Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-MF
Location: LH-MF

(Description ID: 595579)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Sandusky, Ohio


Agency History
Scope and Content

The records of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1866 - 2001, and Holy Angels Catholic Church, 1856 - 1875, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in September 2001, with the cooperation of Father Martin Nassr of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The register and collection were prepared by Jennifer Golis in September 2001.  The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center purchased two (1 and 2) of the five rolls of microfilm that represent the entire holdings of Sts. Peter and Paul microfilmed by the Center for Archival Collections.  Funds for the purchase were provided by Patrick McGrady in memory of his father Louis J. McGrady..

Agency History
The church of Sts. Peter and Paul was established in 1866 to accommodate the quickly growing congregation of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sandusky. Between 1871 and 1875, Holy Angels Catholic Church was united with Sts. Peter and Paul parish. In 1875, the bishop decided to reopen Holy Angels and established territorial separation between the two English-speaking churches. The building of the church of Sts. Peter and Paul was started in 1866, but was not completed until 1871. The church was damaged by fire on two occasions - the first time in 1917 and the second a few years later. The parish chose to renovate and redecorate the building instead of erecting a new church. Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Central and Central Sections. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1985. Pages 238 - 240.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages*, interments and deaths. Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series. Records for the years 1856 - 1875 for Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sandusky, Ohio are found within the records of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. *There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection.

Ac. 5639

Mf. 2 rolls

Roll 1

  • Baptisms (Holy Angels and Sts. Peter and Paul), 1856 - 1921
  • First Communions, 1880 - 1940
  • First Communions, 1940 - 1985
  • First Communions, 1986 - 2001
  • Confirmations, 1881 - 1937

Roll 2

  • Confirmations, 1937 - 1966
  • Confirmations, 1968 - 1995
  • Confirmations, 1996 - 2001
  • Marriages (Holy Angels and Sts. Peter and Paul), 1856 - 1891
  • Interments (Holy Angels and Sts. Peter and Paul), 1856 - 1891
  • Interments, 1891 - 1966
  • Deaths, 1966 - 1994
  • Deaths, 1994 - 2001