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The Reverend Joseph Chromcik

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Latitude & Longitude: 29° 54' 25.09641", -96° 40' 36.93060000012"
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     Czech Catholics, who settled in Fayette County in the mid-1850s, were initially served by area priests. Eventually they petitioned the Bishop of Texas for their own Czech priest, and in 1872 the Rev. Joseph Chromcik (1845-1910) arrived from Europe. He held his first service in Fayetteville that year and became Texas' first permanent Czech Catholic priest. He established Chromcik School and many churches, and was instrumental in establishing the KJT, or Czech Catholic Union of Texas. He was fondly referred to as Taticek (dear little father) by many of the people who knew him.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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