This page features the files that Victoria Sandwick Schmitt & Anna Louise Staub, SSJ, compiled while writing their two-part centennial history of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church. Schmitt and Staub’s work appeared in the spring and summer 1998 issues of Rochester History. The research files contain unique items such as oral history transcripts, pew rent rosters, and baptismal records.

All primary sources are published with the permission of the St. Monica Archives (SMA).

Holly Peer, Louise Madeleine Leschander (3/13/1883–8/5/1977) Oral History, May 9, 1974

Note the caption on the first page: “This belongs to Helen McNamara[.] Lent to me for centennial history, 1997.”


Mary McMahon & Betty Grant Oral Histories Regarding St. Augustine Church (1990s)


Schmitt & Staub, “Chronology of important dates in St. Augustine’s church history”

This document contains extensive transcripts of and citation information for newspaper articles about St. Augustine Church.


Schmitt & Staub Miscellaneous Notes and Oral Histories Regarding St. Augustine Church


Schmitt & Staub Oral History Transcripts Regarding St. Augustine Church

The interviews in this file are conducted with Sr. Anna Louise Staub and Sr. St. Luke Hardy.


Schmitt & Staub Research Notes for St. Augustine Parish History (Late 1990s)

This file contains baptismal and pew rent information for the early 1900s.


St. Augustine Fact Sheet (No Date)