REV JOSEF CHROMCIK
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> > Pastor Joe Chromcheck in Fayetteville. I know he was a pastor of a
From the CHS newsletter,"Cesky Hlas," Feb. 1999 issue, p.11, re
"REV JOSEF CHROMCIK 1998 CHS BLAHA-HEJL MEM'L
Father Josef Chromcik came to Fayetteville, Texas in December 1872. The
Czech-speaking citizens of the area were not able to understand the
services that were said in German so Konstantin Chovanec and other
parishioners petitioned the Bishop in Galveston to et a Czech-speaking
priest for the Fayetteville Church. Father Chromcik was selected by the
Bishop of Olomouc to go to Texas. He was the first permanent Czech
Moravian priest in Texas.
He was born near Olomouc January 25, 1845, ordained to the priesthood
July 5, 1869 and arrived in Fayetteville December 24, 1872 at
twenty-seven years of age. Father Chromcik celebrated his first mass in
the Fayetteville Church on Christmas Day, 1872. He continued his ministry
in Fayetteville and neighboring parishes, including Ellinger, Bluff
(Hostyn), Dubina, Praha, Smothers Creek, Warrenton, Industry, Frenstat,
Dimebox, Taylor, Birch, Tunis, Sealy, Latium, Wallis, Mulheim, Cat
Spring, Round Top, Martinsville, Ennis, Granger, Frydek and Corn Hill,
until his death April 17, 1910.
In 1875, Father Chromcik established the Chromcik School where he taught
children for 15 years. He made several trips back to Moravia and each
time brought back other Czechs priests to serve in the Catholic parishes.
He occasionally provided funds to bring poor Czechs to Texas.
Due to a need for local insurance for the Czechs of Fayette County,
Father Chromcik helped organize the KJT and served as the first Chaplain
of the organization from 1889-1894. He served again from 1896 to 1898 and
from 1901 until his death. He was named KJT Director and Counselor for
life at the organizational meeting.
During his lifetime he became well loved and in 1932 he was honored with
a bronze statue which stands southwest of St. John the Baptist Catholic
Church in Fayetteville.
Today [Sat., Nov., 14, 1998] we honor him by adding his name to the
Blaha-Hejl Memorial Plaque as a former member of the Texas Czech
community who has left a legacy in the history of th eemigratio nof
Czechs to Texas."
Did Rev. Chromcik officiate at any of your family births, baptisms,
confirmations, deaths, etc?
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My great grandmother, Mary Frances SCIBA, was baptized by Rev. Josef
Chromcik. Below is transcript of her Certificate of Baptism that was
apparently requested in 1947. The 1st sponsor, John HOLOTIK, is my
gg granduncle. I don't know if the 2nd sponsor, Marie BEKOVSKY, is
CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM
St. John's Church
THIS CERTIFIES THAT
child of Vincent Stiba
and Frances Stiba
born in Fayetteville, Texas
on the 5th day of December, 1881,
was BAPTIZED on
the 16th day of December, 1881,
According th the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church
by the Rev. Jos. Chromcik
the sponsors being John Holotik
and Marie Bekovsky
as appears from the Baptismal Register of this Church.
Dated March 6, 1947
Rev. Frank L. Matustik
Vol. I Page 87 No. 7
Researching: SHULTZ, SCHORN, KUHN, SCIBA, HOLOTIK, JANDA, QUITTA,
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> Did Rev. Chromcik officiate at any of your family births, baptisms,
> confirmations, deaths, etc?
> Rick Garza
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> HOLLMAIER, VOGEL, VOGL, WEINZIERL, FINK