Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-MF
Location: LH-MF

(Description ID: 595575)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, Ohio


Agency History
Scope and Content

The records of St. Peter Catholic Church, 1860 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in August 2001, with the cooperation of Father Leonard Kistler of St. Peter Catholic Church. This register and this collection was prepared by Jennifer Golis in September 2001. The earliest records, appearing on the first of two rolls of microfilm, was purchased by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2005. Additional records, appearing on a second roll of film, are available at the Center for Archival Collections.

Agency History
St. Peter Catholic Church began as a Mission of St. Boniface in New Riegel, Ohio in 1857. Between 1857 and 1913 Alvada was called Big Spring Settlement. The parish built its first church in October, 1858, and its current church in 1881.  Until 1914, St. Peter Catholic Church was a Mission of New Riegel. Between 1914 and 1981, the priest shared by St. Peter and St. Boniface lived in Alvada, making New Riegel a Mission of Alvada. In 1981, the priest moved back to New Riegel and Alvada became a Mission of New Riegel once again. 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 118 - 119.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of records of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, marriages*, deaths and cemetery records. 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.) Please note, confirmation records for St. Peter Catholic Church after 1981 are found at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Riegel.. *There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection

Ac. 5636
Mf. 1 roll

1. Record Book, 1861-1939 [First Communions; Confirmations]
2. Record Book, 1940-2001 [First Communions; Confirmations]
3. Marriages, 1860 -1917
4. Deaths, 1860 – 1943
5. Deaths, 1860 – 2001
6. Cemetery Records, 1863 – 1984
7. Cemetery Records, 1909 – 1936