Selected Marriage Banns:

This ledger was completed between 1919 and 1930 with the last priest's entries being those of Rev. Petrus Pitass whose writings are reminiscent of older Latin styles of Church sacramental books. The previous priests entered theirs with typical Polish and German abbreviations and script.

These records include the names of the bride and groom, the names of their parents including the mother's maiden name (when known), the dates and places of birth for bride and groom, the current marriage status of both people (typically either never married or widowed) as well as the dates for marriage banns.

What is a marriage bann? A marriage bann is an announcement made to the community of the up-and-coming wedding of the bride and groom. The purpose is for the community to raise concern about any legal or canonical reasons as to why the couple should not be wed. These reasons could range from either the bride or groom still being married to the couple sharing a common ancestor within a certain degree of "legal" relationship. These records do not contain any marriages that were disallowed due to legal or canonical reasons, so the date and time of marriage is also included.

Marriage Banns - 1919 to 1923