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St. Mary Catholic Church (Leipsic, Ohio) - MS 919 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming

 Introduction

The records of St. Mary Catholic Church, 1891 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in November 2001, with the cooperation of Father John K. Joseph of St. Mary Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, Book of the Elect, marriages*, interments 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 November 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

A few Catholics began settling in Leipsic around 1873. In 1874, the parish priest of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Cleveland began attending to the Catholics in Leipsic.

In 1876, the parish built its first church. With the building of the church, the status of the church changed from a Station to a Mission of New Cleveland.

In 1888, the parish completed their first rectory in preparation of receiving their first resident pastor. They received their first resident pastor in 1891. His name was Reverend John Bertemes.

In 1891, the parish realized the need for a new church. Their second church was completed in 1893.

In the early 1950's, the parish realized again that their congregation was growing rapidly and they needed a new church. The church was completed in 1958 and is still in use today.

Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Central and Central Sections. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1984. Pages 163 - 166.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1889 - 1957
    • First Communions
    • Confirmations
    • Marriages
  2. Baptisms, 1891 - 1908
  3. First Communions, 1953 - 2001
  4. Confirmations, 1960 - 2001
  5. Book of the Elect, 1983 - 2001
  6. Interments, 1891 - 1993
  7. Deaths, 1993 - 2001

Roll 2 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1891 - 1935
  2. Baptisms, 1934 - 1963

Roll 3 (RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

  1. Baptisms, 1963 - 1992
  2. Baptisms, 1992 - 2001
  3. Marriages, 1891 - 1980
  4. Marriages, 1980 - 2001

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