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Copyright 2001 Pamela R. Roy
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Page Creation: July 3, 2001


Listed below, you will find the names of churches located in Boyd County, NE & the church's history. This page is in need of ANY information you have on churches located throughout Boyd County. If you have any information that you would be willing to share, please email me at Thank you!

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baker, NE was built in 1900. When it started, it was a mission of St. Mary's Church in Spencer, NE. Property for the church and cemetery was donated by Christian Velder.

The church and parochial school burned 1927. A new building was built in 1931. The church closed in 1951 when it merged with it's parent church in Spencer.

When the railroad did not come to Baker, the town slowly disappeared and was none existant about 20 years before the church closed.

"The Saga of the Missouri River Reveille" by Adeline S. Gnirk has more details on this church and community.

Information courtesy of Joe E. Thurstenson

Lutheran Churches at Bristow, Anoka, and Baker

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