St. Boniface Parish - Vincent

St. Boniface church of Vincent was organized in 1907 by a number of families from the St. Fidelis parish in Victoria. They were seeking to have a church nearer to their farms. Seven families were responsible for completing the building:

Moritz (Maurice) Baier
Lorenz Braun
Anton P. Dreiling
Bernhard (Ben) P. Huser
Michael Reichert
Valentin (Walter) Rajewski
Peter I. Weigel

From 1925 to 1969, the parish also had a school which was run by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The school building is now a private residence.
Pastors & Priests: 

St. Boniface Parish was served by the following Capuchin Fathers:

Vincent Brandt (1907-1909)
Edward Heyl
Callistus Rectenwald (1927-1980)

- At Home in Ellis County, Kansas: 1867-1992. Hays, KS: Ellis County Historical Society, 1991. (online)
- Transcript of The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926.


- Saint Boniface Cemetery (
- St. Boniface Cemetery (

St. Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent, Kansas (1922).
Source: Standard Atlas of Ellis County Kansas (Kansas Historical Society)

St. Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent, Kansas.
Source: Kansas Catholic.

Interior of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Vincent, Kansas.
Source: Kevin Rupp.