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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Landeck, Ohio) - MS 906 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1877 - 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 John Fleck of St. John the Baptist 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.)

This register and this collection was prepared by Jennifer Golis in October 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. John the Baptist Catholic Church began as a Station of Delphos in 1865. The parish built its first church building in 1867 and the status of the church changed from a Station to a Mission. In the Fall of 1867, the parish received their first resident pastor, Father Elias Maesfrancx.

Between the years 1871 and 1877, St. John the Baptist church served the Mission of St. Patrick, Spencerville. During this time, Landeck also served the Missions of Van Wert and Convoy.

In 1904, the parish built a larger church to accommodate the growing congregation. This church was destroyed by a tornado on March 19, 1948, killing two young boys. The church was rebuilt in 1949.

In 1970, Landeck became the sister parish of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Spencerville.

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 40 - 4 3.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1877 - 1939
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Record Book, 1914 - 1939
    • Baptisms
    • Marriages
  2. Record Book, 1940 - 1968
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  3. Record Book, 1969 - 1994
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  4. Record Book, 1992 - 2001
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths

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