Le Sueur County Polish Catholic Churches/Cemeteries

PGS-MN Newsletter Article

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Fall 19945Polish Catholic Churches in Minnesota
Part 1: Polish Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (continued)

by Paul Kulas
(information about Heidelberg and Lexington churches are included)


St. Joseph Church

  • The original church was founded by about 60 Polish families living in the area in 1902 and was located at 21324 Steeple View Lane.
  • Many of the Poles came from St. Scholastica Church in Heidelberg, which was originally a German church – the Poles wanted their own church.
  • The church was active until 2008 and in 2011, it was moved to another location six miles away and is being preserved. 

St. Joseph Church Diamond Jubilee Booklet
St. Jozefa- September 1902-September 1977 (Church of St. Joseph, Lexington, MN)
Available in the Polish section of the Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

211th Avenue and Steepleview Lane
Lexington Township, Le Sueur County


Church of St. Scholastica (established in 1857)

31525 181st Ave
Heidelberg, MN 56071

The church was re-built in 1906.


History of the Parish of St. Scholastica, Heidelberg, Minnesotaby Amelia Francis Romportl, 1980Can be found in the Gale Library at the MN Historical Society
An Era of Progress – Heidelberg, Minnesota (1878-1976)Heidelberg Athletic AssociationOnline Version – History of the church is on pages 50-61

St. Scholastica Catholic Cemetery

(also known as Heidelberg Cemetery)
314th St. 
Heidelberg, MN 56071