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St. Gerard Catholic Church (Lima, Ohio) - MS 881 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Gerard Catholic Church, 1916 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in July 2001, with the cooperation of Reverend Henry Sattler of St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio.

The collection consists of baptisms * , first communions, confirmations, Convert Register, Book of the Elect, Register of Persons Received into Full Communion, 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 August 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

The Redemptorists Fathers established St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio in 1916. The parish's first resident pastor was assigned that same year. Mass was first given in a house on a tract of land purchased by the parish. Their permanent combination church and school building was completed in 1918. In 1964, the parish completed their current 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. 1985. Pages 45 - 47.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. First Communions, 1921 - 1949
  2. First Communions, 1949 - 1965
  3. First Communions, 1966 - 1987
  4. First Communions, 1988 - 2001
  5. Confirmations, 1919 - 1952
  6. Confirmations, 1955 - 1968
  7. Confirmations, 1968 - 1995

Roll 2

  1. Confirmations, 1995 - 2001
  2. Converts Register, 1946 - 1994
  3. Book of the Elect, 1995 - 2001
  4. Register of Persons Received into Full Communion, 1997 - 2001
  5. Deaths, 1927 - 1950
  6. Deaths, 1946 - 1988
  7. Deaths, 1988 - 2001

Roll 3 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1916 - 1945
  2. Baptisms, 1946 - 1954
  3. Baptisms, 1955 - 1960
  4. Baptisms, 1961 - 1976

Roll 4 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1976 - 1992
  2. Baptisms, 1992 - 2001
  3. Marriages, 1916 - 1955
  4. Marriages, 1955 - 1991
  5. Marriages, 1992 - 2001

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