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From: "John" <>
Subject: Re: [Irish in Chicago] Early Catholic Parishes
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 15:47:20 -0500
How would I go about locating the closest parishes to addresses I have for
family members? Several family members lived on Grenshaw Street, near 12th,
Pulaski and Crawford. What parish is in that neighborhood? This family
attended 19th St. Sacred Heart in the early days and I have their baptismal
and confirmation records from that.
Thanks for leads.
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Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 12:53 PM
Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Early Catholic Parishes
> I found this information in one of my genealogy folders and thought it
> might help.
> Early Chicago Roman Catholic Parish
> Organized through 1880
> Parish Organized Closed Area
> Old St. Mary (1) 1833
> St. Patrick (Adams St.) (2) 1846 West
> Holy Name Cathedral (3) 1849 North
> St. Bridget 1850 1990
> St. Louis (4) 1850 1871
> St. James (Wabash Ave.) (5) 1855 South
> Holy Family 1857
> St. Patrick (95th St.) 1857 1987
> St. John (18th St.) (6) 1859 1962
> St. Columbkille 1859 1975
> Immaculate Conception (7) 1859 North
> Annunciation 1866 1978
> St. Paul (12th St.) 1866 1871
> Nativity of Our Lord 1868
> St. Anne (Garfield Blvd.) 1869 1971 South
> St. Jarlath (8) 1869 1969
> St. Stephen (Ohio St.) (9) 1869 1952 West
> St. Thomas the Apostle 1869
> Sacred Heart (19th St.) (10) 1872 1959 West
> Sacred Heart (Longwood) (11) 1874 South
> St. Pius V 1874
> All Saints (Wallace St.) 1875 1968 South
> St. Vincent de Paul 1875
> St. Agnes (Pershing Rd.) 1878 1991 South
> St. Mel (12) 1878 1941
> St. Gabriel 1880
> Holy Angels 1880
> Notes: 1. St. Mary's was the Cathedral prior to the Great Fire of 1871,
> in which it was destroyed. When rebuilt, it becmae the parish now known
> as Old St. Mary's.
> 2. Also known as Old St. Patrick's.
> 3. Began in 1846 as Holy Name of Jesus chapel at University of St. Mary
> of the Lake, then located in the city. When the school closed it became
> a parish. It became the Cathedral with the Great Fire in 1871.
> Pre-1871 records destroyed in the fire.
> 4. Served both French and Irish.
> 5. Also known as Old St. James.
> 6. Also known as Old St. John's.
> 7. On North Park Avenue.
> 8. Originally known as St. Aloysius; renamed St. Jarlath by 1870.
> 9. Also known as Old St. Stephen.
> 10. Originally known as St. Stanislaus, renamed Sacred Heart in 1873.
> 11. Renamed St. Margaret of Scotland in 1894.
> 12. Established as St. Philip Benizi Mission from Our Lady of Sorrows
> parish; 1888 became St. Philip Benizi Church; 1896 renamed St. Mel.
> Served both Italians and Irish.
> Kathleen Brennan Mammoser
> Researching Brennan, Kennedy and Gallagher in Co. Mayo and Brennan in Co.
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