Guide to the Saint Boniface School and Parish (Piqua, Ohio) Collection

Saint Boniface School and Parish (Piqua, Ohio) Collection
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives
Phone: 513-347-5348
Saint Boniface School and Parish;
.25 linear feet
A collection of correspondence, news clippings, and a listing of the Sisters who ministered at St. Boniface, Piqua Ohio
The records are in English

History of Saint Boniface School and Parish

The very meager information concerning St. Boniface School in Piqua reveals that in 1877 Father Schmitt, the pastor, requested the Sisters of Charity to take charge of the girls' school. This necessitated a new parsonage, as the Sisters would occupy the old residence. When the Sister arrived, Reverend Julius Voet had become pastor. The first Sisters to teach at St. Boniface were: Sister Mechtildes Burkhardt (Superior) Sister Odilla Herbst, and Sister Mary William Duffy. The next notation was in the fall of l880 when Sister Mary Rose Studer was listed as the Superior of St. Boniface. St. Boniface is not mentioned on the mission list of September, 1881, and Sister Mary Rose is listed as being at Cedar Grove in the fall of 1881. By this time, Reverend George Steinlage was pastor; one of his first official acts was to call the Sisters of Chris­tian Charity, whose fame as excellent teachers is known in Europe as well as in America, to take charge of the girls' school. The date of Father Steinlage's appointment at St. Boniface was noted as Feb­ruary 14, l88l. Four Sisters were missioned to take care of the school. There is no more information regarding St. Boniface School. Judg­ing from the above information, the Sisters of Charity remained at St. Boniface from 1877 to 1881. The Church and School are still very active 840 years after the original door were opened. It has merged with St. Mary's of Piqua. The website is

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two files, containing, correspondence, a brief synopsis of the school history, information concerning early pastors and sisters who served at Saint Boniface, Piqua, Ohio

Statement of Arrangement

The arrangement adheres to the original order whenever possible.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Permission to use the collection can be obtained from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregational Archivist. External researchers need to complete a request form stating the purpose of their research and a list of collections to be consulted upon their visit, which must be approved by the Archivist prior to an on-site visit. If a researcher is unable to visit the Archives in person, the Archivist will conduct a minimum amount of research and provide scanned copies of some materials if requested.

Related Material: Related Material

Material on this mission may also be included among our oral history and presentation transcription collections. Please consult with the Congregational Archivist if you would like to explore and possibly utilize these collections.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Catholic Church -- Education -- United States -- History
Catholic schools -- United States
Catholic schools -- United States -- History
Church schools
Church schools -- History
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Catholic Church -- History
Parishes -- History


Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati


Piqua (Ohio)

Preferred Citation

Saint Boniface School and Parish (Piqua, Ohio) Collection, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives, Mount Saint Joseph, Ohio.

Detailed Description of The Collection

Box 1 / Folder 1
Miscellaneous--One news clipping about 1987 merger with Saint Mary's; Historical Resume; Request for information;, 1877-1987