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"Come Home to Bechyn!"

Czech Heritage Festival

 

Sponsored by St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

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"The story of Bechyn, Henryville township, Renville County, and The Church of St. Mary of Bechyn is not unlike other stories of settlements across the United States.  But this, our story and our ancestors, makes us who we are today; it is a legacy of strength, faith and honor which we shall pass on to our descendants." 

 

Chapter 1

The Church of St. Mary of Bechyn 1879 - 1992

The beginning history of St. Mary's through 1992 when the parish was suppressed. 

Chapter 2 

Henryville township

Covers the early years, the five country school districts within Henryville, military stories and vintage local news. 

Chapter 3

St. Mary's Wedding Album

152 wedding photos, with some dating back to 1888.

Chapter 4

Family History

This chapter makes the past come alive through our own local families' stories and genealogy. 

Chapter 5

Memorials

A special section containing memorials of those with a Bechyn connection who have passed away.

Chapter 6

St. Mary's Preservation Association

A new beginning for the Church of St. Mary of Bechyn - 1992 through 2011 

Chapter 7

Our Family History

A place for your to enter your own Family Tree.

 

For further information, email info@bechynczechfest.org»

 

Click here to order your copy of  The Church of St. Mary of Bechyn history book»

Church of St. Mary of Bechyn Cemetery

Grave/Genealogy Information

Bechyn, Minnesota 

St. Mary's genealogy historians have compiled a great publication containing genealogy information of those interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Countless hours were spent collecting the information contained in this book.  Very few cemeteries have been researched to this extent. 

This book contains a listing of the names and location of those interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. Included are the dates of birth and death, along with other family information useful to family genealogy, transcriptions of the Czech tombstones, and a map of the cemetery.  Available in hard or digitial copy. "St. Mary's Cemetery Guide" is included in this publication.

 

For further information, email info@bechynczechfest.org»

 

Click here to learn more and to order your copy of "St. Mary's Cemetery Genealogy Information"»

St. Mary's Cemetery Genealogy Research Books

Church of St. Mary

of Bechyn Cemetery

Guide Booklet

St. Mary's cemetery guide is a booklet with an alphabetic listing of the deceased interred in St. Mary's Cemetery, year and birth and death as well as the location of the grave site. The guide also includes a map of the cemetery.

 

For further information, email info@bechynczechfest.org»

 

Click here to learn more and to order your copy of "St. Mary's Cemetery Guide"»

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The Church of St. Mary of Bechyn

history of our parish and henryville township
This history book is an updated version of the 1979 Centennial Book and the 1992 supplement history of St. Mary's Church, Bechyn, along with additional information we have gathered over the past years. Families have graciously submitted their family histories, family photos and wedding photos to make the book a true treasure. This book - our history- is further proof of how we are all part of a larger family. Our families are interwoven with each other and we are all connected to a past that we can only imagine...

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cemetery guide

Church of St. Mary

of Bechyn

Cemetery/Genealogy

Information