Souvenir of Reunion
&
History of
St. Bartholomew's Church
Wilmore, PA

1909


Contributed by Linda Braund

Table of Contents / Keyword Index

Page Section Title Keywords
Cover    
1 Inscription  
2 (blank)  
3 Preface  
4 Advertisements First National Bank
5 Preface  
6 Advertisements Liquor Dealers, Photographer, Hotel; Clothiers & Furnishers
7 Preface  
8 Advertisements Clothes, Slate Roofs, Clothier, Jewelers
9 Chapter 1
History of St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Parish, First Epoch
Old Indian Trail, Kittanning Path, Ashville, Loretto, Portage Township, Little Conemaugh, Great Bend, Canoe Place, Conemaugh Old Town, The Point, Johnstown
10 Advertisements Hotel Monroe, Alhambra Hotel
11 Chapter 1 (cont.) Howell's map of 1792, Summerhill, Laurel Run, Oakes' steam sawmill
12 Advertisements Nathan's Department Store, Johnstown
13 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers
McGuire Settlement, Frankstown Road, St. Michael's Cemetery, Souvenir of Loretto Centenary
14 Advertisements Kelly's Bar & Grille, General Hardware
15 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers, Marriages & Baptisms by Father Gallitzin (1800-1840)
 
[I did not copy the listings that consisted only of first names because they really wouldn't help anyone—these were the baptisms.]
 
16 Advertisements Grocery, Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, Law offices
17 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers Marriages & Baptisms (cont.)
 
18 Advertisements Real Estate, Steamship Agent, Painting, Graining & Decorating, Cigar Distributors
19 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers Marriages & Baptisms (cont.)
 
20 Advertisements First National Bank
21 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers Marriages & Baptisms (cont.)
 
22 Advertisements Wholesale Liquor Store, Wholesale Malt Liquors, Washington House
23 Chapter II
The First Catholic Settlers Marriages & Baptisms (cont.)
List of voters
 
24 Advertisements Hotel McKay, Livery, Wines & Liquors
25 Chapter II - The First Catholic Settlers
 
Chapter III – Early Roads Through Cambria County
Jefferson, Beulah Road
 
Galbraith Road, Frankstown Road, Blair's Mills, Blair's Gap, Sankertown
26 Advertisements Fritz House, Roofing
27 Chapter III – Early Roads Through Cambria County (cont.) Munster, Robinson's Improvement, Frankstown Avenue, Galbraith Road, Stonycreek, Moxham, Fort Bedford, Elton, Poplar Run, Kiskiminetas, Conemaugh, Little Conemaugh, Lilly
28 Advertisements Cemetery Work, Hardware, stoves, ranges & Farming supplies, Cream Separator
29 Chapter III – Early Roads Through Cambria County (cont.) Blair's Mills. Poplar Run, Frankstown Road, Millstone quarry, Little Conemaugh, Stonycreek, Galbraith Road, Sipe's Mill, Tibbot Mill, Munster Road, Dr. Gallitzin's Mill
30 Advertisements Smoked Meats, Bakery & Confectionery, Cresson Springs Brewing Co.
31 Chapter IV Pioneer Life in This Section of Cambria County Loretto, Temporary housing, Building a log cabin, Cooking utensils
32 Advertisements Hardware & Lumber, Tin & Copper Spouting, Theatre
33 Chapter IV Pioneer Life in This Section of Cambria County (cont.) Hunting, Farming, Cultivation & manufacture of flax, Quilting, Washing, Going to Mass
34 Advertisements Pianos, Germania Brewing Co.
35 Chapter IV Pioneer Life in This Section of Cambria County (cont.) Packhorse & packsaddle, Wagon saddle, Blair's Mill, Huntingdon County, Croye's Mill, Loretto, Munster, Bedford
36 Advertisements Flour, Feed, Grain, New Senate Hotel
37 Chapter IV – Pioneer Life in This Section of Cambria County (cont.)
 
Chapter V – The Building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad Necessitates the Building of a Church at Jefferson
Thomas Penn, Richard Penn, Treaty of Fort Stanwix, Summerhill Township, Galbraith Road, South Fork Creek, Little Conemaugh, South Fork, Bellew's Cabin, Jackson Township, Irish laborers
38 Advertisements Hotel Emmet, The Rathsskeller, Home furnishings
39 Chapter V The Building of the Allegheny Portage Railroad Necessitates the Building of a Church at Jefferson (cont.)
 
Chapter VI - The Town of Jefferson, Now Wilmore
 
Chapter VII – The Founding of St. Bartholomew's Congregation
Thomas Penn, Richard Penn, Treaty of Fort Stanwix, Summerhill Township, Galbraith Road, South Fork Creek, Little Conemaugh, South Fork, Bellew's Cabin, Jackson Township, Irish laborers
40 Advertisements Ebensburg Light, Heat & Power Company, The American National Bank
41 Chapter VII – The Founding of St. Bartholomew's Congregation (cont.)
 
Chapter VIII – The Building of the Little Stone Church
Church at Jefferson, Irish laborers, Munster Road, Allegheny Portage Railroad, Quarry
42 Advertisements The Cambria House, Central Hotel
43 Chapter VIII – The Building of the Little Stone Church (cont.) Gallery, Stairs, Pillars, Sacristy, Sanctuary
44 Advertisements The New Metropolitan, Groceries, Fruit and Flour
45 Second Epoch
From the Dedication of the Stone Church to the Appointment of Father M. J. Mitchell, the First Resident Pastor – 1840 to 1854
 
Chapter IX – Dedication of the Church Under the Titular Protection of St. Bartholomew, August 22, 1840 – Short Sketch of the Life and Death of Its Patron Saint
Dedication of the Stone Church, St. Bartholomew – sketch of his life
46 Advertisements Hardware and Furniture, Gallitzin Feed Mills
47 Chapter X – Original Bounds of St. Bartholomew's Parish
 
Chapter XI – Priests Who Attended St. Bartholomew's Congregation from the Time of the Dedication of the Stone Church to the Appointment of a Resident Pastor – 1840 to 1854
Huntingdon, Blair, Bedford, Indiana, Benscreek, Noel's Mill, Galbraith Road, Penscola, St. John Gualbert, Johnstown, Salix, Mineral Point, Viaduct
48 Advertisements Industrial Machine Works
49 Chapter XI – Priests Who Attended St. Bartholomew's Congregation from the Time of the Dedication of the Stone Church to the Appointment of a Resident Pastor – 1840 to 1854 (cont.)
 
"The Cotton Picker"
First Register of St. Bartholomew's Church, Father A.P. Gibbs' Pastorate – 1844-46
St. Bartholomew's First Cemetery
Saddle horse, Ebensburg, Croyle's Mill, Ebensburg-Jefferson Plank Road
50 Advertisements Hudson 20 & Chalmers Detroit, Central Automobile Co., Pharmacy
51 Chapter XI (cont.)
 
Father Mullen's Pastorate, Tribute to a Generous Family
St. John Gualbert, Johnstown, St. Aloysius Summit, Allegheny Portage, Parochial residence
52 Advertisements Wholesale Liquor Dealer, Hardware, Stoves & Furniture, Plumbing and Heating
53 Chapter XI (cont.)
 
Going to Mass in the Early Days of St. Bartholomew's – The First Railroad Facilities, The Building of the Present Church
Allegheny-Portage Railroad, "Long Level" to Jefferson, Irish laborers
54 Advertisements Swank Hardware Co., Funeral Director, General Contractors
55 Chapter XI (cont.)
 
Two Notable Bequests, Site of the Present Church, Some of the Leading Men in the Erection of the New Church
Present church, Pastoral residence, Old cemetery
56 Advertisements The Keystone Hotel, Tonsorial Artist, Drugs
57 Chapter XI (cont.)
 
Style of Architecture, Gothic – Dimensions, Laying of the Corner Stone June 6, 1852, Wall Damaged by Winter's Cold and Storms
The Building Committee, Gothic architecture, Outside dimensions, Corner stone
58 Advertisements Portage Pharmacy, Meats and Groceries, Myra Post Office, Flour, Feed and Powder
59 Chapter XI (cont.)
 
The Church of St. Bartholomew as it Appears Today, Inscription on the Bell, Stirring Events of Father Mullen's Pastorate—Sectional Quarrels of Irish "Far-Ups" and "Far Downs"—"Naïve American" "Know-Nothingism."
Description of the church, Bell, Irish laborers, Ulster men, Munster, Connaught, "The Packsaddle"
60 Advertisements Commercial Hotel, Cassandra House, Union Hotel, Carpenter House
61 Chapter XI (cont.),Statistics of Father Mullen's Pastorate "Native American" or "Know-Nothing" agitation
62 Advertisements Arlington Hotel, Fresh Provisions and Produce
63 Chapter XI (cont.) Numbers of couples married, Number confirmed
64 Advertisements Wines & Liquors, Hagerstown Brewing Co.
Not Numbered Photo of interior of St. Bartholomew's Church  
65 Third Epoch
From the Beginning of the Pastorate of Father Mitchell, the First Resident Pastor, to the Present Time
 
Chapter XII – The First Resident Pastor, Rev. Michael J. Mitchell
 
Chapter XIII The Pastorate of Father Thomas J. Walsh, The Completion and Dedication of the Present Church of St. Bartholomew, Dedication of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, New Germany
First Resident Pastor, German settlers in the northwestern portion of the congregation
66 Advertisements Union Hotel, Wines, Liquors, Beer, Ale and Porter Wholesalers
67 Chapter XIII (cont.)
Father Walsh's First Church Choir, The First Pastoral Residence, Father Walsh's Water Works, Parochial Schools of the Latter Fifties
Benedictine Fathers, New Germany settlement choir, Catechetical instruction
68 Advertisements Fire, Life & Accident Insurance, Dry Goods, Department Store
69 Chapter XIII (cont.)
The Passionists' Mission of 1858, Anecdote of Bishop Young – He Tabooed Tobacco, Father Walsh Leaves Wilmore
 
70 Advertisements Attorney-At-Law, Mountain House
71 Chapter XIII (cont.)
Troublous Times in the Nation – Prayers for Peace – The Civil War, The Pastorate of Father Peter Hughes, 1861 – "The Stars and Stripes" Float from the Tower of St. Bartholomew's
 
Chapter XIV
Father Hackett's Pastorate, 1862 – 1868, Dedication of the Present Church of the Immaculate Conception, New Germany, September 11, 1864
Secession of seven states, The Queen of the West, Broad Top, Fort Sumter, Cameron's Bottom, Indiana County
72 Advertisements Ebensburg Merchandise Co., Exchange Hotel, Gallitzin House, General Merchandise
73 Chapter XV
Father Peter Brown, 1868-70
 
Chapter XVI
Father O.P. Gallagher, March 24, 1870 – January 18, 1873, Extensive Repairs
Roof replacement, Cemetery picket fence, Thompson property
74 Advertisements Park Hotel, Stone & Concrete Contractor, Harness Establishment, Tibbett Drug Co.
75 Chapter XVI
Father Henry McHugh, Pastor-Rector for Almost Twenty-three Years, 1873 – 95, The Building of the Present Rectory, The New Cemetery
St. Agnes Church, Soho, Present rectory, Advisory Committee, Permanent Building Committee
76 Advertisements Funeral Director & Embalmer
77 Chapter XVI (cont.)
Father McHugh Buys Magnificent Pipe Organ for the Church, Father McHugh Becomes First Rector, and Afterwards an Irremovable Rector, Father McHugh Leaves Wilmore
Osage hedge, Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Ehrenfeld, St. Agnes Church, Soho
78 Advertisements Portage Plumbing & Heating Company, Fresh & Salt Meats, Lilly Pharmacy
79 Chapter XVIII - Rectorate and Death of Father Tahanery, 1896-97
 
Chapter XIX - Rectorate of Father Thomas Ryan, 1897-1900
 
Chapter XX - Father James B. Egan's Rectorate, 1900 - 1909
St. Vincent's Monastery, Latrobe, St. Joseph, Portage, St. Bridget, Lilly
80 Advertisements Brewers & Bottlers
81 Chapter XX (cont.)
Division of the Diocese of Pittsburg, 1901, Semi-Centennial of St. Bartholomew's, June 6, 1902
Episcopal See of Altoona, 50th Anniversary of laying the cornerstone, Portage
82 Advertisements Johnstown Horse & Mule Exchange
Not Numbered Picture of D. A. Gallitzin, Prince & Priest  
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. Francis McKenna  
83 Chapter XXI - Father Francis McKenna, the Present Rector
 
Chapter XXII - Biographical Sketches of Bishops of the Dioceses of Pittsburg and Altoona and of Priests Who Ministered to the Catholics of the Region Embraced in St. Bartholomew's Congregation at the Time of Its Formation and Priests and Religeuse Born Within the Parish, Father Gallitzin
Father Gallitzin, Cambria Tribune, McGuire Settlement
84 Advertisements Men's store, Shoes, Wines, Liquors, Beer and Porter
85 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Gallitzin Huntingdon, Sinking Valley, Allegheny Path Valley
86 Advertisements The Boss Grain Cradle
87 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Gallitzin Muenster, Austrian army, Allegheny Mountains, Loretto Centenary, Port Tobacco, MD, Conewago, PA
88 Advertisements The First National Bank of Portage, PA
Not Numbered Hand-written note by Rev. Gallitzin  
89 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Gallitzin Ashville, Beaver Dam Valley, Loretto, Conewago, McGuire Settlement, Blairsville, St. John Gualbert's, Johnstown
90 Advertisements Cambria Brewing Company
Not Numbered Picture of Rev. P.H. Lemke  
91 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke St. Michael, Souvenir of Loretto Centenary, Mecklenberg-Rhena, Germany
92 Advertisements Schwartz Bros.
93 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke  
94 Advertisements General Merchandise, Wholesale Wines and Liquors, Keystone Hotel
95 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke  
96 Advertisements Hotel Vendome, Tonsorial Artist, Derby House
97 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke Loretto, Munster, Apostle of the Alleghenies
98 Advertisements Rothert's Complete Home Furnishers
99 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke Loretto, Ebensburg
100 Advertisements The First National Bank, Ebensburg, PA
101 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke, Father Lemke Induces the Benedictines to Come to America Loretto, Hart's Sleeping Place, St. Joseph's Church, Carrolltown, St. Benedict, The Order of St. Benedict, Latrobe, Sportsman's Hall, Arch abbey of St. Vincent
102 Advertisements Photographer, Lumber & Builder's Supplies
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. M. Gibson  
103 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father Peter Henry Lemke, Rev. Matthew William Gibson Beatty's Station, Pennsylvania Railraod, Carrolltown, Abbey of Atchison, St. Vincent's Abbey, "Life of Dr. Gallitzin", St. Benedict's Monastery
104 Advertisements Druggist, General Merchandise, Funeral Director
105 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Father A.P. Gibbs, 1844-46, Rt. Rev. Tobias Mullen, Bishop of Erie – Formerly Pastor of St. Bartholomew's 1846-1854 St. Aloysius, Summit, St. Bartholomew's, Jefferson, St. John Gaulbert's, Johnstown, St. Mary's, Lawrenceville
106 Advertisements Nelson House, Portage Supply Co.
Not Numbered Picture of Rev. M.J. Mitchell  
107 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. Tobias Mullen, Rev. M.J. Mitchell  
108 Advertisements Stationery, Confections, Cigars, Tobacco, Hardware & House Furnishing Goods, Superior Harness
Not Numbered Picture of Rev. Thomas J. Walsh  
Not Numbered Picture of Rev. John Hackett  
109 Chapter XXII (cont.), Rev. M.J. Mitchell, Father Thomas J. Walsh, Rev. Peter Hughes, Rev. John Hackett Loretto, Souvenir of Loretto Centenary, Ebensburg, Lilly, Cameron's Bottoms
110 Advertisements Johnstown Supply House
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. O.P. Gallagher, Photo of Rev. P. Brown  
111 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. John Hackett, Rev. Peter Brown, Rev. O.P. Gallagher St. Aloysius, Summit, Wilmore, St. John Gualbert, Johnstown
112 Advertisements Mountain House
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. H. McHugh  
113 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. O.P. Gallagher, Rev. Henry McHugh, Rev. James P. Tahaney St. Francis College, Loretto, Sand Patch Tunnel
114 Advertisements Penn Traffic Co.
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. Thomas Ryan  
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. J.P. Tahaney  
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. James B. Egan  
115 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. James P. Tahaney, Rev. Thomas Ryan, Rev. James B. Egan New York World's Relief Fund, Locust Street, St. Bridget's, Lilly
116 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. James B. Egan, Rev. Francis McKenna, Rev. Thomas McEnrue, Rev. A.J.M. Brown Portage, Jefferson, Wilmore, St. Vincent's College, St. Michael's Seminary, St. Augustine, Blairsville, St. Francis College, Loretto
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. James B. Keating  
117 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. John Ward, Father Keating, Rev. Bernard Conley, Rev. Ferdinand Kittell, Rector of St. Michael's Church Loretto Rugh Farm, Summerhill Township, Ehrenfeld, St. Vincent's College, St. Columba's, Johnstown, Apostle of the Alleghenies, Ebensburg
118 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rev. Ferdinand Kittell, Rt. Rev. M. O'Connor, First Bishop of Pittsburg Ebensburg, St. Michael's Seminary, St. Francis College, Loretto, St. Mary's Church, Lawrenceville, Adjustable candelabrum, St. Patrick's, Newry, Temperance, “insane speeding of automobiles”
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. Bernard Conley  
Not Numbered Photo of Rev. F. Kittell  
119 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. M. O'Connor, Rt. Rev. M. Domenec Diocese of Pittsburg, Diocese of Erie
120 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. M. Domenec, Rt. Rev. John Tuigg, Third Bishop of Pittsburg and “Administrator of Allegheny” St. Michael's Seminary, St. John's, Altoona
Not Numbered Photo of Rt. Rev. M. Domenec  
Not Numbered Photo of Rt. Rev. R. Phelan  
121 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. John Tuigg, Rt. Rev. Richard Phelan, D.D., Bishop of Pittsburg, During Whose Episopacy the Diocese of Altoona Was Formed  
122 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. Richard Phelan, Rt. Rev. Eugene A. Garvey, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona  
Not Numbered Photo of Rt. Rev. Eugene A. Garvey  
Not Numbered Photo of Mons. John Boyle  
123 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Boyle, Vicar General, Religieuse of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Sister M. Petralila – Miss Martha Stibolitzki, Sister M. Mechthildes – Miss Sara McGough, Sister M. Ursula – Miss Ursula Beiter Ebensburg, St. Patrick's Church, Gallitzin, Johnstown, St. John's convent and school, Order of St. Joseph, Sisters of the Good Shepherd
124 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Reliqieuse of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Sister Cecelia – Miss Annie Brown, Sister M. Zita – Miss Margaret Wolfe, Sister M. Liguori – Miss Mary A. Doran  
125 Chapter XXII (cont.) - Religieuse of St. Bartholomew's Parish, Sister M. Gertrude – Miss Aggie Kinney, Sister M. Clare – Miss Annie Berry, Sister M. Ethelreda – Miss Annie Ermire, Sister M. Sylvanus – Miss Margaret Burke, Sister M. Theresa – Miss Rose O'Neill Sisters of St. Joseph, Order of St. Joseph, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy, Order of Mercy
126 St. Bartholomew's Church Choirs - Names of Person Who at Different Times Sang in St. Bartholomew's Church Choir, Home Choir in the Time of Father Walsh  
Not Numbered Photo of the Choir of St. Bartholomew's Church for the 1909 Reunion - Front Row: Misses Kate Campbell, Mamie McCabe, Ida Pearson, Mary McQuillan, Mrs. Harry Frazer. Second Row: Misses Jean Campbell, Sadie Farber, Organist, Prof. E.J. Duffy, Miss Thecia Beiter. Third Row: Miss Katie Doran, Faber Beiter, Mrs. J. McCabe, James Campbell, James Madigan  
Not Numbered Photo of Altar Boys of St. Bartholomew Church - Edward Harkins, Howard Beiter, Paul Beiter, Patrick Harkins  
Not Numbered Photo of St. Bartholomew's Church Committee - James Itell, Neil Harkins, B.C.J. McGuire, Thomas Powers, Louis Beiter  
127 Home Choir in the Time of Father Walsh (cont.) - Choir for the Reunion, Altar Boys of St. Bartholomew's Church  
128 Inscription on Marble Tablet on Tower of St. Bartholomew's Church, Above Main Entrance, A Useful Rule, Ratios of Months  
129 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1768 through 1777  
130 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1777 through 1788  
131 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1789 through 1795  
132 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1796 through 1805  
133 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1807 through 1820  
134 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1827 through 1846  
135 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1849 through 1864  
136 Chronological Table of Important Events - 1865 through 1909  
137 Index - Adams, Samuel through Church, St. Bartholomew  
138 Index - Church, St. Patrick's through Finnegans  
139 Index - “Far Ups” through “Long Level”  
140 Index - Lynch Farm through Rectory, Present  
141 Index - Rectory, Building Committee through Young, Bishop  


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