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. There is also a baptismal record from St Joseph Church on November 26, 1890 for a Thomas Degraff born November 1, 1890 to Francisco Degraff and Mtilda Frain? who may or may not be relation to this family.

The Frain Family appears to have a Burial Plot at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Section B, Lot 134 based on Microfilm 1637531. (My Brennan family has lot 135) right next to it.

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)  

microfilm 1617235; see Theresa Census; Theresa Church recs; Maggie (Margarite?) Census; Maggie (Margarite?) Church Recs;

 

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