HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saint Vincent de Paul Church, in Dutzow, Missouri, located in southeastern Warren County, about 53 highway miles west of downtown Saint Louis.
This church dates from 1874.
ST. VINCENTS KIRCHE
Dutzow was the first German settlement in Missouri, and this was originally a German parish. Germans started coming here in the 1810s, seeking inexpensive land and freedom from Absolutism. Later waves of German immigrants came here in the wake of the revolutions of 1848, the Liberal reforms of Bismark, and the two World Wars.
The local faithful were ministered by the Jesuits since 1839, and the first church was built in 1842.
Click here for an engraving of the church, published in 1895.
Permanent European settlement in this locale was French and dates from about 1763. The frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820) lived out his last years a few miles from here.
Stained glass window; and a statue of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660).
Station of the cross.
✠ EGO : SVM : PASTOR : BONVS ET : COGNOSCO OVES : MEAS
ET : COGNOSCVNT : ME MEÆ ✠ Joh: X 14
I am the good shepherd; and I know mine, and mine know me.
DONATED BY THE MARRIED LADIES SOCIETY 1918
Cemetery adjacent to the church.
As seen here from the valley floor of the Missouri River, the church sits up on a bluff and is safe from the periodic violent flooding of the river.
This region is called the "Missouri Rhineland" due to its resemblance to the Rhine River valley in Germany; and like its namesake, this region is also excellent for growing grapes. This is a tourist area and there are several wineries and inns nearby.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Saturday (Vigil): 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
7602 South Highway 94
Marthasville, Missouri 63357