GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Indiana: IN-15

St. Augustine Church
318 North McKinley Avenue
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Phone: 219-866-5351
Email: See website

 

History: St. Augustine Church, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend (Archives: Fort Wayne, Indians).

1888-1896

Fort Wayne diocesan priests at St. Augustine’s attended to students from North Dakota (Dakota, Ojibwa) at St. Joseph Indian Normal School, Rensselaer, Indiana

1888-1896 (closed)

The Society of the Precious Blood (Cincinnati Province) (Archives: Dayton, Ohio) administered the school

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1888-1896

Volume: Entries within 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) at St. Augustine Church for Native American students of St. Joseph Indian Normal 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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