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A SMALL mission nine miles southwest of Hays. It is a branch of St. Francis Church of Munjor and was founded in 1906. Rev. Fr. Michael, O.M. Cap., is the present pastor.
This parish is the first one to branch out from the mother church, St. Francis Church, of Munjor, and is located about seven miles west of that colony and nine miles southwest of Hays.
The church was organized in 1906, and its membership was composed almost entirely of former members of Munjor. Among others, the following were among its founders: John Dechant, Gerhard Pfannenstiel, Joseph Gassman, Cornelius Dechant, John E. Wasinger, George Sauer, Anton Sauer, John Herl, Mat Grabbe, Anton B. Leiker, Alex Klaus, John K. Leiker, Lawrence Rohr, Alex Befort, John Dechant. John J. Rupp.
A frame church building of dimensions large enough to accommodate the congregation was erected and dedicated to "Our Lady of Help."
Picture: Our Lady of Help Church, Antonino, Kansas
Picture: Group of Survivors, Antanino, Kansas
Picture: Reverends - 1. Rev. George Karlin, O.M. Cap.; 2. Rev. Raphael Engel, O.M. Cap; 3. Rev. Edwin Dorzweiler, O.M. Cap.; 4. Rev. Athanasius Karlin, O.M. Cap.; 5. Rev. Fidelis Maier, O.M. Cap.; 6. Rev. Richard Bollig, O.M. Cap.; 7. Rev. Henry J. Gesenhus; 8. Rev. Otto Van Lintel; 9. Rev. Norbert Staab
Picture: Priests Native Sons of the Settlements
1. Rev. William Robben; 2. Rev. Christian Dreiling; 3. Rev. John Leiker; 4. Rev. Paul Berens, 0.S.B.; 5. Rev. George Herrman; 6. Rev. Alexius Staab; 7. Rev. Joseph J. Wasinger; 9. Rev: Michael P. Dreiling
Top Row-Lay Brothers (Native Sons).
Middle Row-Lay Brothers, of many years' service in settlements.
Lower Row - Clerics. Native sons preparing for Priesthood in Capuchin Order.
1. Ven. Brother Wendelin, O.M. Cap.; 2. Brother Andrew (Nick Dinkel); 3. Brother Alexius (Nick Kuhn); 4. Ven. Brother Donolus, O.M. Cap.; 5. Ven. Brother Boneventura, O.M. Cap.; 6. Ven. Brother Fridolin, O.M. Cap.; 7. Ven. Fr. Hyacinth, O.M. Cap. (Carl Grabbe); 8. Ven. Fr. Mark, O.M. Cap. (Jos. Linenberger); 9. Ven. Fr. Virgil, O.M. Cap. (Anselm Kuhn); 10. Ven. Fr. Flavian, O.M. Cap. (Lawrence Meis); 11. Ven. Fr. Valerian, O.M. Cap. (Paul Brungardt)
Transcribed from The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, August 31, September 1 and 2, 1926