St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fulda Indiana
A Timeline of Historical Events
 
1847
June 5, 1847 the first Mass celebrated at the home of Casper Hurm. Official founding of Parish on feast of Saint Boniface.
1847
Construction of Log Church 45" X 30" began.
1852
Construction of a Log House Rectory.

First resident pastor.

Small Log Church was extended 30 more feet.

Fall of 1852 the first school in Fulda was opened. It was a one room log building with a dirt floor and one window with panes of greased paper.

1854
In January, the Women's Society was started and received the name of Holy Rosary Society.
1860
Father Chrysostom accepted plans from Mr, Marendt for a new church to be built at Fulda.

Milton Jackson furnished the stones for the foundation, which is 7 feet thick.

A new one room frame school building was constructed.

1865
After construction of a new church was completed, pillars were required when the roof began to give.
1866
June 5, The new church, not completely finished on the inside was dedicated by Prior Martin Marty, O.S.B. of Saint Meinrad on the feast of Saint Boniface.

Three bells were cast for the church by J.G. Stuchstede & Brothers, of Saint Louis Mo,

Saint Boniface Men's Society began.

1869
Walls and ceiling of the church were plastered.
1870
Saint Benedicts Young Men's Society began.
1877
New brick rectory was completed.

Three new alters were placed in church.

Two paintings for $450.00 were purchased. One portrays the death of Saint Boniface, the other is the laying of the cornerstone at Fulda, Germany. Both are displayed on the reredos of the main alter.

1879
Another one room school was built, the one building was used for the lower four grades and the other for the upper grades.
1889
Erosion was threatening the brick rectory, only 12 years old. It was torn down and a frame building was erected.
1892
A frame convent was completed for the Sisters.

The church tower was repaired and a new roof was placed on the church.

The two "Little Red School houses" were replaced by a two room frame school house.

1894
The brick floor of the church was replaced with baked cement blocks.
1895
The church interior was replastered and painted. New colored glass windows were installed and a new communion rail was installed.
1896
New pews were placed in the church.
1898
The oak console organ was purchased. It has 10 ranks, and 535 pipes and cost $950.00
1905
The paintings on the walls and ceilings were completed for a cost of $2,500.00

Stenciling was painted.

1910
Karr Supply Co. of Saint Louis, Mo. installed the heating system at a cost of $1,053.00.
1916
Bishop Chartrand, consecrated Saint Boniface Church, also the 50th Anniversary of the blessing of the church in 1866.
1926
Construction of steps leading from the church to Main Street was completed.

A steel tabernacle which was donated by Boniface Schaefer was installed.

The stations of the cross were purchased.

1940
A steel beam extending the full length of the church was installed.
1949
A copper cross was placed atop the church steeple
1954
Saint Boniface School was completed and opened in January, 1955
1971
Restrooms were added to the church.
1973
February 18: Plans to close Fulda Grade School at the end of the year.
1975
Painters begin painting the interior of the church
1976
October 17: Blessing of Saint Boniface Church after completion of redecorating.
1977
Monsignor Clarence Lindauer's 40th Anniversary
1980
Saint Boniface was placed on the Indiana State Registor of Historic Sites
1985
April 5: Good Friday wind damage to the church roof
1987
Restoration of the stained glass windows in church.

New windows were placed in the Parish Center

1988
New heating system was installed in the church.
1990
A new cross was placed on the church steeple and the steeple repainted
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