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From: Bill King <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Catholic Church in Bridgeport area
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:35:11 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

St. Bridget's was establishes as a mission of Old St. Patrick's in 1847 at Archer and Arch. This would be the first Irish church in the Bridgeport area. The address is about 1 mile due east of 31st and Normal. Records of the church date from 1854. Prior records would be in the Old St. Patrick's records. St. Bridget's closed a number of years ago.

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>Sent: Apr 9, 2009 9:20 PM
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>Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Catholic Church in Bridgeport area
>Is there someone who would know what "Irish" Catholic parish would have served the area around 31st St. and Normal before St. David's, which opened in 1905?
>I'm trying to check on several related families from around 1880 till St. David's started.
>Many thanks,
>Looking in the Bridgeport area for Donohue, Evans, Stevenson Foley and Madden.
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