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.

Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.