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St. Joseph Catholic Church (Tiffin, Ohio) - MS 891 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1836 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in August 2001, with the cooperation of Reverend James K. Say of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, Register of Persons Received into Full Communion, marriages*, deaths and interments. 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 German parish of St. Joseph Catholic Church began as a Station of St. Alphonsus in Lima in 1844. In 1845, the parish built their first church. Before the church was built, mass was said in the English-speaking church of Tiffin, St. Mary. Because of conflicts between the English-speaking and German-speaking congregations St. Joseph was given permission to build their own church.

Between 1846 and 1851, St. Joseph was served as a Mission by New Riegel and Thompson. In 1852, the parish received their first resident pastor, Father John Uhlmann.

In 1860, the parish's first church was torn down and a new one was built. This second church was struck by lightening and destroyed by fire in 1934. In 1935, their current church was built.

Since 1935, there have been many renovations made to the church and the congregation has grown steadily in numbers.

Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Central and Central Sections. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1985. Pages 152 - 158.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1850 - 1866
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Baptismal Index, 1845 - 1861
  3. Baptisms, 1836 - 1861
  4. Baptisms, 1862 - 1931
  5. Record Book, 1886 - 1991
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
  6. First Communions, 1939 - 1990

Roll 2 

  1. First Communions, 1990 - 2001
  2. Confirmations, 1992 - 2001
  3. Register of Persons Received into Full Communion, 2001
  4. Marriage Index, 1851 - 1939
  5. Marriages, 1867 - 1939
  6. Interments, 1867 - 1939
  7. Deaths, 1939 - 1960
  8. Deaths, 1960 - 2001

Roll 3 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptismal Index, 1862 - 1939
  2. Baptisms, 1931 - 1939
  3. Baptisms, 1958 - 1967
  4. Baptisms, 1939 - 1947
  5. Baptisms, 1947 - 1959
  6. Baptisms, 1958 - 1973

Roll 4 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1973 - 1983
  2. Baptisms, 1983 - 1992
  3. Baptisms, 1992 - 2001
  4. Marriages, 1939 - 1961
  5. Marriages, 1961 - 2001

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