Joseph Schwarz (1858-1927), Architect
Joseph Schwarz was born on February 24, 1858 in New York City. His family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1861. Joseph was trained in cabinet and furniture making, and later worked for a contracting firm, doing construction work. In 1887, he moved to Sioux Falls, where he lived and practiced architecture for the rest of his life. He was married to Eva (Capellen) Schwarz, with whom he had four children. He was the architect for a large number of churches and public buildings in South Dakota, and was credited with designing several churches across Nebraska. He died on December 26, 1927. 
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Educational & Professional Associations
Nebraska Buildings & Projects
Immaculate Conception Church (1896), St. Helena, Nebraska.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (1901-1904), rural Bow Valley, Nebraska. (CD03-004)
Second St. Boniface Catholic Church (1904), Monterey, Nebraska.
Third St. Boniface Catholic Church (1924), Monterey, Nebraska.
1. Jill Ebers, “Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Complex,” National Register of Historic Places, Registration Form (Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 22, 2000).
2. “Joseph Schwarz,” T.S. Vermillion, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (n.d.).
3. United States Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Sioux Falls Ward 7, Minnehaha, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1485; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0344; FHL microfilm: 1375498. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
D. Murphy, “Joseph Schwarz (1858-1927), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 11, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 25, 2020.
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