Braggan Family

Christian Braggan and his wife were born in Germany but came to Missouri before the Civil War and settled on a farm that was located where the Ed Lambert home now stands. He owned all the land that was to become known as the Braggan’s Addition and to this day is still called that. This … > More >

Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mr. Marion Francis Scott measured the land, or as they said at that time “stepped off,” for the present Mount Olivet Cemetery. Marion F. Scott was the grandfather of Clarence C. and Malvin Scott, present day residents of Marceline. He had fought in the Civil War as a member of the Illinois Infantry and St … > More >

St. Bonaventure Church

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 >