May was a busy month for the historical society. Our June Newsletter highlights the many things going on in and around our building. We've included a few pictures below from the following locations:
While we hope you enjoy these pictures, we hope they motivate you to stop in to any or all of these places around town to see them for yourselves.
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"Put your trust in God and then you won't be so sad."
Sister Bonifacia's mom repeated this line to her in the years after her father died, leaving her and her mom. She was only six at the time.
Many years later she left Germany when the German government (led by Otto von Bismark) passed laws that prevented religious orders to teach. Mother Pauline (who later visited Westphalia and later became a saint) encouraged the Sisters not to give up.
Soon after, Sr. Bonifacia left Germany; she traveled to Pennsylvania and Minnesota before continuing on to St. Mary, Westphalia. There's much more to her story!! Read it by clicking the button below.
In 2016, Sergeant Martin John Rademacher joined us to tell the story of his 19 years of life. In those years, he delivered milk, worked for Ed Witgen, played baseball and eventually made his way to Europe, where he was a B24 Liberator tail gunner during World War II. He was part of 26 missions before dying for his country.
Read about his story by clicking the link below.