The biggest cultural influence in Texas after the Hispanic and the Scots Irish via the US South were the German Immigrants. The geography was mostly named when they arrived, so there are very few places with a German name. However they were an essential part of the many communities.
This is St Joseph German Church in downtown San Antonio. Construction was started 1n 1866 and finished in 1878. Now it is surrounded on three sides by a department store that was built around it. Like many down town parishes it serves not just the local community but the workers, and visitors to the down town area.
It was a German language parish for many years switching to English only as the membership assimilated. The names of the Stations of the Cross, set in the wall, are in German with English subtitles. But these days the notices on the bulletin board are in English and Spanish.
St Joseph Parish (Downtown)
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