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St. Stephen Catholic Church (St. Stephen, Ohio) - MS 901 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1844 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in September 2001, with the cooperation of Father Joseph P. Szybka of St. Stephen Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, 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.) There are records for the Mission of Sts. Peter and Paul, Attica (MS 900) present in the baptismal book dated 1844 - 1914. The baptisms for Sts. Peter and Paul found in this book are from 1894 - 1898. There are also baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages and deaths in the 1914 - 1957 record book for Sts. Peter and Paul. Their records in this book are from 1914 - 1951.

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. Stephen Catholic Church began as a Station of Tiffin in 1837. In 1844, service of the parish was transferred to Peru. Their first church was built in 1845 and the status of the parish changed to a Mission. In 1860, the Mission care was transferred to New Washington. In 1871, the parish received their first resident pastor, Father Jacob Ringele. In 1885, their present church was built. Between 1894 and 1951, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Attica was a Mission of St. Stephen. In 1980, St. Stephen became a sister parish of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Republic, Ohio.

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 149 - 151.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1856-1914
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Confirmations, 1857-1908
  3. Baptisms (Includes the Mission of Sts. Peter and Paul, Attica), 1844-1914

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Record Book (Includes the Mission of Sts. Peter and Paul, Attica), 1914-1957
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Record Book, 1958-2001
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths

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