Volume 2: Midwest United States
Oklahoma: OK-5

St. John before the Latin Gate Church
715 South Johnstone Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Phone: 918-336-4353
Email: See website (Contact us)


History: St. John before the Latin Gate Church, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Cherokee Nation and in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Previously, it was in the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City diocesan priests at St. John’s had attended to St. Catherine Mission, Nowata, also a predominantly non-Native American parish, from which the following missions and stations were attended among Cherokee and Pawnee Indians in Oklahoma:

1906-1911 (transferred to Immaculate Conception, Pawhuska) 

St. Joseph Mission (Pawnee), Cleveland, Pawnee County  

1925-1931 (became a mission)

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

1931-1939 (closed)

Sacred Heart Mission (Cherokee), Claremore, Rogers County, Cherokee and Muskogee (Creek) Nations


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1906-1911, 1925-1939

Volume: Several records within at least 1 volume

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for the Native American parishioners of St. Joseph Mission, Cleveland, Sacred Heart Mission, Claremore, and its predecessor, Claymore station.


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.