Saint Ignatius Church, Centralia PA

Saint Ignatius Church in Centralia Pennsylvania from the early 1900s.

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7 Responses

  1. Linda Pericles says:

    Thank you for the lovely article. My grandmother, Harriet Lyons is buried in the cemetery there. I was able to visit the church and cemetery in the late 1980’s with relatives who live in Lewisburg. I am from Atlanta, but my mother talked about Centralia often, since she was originally from Mount Carmel. I have lived a very different life from my relatives in Pa, so I am always fascinated by Pa history.

  2. Michael Cavalla says:

    Can any one tell me where I can find St. Ignatius Church Records . My Family went there and I am interested in finding more information about the family , Jennings Family that lived on 712 Paxton St Centralia Pa. And assistance would be greatly appreciated / Thank You.

  3. Darien Clark says:

    Michael Cavalla: The records would have been transferred to a nearby Parish when it was closed. From my searching, Columbia County is in the Diocese of Harrisburg. I would call the Diocesan office to inquire about where St. Ignatius’ records were transferred to.

  4. My great grandfather Christopher Rooney was the superintendent of the mines in the middle to late 1800’s. Annie Purcell was his wife, and they had 13 children. Most of his sons worked the mines at times. The Rooneys has a long history in Centralia.

  5. Jennifer Nunemacher says:

    Hi, Has anyone had any success tracking down cemetery records from St Ignatius? I was told Our lady of Mount Carmel In the town of mount carmel next door had the records. My 3rd great grandfather Thomas mcganns’ sibings are laid to rest at st Ignatius and im trying to find out if my 4th great grandparents are there also. Havent had much success on ancestry, family search, or find a grave.

  6. Richard Bowley says:

    Interesting that St. Ignatius’ priest cursed the town (after being attacked by Molly Maguires), saying that the parish would be the only building left — the cemetery remains and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church is still there.

  7. Val says:

    Could someone tell me if that little white church that stood proudly in that sea of green still stands today..
    I’m wanting to take some photos of that church

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