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The Genealogical Department of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Records of...
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The Genealogical Department of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume I. Pages 244-245.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
11 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholic Church --United States
Catholic Church --History
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