Transcribed from The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, August 31, September 1 and 2, 1926

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WALKER

THE first school building was erected in 1893, which served as a church later on. The first Mass was read in this building on Christmas, 1903. The erection of the present church was begun in the spring of 1904. The cornerstone was laid the same year and it was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1905. Rev. Fr. Emmeram was the first pastor and also supervised the erection of the church.

The following are the names of the organizors of the parish:

Herman Berens
Peter Braun
B. M. Dreiling
Geo. Kippes
Clement Griese
Theo H. Munk
John Scheck
Ulrich Berens
Peter Brungardt
Nick Dreiling
M. B. Kuhn
John Leiker
Mike Riedel
Ignatz Vonfeldt
Wm. Berens
Anton Dreiling
Mike Kippes
Joseph Griese
Adolf Leiker,
Wm. Robben, Sr.
John A. Vonfeldt

The erection of the present Parochial School building was commenced in the fall of 1924, the cornerstone was laid in 1924. The school was dedicated in August of 1925.

There are at present 120 school children. The Sisters of St. Agnes have charge of same.

The following are the heads of the families at the present time.

J. E. Basgall
U. C. Berens
Herman Benton
John J. Brown
H. H. Berens
A. A. Dome
Anselm Dreiling
P. A. Dinkel
Adam Goetz
W. J. Hammerschmidt
Mrs. Anna Kippes
Mrs. Mary Kisner
Leo Leiker
Fedalis Leiker
John A. Mermis
Theo. H. Munk
J. M. Riedel
Wm. Robben, Jr.
Geo. H. Robben
Mike A. Sander
J. J. Scheck
Wm. Schrant, Sr.
Frank Schulte
M. G. Vonfeldt
Mrs. J. J. Wasinger
Wm. Berens, Sr.
H. F. Berens
Peter Braun
Fred Breer
Jos. P. Brungardt
J. J. Dreiling
Anton Dreiling
W. A. Dreiling
Joseph Griese
Mike Kippes
Frank Kippes
M. B. Kuhn
Lewis Leiker
Frank Mermis
Alex Mermis
Mike Riedel
Albert Riedel
J. W. Robben
H. M. Robben
A. F. Sander
A. J. Scheck
Wm. Schrant, Jr.
Mrs. Anna Schulte
C. D. Wagner
Joe I. Weigel
Ulrich Berens
Wm. H. Berens
P. P. Braun
H. E. Baxter
Adam P. Brungardt
Peter Dreiling
Joe N. Dreiling
Henry Freitag
Jacob Hammerschmidt
Geo. Kippes
Joe Kippes
Mike Leiker
Mrs. Adolf Leiker
Andrew A. Mermis
Raymond Mermis
Anton Riedel
Wm. Robben, Sr.
H. H. Robben
John A. Sander
John Scheck
Nick Schmidt
Hy. Schrant
U. G. Tholen
B. J. Wagner
Mike Wittman

Picture: St. Anne's Church, Walker, Kansas

Picture: Group of Immigrant Survivors at Walker, Kansas

Picture: Rev. Fr. Ulrich Zeller, O.M. Cap., Pastor St. Ann's Church, Walker, Kans.

Transcribed from The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, August 31, September 1 and 2, 1926

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