Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
The Rev. HENRY HUG, O.S.B. visited the 13 catholic families living in Yankeetown in 1864, saying Mass in private houses, as opportunity offered. St Ruperts, 40x26 feet, a frame building was erected in 1865. It was blessed by the REV. CHRYSOSTOME FOFFA O.S.B. on Jan 2 1866. In 1880 the congregation having grown to large for the building.
The church was considerably enlarged by REV. J. W. BOOK, who has charge of the mission. It numbers now 33 families and has no debts. The priests who had charge of Rockport or who had visited it also attended Yankeetown.
History of Catholic Churches in Indiana 1888
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