Conejos Co. Church Records

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Records

Marriage Records Index
[Index made from FHL#0002695]

Baptism Records Index
Book 1, 1860-1861
Book 2 pages 1 - 50, 1861- 1862
Book 2 pages 51 - 99, 1862- 1864
Book 2 pages 100 - 150, 1864- 1865
Book 2 pages 151 - 200, 1865- 1867
Book 2 pages 200 - 242, 1867- 1868

Book 3, Listed on Huerfano Co. Site

Death/Burial Records Index [Index made from FHL#0002695]
Book 1, 1860 - 1896
Book 2, 1897 - 1925
Book 3, 1927 - 1945
Book 4, 1945-1955
Parish Soldiers Who Died in WWII
Book 5, 1954-1957

Saint Augustine Records
Birth and Marriage Index

Catholic Church Sources

Dioese of Pueblo
1001 North Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO, 18003
(719) 544-9861
Website: http://www.dioceseofpueblo.org/

The Chronicle of Catholic Life, formerly Catholic Crosswinds
1001 North Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO, 81003
The Chronicle was established in 1941 and contains a few obituaries, mostly of the priests.

The Pueblo Library
100 E. Abriendo Ave.
Pueblo, CO, 81004
Website: http://www.pueblolibrary.org/
The Library has a collection of the Catholic Crosswinds and The Chronicle. Also local papers from 1868.

Denver Public Library
1357 Broadway
Denver, CO, 80203
Website: http://denverlibrary.org/
Collection includes: Denver area records, statewide records and guides to finding information

Parishes and Missions in Conejos County
St. Joseph in Capulin, Rev. Rudolph Breunig
P.O. Box 40, Capulin, CO, 81124
(719) 274-5304

Missions: La Jara, Our Lady of the Valley;
Manassa, St. Therese of the Child Jesus;
Las Sauces, St. Anthony;
Romeo, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Our Lady of Guadalupe in Conejos
6633 County Road 13
Conejos, Colorado, 81120
Phone: 719 376-5985
Fax: 719 376-2530
Email: olgp81120@yahoo.com
Pastor: Rev. Sergio Robles, CR
Office Location: 305 W. 8th Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Antonito, CO 81120
Office Hours: Monday, 1-5 p.m; Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Missions: Sagrada Familia, Lobatos;
San Juan Nepomuceno, Ortiz;
San Miguel, San Miguel;
San Pedro y San Rafael, San Rafael

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

(Index made from FHL#0002733)

Members List 1909 Book 1 - (no Ward name given)
A B C D E F G HI J K L M N O P R S T V W

Members List 1909 Book 2 - Manassa Ward, San Luis Stake
A B C D E F G H J K L M NOP R S TUV W


Book C - Manassa Ward, Death Records 1916-1920

Members List 1920 Book C - Manassa Ward, San Luis Stake
A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T V WY


Mountain View Branch Records 1896
History Pages    Members List    Deaths Record    Names Listed on Baptism Records


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The San Rafael Presbyterian Church of Mogote

This article is from "THE LEDGER-NEWS",
Antonito, Colorado by Mrs. C.A. Romero:

The San Rafael Presbyterian Church of Mogote is one of the oldest protestant churches in the San Luis Valley, built around 1895. The first missionaries that preached here were the Rev. M. D. J. Sanchez and Gabino Rendon. The first converts were Jose B. Ramon Ruybal, Higenio Manzanares, Jose B. Chacon, Antonio Ruybalid (named Tonito), Lino Suazo, Juan F. Montoya, Juan Ortega, Deciderio Cisneros, Francisco Estrada, J. M. Valdez, and J. M. Suazo.

We had a missionary teacher here for many years. Her name was Miss Mollie Clements. She remained in Mogote until the year 1922. After Rev. Sanchez, we had Rev. Amadeo Maes for many years. In 1916, my husband, Rev. Casimero A. Romero came to Mogote and remainded here until 1925 when we were sent to Las Animas, Colorado. We remained in Las Animas for four years, after that we went to Trinidad for four years. We were in Chimayo for four months. My husband died there in 1933.

A list of ministers that preached in the Mogote Church were: Rev. Vigil, Rev Rafael Martinez from California, Rev. Juan Rodriguez (a former priest), Rev. Higenio Ruybalid, Rev. Amador Martinez, Rev. Tomas Gonzales, Rev. Moicelio Cruz, Rev. Joe Medina, and Rev. Benny Sanchez.

The church building in Mogote is in need of repairs. The building is used occasionally. In ruins in the same area is the old mission house. The mission house was used for Bible study, education, and entertainment. In the 1960’s the two congregations of Mogote and Antonito merged into the United Presbyterian Church.

Link to Mogote Presbyterian Cemetery
Link to The Manzanarez and Montoya Families