Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Petersburg

History

Located 9 miles northwest of Dyersville, on the rich prairie lands the first settlers avoided because they erroneously believed the land to be sterile, is the small community of Petersburg.

The Catholic Church in Petersburg had its beginning on March 25, 1867. During this same time the little hamlet of Petersburg grew into a village. A store and saloon were started directly south of the present church grounds by Peter Domeyer. Barney Sassen and Henry Niemann from Illinois opened a country store directly east of the present school. In the following spring Mr. Philip Hense began a blacksmith shop and Mr. Henry Niemann assumed the making of wagons.

Though the community remains unincorporated, it is home to many residents and businesses.

Churches

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
1625 300th Ave.
563-875-7992

Schools

Hennesy Catholic Catholic School System (Grades 1-6)
Petersburg

Chamber Member Businesses

Knipper Auto & Tire
2998 160th St.
Dyersville, IA  52040
563-875-6432

Petersburg Community Center / Harter Hall
3031 160th Street
Dyersville, IA 52040
563-875-8730
Catering to all your needs from weddings to reunions to dances and more!

The Big House
3001 160th Street
Dyersville, IA 520401
563-875-2612

Harter Custom Pumping
3031 160th St.
Dyersville, IA 52040
563-542-1010
Harter Custom Pumping removes sludge from agricultural and city pits/digesters, Jet-Vacs sanitation sewer lines and video inspection.  Also inspect, install, repair and pump out septic systems.