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St. Mary Catholic Church (Kirby, Ohio) - MS 829 mf
The records of St. Mary Catholic Church 1866 - 2001 were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in February 2001, with the cooperation of Reverend James L. Holmer of St. Mary Catholic Church and Frank Beier of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Ohio.
The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages* and deaths. Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series. (See order of microfilming for a detailed list of these records.) Some of these records are in Latin.
Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series.
This register and this collection were prepared by Jennifer Golis in February 2001.
* There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection.
St. Mary Catholic Church of Kirby, OH began as a station of New Riegel, OH. It was served as a station from 1860 to 1865. In 1864, land was donated to the Catholics of Kirby and they began building a church. The church was completed in 1865 and they became a mission of St. Peter of Upper Sandusky. Priests from St. Peter served the church until 1874, when for one year they served as a mission of Bucyrus. In 1875, St. Mary received its first resident pastor, Father Joseph Rosenberg.
In 1891, the Catholics of Kirby finished building their second church. In 1931, it was severely damaged by a hurricane that struck during the Good Friday services. The church was repaired and is still in use today.
In 1976, Kirby became a sister parish of Upper Sandusky and one pastor serves both.
Sources: History of the Diocese of Toledo, Northern Ohio - West Central and Central Sections.
- Record Book, 1866 - 1905
- Record Book, 1903 - 1949
- Confirmation, 1996 - 1999
- Death, 1903 - 1947
Roll 2 (RESTRICTED ACCESS)
- Record Book, 1947 - 2001
- Baptism, 1880 - 1949
- Marriage, 1903 - 1953
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