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Rev Joseph Barth
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1861
Death: May 5, 1946
East Palestine
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA

Pastor of St. Mary's Church from 1900 until his retirement in April 1928 after forty-one years in the priesthood. Renovated the original church and supervised the building of the current rectory on East Main Street.

From The History of Columbiana County by Harold B. Barth, 1926:

Rev. Joseph Barth, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Palestine, is among Columbiana County's highly esteemed and prominent citizens. He was born in Pittsburgh, pa., March 6, 1861, the son of John and Anne (Wirth) Barth.

John Barth was a merchant tailor and died near Sharpsburg, Pa., Aug. 5, 1872. His wife died at Herman, Pa., June 24, 1916. They had five children as follows: Mary, a schoolteacher; Barbara, deceased; Joseph, the subject of this sketch; John, who died while studying for the priesthood; and Austin, who is connected with the Crucible Steel Company, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rev. Joseph Barth spent his boyhood in Pittsburgh and received his early education there. He was ordained in Paris, France, Nov. 1, 1887, and after 12 years missionary work, was appointed pastor of St. Mary's Church, East Palestine, Dec. 7, 1900.

St. Mary's Church was founded and built by the Rev. Clement Treiber, now of Canton, in 1880-1881. Since that time it has been extensively remodeled and the present parsonage was erected in 1904. A great sum of money has been spent in beautifying the parish property and cemetery, and the parish is without debt.

CONTRIBUTOR'S NOTE: St. Mary's church burned down after 1928 and a new church named Our Lady of Lourdes was erected in 1936 under the guidance of Father Joseph Heid.

Name: Joseph Barth
Death date: 05 May 1946
Death place: East Palestine, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Birthdate: 06 Mar 1861
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Age at death: 85 years 1 month 29 days
Gender: Male
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Race or color: Caucasian
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Father's name: John Barth
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Mother's name: Anna Wirth
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GSU film number: 2372808
Digital GS number: 4073029
Image number: 00159
Reference number: 28034
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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  Annie Wirth Barth (1836 - 1916)
Saint Marys Cemetery
East Palestine
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Debra A. Felger
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
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Rev Joseph Barth
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Rev Joseph Barth
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