The ground for the Catholic Cemetery was bought in the year 1900 by the Rev. J.P. Cullen. The first person buried there was Mrs. Alpino on December 24, 1900. Two priests are also buried there, the Rev. F.J. Burk, December 22, 1903, and the Rev. Frederick McEvoy, August 20, 1961. The original … > More >
In the spring of 1888, Rt. Rev. John J. Hogan of Kansas City requested Rev. Walter Tormey of Brookfield, to select lots in the new town of Marceline upon which to build a Catholic Church. Fr. Tormey secured the lots.
Rev. Thos. J. Burke came to Marceline in August, 1888 to assume duties as pastor. … > More >
Note: The following article containing a history of the first 50 years of Marceline was reproduced from the 1938 Golden Jubilee edition of the Marceline News. Floyd C. Shoemaker, secretary of the State Historical Society of Missouri, has written the following interesting and complete history of Marceline. Mr. Shoemaker is a Linn County product, having … > More >