GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-18

St. Joseph Church
290 Northwest Church Street
P.O. Box 621
Krebs, OK 74554

Phone: 918-423-6695
Email: stjosephchurch.krebs@yahoo.com
https://stjoseph-krebs.org/

 

History: St. Joseph Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Oklahoma City Diocese (Tulsa Diocese, 1972-present) administered by Benedictines (now St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma) who attended the following stations among Cherokee, Choctaw, and Creek Indians:

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Eufala station (Creek)

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Fort Gibson station (Cherokee)

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Muskogee station (Creek)

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

South Canadian River station (Creek, Choctaw)

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Tahlequah station (Cherokee)

1887-1888 (transferred to St. John's, McAlester)

Vinita station (Cherokee)

1889-1897 (transferred to St. Agnes, Antlers)

Choctaw Reservation station

Also, Oklahoma City diocesan priests from St. Joseph's attended St. Paul/ Precious Blood Church, Eufala, also a predominantly non-Native American parish, from which they attended the following missions and stations among Cherokee and Creek Indians:

1909-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Checotah station (Creek)

1921-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

St. Mary Mission (Cherokee), Tahlequah

1921-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Webber's Falls station (Cherokee)

1941-1942 (transferred to Holy Cross, Wagoner)

Tahlequah station (Cherokee)

1941-1942 (transferred to Holy Cross, Wagoner)

St. Joseph Mission (Cherokee), Webber’s Falls

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1887-1897, 1909-1925, 1941-1942 

Volume: 2 volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the missions and stations among Cherokee and Creek Indians attended from St. Joseph Church and St. Paul 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. 

New1984/rev2003-2018

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


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