GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Pennsylvania: PA-3

St. Patrick Church
140 East Pomfret Street 
Carlisle, PA 17013

Phone: 717-243-4411
Email: See website

 

History: St. Patrick Church, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Harrisburg (Archives: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). Harrisburg diocesan priests at St. Patrick’s attended to Native American students at Carlisle Government Indian School.

1890-1918

Rev. Henry G. Ganss (1855-1912) and his successor, attended to the Carlisle students

1904

Father Ganss founded the Marquette League for Catholic Indian Missions (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin), a New York City based businessmen’s fundraising organization allied to the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions (Archives: Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

1913

Carlisle student Jim Thorpe (Sauk and Fox, 1888-1953) married at St. Patrick’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1890-1918

Volume: Several entries

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American students at the Carlisle Government Indian School.

 

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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