Hwy 40 & Walker Ave.
Victoria, KS 67671
telephone: 785.735.2777 & 785.735.2721
In 1893, a school building was constructed in Walker, and on Christmas Day, 1903, the first Mass was said for the Volga German settlers living in the area. Construction of a church building was begun the following year. It was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1905, to St. Ann.
A parochial school was constructed in 1924 and dedicated in August of 1925. The Sisters of St. Agnes run the school.
The following men were founders of Walker:
B. M. Dreiling
Theo H. Munk
M. B. Kuhn
Wm. Robben, Sr.
John A. Vonfeldt
The following priests have served the congregation of St. Ann in Walker:
Frank X. Grinko
At Home in Ellis County, Kansas: 1867-1992. Hays, KS: Ellis County Historical Society, 1991.
The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926.
Saint Ann's Cemetery (findagrave.com)
Saint Ann Cemetery (Internment.net)
Walker, Kansas (German Capital of Kansas)