Lac qui Parle County Polish Catholic Churches/Cemeteries

The parishes of St. James in Nassau and St. Joseph in Rosen were in communities that were primarily German. However, the founding members came from the area of Flötenstein in West Prussia, which now Koczała in present-day Poland. 

PGS-MN Newsletter Articles

(You will need to scroll down to the page indicated to find the article within the newsletter link)

NewsletterTitle/AuthorPage
Fall 1997Polish Catholic Churches in Minnesota:
Part 2 – Polish Catholic Churches in the Diocese of New UIm (continued)

By Paul Kulas (includes churches of Rosen and Nassau)
8
Fall 1998Two Minnesota parishes founded by German-speaking Catholics from West Prussia
by Paul Kulas (the two churches are the Rosen and Nassau churches)
9

LDS Family History Center Films

The LDS Family History Center in Crystal, MN has films of church records from St. James in Nassau and St Joseph’s in Rosen on permanent loan.

  • The film #s are 1710897 and 1710898.
  • The phone number for the Crystal center is 763-544-2479.

Nassau

St. James Church (founded in 1902)

308 4th St.
Nassau, MN 56257
320-839-2772


St. James Church Book/Booklet
History of St. James Parish: 1902-1962
by Leo P. Goblirsch
Can be found in the Polish section of the Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

St. James Cemetery

County Hwy 24
Nassau, MN


Rosen

St. Joseph Church (founded in 1885)

1281 340th St.
Rosen, MN 56212
320-839-2772

The church was rebuilt in 1896, along with a rectory and a cemetery. 

St. Joseph Church Book/Booklet
History of St. Joseph’s Parish, Rosen, Minnesota, 1896-1971
History of St. Joseph School, Rosen, Minnesota, 1927 -1977 
Can be found in the Polish section of the Hoffman Research Library at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

St. Joseph Cemetery

340th St.
Rosen, MN 56212