Monday, December 1, 2014

Marriage Record of Patrick Larkins and Bridget Ryan at Holy Angels Catholic Church

This very brief marriage record of Patrick Larkins and Bridget Ryan was found at FamilySearch in the Ohio Diocese of Toledo Parish Records. My great great great grandparents were married at Holy Angels Catholic Church in December of 1856 by Father Alexis Caron. Their names were Latinized in the church records, and Father Caron's first name is not given, just his first initial. The records were very brief at this time. Here is view of the two-page portion of the volume which holds early marriage records from Holy Angels. Patrick and Bridget's names appear at the lower portion of the left page.

Ancestors on both my Mom's Cross and Larkins lines were very active in Holy Angels Church, which just celebrated its 175th Anniversary. Holy Angels is the oldest church in the Toledo Diocese. While I am not a member of the Catholic church, I am a person of faith, and I treasure the church records we are able to access at FamilySearch!

Happy Anniversary to the parish of Holy Angels in Sandusky, Ohio!

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