GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE .S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Maine: ME-3

St. Ann Church
Center Street
P.O. Box 358 
Old Town, ME 04468

Phone: 207-827-2172

 

History: St. Ann Church, Old Town, Penobscot Indian Island Reservation, Maine, has been a predominantly Native American (Penobscot) parish in the Diocese of Portland in Maine (Archives: Portland, Maine).

1688-1702

Father Louis-Pierre Thury (1644-1699), a Quebec diocesan priest, founded and attended St. Ann Mission (Penobscot), Indian Island

1702-1760s

Itinerant Jesuits (French Province) (Archives: Vanves, France) attended to St. Ann’s

1760s-1789

Itinerant Quebec diocesan priests (Archives: Quebec, Quebec) attended to St. Ann's

1791

Passamaquoddy leaders requested a priest from the Archbishop of Baltimore

1791-1808

Itinerant Baltimore diocesan priests (Archives: Baltimore, Maryland) attended to St. Ann’s

1808-1820s

Itinerant Boston diocesan priests (Archives: Baintree, Massachusetts) attended to St. Ann’s

1827

Rev. Virgil H. Barber, S.J. [Jesuits], evangelized Native Americans in Maine

1848-1850

Rev. John Bapst, S.J., revived St. Ann’s and evangelized nearby Native Americans

1850s-1926

Itinerant diocesan priests from the Diocese of Portland attended St. Ann's

1926-present

Portland diocesan priests have administered St. Ann Church, Penobscot Indian Island Reservation

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1688-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Ann Church.

 

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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