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German Catholic Country: West Central Ohio
In west central Ohio, not far from the Indiana border, are many people who can trace their ancestors to German Catholic immigrants whose lives centered around their families, farms and the culture and faith they had brought with them from Germany. Many of the churches were established in Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties by the people themselves, not the hierarchy of the church. This allegiance and identification with the home parish exists today. GERMAN CATHOLIC COUNTRY WEST CENTRAL OHIO is the story of these communities forged by German Catholic immigrants in the early to mid 1800's.