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St. Mary Catholic Church (Vermilion, Ohio) - MS 910 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Mary Catholic Church, 1882 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in October 2001, with the cooperation of Father Stephen Blum of St. Mary 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. Mary Catholic Church began as a Station of Cleveland in 1842. In 1843, the parish became a Station of Chippewa and was transferred to Elyria in 1857. In 1862 the parish built its church and the status of St. Mary was changed from a Station to a Mission.

The congregation received their first resident pastor in 1871, Father James Rouchy. He stayed at the church for several years before transferring to another parish. Between 1875 and 1878, the parish was a Mission of North Amherst. In 1878, St. Mary received its second resident priest.

Between 1902 and 1924, St. Mary was a Mission of the parish of Huron. In 1924, St. Mary received another resident pastor. The parish was had many resident pastors serving St. Mary since 1924.

In 1930, the church was enlarged to accommodate the growing population of Catholics in Vermilion. In 1974, the church was renovated and remodeled.

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 240 - 242.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1882 - 1907
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. First Communions, 1980 - 2001
  3. Confirmations, 1984 - 2001
  4. Deaths, 1894 - 1939

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Record Book, 1932 - 1957
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  2. Record Book, 1957 - 1967
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  3. Record Book, 1967 - 1974
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  4. Record Book, 1975 - 1991
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
    • Deaths
  5. Record Book, 1998 - 2001
    • Baptisms
    • Confirmations
    • Deaths

Roll 3 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1894 - 1939
  2. Baptisms, 1982 - 1991
  3. Baptisms, 1991 - 1999
  4. Marriages, 1894 - 1938
  5. Marriages, 1982 - 2001

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