District, South Russia (today named Kutschurgan located
near Odessa, Ukraine and the Moldovan border).
The Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church is featured in the book
Magnificent Churches on the Prairie: A
Story of Immigrant Priests, Builders and Homesteaders, published
by the Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University,
The Church published in 1989 Saints Peter
and Paul's Parish Centennial Book 1889 - 1989: Strasburg, North
Dakota. Other books about Strasburg include As
We Reminisce: Strasburg, Emmons County, North Dakota (1967)
and Moments to Remember (1976),
both edited by Michael M. Miller.
An old wedding scene in front of the Strasburg Opera House, date not given.
Lawrence Schwab Farm, west of Strasburg, 1912.
Interior of Saints Peter and Paul Church, 1948.
The first businessmen in Strasburg: Top row (L-R): Damian Lauinger, Michael Baumgartner and J.J Baumgartner; Front row (L-R): Jacob Feist and Egidi Keller.