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Ohio

The geographic area of Ohio is in the ecclesiastical province of Cincinnati which includes the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Dioceses of Cleveland, Columbus, Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown in Ohio. See MAP.

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Archdiocese of CINCINNATI (Ohio) [est. 1808, Archdiocese 1850]

Diocese of STEUBENVILLE (Ohio) [est. 1944]

Diocese of CLEVELAND (Ohio) [est. 1886]

Diocese of COLUMBUS (Ohio) [est. 1886]

Diocese of YOUNGSTOWN (Ohio) [est. 1886]

Diocese of TOLEDO (Ohio) [est. 1957]

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Online sites for Roman Catholic Archdiocese & Dioceses are below:

v Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio (official) [est. 1822, from the Bardstown Diocese; became Archdiocese 1850]

  Chancery: 100 E. 8th St. - Cincinnati, OH 45202; Phone: (513) 421-3131

  Archives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  Concerning Genealogical Research - Sample Letter

  (Serves the 19 Southwest Ohio Counties of Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Mercer, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren.) Map of Diocese

  History: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Homily (archived) - 175th Anniversary of The Church in Cincinnati, 1821 - 1996 (archived). "...At the beginning of the 19th century, the area which in 1803 would become the State of Ohio, was under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Diocese of Bardstown, KY..."

  Parish Directory

  History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1921, by Rev. John H. Lamott - On the site created by David J. Endres (archived).

  History of the Diocese of Cincinnati, by M. P. O'Brien, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume III, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999.

  Historical Archives of the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

212 East Eighth Street- Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Phone: (513) 621-2086

"...maintains a master set of Catholic sacramental records, on microfiche, for the nineteen (19) county area of Southwestern Ohio over which the Archdiocese of Cincinnati currently presides..." (These may only be accessed by authorized personnel. There is a small fee requested for research which is limited to 1 hour.)

  Cincinnati Catholic Historical and Genealogical Research: Roman Catholic Resources in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio - by David J. Endres. David Endres has the following and more on his wonderful site!

o   An Introduction to Research in Roman Catholic Records With an Emphasis on Cincinnati, Ohio and the Resources of the Archdiocese.

o   Profiles of Roman Catholic Parishes in Cincinnati & Hamilton County.

o   Profiles of Roman Catholic Cemeteries in Cincinnati and Hamilton County -

o   The Founding of the Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio 1818-1820 - As found in Rev. John H. Lamott's, History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1921.

o   Bibliography for further research

o   Historical and Genealogical Research of the Roman Catholic Church in Butler County, Ohio

o   The Founding of Catholicism in Butler County: Excerpts from the History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1921, by Rev. John H. Lamott.

o   Catholic Virtual Archives for Butler County, Ohio history.

o   Listing of Roman Catholic Churches & Cemeteries in Butler County.

  The Catholic Telegraph has an online edition with back issues of the archdiocesan news and publishes a printed version of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Directory & Buyer's Guide for purchase.

  Parish Directory

  Catholic Cemeteries

o   St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio

o   The Athenaeum of Ohio, Mount St. Mary's Seminary

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains [est. 1840] - (Hamilton County)

325 W. Eighth Street - Cincinnati, OH 45202-1977 Phone: (513) 421-5354.

Old St. Mary Church - History of Old St. Mary's Church

123 E. Thirteenth Street - Cincinnati, OH 45210 Phone: (513) 721-2988.

St. Agnes Parish [est. 1891] - Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

1619 California Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45237; Phone: (513) 242-4747

St. Antoninus Parish [est. 1944] - Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

1500 Linneman Road - Cincinnati, OH 45238-1999 Phone: (513) 922-5400

St. Ann Parish [est. 1957] - Groesbeck, Hamilton County, OH

2900 W. Galbraith Road - Cincinnati, OH 45239-4221 Phone: (513) 521-8440.

  The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Cemeteries Office.

Calvary Cemetery Association

Calvary and S. Dixie Aves., Dayton, OH 45409 Phone: (937) 293-1221.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

11000 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249 Phone: (513) 489-0300.

 

BUTLER County - partial listing of existing parishes

St. Ann Parish [est. 1909] - Hamilton, Butler County, OH - Information

Church Address: Pleasant & Hooven - Hamilton, OH 45015-1794

Mailing Address: 646 Clinton Avenue - Hamilton, OH 45015-1794; Phone: (513) 863-4963

 

CLARK County

Presently existing parishes, listed in approximate order in which they were established.

St. Raphael Parish [est. 1849] - Springfield, Clark County, OH

225 E. High Street - Springfield, OH 45505-1052; Phone: (937) 323-7523.

St. Bernard Parish [est. 1860] - Springfield, Clark County, OH

910 Lagonda Avenue - Springfield, OH 45503-4318; Phone: (937) 322-5243.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish [est. 1866] - South Charleston, Clark County, OH

Church: 31 S. Chillicothe Street - South Charleston, OH 45368-0806

Mailing Address: P.O. Box F - South Charleston, OH 45368-0806; Phone: (937) 462-8971.

St. Joseph Parish [est. 1883] - Springfield, Clark County, OH

Church: 801 Kenton Street - Springfield, OH 45505-2126; Phone: (937) 323-7523

Mailing Address: 802 Kenton Street - Springfield, OH 45505-2126.

St. Mary Parish [est. 1921] - Springfield, Clark County, OH

Church: 1013 W. High Street - Springfield, OH 45506-1398

Mailing Address: 1027 W. High Street - Springfield, OH 45506-1398; Phone: (937) 322-7272

St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish [est. 1931] - Springfield

Church: 1827 N. Limestone Street - Springfield, OH 45503; Phone: (937) 342-8861

Mailing Address: 137 Floral Avenue - Springfield, OH 45503-2696

Sacred Heart Parish [est. 1950] - New Carlisle, Clark County, OH

Church: 209 W. Lake Avenue - New Carlisle, OH 45344-1404

Mailing Address: 476 N. Scott Street - New Carlisle, OH 45344-1404; Phone: (937) 845-3121

 

CLERMONT County - partial list of existing parishes

St. Andrew Parish [est. 1840] - Milford, Clermont County, OH

Church: 551 Main Street - Milford, OH 45150-1181; Phone: (513) 831-3353

Mailing Address: 552 Main Street - Milford, OH 45150-1181

 

DARKE County

Presently existing parishes, listed in approximate order in which they were established.

St. Denis Parish [est. 1839] - Versailles

Mailing Address: 14 E. Wood Street - Versailles, OH 45380; Phone: (937) 526-4945

Holy Family Parish [est. 1846] - Frenchtown

Church: 11239 SR 185 - Versailles, OH 45380

Mailing Address: 14 E. Wood Street - Versailles, OH 45380; Phone: (937) 526-4945

St. Mary Parish [est. 1853] - Greenville - Information

233 W. Third Street - Greenville, OH 45331-1486; Phone: (937) 548-1616

St. Louis Parish [est. 1892] - North Star

Church: 15 Star Road - North Star, OH 45250; Phone: (419) 582-2531

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9 - Osgood, OH 45351

St. Nicholas Parish [est. 1906] - Osgood

Church: 128 Church Street - Osgood, OH 45351-0009; Phone: (419) 582-2531

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9 - Osgood, OH 45351

 

MERCER County

Presently existing parishes, listed in approximate order in which they were established.

St. John the Baptist Parish [est. 1836] - Maria Stein

Church: 8533 SR 119 - Maria Stein, OH 45860-9599; Phone: (419) 925-4522

St. Rose Parish [est. 1839] - St. Rose, Mercer County, OH

7428 SR 119 - Maria Stein, OH 45860 Phone: (419) 925-4775.

St. Henry Parish [est. 1839] - St. Henry, Mercer County, OH

Church: 272 E. Main Street - St. Henry, 45883 Phone: (419) 678-4118

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 301 - St. Henry, OH 45883.

St. Joseph Parish [est. 1839] - St. Joseph, Mercer County, OH

Church: St. Joseph & Sawmill Roads - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846

Mailing Address: 1689 St. Joseph Road - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846; Phone: (419) 375-4344.

Nativity B.V.M. Church [est. 1847] - Cassella, Mercer County, OH

6524 SR 119 - Maria Stein, OH 45860; Phone: (419) 925-4775.

St. Francis Parish [est. 1849] - Cranberry Prairie, Mercer County, OH

Church: 1509 Cranberry Road - St. Henry, OH 45883-9750; Phone: (419) 925-4776

St. Anthony Parish [est. 1852] - St. Anthony, Mercer County, OH

471 St. Anthony Road - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846-9404; Phone: (419) 942-1795.

St. Sebastian Parish [est. 1852] - St. Sebastian, Mercer County, OH

3280 County Road 716A - Celina, OH 45822; Phone: (419) 925-4391.

St. Mary Parish [est. 1853] - Philothea, Mercer County, OH

3821 Philothea Road - Coldwater, OH 45828-9757; Phone: (419) 678-2795.

St. Wendelin Parish [est. 1856] - St. Wendelin, Mercer County, OH

Church: 2980 Ft. Recovery-Minster Road - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846

Mailing Address: 517 Meiring Road - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846; Phone: (419) 375-2603

St. Peter Parish [est. 1860] - St. Peter, Mercer County, OH

1477 Philothea Road - Ft. Recovery, OH 45846-9534; Phone: (419) 375-4344

Immaculate Conception Parish [est. 1864] - Celina, Mercer County, OH

Church: Walnut & Anthony Streets - Celina, OH 45822; Phone: (419) 586-6648

Mailing Address: 229 W. Anthony Street - Celina, OH 45822.

St. Aloysius Parish [est. 1865] - Mercer County, OH

Church: Hwy. 219 - Carthagena , 45883; Phone: (419) 925-4776

Mailing Address:1509 Cranberry Road - St. Henry, OH 45883.

Holy Trinity Parish [est. 1867] - Coldwater, Mercer County, OH

Church: 116 E. Main Street - Coldwater, OH 45828; Phone: (419) 678-4802

St. Paul Parish [est. 1868] - Sharpsburg, Mercer County, OH

Church: Sharpsburg Road - Sharpsburg, OH 45846-2603; Phone: (419) 375-2603

Mailing Address: 517 Meiring Road - Ft. Recovery , 45846-2603

St. Bernard Parish [est. 1874] - Burkettsville, Mercer County, OH

Church: 71 W. Main Street - Burkettsville, OH 45310-0146; Phone: (419) 375-2333.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 146 - Burkettsville, OH 45310-0146

Mary Help of Christians [est. 1881] - Ft. Recovery, Mercer County, OH

Church: St. Rt 49 - Fort Recovery, OH 45846 Phone: (419) 375-4153

Mailing Address: 403 Sharpsburg Road - Ft. Recovery , 45846-9746.

Precious Blood Parish [est. 1903] - Chickasaw, Mercer County, OH

Church Address: Main Street - Chickasaw, OH 45826 Phone: (419) 925-4391

Mailing Address: 35 S. Maple Street - P.O. Box 26 - Chickasaw , 45826-0026

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish [est. 1904] - Montezuma, Mercer County, OH

Church: SR 219 - Montezuma, OH 45866 Phone: (419) 268-2312

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 69 - Montezuma, OH 45866.

St. Teresa Parish [est. 1936] - Rockford, Mercer County, OH

Church: 208 S. Franklin Street - Rockford, OH 45882 Phone: (419) 363-2633

Mailing Address: 213 S. Franklin Street - Rockford, OH 45882-0445

 

MONTGOMERY County -

Presently existing parishes, listed in approximate order in which they were established.

Emmanuel Parish [est. 1837] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

149 Franklin Street - Dayton, OH 45402-2598; Phone: (937) 228-2013

St. Joseph Parish [est. 1847] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

411 E Second Street - Dayton, OH 45402; Phone: (937) 228-9272.

Our Lady of Good Hope Parish [est. 1852] - Miamisburg, Montgomery County, OH

Church: Central Ave. & Third St. - Miamisburg, OH 45342; Phone: (937) 866-1432

Mailing Address: 6 S. Third Street - Miamisburg, OH 45342.

St. Mary Parish [est. 1859] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Church Address: 523 Xenia Avenue - Dayton, OH 45410

Mailing Address: 310 Allen Street - Dayton, OH 45410-1895; Phone: (937) 256-5633

Holy Trinity Parish [est. 1860] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

272 Bainbridge Street - Dayton, OH 45402; Phone: (937) 228-1223

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish [est. 1887]- Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Corner of Notre Dame & Hart Street - Dayton, OH -with a History of Our Lady of the Rosary Church!

Holy Angels Parish [est. 1901] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Brown & L Streets - Dayton, OH 45409; Phone: (937) 222-7807.

St. Adalbert Parish [est. 1903] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

1511 Valley Street - Dayton, OH 45404; Phone: (937) 228-8782.

Holy Family Parish [est. 1905] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

140 S. Findlay - Dayton, OH 45403-2092; Phone: (937) 253-1109

St. Stephen Parish [est. 1906] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

1114 Troy Street - Dayton, OH 45404; Phone: (937) 223-8306.

Corpus Christi Parish [est. 1911] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Forest & Homewood Avenues - Dayton, OH.

Holy Cross Parish [est. 1914] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

1924 Leo Street - Dayton, OH 45404; Phone: (937) 228-8902.

St. Agnes Parish [est. 1915] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

811 N. Paul Dunbar Street - Dayton, OH 45407-1995; Phone: (937) 274-2212.

St. James Parish [est. 1919] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

700 Heck Avenue - Dayton, OH 45408-2638; Phone: (937) 228-7023

Resurrection Parish [est. 1920] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

130 Gramont Avenue - Dayton, OH 45417; Phone: (937) 228-7023.

St. Rita Parish [est. 1922] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

5401 N. Main Street - Dayton, OH 45415-3499; Phone: (937) 278-5815.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish [est. 1927] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

220 W. Siebenthaler Avenue - Dayton, OH 45405-2240; Phone: (937) 274-2107

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish [est. 1938] - Montgomery County

2300 S. Smithville Road - Dayton, OH 45420 Phone: (937) 252-9919.

St. Albert the Great Parish [est. 1939] - Kettering, Montgomery County, OH

3033 Far Hills Avenue - Dayton, OH 45429 Phone: (937) 293-1191.

St. Augustine Parish [est. 1941] - Germantown, Montgomery County, OH

Church: 6931 Weaver Road - Germantown, OH 45327-9378

Mailing Address: 6891 Weaver Road - Germantown, OH 45327-9378; Phone: (937) 855-2289

Queen of Martyrs Parish [est. 1948] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

4144 Cedar Ridge Road - Dayton, OH 45414; Phone: (937) 277-2092.

Precious Blood Parish [est. 1948] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

4961 Salem Avenue - Dayton, OH 45416-1799; Phone: (937) 276-5954.

Incarnation Parish [est. 1950] - Centerville, Montgomery County, OH

55 Williamsburg Lane - Centerville, OH 45459; Phone: (937) 433-1188.

St. Helen Parish [est. 1953] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

5100 Burkhardt Road - Mailing Address: 605 Granville Place, Riverside, OH 45431; Phone: (937) -254-6233

Ascension Parish [est. 1955] - Kettering, Montgomery County, OH

2025 Woodman Drive - Kettering, OH 45420-2902; Phone: (937) 253-5171

St. Christopher Parish [est. 1957] - Vandalia, Montgomery County, OH

435 E. National Road - Vandalia, OH 45377; Phone: (937) 898-3542.

St. Henry Parish [est. 1960] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

6666 Springboro Road - Dayton, OH 45449; Phone: (937) 434-6789.

St. Peter Parish [est. 1960] - Huber Heights, Montgomery County, OH

6161 Chambersburg Road - Huber Heights, OH 45424-3897; Phone: (937) 233-1503.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish [est. 1962] - Kettering, Montgomery County, OH

4500 Ackerman Blvd. - Kettering, OH 45429; Phone (937) 434-6081.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish [est. 1969] - Centerville, Montgomery County, OH

6245 Wilmington Pike - Centerville, OH 45459; Phone: (937) 433-1013

St. Francis Parish History! - "...formed from sections of two neighboring parishes - Incarnation and St. Charles..."

St. Paul Parish [est. 1972] - Englewood, Montgomery County, OH

1000 W. Wenger Road - Englewood, OH 45322; Phone: (937) 836-7535.

Queen of Apostles Parish [est. 1973] - Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

Mailing Address: 4400 Shakertown Road - Dayton, OH 45430-1075

Church Address: Mt. St. John - Dayton, OH 45430-1075; Phone: (937) 429-0510.

 

St. Barbara Byzantine Catholic Church [est. 1975] (Eastern Catholic) - Dayton

Church Address: 5915 Springboro Pk. - Dayton, OH 45449-3249; Phone: (937) 434-9205

Byzantine Eparchy of Parma

St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Parish [est. 1993 ] (Eastern Catholic)

Church: 727 Beckman Street - Dayton, OH 45410; Phone: (937) 256-3134

Mailing Address: 727 Beckman Street - Dayton, OH 45410.

 

PREBLE County - list of presently existing parishes in order of establishment

Visitation Parish [est. 1853] - Eaton, Preble County, OH

407 E. Main Street - Eaton, OH 45320-1895; Phone: (937) 456-3380.

St. John the Evangelist Parish [est. 1870] - New Paris, Preble County, OH

Church: N. Spring Street - New Paris, OH 45320; Phone: (937) 456-3380

Mailing Address: 407 E. Main Street - Eaton, OH 45320-1895

St. Mary Parish [est. 1942] - Camden, Preble County, OH

7721 N. Main Street - Camden, OH 45311-1124; Phone: (937) 452-3352.

 

SHELBY County - list of presently existing parishes in order of establishment

St. Michael Parish [est. 1838] - Fort Loramie, Shelby County, OH

Church Address: 33 Elm Street - Fort Loramie, OH 45845-0007

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7 - Fort Loramie, OH 45845-0007; Phone: (937) 295-2891

St. Remy Parish [est. 1846] - Russia, Shelby County, OH

Church Address: 108 E. Main Street - Russia, OH 45363

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 275 - Russia, OH 45363; Phone: (937) 526-3437

Holy Angels Parish [est. 1848] - Sidney, Shelby County, OH

Church: S. Main & Water Sts. - Sidney, OH 45365-3012; Phone: (937) 498-2307

Mailing Address: 324 S. Ohio Avenue - Sidney, OH 45365-3012.

v SS. Peter and Paul Parish [est. 1856] - Newport, Shelby County, OH

6788 SR 66 - Ft. Loramie, OH 45845; Phone: (937) 295-3001.

v St. Lawrence Parish [est. 1856] - Rhine, Shelby County, OH

Church: 16053 Botkins Road - Botkins, OH 45306; Phone: (937) 693-2561

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519 - Botkins, OH 45306

v Immaculate Conception Parish [est. 1865] - Botkins, Shelby County, OH

Church: N. Main & Walnut Sts. - Botkins, OH 45306; Phone: (937) 693-2561

Mailing Address: 116 N. Mill Sttreet - P.O. Box 519 - Botkins, OH 45306.

v Sacred Heart Parish [est. 1882] - McCartyville, Shelby County, OH

9333 SR 119 - Anna, OH 45302-9520; Phone: (937) 394-3823.

 

 

v Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio (official) [est. 1847]

  Chancery: 1027 Superior Ave. - Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: (216) 696-6525

(Serves the central northern Ohio Counties of Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne. Note Cleveland is in Cuyahoga County.)

  Contact Diocesan Archivist

  Parish Directory - Closed Parishes Merged Parishes

  History of the Diocese of Cleveland, by George F. Houck, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999. - The Diocese of Columbus was formed, in 1868, from the Diocese of Cincinnati.

v The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with History from 1847.

East Ninth Street & Superior Avenue NE, Cleveland OH 44114-2582; Phone: (216) 771-6666.

Cleveland CatholicNET is an electronic community of Cleveland Catholic schools, parishes and people with a Diocese of Cleveland Online Parish Directory. Webmaster of Cleveland Catholic Diocese: info@cle-dioc.org .

Saint Agnes - Our Lady of Fatima Parish (est. ca. 1980)

6800 Lexington Avenue - Cleveland, OH 44103

Saint Agnes Parish

611 Lake Avenue - Elyria, OH 44035-3541; Phone: (440) 322-5622

 

v Diocese of Columbus, Ohio (Official) [est. 1868, from a portion of the Cincinnati Diocese]

Chancery: 198 East Broad St. - Columbus, OH 43215; Phone: (614) 224-2251

Serves the central OH Counties of Coshone, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Union and Vinton.

  Map of Diocese.

  History of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio

  History of the Diocese of Columbus, by L. W. Mulhane, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999. - The Diocese of Columbus was formed, in 1868, from the Diocese of Cincinnati.

  The Bishops of Columbus, Ohio 1868 - Present

  Parish Directory

  Catholic Record Society - 197 East Gay Street -Columbus, OH 43215

  Research Resources - online information and search contents of many past issues of Barquilla de la Santa Maria.

  Catholic Cemeteries - 6440 South High Street - Lockbourne, OH 43137-9208; Phone: (614) 491-2751

Unofficial Diocese of Columbus Page, by Fr. Tim Hayes of Blessed Sacrament Church in Newark, Ohio.

St. Joseph Cathedral - History of St. Josephs Cathedral, 1866 - 1999 !!!

212 East Broad Street - Columbus, Ohio 43215; Phone: (614) 224-1295.

St. Pius X Catholic Church

1051 Waggoner Road - Reynoldsburg, OH 43068; Phone: (614) 866-2859

St. Michael Catholic Church

5750 N. High Street - Worthington, OH 43085; Phone: (614) 885-7814

St. Brendan Roman Catholic Church

4475 Dublin Road - Hilliard, OH 43026; Phone: (614) 876-1272

St. Francis DeSales Parish [est. 1842] - History of St. Francis, 1842 - 1997!

66 Granville Street - Newark, OH

Church of the Blessed Sacrament

378 East Main Street - Newark, OH 43055; Phone: (740) 345-4290

St. Margaret of Cortona Parish - Parish History from 1921.

1600 N. Hague Ave, San Margherita - Columbus, OH 43204-1606; Phone: (614) 279-1690

 

COSHOCTON County is within the Diocese of Columbus

Sacred Heart Parish

805 Main Street, Coshocton, OH 43812; Phone: (740) 622-8817

 

DELAWARE County is within the Diocese of Columbus

St. Mary Parish

82 E. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015; Phone: (740) 363-4641

St. Joan of Arc Parish

10700 Liberty Road, Powell, OH 43065; Phone: (614) 761-0905

St. John Neumann Parish

9633 E. St Rt 37, Sunbury, OH 43074; Phone: (740) 965-1358

 

FAIRFIELD County is within the Diocese of Columbus

St. Mary Parish

602 Marietta Street, Bremen, OH 43107; Phone: (740) 569-7929

Mailing address: PO Box 85, Bremen, OH 43107

Pope John XXIII Parish

5170 Winchester Southern Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110; Phone: (614) 920-1563

St. Bernadette Parish

1343 Wheeling Road, Lancaster, OH 43130; Phone: (740) 654-1893

St. Mark Parish

324 Gay Street, Lancaster, OH 43130; Phone: (740) 653-1229

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish

132 S. High Street, Lancaster, OH 43130; Phone: (740) 653-0997

Seton Parish

600 Hill Road N, Pickerington, OH 43147; Phone: (614) 833-0482

St. Joseph Parish

PO Box 209, Sugar Grove, OH 43155; Phone: (740) 746-8302

 

FAYETTE County is within the Diocese of Columbus

St. Colman of Cloyne Parish

219 S. North Street, Washington Court House, OH 43160; Phone: (740) 335-5000

 

FRANKLIN County is within the Diocese of Columbus, and includes the city of Columbus

 

HARDIN County is within the Diocese of Columbus

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

222 E. Highland Avenue, Ada, OH 45810; Phone: (419) 634-2626

Immaculate Conception Parish

215 E. North Street, Kenton, OH 43326; Phone: (419) 675-1162

 

HOCKING County is within the Diocese of Columbus

St. John Parish

351 North Market Street, Logan, OH 43138; Phone: (740) 385-2549

 

HOLMES County is within the Diocese of Columbus

SS. Peter & Paul Parish

State Rt 520, Glenmont, OH 44628; Phone: (330) 674-1671

Mailing address: 379 S. Crawford Street, Millersburg, OH 44654

St. Peter Parish

379 S. Crawford Street, Millersburg, OH 43326; Phone: (330) 674-1671

 

JACKSON County is within the Diocese of Columbus

SS. Peter and Paul Parish

227 New York Avenue - Wellston, OH 45692-1899; Phone: (740) 384-2359

Holy Trinity Parish

215 Columbia Street Jackson, OH 45640; Phone: (740) 286-1428.

 

MADISON County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

MARION County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

MORROW County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

MUSKINGUM County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

PERRY County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

PICKAWAY County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

PIKE County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

ROSS County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

SCIOTO County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

TUSCARAWAS County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

UNION County is within the Diocese of Columbus

 

VINTON County is within the Diocese of Columbus

St. Sylvester Parish

22 North Second Street - Zaleski, OH 45698; Phone: (740) 596-5474

 

v Diocese of Steubenville [est. 1944]

Chancery: P.O. Box 969 - Steubenville, OH 43952; Phone: (740) 282-3631

(comprises 13 counties in eastern Ohio Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble and Washington.)

  History of the Diocese of Steubenville

  Parishes and Missions Directory

  Byzantine Catholic Churches

  Parishes by Deaneries and Counties

  Parish Web Sites

Holy Name Cathedral [est. 1885]

411 South Fifth Street - Steubenville, OH 43952 Phone: (740) 282-7322.

St. Casimir Parish [est. 1904] - Parish History

221 Hanna Avenue - Adena, OH 43901-7953 Phone: (740) 546-3463.

St. Ambrose Church Belpre / Vincent, OH

Servants of Christ the King Parish - Steubenville, OH

 

GALLIA County

St. Louis Parish

85 State Street - Gallipolis, OH 45631-1147; Phone: (740) 446-0669

 

MEIGS County

Sacred Heart Parish

161 Mulberry Street - Pomeroy, OH 45769-1011; Phone: (740) 992-5898

 

v Diocese of Toledo [est. 1910, from a portion of the Cleveland Diocese]

Chancery: 1933 Spielbusch Avenue - P.O. Box 985 - Toledo, OH 43697; Phone: (419) 244-6711.

Serves the northwestern OH Counties of Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fremont, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.

  Toledo Diocesan Archives - 2544 Parkwood Avenue - Toledo, OH 43610; Phone: (419) 255-1890.

Genealogical Information / Sacramental Records Information

  Toledo Diocesan News: "Catholic Chronicle"

Mailing: P.O. Box 1866, Toledo, OH 43603-1866; Phone: (419) 243-4178.

Address: 4913 Harroun Road, Sylvania OH 43560-2102.

  Toledo Catholic Charities

  Catholic Cemeteries

  History of the Diocese of Toledo, by John T. O'Connell, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1912, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999.

  Parish Directory and Deanery Map

  Online Parishes:

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral

Collingwood Blvd. at Islington Ave., Toledo, OH; Phone: (419) 244-9575.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20100 - Toledo, OH 43610-0100

St. Anthony of Padua Parish

1416 Nebraska Avenue - Toledo 43607-4101; Phone: (419) 241-6465.

St. Anthony's began as a Polish parish.

SS. Peter and Paul Parish

738 S. Saint Clair Street - Toledo, OH 43609; Phone: (419) 241-5822.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish

115 E. Cherry Street - North Baltimore, OH 45872-1134.

SS. Peter and Paul Parish

307 North Locust Street - Ottawa, OH 45875-1495

St. John the Baptist Parish -

5153 Summit Street - Toledo, OH 43611-2786; Phone: (419) 726-2034.

 

  Holy Trinity Melkite Catholic Church

3745 West Pike - Zanesville, OH 43701; Phone: (740) 453-2382 or (614) 761-7975

  Catholic Cemeteries - (partial list) The director may be contacted via the Resurrection Cemetery address and phone number.

Calvary Cemetery - 2424 Dorr Street - Toledo, OH 43607; Phone: (419) 536-3751.

Mount Carmel Cemetery - 15 E. Manhattan Boulevard - Toledo, OH 43608; Phone: (419) 536-3751.

Resurrection Cemetery - 5725 Hill Avenue - Toledo, OH 43615; Phone: (419) 531-5747.

 

v Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio (official)[est. 1886; formed from a portion of the Cleveland Diocese]

Chancery: 144 W. Wood St. - Youngstown, OH 44503; Phone: (330) 744-8451

Serves the 6 northeastern Ohio Counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull.

  Diocesan Profile

  Catholic Charities

  Diocese of Youngstown Cemeteries

  See also: History of the Diocese of Cleveland, by George F. Houck, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999. - "...Bishop Flaget sent (1817) the Rev. Edward Fenwick, O.P. (later first Bishop of Cincinnati), from the Dominican monastery at Somerset, Ohio, to attend the few families who had settled in Columbiana and Stark Counties, in the north-eastern part of Ohio. From that time forward he and other Dominican Fathers, especially the Revs. Nicholas D. Young and John A. Hill, continued to visit at regular intervals the Catholic families in that section of Ohio (notably in Columbiana, Stark, Mahoning, and Wayne Counties), then very sparsely settled. It is, therefore, from this period that Catholicity in Northern Ohio really dates its beginning. In the course of time the Dominican Fathers gradually gave up to the secular clergy their pastoral charges in the above-named counties until, in 1842, they withdrew altogether. St. John's, Canton, was their last mission..."

  Chancellor's Office for the following:

o   Sacramental records: The sacramental books of parishes no longer in existence are housed in the Chancery in addition to microfilm records of all parish records.

o   Reference Services: "...Almost any questions regarding churches, clergy, parish boundaries, diocesan history, diocesan programs and events, etc..."

o   Archives: "...The Chancery office is responsible for all historical records, files, correspondence, etc. By agreement with Kent State University, archival materials are cataloged and housed at the University Library..."

  Parish Directory

St. Columba Cathedral [Est. 1847] Phone: (330) 744-5233

W. Wood & Elm Streets - Youngstown, OH 44503.

Parish History - "1826 Mass is offered for the first time in Youngtown."

  The Catholic Exponent - News - Serving the Youngstown Diocese.

STARK County

o   All Saints Parish [Est. 1920] Phone: (330) 744-5233

1386 Henry Ave. S.W. - Canton, OH 44706 Phone: (330) 453-6429

 

v Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio (official)

The Apostolic Exarchate Armenian-Rite for the U.S. & Canada in New York (Venerable Exarch.: Hovhannes Terzakian, 1995)

Address: 110 East, 12th Street - New York, NY 10003 U.S.A. Ph: (212) 477-2030

Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark of the Syrians: Syriac Catholic Diocese for Syrians in the U. S. and Canada (Chorbishop Joseph Younan appointed as the first Bishop of this diocese in 1995)

P.O. Box 8366 - Union City, NJ 07087-8262

Archeparchy of Philadelphia, PA (jurisdiction Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S.)

Chancery: 827 N. Franklin St. - Philadelphia, PA 19123

v Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH (Ukrainian)

Chancery: P.O. Box 347180 - Parma, OH 44134

v The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in L'viv, Ukraine (Byzantine)

Chancery: Ukraine

79000 m. Lviv

Ploscha sv. Yura, 5

UGCC - Zvernenya

Religious Information Service of Ukraine

The Armenian Catholic Church in the Ukraine

 

v The Eparchy of Newton (Melkite Greek)

Diocesan Offices: 19 Dartmouth Street, West Newton, MA 02165

Parishes and Geographic Locations

Melkite Catholic Parishes in Ohio

St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church

600 West Exchange Street - Akron, OH 44302

St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church

8023 Memphis Avenue - Brooklyn, OH 44144

Holy Resurrection Melkite Catholic Church

2010 Broad Street - Columbus, OH 43201

Holy Trinity Melkite Catholic Church

3745 West Pike - Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: (740) 453-2382 or (614) 761-7975

 

v Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Ruthenian)

Address: 66 Riverview Ave. - Pittsburgh, PA 15214

v Eparchy of Parma, Ohio - Parish Map

Chancery: 1900 Carlton Rd. - Parma, OH 44134

Phone, (216) 741-8773 Fax: (216) 741-9356

( IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, MO) for OH check both Parma & Pittsburgh as parishes in Ohio are located in both.

Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio (official) Parish Map

The history of St. John the Baptist parish: Celebrating 100 years - From parish church to cathedral From Cleveland to Parma.

Cleveland Area Parishes

Columbus Area Parishes

Dayton Area Parishes

Toledo Area Parishes

The Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Archparchy of Pittsburgh

History of Byzantine-Ruthenian Greek Catholic Church)

v The Eparchy of St. George Martyr of Canton, OH (Romanians)

Address: 1121 44th Street, NE - Canton, OH 44714-1297

v Archeparchy of Philadelphia, PA (jurisdiction Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S.)

Chancery: 827 N. Franklin St. - Philadelphia, PA 19123

v Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, OH (Ukrainian)

Chancery: P.O. Box 347180 - Parma, OH 44134

 

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The Byzantine Catholic Church in America (unofficial)

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Diocese of Youngstown Cemeteries

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Timeline

1670: Ren-Robert Cavelier de La Salle (1643-1687) discovered the geographic area which was to become the present-day state of Ohio. The following year, the French took formal possession.

1671: Simon Daumont de Saint-Lusson declared the lands of the western interior for France at Sault Ste. Marie. Louis Jolliet was one of the signers of this declaration which included the area that later became Ohio.

The Apostolic Vicariate of New France was established, at Quebec, in 1658, with Franois de Laval appointed as vicar apostolic by pope Alexander VII. In 1674, it was raised to the rank of Diocese. The Diocese of Qubec was established in 1674, with ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the entire territory of New France which included the area now part of Ohio.

1749: Jesuit Fathers Potier and Joseph de Bonnecamp came from Quebec to evangelize the Huron Indians living along the Vermilion and Sandusky Rivers in Northern Ohio. They were the first missionaries to visit the territory now within the limits of Ohio. See the History of the Cleveland Diocese in the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).

1751: Jesuit Father Armand de la Richardie, arriving from Detroit (Michigan), founded the first Catholic settlement, near Sandusky, Ohio, among the Huron Indians, and erected a chapel which was the first place of Catholic worship within the present limits of Ohio.

1752: Jesuits were unjustly forced in 1752 to leave the territory of Ohio.

1755: The French and Indian War History see: Evolution of the Territory of Quebec: 1763-1927, by Claude Belanger with MAP and (The Roman Catholic Church and Quebec)

1783: The Treaty of Paris was signed, in Paris, resulting in Great Britain obtaining "all the French dominion in the north, and west as far as the Mississippi River".

1787: The Ohio Company of Associates was formed in New England by a number of American Revolutionary War Veterans, and a purchase of a large tract of land in the territory northwest of the Ohio River was made from the Government. This was the first public sale of land by the United States. Marietta, the first settlement, was founded on 7 April, 1787.

1789: The Diocese of Baltimore, was established on 6 Nov 1789, with Archbishop John Carroll appointed as the first bishop of the United States of America. The Baltimore Diocese, at that time, encompassed the entire area from the Atlantic to the Mississippi, from Canada to Florida, with geographic area of present day Ohio being included in this jurisdiction.

1790: A colony of French settlers, located at Gallipolis on the Ohio, and Dom Peter Joseph Didier, a Benedictine monk, built a church, but growing discouraged left after a few years.

1795: The Rev. Edmund Burke, a secular priest from Quebec who later became the first Bishop of Halifax, came as chaplain of the military post at Fort Meigs, near the present site of Maumee. Father Burke remained at the post until February, 1797, ministering to the Catholic soldiers at the fort, and endeavouring though with little success, to Christianize the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, in the neighbourhood. See Cleveland diocesan history.

1796: The Rev. Stephen T. Badin visited Gallipolis, Ohio.

19 February 1803: Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th State.

On 8 April 1808, the four new Catholic dioceses of Bardstown, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia were created, from the Diocese of Baltimore, in the United States. The area of present day Ohio came under the jurisdiction of the new Diocese of Bardstown, Kentucky, which originally had jurisdiction over the entire Northwest Territory, including the present states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and northern Arkansas. The see of Bardstown was moved to Louisville in 1841. The Cathedral at Bardstown is now St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral.

Read the History of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky, to learn more.

1812: Due to correspondence between Jacob Dittoe, one of a group of German Catholics, and Father Edward Fenwick, who was residing at St. Rose Monastery, in Kentucky, Bishop Flaget, of Bardstown, Kentucky, and Father Badin, crossed the Ohio River at Maysville, Kentucky, in 1812. There they found William Cassel, a German Catholic whose four children they baptized, and "...on their way to Somerset they found the Dittoe and Fink families, where Bishop Flaget celebrated Mass and heard confessions..."

ca. 1817: Father Edward Fenwick, O. P. was sent, by Bishop Flaget, from the Dominican monastery at Somerset, Ohio, to serve the scattered Catholics in Ohio (Columbiana and Stark Counties). Rev. Fenwick later became the first Bishop of Cincinnati.

6 December 1818: The first Catholic Church in Ohio was blessed by Father Fenwick. This Church was built, at St. Joseph's, near Somerset, Ohio, upon land purchased by Jacob Dittoe, on the northwest corner of Vine and Liberty Streets. See the History of Old St. Mary's Church and History of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio

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19 June 1821: The Diocese of Cincinnati was established. Father Edward D. Fenwick, O. P., "The Apostle of Ohio", a Dominican, and a native of Maryland, was appointed as the first Bishop, being consecrated, on 13 January 1822, by Bishop Flaget, at St. Rose Church, in Washington County, Kentucky. Bishop Fenwick was also made Administrator Apostolic of Michigan and the eastern part of the North-western Territory. The see at Cincinnati was made an Archdiocese in 1850.

1822: The Diocese of Cincinnati was established, with jurisdiction of the entire state of Ohio.

1826: Mass is offered for the first time in Youngtown, Ohio.

1836: Father Stephen Theodore Badin, "...The first Catholic priest ordained within the limits of the original thirteen States of the Union..." returned to Cincinnati, Ohio, from his missionary work with the Pottawottomie Indians at St. Joseph's River, having served there from 1830 to 1836. (Miss Campau of Detroit, an expert Indian linguist, acted as interpreter and teacher, until Father Badin left the place in 1836.) In 1836, Father Badin wrote for the "Catholic Telegraph" a series of controversial "Letters to an Episcopalian Friend". (Three controversial articles on the Church and the Eucharist (published in the "Catholic Telegraph" of Cincinnati, 1836.)

1831: Xavier University was founded.

1838: The first Catholic church in Columbus, St. Remigius, was built. See Columbus diocesan history.

1842: St. Mary's Church, in Cincinnati, is dedicated.

1845: The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains was built in Cincinnati.

23 April 1847: The Diocese of Cleveland was established.

1850: The see at Cincinnati was elevated to Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio. St. Mary's Institute was established (now the University of Dayton).

1853: Father Stephen Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained within the limits of the original thirteen States of the Union, pioneer missionary of Kentucky, was born at Orlans, France, on 17 July, 1768; and died at Cincinnati, Ohio, on 21 April, 1853.

1861-1865: The Civil War / War Between the States

1868: The Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, was established; the cornerstone for St. Joseph's Cathedral having been laid in 1866.

1871: The Ursuline College for women was founded at Cleveland.

1910: The Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, was established from the Diocese of Cleveland.

1943. The Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, was established.

1944: The Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, was established.

1969: The Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Eparchy of Parma, Ohio, was established.

1982: An Apostolic Exarchate for Romanian Byzantine Catholics was established at Canton.

1983: The Byzantine (Ukrainian) Eparchy of St. Josaphat was established in Parma.

1987: The Apostolic Exarchate for Romanian Byzantine Catholics was raised to an Eparchy. (St. George Martyr).

Historical Research of Catholic Churches & Ancestors

Ohio

  See also Catholic Biographies

  Explorers and Missionaries

  History of Ohio, by John A. Deasy, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XI, by Robert Appleton Company, 1911, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999. -

  "...The first Catholic settlement in Ohio was founded among Huron Indian tribes near Sandusky by Father De la Richardie in 1751. The principal periods of Catholic immigration are from 1822 to 1842, from 1842 to 1865, and from 1865 to the present day..."

  History of the Diocese of Cincinnati, by M. P. O'Brien, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume III, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999.

  History of the Diocese of Cleveland, by George F. Houck, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999.

  History of the Diocese of Columbus, by L. W. Mulhane, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1908, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999. - The Diocese of Columbus was formed, in 1868, from the Diocese of Cincinnati.

  History of the Diocese of Toledo, by John T. O'Connell, from The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIV, by Robert Appleton Company, 1912, Online Edition, by Kevin Knight, 1999.

  Evolution of the Territory of Quebec: 1763-1927, by Claude Belanger

  Dioceses and Churches

  Catholic Heritage of Cincinnati, Ohio: A Resource for Researchers of the Roman Catholic Church and its Members

o   An Introduction to Research in Roman Catholic Records With an Emphasis on Cincinnati, Ohio and the Resources of the Archdiocese, by David J. Endres.

o   David Endres has the following and more on his wonderful site!

o   Profiles of Roman Catholic Parishes in Cincinnati & Hamilton County.

o   General Bibliography for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

o   The Founding of the Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio 1818-1820 - As found in Rev. John H. Lamott's, History of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1921.

o   Butler County, Ohio Catholic Historical and Genealogical Research.

o   Profiles of Roman Catholic Churches & Cemeteries in Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

o   Virtual Archives: Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio: Historical Document Abstracts.

  Southeastern Indiana Catholic Historical and Genealogical Research.

  Historical Archives of the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  6616 Beechmont Ave. - Cincinnati, Ohio 45230; Phone: (513) 231-0810.

  Mount Saint Mary's Seminary/ Athenaeum -

  Eugene H. Maly Memorial Library

  6616 Beechmont Ave. - Cincinnati, OH 45230-2091; Phone: (513) 231-2223.

  Xavier University Libraries.

  National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon - North Jackson, Ohio

  The Catholic Conference of Ohio

 

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Catholic Biographies

If you know of a web site for a biography of a Catholic with an Ohio connection, please let me know.

Explorerers and Missionaries

Catholic Biographies: Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio (Fr. David J. Endres) includes the following:

Rev. Joseph H. Ferneding, 1802-1872: (pioneer priest in southern Indiana and southern Ohio), Priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1842 to 1872 and Vicar General, 1844-1872, By Robert F. Niehaus

Spanish Conquistadors in North America (De Soto from 1539)

The Most Reverend James A. Griffin, J.D., J.C.L.: Biography of the Tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus.

Bishops of the Columbus Diocese

Father Stephen Theodore Badin, from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913 edition).

Father Stephen Theodore Badin, the first priest ordained in the United States, from: History of St. Dennis (Lockport, IL) includes Historical Sketches which tell of the History of the Catholic Church in Illinois, such as: "The Origins of St. Dennis", "The Holy Tramps", and many biographies. which are of interest to all Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and all the area once known as New France!

Francis Vincent Badin was the first Catholic priest ordained in Ohio by Bishop Fenwick.

 

General Ohio History, Genealogy and Directories Links

State of Ohio (Official)

Ohio Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death)

Birth, Death and Heirloom Birth Certificates: "The Ohio Department of Health houses only the birth records of people born in Ohio from Dec. 20, 1908 to the present..."

Ohio Department of Health

Vital Statistics Unit

Post Office Box 15098

Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Marriage and Divorce records information

Other Sources for Ohio Birth and Death Records

Index to Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 (familysearch.org)

Index to Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 (familysearch.org)

Ohio: County Marriages, 1790-1950 (familysearch.org)

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Historical Society Library

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave. - Cincinnati, OH 45203-1127 Phone: (513) 287-7030.

Ohio Historical Society - Links below are only a partial listing of the resources on the web site for the Ohio Historical Society.

Ohio Historyical Society Archives/Library

1982 Velma Ave. - Columbus, OH 43211 Phone: (614) 297-2510.

About Birth & Death Records in Ohio

Ohio Online Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)

About Marriage Records in Ohio

About Census Records in Ohio

About Naturalization Records in Ohio

About Land Entry Records in Ohio

Ohio - Fundamental Documents - Searchable database includes: State Constitutions, Ordinance of the Northwest Territory, War of 1812 Documents, and more...

OnLine Exhibits from the Collections of OHS.

Local County Courthouses in Ohio: Contact the County Probate Court, of the county where the event occured, for marriage records.

The Ohio Genealogical Society

713 S. Main Street - Mansfield, OH 44907-1644; Phone: (419) 756-7294

Statewide Ohio Historical Sites and Museums.

Adoption Information Links

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

I.S.R.R. International Soundex Reunion Registry - A system for matching persons who desire contact with their next of kin-by-birth.

Adoption Network: Cleveland, Ohio

Ohio Adoption laws and procedures that the Vital Statistics office in Ohio provides:

Ohio Link - Ohio Library and Information Network.

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References used include:

11990 Catholic Almanac. Felician A. Foy, O.F. M. (Editor), Rose M. Avato (Associate Editor). Huntington: Our Sunday Visitory Publishing Division, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.

2New Advent, Inc. From the Catholic Encyclopedia, copyright 1913 by the Encyclopedia Press, Inc. Electronic version copyright 1997 by New Advent, Inc. (A Catholic Web Site transcribing The Catholic Encyclopedia: an International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline and History of the Catholic Church. Herbermann, Pace, et al. (Editors). Imprint: Appleton (New York) 1907-1912.) Information learned from the web sites for the Archdioceses, Dioceses, and Catholic Church.