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MIDDLE CREEK, TEXAS

Fayette County, Central Texas S

FM Road 615
N of Schulenburg
S of La Grange
Population: Unknown

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St. Anthony's School in Middle Creek
Courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn
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History in a Pecan Shell

By Carolyn Heinsohn

A farming community located in the southern part of the county between the east and west Navidad Rivers on FM Road 615 north of Schulenburg.

A two-story Catholic school, called St. Anthony's, was built in 1902 by Rev. Gerlach of High Hill. Catholic nuns served as the teachers.

There were no businesses established here.

Some of the early Czech and German-Moravian settlers were the families of Joe Demel; Anton Kainer; Joe and Frank Stanzel; Raymond, Henry and Emil Christ; Frank Mensik; Frank Winkler; Franz Schmidt and Frank Brossmann. They were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church at High Hill, but the distance from their farms to the school in High Hill necessitated the establishment of a school nearby.

After the 1920s, the Rudolph and Emil Heinrich, Frank Kainer, Alfred Stanzel, Fred Kloesel and A.B. Cernosek families were also living here.

Known in the mid-1900s for its community baseball team, the Middle Creek Mudcats.


Addendum:
It was a community with only a Catholic School and a baseball team. There were probably social events at the school, but there never were any business establishments or a platted area... I don't know what happened to the school building. After consolidation, it may have been dismantled or moved. Therefore, there is nothing to see at the site.

There were farms all around the school, and most probably there are still descendants of some of the early settlers living in the area. Some farms have been subdivided, so there are newcomers as well. Since the school at High Hill was too far away for the children in the Middle Creek area, the parents built the school, which was staffed by nuns.

There were other similar communities in Fayette County, where there was only a school and not much more - Sedan, Mecklenburg, Stella, Bordovice, etc. - Carolyn Heinsohn, February 20, 2016


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