Sunday, March 4, 2012

Church Record Sunday: St. Peter's, White Lake, SD

    Established in 1883, St. Peter's is the Roman Catholic Church for the town of White Lake, South Dakota. After several years of celebrating masses in the local hotel and school, the community built its first church in 1884. That church was destroyed in a fire in 1925 and was not fully replaced until 1967.
    St. Peter's is not an ethnically Luxembourger church. Judging from the church history, it appears to have included Germans, Irish, and more. It also had missions (smaller churches or the celebration of masses) to many surrounding towns. This does not mean that you will not find Luxembourg ancestors among the parish records.
   To contact the parish or reach the sexton of the cemetery, visit St. Peter's website at http://stmargarets.midstatesd.net/index.html.


Sources:
"St. Peter's History,"St. Margaret's and St.Peter's 
   (http://stmargarets.midstatesd.net/stPetersHistory.html : accessed 3 March 2012).

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