GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES Volume 1: Eastern United States: OHIO OH-2

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Archives
25 East Eighth Street (physical address)
100 East Eighth Street (postal address)
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-421-3131, extension 3002

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/archives-office/

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Yes

History: The Diocese of Cincinnati was erected, 1821, from territory in the Diocese of Bardstown (Louisville, Kentucky), which encompassed most of the Old Northwest Territory. Cincinnati lost its out-of-state territory when the Diocese of Detroit was erected for Michigan and Wisconsin, 1833. Cincinnati and its U.S. predecessors served the following missions and parishes with Native American parishioners:


1701-1830s (no longer Native) (Cincinnati, 1821-1833)

Sainte Anne Church (Métis and Wyandot), Detroit/ Fort St. Joseph, Michigan Territory/ Indiana Territory/ Northwest Territory/ Quebec

1780-ca. 1840s (no longer Native) (Cincinnati, 1821- 1833)

St. Ann Church (Ojibwa), Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory/ Indiana Territory/ Northwest Territory/ Quebec

1701-1830s (no longer Native) (Cincinnati, 1821-1833)

Sainte Anne Church (Métis and Wyandot), Detroit/ Fort St. Joseph, Michigan Territory/ Indiana Territory/ Quebec

1799-present (no longer Native) (Cincinnati, 1821-1833)

Holy Childhood of Jesus/ St. Peter Church (Ottawa), Harbor Springs/ New Arbre Croche, Michigan/ Michigan Territory/ Indiana Territory/ Northwest Territory/ Quebec

1803-1837 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1821-1833)

Fort Dearborn (Métis and Potawatomi) station, Illinois Territory/ Indiana Territory

1829-present (Cincinnati, 1821-1833)

Holy Cross Church (Ottawa), Cross Village, Michigan/ Michigan Territory

1830-1838 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1830-1833)

St. Joseph Mission and School (Ottawa), Michigan/ Michigan Territory

1831-1836 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1831-1833)

Indian School (Menominee, Metis, and others), Green Bay, Wisconsin Territory

1832-1893 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1832-1833)

St. Leopold Mission (Ojibwa and Ottawa), Beaver Island, Michigan/ Michigan Territory

1833-1835 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1833)

Winnebago Mission (Winnebago), Wisconsin Territory

1833-1845 (no longer Indian) (Cincinnati, 1833)

Church of the Blessed Virgin (Ojibwa and Ottawa), Grand River, Michigan/ Michigan Territory

1833-1853 (closed) (Cincinnati, 1833)

St. Vincent de Paul Mission (Ojibwa and Ottawa), Manistique, Michigan/ Michigan Territory

1833-present (Cincinnati, 1833)

St. Ignatius/ St. Francis Xavier Mission (Ojibwa and Ottawa), Middle Village/ Middletown, Michigan/ Michigan Territory

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1827-1832

Volume: Several letters

Description: Correspondence of Bishop Edward D. Fenwick, O.P. (1768-1832) and Rev. John Fréderic Résé regarding the quest to secure missionaries from Europe, some of who served Native Americans e.g. Rev. Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P. (1806-1864), Rev. Frederick I. Baraga (1797-1868).

 

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.

New2006/rev2017

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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