Linked off of this page are scans of many of the church ledger records from Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, New York. The church was located at 124 Locust Street, and it closed in 1993. A brief history of the church up through 1914 is available here, with links to other historical resources being found below.
St. Boniface R.C. Church
Buffalo, New York
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Our church ledger records are somewhat incomplete. The images are processed from microfilms of the church records kept at the Erie County Library, downtown Buffalo, New York. These images are made possible through the joint efforts of Bernard W. Patz and myself and have been utilized to help trace the origins of our early families. We provide them here for others to use.
Many of the records are hand-written in Latin, and so having a Latin dictionary handy is invaluable. Most of these entries were made by Rev. Ferdinand Kolb, who appears to have spelled many of the names phonetically. Although, many spelling variants for names occur, we remain indebted to him for his work.
The file sizes are large, and so patience is needed in downloading. The original microfiche film images are of variable quality, reflected in these web images.
We welcome your help in making our archives more complete.
NOTE: Some of the birth and baptismal records of Saint Boniface Church are also available on familysearch.org. Click on "International Genealogical Index" and enter in only the following information: Event="All", Region="North America," Country="United States," and State="New York". For the Batch Number, enter: "C537431".
- 14 January 2010: Added records related to the closure of the church in 1884.
- 13 January 2010: Added biographical page for Rev. Msgr. Ferdinand Kolb.
- 8 August 2009: 109 pages of marriage ledger records added, 1849-80.
- 23 July 2009: Added transcription of church history up until 1914.
- 22 July 2009: Added selected pages from "Older People of St. Boniface Parish" by Janet Bower.
|Index to the Resources of this Web Site
- Baptismal Record Indices (nearly complete for 1849-1911)
- Baptismal Records (complete for 1881-99)
- Death Records (nearly complete for 1849-99)
- Marriage Records (nearly complete for 1849-99)
- Church History (1869 to 1914, only)
- Church History: Newspaper articles related to the closure/interdiction of St. Boniface in 1884 and the eventual appointment of Rev. Ferdinand Kolb.
- Buffalo Courier, -- March 3, 1884
- Buffalo Evening Republic, -- March 3, 1884
- Buffalo Express, -- March 9, 1884
- Buffalo Courier, -- March 17, 1884
- Buffalo Evening Republic, -- March 17, 1884
- Buffalo Evening Republic, -- April 21, 1884
- Buffalo Courier, -- June 2, 1884
- Buffalo Evening Republic, -- June 5, 1884
Biography: Rev. Msgr. Ferdinand Kolb (Pastor, 1884-1929)
"Older People of St. Boniface Parish" by Janet Bower (1957). Selected pages, including history and map of parish.
Our Contact Information
Schwertfamily.net is maintained by Donald P. Schwert, great great grandson of Carl and Veronica (née Modrzejewska) Schwertfeger (Schwert). We seek your assistance in helping us to develop this family history. Correspondence can be mailed to: Donald P. Schwert, 300 Broadway N #204, Fargo, ND 58102-4720 U.S.A. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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