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

 

History: St. Joseph Church, Krebs, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Choctaw Nation and in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Benedictines (Archives: Shawnee, Oklahoma) at St. Joseph’s had attended to the following Native American (Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek) stations in the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Muskogee (Creek) Nations, Oklahoma:

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

Eufala station (Creek), McIntosh County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

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

Fort Gibson station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

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

Muskogee station (Creek), Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

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

South Canadian River station (Creek, Choctaw), Canadian County

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

Tahlequah station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

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

Vinita station (Cherokee), Craig County, Cherokee Nation

 

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

Choctaw Reservation station (Choctaw), Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha Counties, Choctaw Nation

St. Paul Church, Eufala: Oklahoma City diocesan priests at St. Joseph's attended to St. Paul/ Precious Blood Church, Eufala, also a predominantly non-Native American parish, from which they attended to the following Native American (Cherokee, Creek) missions and stations in the Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations, Oklahoma:

1909-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Checotah station (Creek), McIntosh County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

1921-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

St. Mary Mission (Cherokee), Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1921-1925 (transferred to Assumption, Muskogee)

Webber's Falls station (Cherokee), Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations  

1941-1942 (transferred to Holy Cross, Wagoner)

Tahlequah station (Cherokee), Cherokee County, Cherokee Nation

1941-1942 (transferred to Holy Cross, Wagoner)

St. Joseph Mission (Cherokee), Webber’s Falls, Muskogee County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations

 

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 Native American parishioners of the missions and stations attended from St. Joseph 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. 

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