Most of the remaining churches were built after my ancestors had passed on or moved away. It was still lots of fun to tour these churches (all open, except for the closed St. Catherine's) and take some photos:
Sts. Peter and Paul, Richmond MN
The Hammers lived in the area around Richmond. Michael Hammer, Sr., my great-great grandfather, was buried from this church. There are several Hammer graves in the Catholic cemetary in town.
The church appears to be a thriving parish, building an addition to the main building, and supporting a grade school.
|Original church, errected 1884|
|Portrait of St. Vitus, one of many painted on the ceiling.|
|Sanctuary, from choir loft|
|It's a round church, and I only took a photo|
of the sign out front.
|Built in 1922, well after family left area|
|One of the many beautiful windows in the church.|
|Missing a steeple?|