Archdiocese of Boston: St. Joseph (Pepperell) now searchable

Julius Schiller [Public domain]

Today we’ve added two new volumes to Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1900 from St. Joseph in Pepperell.
This update adds 1,725 records and 6,845 names to search.

St. Joseph (Pepperell) began when Catholics in the area worshipped in private homes when visiting priests were able to come. It coalesced into a mission of St. Mary (Ayer). In 1885 the church became an independent parish.

The above image comes from Julius Schiller’s 1627 star atlas, Coelum Stellatum Christianum. He tried to replace “pagan” constellations with Christian interpretations of the stars. In this case, Orion becomes St. Joseph.

We’d like to thank Sam Sturgis for his help making this parish available on our site.  The new volumes are listed below:

St. Joseph (Pepperell) Baptisms, 1885-1900
St. Joseph (Pepperell) Marriages, 1885-1900

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.