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St. Joseph Catholic Church (Fort Jennings, Ohio) - MS 212 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1848 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in October 2001, with the cooperation of Father Anthony A. Borgia of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages*, and deaths. Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series. (See order of microfilming for a detailed list of these records.)

This register and this collection was prepared by Jennifer Golis in November 2001.

*There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection.

 Agency History

St. Joseph Catholic Church began as a Station of Glandorf in 1834. In 1840, the Catholics and Protestants in Fort Jennings built a church together. In 1848, the parish received their first resident pastor, Father George Boehne. In 1854, the parish built its second church so they could have a separate place of worship. Between 1860 and 1861, the parish was a Mission of Delphos. It was not long before St. Joseph received another resident priest. In 1883, the parish built its third and present church. Since that time the church has grown steadily and many renovations have been made to the church.

Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Section Missionary and Parish History. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1984. Pages 150 - 153.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1848 - 1899
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Record Book, 1899 - 1929
    • Baptisms
    • Deaths
  3. Record Book, 1903 - 1948
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
  4. First Communions, 1949 - 1993
  5. First Communions, 1994 - 2001
  6. Confirmations, 1951 - 2001
  7. Deaths, 1915 - 1999
  8. Deaths, 2000 - 2001

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1914 - 1940
  2. Baptisms, 1940 - 1966
  3. Baptisms, 1967 - 1998
  4. Baptisms, 1999 - 2001
  5. Marriages, 1899 - 1948
  6. Marriages, 1949 - 1999
  7. Marriages, 2000 - 2001

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