GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Mississippi: MS-2

St. Patrick Church 
2601 Davis Street 
Meridian, MS 39301

Phone: 601-693-1321

http://www.catholicmeridian.org/

 

St. Joseph Church 
1914 Eighteenth Avenue 
P.O. Box 532 
Meridian, MS 39301

http://www.catholicmeridian.org/

 

Hours: See website

Access: Some restrictions may apply

Copying facilities: Unknown

 

History: St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph's are two jointly administered predominantly non-Native American parishes in Meridian with St. Patrick’s formerly administered by the Society of the Divine Word. From St. Joseph’s, a former pastor, Father James Wendel, S.V.D. (1881-1920), attended two mission stations among the Choctaw Indians:

1915-1916 Hays station, Scott County
1915-1917 Lake station, Newton and Scott Counties

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Choctaw Indian stations, ca. 1915-1917.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives