GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
St. Augustine Church
318 North McKinley Avenue
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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).
Fort Wayne diocesan priests at St. Augustine’s attended to students from North Dakota (Dakota, Ojibwa) at St. Joseph Indian Normal School, Rensselaer, Indiana
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.