User:Billschrier/Blessing Iowa

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Blessing, Iowa is an historical community in the southern portion of Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Blessing was named after James J. Blessington.

In 1882 a Roman Catholic Church was built in Blessing by Fr. O'Brien, resident priest at Eagle Center, Iowa. The Church was attached to Eagle Center as a mission until 1892 when Fr. Sheehy arrived as a resident pastor[1]:277.

The use of the church as a Roman Catholic parish was discontinued in nnnn, however Blessing Cemetery remains an active cemetery[2] .


  1. ^ Isaiah Van Metre, ed. (1904). History of Black Hawk County (PDF). Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Company. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Black Hawk Iowa, Blessing Cemetery Listing". IAGenWeb Project. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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