GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Mississippi: MS-4

St. Patrick Church 
2601 Davis Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Phone: 601-693-1321

 

St. Joseph Church 
1914 Eighteenth Avenue
P.O. Box 532
Meridian, MS 39301

 

Hours: See website

Access: See website

Copying facilities: Unknown

 

History: St. Patrick Church and St. Joseph Church, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, are two jointly administered predominantly non-Native American parishes in the Diocese of Jackson (Archives: Jackson, Mississippi). The Society of the Divine Word (Archives: Techny, Illinois) had formerly administered St. Joseph's. One of its former pastors, Father James Wendel, S.V.D. (1881-1920), had attended to two Native American (Choctaw) mission stations:

1915-1910s Hays station, Scott County
1915-1910s Lake station, Newton and Scott Counties

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: ca. 1915-1920

Volume: Few records among several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American stations attended from St. Joseph 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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