Thursday, September 3, 2009
St. Nicholas Church
Here is a picture of St. Nicholas Church, in Schirrhein. It serves Shirrhein and the nearby village of Schirrhoffen. This is the "new" church. The original one was destroyed in 1945 during the liberation of France. The area is predominately Catholic, but had a strong Jewish population until about 1900.
When some of the Halters moved from Ohio to Scott County, Missouri in the 1840's, they built a church there that was modeled after the one that they had left behind in Alsace.
Posted by Bill at 11:46 AM