St. Mary Of The Lake Roman Catholic Church Of Watkins Glen Records, 1848-1868.

Collection Number: 6093

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church of Watkins Glen records, 1848-1868.
Collection Number:
6093
Creator:
St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church of Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
One volume baptismal and marriage records (1848-1869) in Latin.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

There is no record of early Catholic missionaries to Watkins. From 1850 to 1854 Rev. James Cunningham of Elmira visited regularly. In approximately 1846 or 1847 the Catholics bought a church, constructed in 1833, from the Presbyterians. In 1865 a new church, seating four hundred and costing twenty-two thousand dollars, was built under the direction of Father Dennis English of Penn Yan. The first resident pastor, Father James C. McManus, arrived in February 1869 and remained for three years. The church was in the Buffalo Diocese as of 1876.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Contains 1 volume each of baptismal and marriage records (1848-1869, 1849-1869). All entries except one page of 1849 baptisms are in Latin.
SUBJECTS

Names:
St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church of Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen, N.Y.)
Cunningham, James.
English, Dennis.
McManus, James C.

Subjects:
Catholic Church--New York (State)--Watkins Glen.
Catholic church buildings.
Church records and registers--New York (State)--Watkins Glen.

Places:
Schuyler County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Watkins Glen (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Baptismal certificates.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church of Watkins Glen records, #6093. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 1 Item #1
Baptismal Register, 1848-1869
Baptismal information in the front of the volume lists date, name of child, parents, sponsors and priest. This is followed by a list of names and pew rents due or paid. A marriage list for 1849 includes names of the couple, the date and the officiating priest and witnesses. Next is a confirmation list for December 24, 1859, marriages performed in 1850, 53 and 58 (other dates are illegible), "Christmas dues" for 1871, 2 marriages performed on April 29, 1871, and a list of youth confirmed in 1862 with their sponsors.
Reel 1 Item #2
Marriage Register, 1848-1869
This volume lists the names of the couple, date, priests, and witnesses. At the end of the volume are two passages entitled "Blood" and "Body," a list of donations (June 6, 1869) and miscellaneous financial notes.