St. Mary (Old St. Mary)

Street Address: 
Michigan and Madison
Chicago, IL

Organized: 1833
Closed/Merged: open
Moved to this location:1836
Moved from this location:1843

This congregation is the first Roman Catholic parish in Chicago- founded in 1833 as St. Mary of the Assumption. This is the second location.

Church histories and indexes at the Newberry Library:

Bedard, Frances Peers, Beulah Stewart Weaver.
Old Saint Mary's Church, Chicago, Illinois: Baptism Records, 1833-1841, Confirmations, 1844/1845-1849, Marriage records, 1839-1842.
Chicago: Bedard and Weaver, 1984.
Call #Folio F 548.25.O6

Miscellaneous Records, Coffin Accounts, Birth Records, Cemetery Inscriptions.
Illinois Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1984-1985.
Includes Old St. Mary's baptismal records (partial), 1842; marriage records 1859.
Call #Folio F540.M57

Old St. Mary's: A Celebration Honoring the First Catholic Parish in Chicago.
Chicago: Old St. Mary's Church, 1983?
Call #Folio BX4603.C5 O42 1983

Old St. Mary's, the Catholic Church in Chicago: Jubilee Address at the Auditorium, June 19, 1909.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1908.
Includes list of members of the Chicago Catholic Institute in 1857. Call #D 28962.64

Santroch, Gail, ed.
An Index to the Earliest Records, 1833-1844, of Old St. Mary's Church, Chicago, Illinois.
Charlotte, N.C.: G. L. Santroch, 1987.
Call #Folio F 548.25.S26 1987

Church records on microfilm at the Newberry Library:

Parish records
Call #Microfilm 706 (second floor open shelf in microfilm cabinet behind reference desk):
Reel 1
Baptisms, 1833-1906
Marriages, 1841-1906
Reel 2
Marriages, 1903-April 1916, a few in 1929
Baptisms, 1903-1916 (includes index)
Random records at end of reel.

Some digital images are available online.



1836 - 1843

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