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Some Interesting Parish Facts

  • At the 100th anniversary of Sts. Peter and Paul, in 1953, the oldest married couple still living was Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gubser, who were 89 years old.
  • In 2003, the couple married the longest in the parish was Helen and Bill Brossart, who celebrated their 66th anniversary on November 14th of that year.
  • The oldest member of the parish in 2003 was Carl Butsch, who was born on April 14, 1914.
  • The largest family in 1953 was Frank and Francis Reis, who were blessed with 15 children.
  • In 2003, the largest parish family was Nick and Betty Seiter, who were blessed with 11 children.
  • Also in 2003, the largest family whose children still remained in 12-Mile and were still active members of the church the Alvin and Eileen Reis family, who were blessed with 9 children and 19 grandchildren that year.  Incidentally, Alvin Reis is the grandson of Frank and Francis Reis.
  • Leo Bezold, son of Dominic and Christine Bezold, was the first baby to be baptized in the present church in January 1929.