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St. Joseph Catholic Church (Marblehead, Ohio) - MS 825 mf

Introduction | Agency HistoryOrder of Microfilming


The records of St. Joseph Catholic Church 1867 - 2001 were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in February 2001, with the cooperation of Father James E. Brown of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Frank Beier of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages*, and deaths. Some records are in Latin.

Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series.

This register and this collection were prepared by Jennifer Golis in February 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, Marblehead, Ohio, began as a station of the Sandusky Catholic Church, Holy Angels Church, in 1842 and was served by Father Projectus Machebeuf. For the next 24 years it served as a station of various Catholic churches throughout northern Ohio.

It was not until 1866 that it became a mission, under Father John Koehn, and a small stone church was built. It primarily served the Irish, German, and French fisherman and farmers that had moved to the territory.

In 1889, a larger building was erected on a different site. It served as a combination church and school. In 1892, St. Joseph became a parish under the resident pastor, Father Francis Hroch.

In 1917, the most recent church was built upon the site of the second church. The parochial school that had been operating since 1889 was closed at the end of the 1968 school year.

Sources: History of the Diocese of Toledo, Northern Ohio - Central and West Central Section, Ottawa County

St Joseph Catholic Church, Jubilee 2000 directory

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1867 - 1882
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
    • Church Collection
  2. Record Book, 1867-1899
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Marriages
    • Deaths/Burials
  3. Record Book, 1899-1942
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Deaths/Burials
  4. Record Book, 1928 - 1947
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
  5. Baptisms, 1894-1919
  6. First Communions, 1928 - 1970
  7. First Communions, 1971-2000
  8. Confirmations, 1930-1984
  9. Confirmations, 1984 - 1999
  10. Deaths, 1943 - 1995
  11. Deaths, 1995 - 2000


  1. Baptisms, 1919 - 1959
  2. Baptisms, 1959 - 2001
  3. Marriages, 1892 - 1972
  4. Marriages, 1972 - 2000

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