Old Rock Church, Catawissa, Missouri

Memorial Day, 2008 my family visited the Old Rock Church in Catawissa, Missouri for a special Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of St. Louis to honor the church and community members that had restored this beautiful building.  We sat in the McNamee family pew. Long John McNamee and his cousin Short John McNamee helped build the church in the mid 19th Century. My husbands great-great grandfather was Long John McNamee. Thanks to Bill Sullivan and several cousins for their hard work to document the family history and Bill’s generosity in sharing this history with his new found cousins.

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