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St. Henry (Belleville) Catholic Marriages

Compilation copyright by Gloria Dettleff

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This parish in the Diocese of Belleville was founded in 1925 and continues today (2021). Bishop Henry Althoff purchased Priester’s Park in 1919 and enabled the Oblate Fathers to establish a mission house and college for young men under Father John Schulte, OMI. In 1960 the Oblates relinquished their pastoral responsibilities and Msgr. Leonard A Bauer became the diocesan pastor. The School Sisters of Notre Dame were the first teachers in the parish school. A new church was built in 1965.

St. Henry Marriages 1925–29 | Burials 1926–1956


About these records, this database, caveats, citations, further research

About these records, this database, caveats

  • The Society and the compiler recommend researchers verify information provided on the SCCGS website with the original record extracted from images are online at FamilySearch. Also, verify the actual place buried with the cemetery sexton’s book, an obituary, funeral card, death certificate, or probate record. Courthouse, IRAD, and library addresses.
  • Researchers are urged to correlate information here with that found in other records before forming conclusions about a person, family, or relationship. Further research (scroll down).
  • There were no baptism register images to abstract but some may be available on microfilm (see sidebar).
  • If the image is unsatisfactory (much ink bled through), request help from the Archives of the Diocese of Belleville at (618) 722-5057.
  • Square brackets [  ] indicate wording added by the compiler to clarify an entry.
  • Terminology reflects the time period and Roman Catholic Canon Law, both have changed over time.
  • Cramped handwriting, faint images, possible transcription errors, and names spelled phonetically or with diacritical marks will undoubtedly affect this compilation. Search tips may help locate an ancestor’s name if misspelled.
  • Given names abbreviated in the church book are spelled out when the English equivalent is certain (Elizabeth for Eliz., Louis for Ludovicus). When no apparent equivalent was known or ambiguous, the Latin name or initials were transcribed.


Sample citation to a specific record in this database

Gloria Dettleff, compiler, “St. Henry (Belleville [Illinois]) Catholic Marriages (1925 – 1929),” St. Clair County Genealogical Society ( : date viewed) ; [ancestor’s name, date of burial].

Sample citation to a digital image of the original church register

The FamilySearch website provides a citation with each record.

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Further Research

Translation Aids


  1. Burnett, Betty. A Time of Favor: The Story of the Catholic Family of Southern Illinois. St. Louis, Mo.: Patrice Press, 1987.
  2. Diocese of Belleville. Centennial Heritage Festival and Picnic, Sunday, September 27. Belleville, Ill.: The Diocese, 1987.


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Marriages October 1925–October 1929

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Groom & Groom Location Bride & Bride Location Married Groom Father Groom Mother Maiden Bride Father  Bride Mother Maiden Witnesses
BERTELSMANN, Charles A. (Baptized 1 Jun 1905 at the cathedral) LANSCON, Florence E. (Baptized 20 Jan 1905 at St. Philipp in East St. Louis, IL) 28 Jun 1927 Bertelsmann, Frank SCHWEGEL, Barbara Lanxon, Alfred ROUSSELL, Elizabeth Bertelsmann, Regina M. & Alfred A. Lanscon
COOK, Leon (Non-Catholic) KRUPP, Blanche Elizabeth (Baptized1909 at St. Mary in Belleville) 25 Jul 1928 Cook, Leon Joseph THIES, Angeline Krupp, Jacob P. MENSSERING, Catherine Krupp, Elsie & Joseph A. Cook
DAHM, Elmer E. (Baptized 1 Jul 1906 at St. Luke in Belleville) SCHAEFER, Theodora (Baptized 28 Oct 1906 at the cathedral) 15 Feb 1928 Dahm, George ERLINGER, Carolina Schaefer, John KERN, Alvina Dahm, William & Marie WIGMANN
ERHARDT, Raymond L. (Baptized 14 Jan 1905 at St. Henry in East St. Louis, IL) SEUBERT, Florence (Baptized Jun 1908 at St. Luke in Belleville, IL) 23 Jan 1926 Erhardt, George FERKEL, Bertha Seubert, Joseph (P. ad.) WOELFLE, Ida Erhardt, George A. & Helen B. Erhardt
FUNCKE, Arthur (Baptized 10 Feb 1929 here) SINS, Olinda (Baptized Aug 1910 at the cathedral) 11 Feb 1929 Funcke, Andrew BETHAM, Mathilda Sins, Peter DICKHAUT, Bertha Sins, Beulah & Frank C. ROUNTREE
LANG, Leroy (Non-Catholic) WENDMANN, Crescentia  (Baptized 26 Oct 1901 at St. Libory, IL) 23 Jun 1926 Lang, Rudolph GROH, Catherina Wendmann, Gerhard RIBBING, Elizabeth Lang, Lesley & Mary Wendmann
LANXON, Alfred Baptized 15 Feb 1908 at St. Philipp in East St. Louis, IL) FIEDSAM, Lydia (Baptized 1907 at ___teville, IL) 12 Feb 1929 Lanxon, Alfred ROUSSELL, Elizabeth Fiedsam, Henry MEYER, Margaret BERTELSMAN, Florence & Charles Bertelsman
PANZER, Ferdinand (Baptized 1859 at Kirchendemenreuth in Bavaria, Germany) WERLE, Emma (Baptized 1867 in Baden-Baden, Germany) 17 May 1928 Panzer, Michael GOETZ [?], Clara MUSSHAFEN, Conrad JAEGER, Rufina VOELLINGER, Eugene J. & Urban O. IFFERT
REIS, Joseph H. (Baptized 1903 at the cathedral) KLEIN, Ethel M. (Baptized 1904 at the cathedral) 15 May 1928 Reis, J. B. MESSINGER, Mary Klein, Louis WOLF, Pauline Reis, Josephine & Carl J. Reis
SAINTEVE, Raymond (Baptized here 24 May 1927) BIRNSTIEL, Loretta (Baptized here 24 May 1927) 26 May 1927 Sainteve, Edward LEIDENHEIMER, Eva Birnstiel, William KINGHAM, Elisa Sainteve, Jr., Edward & Cornelia Sainteve
SHINNERS, Edward (Baptized 1903 at St. Mary in Belleville) FRIES, Ursulla (Baptized 1905 at the cathedral) 20 Jun 1928 Shinners, Richard HAUKE, Elizabeth Fries, Joseph KEINER, Caroline METZE, Mrs. Irene & Mrs. Edmund H. Metze
TAGGART, Charles (Baptized 8 Jun 1900 at St. Philipp in Edgemont Station, IL) BOSCHERT, Grace (Baptized Aug 1901 at St. Francis in Portage Des Sioux, MO) 19 Oct 1925 Taggart, Patrick JUNGER, Anne Boschart, Charles W. WEBER, Anne HOITZ, Conrad & Paula Hoitz
WEISSENBORN, Lawrence A. (Non-Catholic) DIERKES, Anna (Baptized Aug 1901 at St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis, MO) 7 Sep 1926 Weissenborn, August WIERBACH, Ellen Dierkes, Bernard VAN HOEREN, Ann SCHMISSEUR, Russell & Pauline WILKEN

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