GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Texas: TX-52

Mission San Juan Capistrano
9101 Graf Road
P.O. Box 14308
San Antonio, TX 78214

Phone: 210-534-3161

 

History: Mission San Juan Capistrano has had many parishioners of Native American descent (e.g. Coahuiltecan, Mestizos).

1731-1794

Franciscans (formerly Santa Cruz; then Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe College, Zacatecas, Mexico) established and administered San Juan Capistrano Mission (Coahuiltecan) until secularized; it had been renamed and relocated from San José de los Nazonis, now Austin, Texas

1794-1813

Franciscans attended San Juan Capistrano from Mission San Francisco de la Espada 

1813-1824 (closed)

Franciscans attended San Juan Capistrano from Mission San José y Miguel de Aguayo

1840-1876

Galveston/ Texas diocesan priests attended San Juan Capistrano (now Mestizos) from San Francisco de la Espada

1876-1911

San Antonio diocesan priests attended San Juan Capistrano from San Francisco de la Espada 

1911-1920s

Claretians (Western Province, Los Angeles, California) from San Fernando Cathedral attended San Juan Capistrano intermittently

1960s-1994

Franciscans (Sacred Heart Province, St. Louis, Missouri) attended San Juan Capistrano from San Francisco de la Espada

1994-present

Became a parish; San Antonio archdiocesan priests have administered San Juan Capistrano

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: [1994?]-ongoing

Volume: Many entries

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for parishioners of Native American descent at San Juan Capistrano Mission.

 

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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