Translated, Compiled, & Copyrighted by Gloria Dettleff. Proofed by Nancy Moss. All rights reserved. No part of this database may be reproduced except by a reviewer for personal genealogical use.

BAPTISM RECORDS NOTES:

The earliest Baptism record book contains information about some of the early settlers to the area. It lists their names, their dates of arrival to the area, their spouses and their birth dates. In some cases it also lists their children who came with them. This information is included in the Baptism database.

Please be aware that there were many different priests who served this congregation and some of these priests were assistants or interim priests who may not have known the people of the parish. For this reason some records do not contain as much information as others. Also there were many instances where the priest abbreviated names. In these cases the names were spelled out when it was reasonably certain what the name was supposed to be. For a list of the pastors who served St. Boniface and the years of their service see the 150 Year Pictorial History Book at http://www.stbonifacechurch.net/ (external link).

The microfilming technique of the record book caused some names to be lost in the spine of the book. In some cases the book was not opened completely (flattened out) to show the wording in the spine of the page.

In the original records one will also find that entries can be out of sequence. The priest often mixed up the dates of Baptism and birth putting the Baptism date before the child was born. He also forgot to change the name of the month. These errors, which have been corrected for clarity in this database, all point to the possibility of the priest writing the Baptism or marriage information in some other form before entering the information in the official record book.

Note: Pages 44-45 of Baptisms are missing (1892).

Click on the letters below to see the baptism listing starting with that letter

Database table baptisms modified: 29 May 2014
Page modified: 12 May 2014