06 June 2013

Those Places Thursday: Schuylkill County, PA

Years ago I had written the Historical Society of Schuylkill County concerning local Roman Catholic churches that my ancestors might have attended. My Walsh/Welsh family had come from Ireland to the coal mines of Shenandoah. My Keating ancestors had come from Ireland to Ringtown. The Society was nice enough to include a list of Catholic churches in northern Schuylkill County and the year they were first organized. The list contains 45 parishes started between 1827 and 1909. 


They are as follows:

1.            1827 – St. Patrick in Pottsville

2.            1833 – St. Jerome in Tamaqua

3.            1841 – St. John the Baptist in Pottsville

4.            1842 – St. Vincent de Paul in Minersville

5.            1846 – St. Bartholomew in Brokton

6.            1847 – St. Stephen in Port Carbon

7.            1851 – St. Ambrose in Schuylkill Haven

8.            1853 – St. Boniface in Saint Clair

9.            1853 – Immaculate Conception in Tremont

10.        1855 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Minersville

11.        1856 – St. Mauritius in Ashland

12.        1856 – St. Joseph in Ashland

13.        1858 – St. Kieran in Heckscherville

14.        1862 – St. Canicus in Mahanoy City

15.        1863 – St. Fidelis in Mahanoy City

16.        1864 – St. Mary in Saint Clair

17.        1866 – Holy Family in New Philadelphia

18.        1869 – St. Patrick in McAdoo

19.        1870 – Annunciation in Shenandoah

20.        1870 – St. Joseph in Girardville

21.        1872 – St. Casmir in Shenandoah

22.        1872 – Holy Rosary in Mahanoy Plane

23.        1879 – St. Mary Magdalen in Lost Creek

24.        1886 – St. Mary Star of the Sea in Branchdale

25.        1888 – St. Joseph in Mahanoy City

26.        1891 – St. George in Shenandoah

27.        1892 – Assumption B.V.M. in Mahanoy City

28.        1893 – St. Cunegunda in McAdoo

29.        1893 – St. Mary in McAdoo

30.        1893 – St. Casmir in Mahanoy City

31.        1895 – St. Francis of Assisi in Minersville

32.        1895 – Sacred Heart in New Philadelphia

33.        1896 – Sacred Heart in Newton

34.        1896 – SS Peter and Paul in Tower City

35.        1898 – St. Stanislaus in Shenandoah

36.        1899 – St. Stephen in Shenandoah

37.        1900 – St. Stephen in McAdoo

38.        1905 – St. Stanislaus Kostka in Minersville

39.        1905 – St. Joseph in Pottsville

40.        1905 – Immaculate Conception in Saint Clair

41.        1907 – St. Anthony in Cumbola

42.        1907 – St. Vincent de Paul in Girardville

43.        1907 – Sacred Heart in Mahanoy City

44.        1907 – Our Lady of Siluva in Maizeville

45.        1909 – St. Joseph in Frackville

 
The researcher, a Howard T. Crown, had written me in 1993 that the information the Society has on Catholics was indeed sparse.

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