not sure why so hard to find photos of "old" Catholic Churches that have been torn down....anyone know of site to view them...I am looking for photos of St George located on South Wentworth Ave and 39th (3924 South Wentworth) thanks Bill Arthofer
thanks so much, the archietect Adolphus Druiding is very well known but of the 4 built in Chicago only 1 has photos, sad to say...
St. Hyacinth Church Chicago, IL (first church constructed in 1895 and replaced by much larger church by Worthmann and Steinbach)
St. George Church, Chicago, IL
St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL has PHOTOS
St. Hedwig Church, Chicago, IL
> thanks so much, the archietect Adolphus Druiding
> is very well known but of the 4 built in Chicago
> only 1 has photos, sad to say...
> St. Hyacinth Church Chicago, IL (first church
> constructed in 1895 and replaced by much larger
> church by Worthmann and Steinbach)
> St. George Church, Chicago, IL
> St. John Cantius Church, Chicago, IL has PHOTOS
> St. Hedwig Church, Chicago, IL
St, Hedwig's is still there, and it's not hard to find photos.
wow Eric your the first that has a hit of "anything" photos of St George. I live in Tampa (from south-side Chicago), this book out of print.....paperback around $100, would you be able to send me copy of this pic of the interior ? my email firstname.lastname@example.org I know it is a lot to ask, thanks so very much Bill Arthofer
Hmm..must be another Burgenlander. My dad's family was from Burgenland, but immigrated earlier than most of the Fuller Park people, and I only found out about the Fuller Park community in the last few years. I do have the Unger book too, but our church was St. Philomena on the North Side.
Afternoon, Bill here. Yes on the north side there were 2 Catholic Churches one was St Aloysius and the other St Philomena. On the south side was St George, St Martin and St Augustine. Most on the north side were from Hannersdorf, Wopppendorf , Badersdorf and Burg....south side Grosspetersdorf, Mischendorf, Kleinpetersdorf. Of course tons of smaller villages, and many Lutheran people also. I have one cousin (Nun) that still lives on N Oakley Blvd across the street from St Aloysius Church, lives in convent Josephium. My family tree on ancestry has tons of family from both north and south sides. Bill Arthofer
Let me see if I can copy it from the book at my local library and then I could try and post it. St George's parishoners according to the author were almost entirely Austrians from Burgenland, though many of the priests and nuns were not. St Augustine also had quite a few Burgenlanders along with Bavarians.
thanks so very much, I am crossing my fingers !!! Yes St George was on 39th Street and St Martin was on 59th Street...this area was called "Klein-Burgenland", then St Augustine on 51st Laflin became Austrian also, but never as much as St George. My parents married married St.A's but when my uncle/aunt came to Chicago in 1909 rented an apartment in St George's parish but by 1918 lived in St.A's....thanks again Bill Arthofer