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Gesu Catholic Church (Toledo, Ohio) - MS 830 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of Gesu Catholic Church 1920 - 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 Joseph B. Kappes of Gesu Catholic Church and Frank Beier of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.

The collection consists of baptisms * , first communions, confirmations, profession of faith, 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.) Some of these records are in Latin or Polish.

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

Gesu Catholic Church was found in 1920. It was named for the Jesuit Church of Gesu in Rome. Masses were offered at the Chapel of the Visitation Monastery until 1923, when the first combination church - school was built. The first pastor of Gesu Catholic Church was Father Charles Jansen.

To alleviate the overcrowded conditions in the church, a new one was built in 1941. A third church was built in 1956 and is still in use today.

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

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. First Communion, 1939 - 1993
  2. First Communion, 1994 - 2001
  3. Confirmation, 1922 - 1957
  4. Confirmation, 1958 - 1982
  5. Confirmation, 1983 - 2001
  6. Profession of Faith, 1981 - 2001
  7. Death, 1977 - 2001

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptism, 1920 - 1934
  2. Baptism, 1934 - 1952
  3. Baptism, 1953 - 1959
  4. Baptism, 1959 - 1974

Roll 3 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptism, 1974 - 2001
  2. Marriage, 1920 - 1948
  3. Marriage, 1948 - 1970
  4. Marriage, 1970 - 1980
  5. Marriage, 1980 - 2000

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