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Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 1:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great great grandfather Michael Burns (3 months old) was living here with his parents Michael & Ann Burns and siblings according to 1860 US census.

Can someone tell which Irish Catholic church(s)he likely would have been baptized in at this time.

Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 6:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Feb 2011 6:24PM GMT
In the 6th ward:
St. Paul [1838] - Congress & Court
St. Peter [1858; Closed 1975] - Hicks & Warren

Contact the Chancery at 75 Greene for info on closed RC churches

http://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/sacramentalrecords.aspx
http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Worship/Worship.Bklyn.ht...
http://mysite.verizon.net/timdesmond/files/churches.htm

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 6:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you.

I believe the 1st, 10th & 12th wards all bordered the 6th ward.

They actually lived in the 6th ward but also curious if they lived on the edges of the 6th ward what Irish catholic churches might I also want to check in the 1st, 10th & 12th wards if I don't find them at St. Paul or St. Peter.

My great great grandfather was Michael Burns (son of Michael & Ann Burns) born March or April of 1860....3 months old at time census taken.

They lived in 3rd district of Ward 6...not quite sure what boundaries were of the 3rd district to help narrow down exactly where they lived and what churches would have been closest to them.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Thanks in advance

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the 1870s the third district of the sixth ward was "Bounded by Congress street, Court street, Baltic street
and East River. Polling place corner of Warren and Henry streets." (http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Vote/1876.Election.Distr...) I've attached a (modern) map where I've marked these boundaries (red) and also the location of St Paul (purple). Court St seems to have been the eastern boundary of the ward...

Reposting this link again from my last reply, http://mysite.verizon.net/timdesmond/files/churches.htm, check here for churches in the other wards (in {} after the address for each entry).
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Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
The site for the Brooklyn Diocese records is great. This i the first time I've seen where the records are for closed parishes.

Is it true??? No parents names on marriage records?

Tnx,
Ellen

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 3:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have no idea about church marriage records, but the parents names should be on an NYC marriage license (the kind you get from the city archives).

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 3:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sadly, I can't find a vital record for several members of my family.

I've read where many priests did not register marriages.

Ellen

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, I don't have a whole lot of experience with church records, but I thought that for marriages one would have had to file with the county clerk and get a license/certificate of marriage...

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Pretty sure that wasn't required until 1908 or there about.

Re: Irish catholic church(s) in Brooklyn Ward 6 District 3 in 1860

Posted: 22 Feb 2011 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, I guess I've just been lucky then!
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