The John Frain and Catherine Holden Family in the Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame and St Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana Records
According to stories passed along from Anna Brennan to Barb (Grey) Cutter, our second great grandparents Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran traveled from at least New York to South Bend on the train with James McNulty and Margaret Whelan and John Frain and Cath Holden. At this point I don't believe that they traveled further than New York to South Bend with them but there is a lot of research yet to be done.
I have collected many church and other records on this family and would be happy to share my findings with anyone interested in them.
Omissions: There was a baptismal record for a Johannam on 3/5/1899 (later confirmed 6/10/1962 John Howard Pittman at St Mathew's Cathedral in South Bend) that is not included in the Frain Church record compilation because his parents were listed as Joseph Pittman (not Dennis or Dionysis) and Theresia Frain.
The following is a work in progress. I will be adding to it as I find more records in the microfilm.
|Type of Record/ Church||Date||Father/ Husband||Mother/ Wife||Child||Witnesses/ Sponsors||Notes|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN||8/7/1860||Fresnay, Joanne of Hibernia||Hoolan?, Cath of Hibernia||Margarita Joanna||Morlow?, Daniel and ?|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN||?||Frain, John||Holden, Catherine of Hibernia||Catherine Theresa||Hugo Tansy and Mrs Ann Mathew Williams?|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana||5/18/1862||Frenay, Joanne of Hibernia||Holden, Cath of Hibernia||Petrius||Martinus Hoben? and Cath Corcoran of Hibernia||Born 5/11/1862 Microfilm 1617239|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN||12/20/1863||Frenay, Joannes of Hibernia||Holden, Cath of Hibernia||Catharina Martha||Weiss?, Edwardus and Hoban, Hel.||Born 12/7/1863|
|Burial/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame,||3/3/1864||Fresnay, Joannis||Catharina, 2 mos.||Microfilm 1617239; A. Granger Priest|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN||1/4/1865||Fresnay, Joanne of Hibernia||Holden, Cath of Hibernia||Joannis Thoma||Patricius Feeney and Marg. Stoney Sp||Born 12/30/1864|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church||3/3/1867||Fresnay, Joanne of Hibernia||Holden, Cath of Hibernia||Josephi||Martinus Brennan and Joanne Hillard of Hibernia||Born 2/23/1867; microfilm 16171239; Joseph- census; Joseph Church recs|
|Baptism/ Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, South Bend, IN||4/14/1869||Fresnay, Joanne||Holden, Cath||Catharina Teresa||Hugo Tansy and Anna Stoney||Born 4/9/1869|
|St. Joseph Church Census of 1876, South Bend, Indiana||1876||Fraan, John, 46||Fraan, Katie, 45||Michel 19, Ellen 16, Maggie 15, Peter 13, John 10, Joseph 6, Theresa 5. Sinnet, Mary 3 (grand child)||
|St. Joseph Church Census of 1880, South Bend, Indiana||1880||Fraine, John 50||Holdem, Katherine, 49||Mary 27 (married in Omaha), Michael 23, Anna 22, Nellie 20, Maggie 18, Peter 17, Johnni 15, Joe 13, Theresia 11||microfilm 1617235|