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Baptisms, 1869–1986, St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, Illinois
People shown in this index appear as the baptized (bpt), the parent (p) or the sponsor (s). A woman's maiden name, if given, appears in (parentheses). Each entry is followed by the page number in the original book, Church Records of St. John's United Church of Christ, Smithton, Illinois, 1870–1986. The early records were translated from German in to English by Martha Mae Schmidt for publication by the St. Clair County Genealogical Society.
- Pages 1 - 10 contain baptisms 1869–1877
- Pages 11- 20 contain baptisms 1878–1887
- Pages 21- 41 contain baptisms 1888–1899
- Pages 42- 61 contain baptisms 1900–1914
- Pages 62- 72 contain baptisms 1915–1930
- Pages 78- 85 contain baptisms 1931–1952
- Pages 86-101 contain baptisms 1953–1986
In addition to Baptisms, the book contains Confirmands, Marriages, and Deaths for the same period. Death records very often specify the birth place and biographical information, valuable data difficult to find elsewhere. A child's birthdate appears in Confirmands through 1942, and Baptisms (nearly 100%). This is significant because vital records registration at the county level only began in late 1877 but didn't reach 90% compliance until 1916 when a penalty was added to the law for not registering. As with most small town congregations, families are often interrelated. A genealogical clue lacking for one member might be found in that of a relative!
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Amanda Prumilda CAESAR bpt41 Charles CAESAR p41 Elisabeth (BENDER) CAESAR p41 Ottilie CAESAR s36 Lee CANNADY s100 Roseann CANNADY s100 August CARL s3 Doris (SKAER) CARR p82 Grover CARR p82 Mae CARR s79 Sharon Ann CARR bpt82 Donald CARTY s90 Louise CARTY s90 Victor CHATELAIN s8 Auguste CLEMENS s44 John CLEMENS s44 Dolores COMPTON s100 Michael COMPTON s100 Shawn P. COMPTON s100 Linda CONKLIN s98 Steven CONKLIN s98 Logan COOK s94 Cindy Dawn (LEDBETTER) CORRELL p99 Claude Steven CORRELL p99 John Claude CORRELL bpt99 Arthur CORTNER s96 Peggy CORTNER s96 Mr Mrs Lan--- COX s96 Mr Mrs Alfred CREAMER s86
Information may be linked to but not copied. Posted 26 August 2000, updated 21 December 2014. Authorized by SCCGS Board of Directors.