Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Catholic Aid Association; a Bit of History in Adrian

Virgil Schutz is a long time member of the St. Joseph Council and parishioner of St. Adrian Catholic Church. In fact, he can track both connections back to his great grandfather and the very beginning of the Catholic Aid Association. He has the picture to prove it.

In the morning, on September 4, 1881, 42 men stood proudly before the church they had built and within the society they had created one of many such groups around the state that formed to help protect the needy in their immigrant communities. Less than eight months previously, on January 18, 1881, they had joined the Catholic Aid Association (founded on January 8, 1878, as The Mutual Life Insurance Association of the German Roman Catholic Benevolent Societies of Minnesota) as its 18th council (then called a society), and seventh named for St. Joseph.
Nobles County Review

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