Churches Of The Prairie 17

Catharine, KS

In 1876 Volga German immigrants founded and settled Catharine, KS.  Located in Ellis County, it currently has a population of around 100.  All the streets in Catharine are named after Saints, St. Martin, St. Leo, St. John, St. Anton, St. Mary, St. Joseph, St. Francis, St. Adolphus, and St. Catherine.


St. Catherine Catholic Church – 1892















4 thoughts on “Churches Of The Prairie 17

    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      I had never seen such iron work as I saw in this cemetery and the one from last Sunday at Emmeram.

      This the part of the original cemetery and if you click on the last photo of the post there is a monument inscribed with quite a history of the original cemetery. The beautiful iron work is not limited to the older part, there are also some newer graves with unique iron designs.


  1. shoreacres

    The church is lovely. It reminds me of some German Catholic churches here in Texas. A few have the same kind of stonework. Since the time period was about the same, I suppose it makes sense that there would be some similarities. But that ironwork! I’ve never seen anything like that. The cemetery is truly fascinating.

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