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St. Boniface Catholic Church (New Riegel, Ohio) - MS 896 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Boniface Catholic Church, 1835 - 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 Father Leonard Kistler of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages*, deaths, interments and cemetery records. 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 September 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. Boniface Catholic Church began as a Station of Peru, Ohio in 1834. In 1836, the parish built its first church and became a Mission of Tiffin. In 1841, the parish again became a Mission of Peru. In 1845, priests from the Precious Blood Society were stationed in New Riegel and began serving Missions and Stations from St. Boniface church. Among these were Tiffin, Upper Sandusky, Liberty, Alvada and St. Patrick Settlement.

By 1849, the congregation had outgrown the original log church and a new, brick church was built. In this same year the parish of St. Boniface received their first regular resident pastor.

The population of the parish grew steadily and by 1878 they built their third, and current, church. Over the next hundred years the parish expanded and many renovations of the church, rectory, and school occurred.

In 1981, St. Boniface became the sister parish of St. Peter Catholic Church in Alvada, Ohio and has remained so to the present.

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 139 - 144.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1839 - 1857
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
    • Interments
  2. Baptisms, 1835 - 1913
  3. First Communions, 1924 - 1942
  4. Confirmations, 1862 - 1941
  5. Record Book, 1957 - 2001
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
  6. Marriages, 1836 - 1920
  7. Deaths, 1839 - 1920
  8. Deaths, 1920 - 1942
  9. Deaths, 1983 - 2001
  10. Cemetery Records, 1909 - 1921

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Record Book, 1943 - 1982
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Baptisms, 1914 - 1942
  3. Baptisms, 1957 - 1996
  4. Baptisms, 1996 - 2001
  5. Marriages, 1921 - 1942
  6. Marriages, 1970 - 1996
  7. Marriages, 1997 - 2001

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