This little church and flock at St. Vincent's, under the leadership of this good priest, held a meeting on January 6, 1838, to deliberate about building a church.
On September 9, 1838, they entered into contract for the sum of six hundred nineteen dollars to build a house of worship on a two-acre piece of ground donated by Thomas Worland.
In October, 1839, the first services were held in this newly built edifice, and dedicated it to the patron St. Vincent de Paul.
(Source, Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana.)
The Worland Family in America and Beyond
I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon