St. James
Roman Catholic Church

1853 - <1980>

143 Madison Street 07105
Phone: (973) 344-8322
Fax: (973) 344-6158

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St. James' Church was organized in 1853. It was the first Catholic church in the industrial neighborhood known as "Down Neck". The Rev. Louis D. Senez, rector of St. Patrick's Church bought the land in April, 1854 and the cornerstone was laid on June 19, 1854. The huge building took years to finish and when it was done became the largest church built in Newark prior to the Civil War. The church, located at the corner of Lafayette and Madison streets had the tallest spire in the city. It was demolished in the 1980's. One of the many achievements of the Rev. Patrick Cody was the hospital of St. James at the corner of Elm and Jefferson Streets. The parish school was founded in 1854.

Reverends Addresses LDS FHC
Microfilm #'s
Archive
Information

 

Reverend From To
B. F. Allaire 1853 1854
James Callan August 17, 1854 1861
M. Gervais 1861 July 24, 1872 (Death)
M. Kerwan 1869 1869
M. E. Kane 1872 1877
P. Cody January, 1873 aft 1913
G. Schuttlehofer 1875 1876
J. Nardiello 1877 1879
John F. Brady 1878 1881
Patrick McGregorr 1880 1884
August I. O'Reilly 1882 1882
James I. McKeever 1884 1889
J. F. Dowd 1885 1886
J. J. Murphy 1885 1886
J. H. C. Dunn 1889 1889
T. J. Kernan 1890 1894
R. Dillon 1890 1891
U. A. Purcell 1892 1894
M. F. Downes 1895 1897
J. M. McHale 1895 1897
D. S. Clancy 1898 1899
R. J. Byer 1898 <1900>
Michael J. McGuiness 1900 <1906>
Patrick Cody <1906> <1920>
John J. Murphy <1925> <1930>
Matthew J. Toohey <1935> <1940>


Address From To
58, 99 Lafayette Street, c. Madison, c. Jefferson 1856 after 1900
143 Madison St. 2000  
     
     


LDS FHC Microfilm #'s

Information Starting Year Ending Year LDS Microfilm #
Baptisms
Marriages
1854 1869 1378069
Baptisms
Marriages
1858 1874 1378069
Baptisms 1874 1897 1378069
Baptisms 1881 1887 1378069
Baptisms 1888 1929 1378070
Marriages 1864 1918 1398541

Archive Information (Last Known location)

NOTE: Some of the records are duplicate copies of parts of the original record. Includes groom index to marriages which are undated.