St. Mary's Catholic Church

History from the Pomeroy Centennial 1870 - 1970

There are no exact records of the first Church built, but it is thought to be about 1881 or 1882. The Church and all of its records were destroyed in the Pomeroy Cyclone. The present structure was built on the site of the old one in 1894. The cemetery property was acquired about 1896 or 1897.

The first resident Pastor was Rev. Edward J. Neppl, who served St. Mary's from 1919 to 1923. He was also Pastor of the newly organized Church at Palmer.

Father Neppl left in 1924 and since then the Pomeroy Parish has been served by the following Priests: