Descriptive Lists, Rolls 1-25

Catholic Parish Registers on Microfilm, Diocese of Belleville in Southern Illinois

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Roll: 1

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – typed abstracts 1842–1859
  • Index 1860–1879
  • Typed abstracts 1860–1879
  • Index 1880–1899
  • Typed abstracts 1880–1899
  • Index 1900–1920
  • Typed abstracts 1900–1920
  • Index 1921–1940
  • Typed abstracts 1921–1930

Notes: Chronological, typed, abstracts of handwritten Baptismal registers Indexes show three numbers. 1) year, 2) typed abstracts page number, and 3) original vol. number and page as designated by a Roman Numeral and page number


Roll: 2

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1842 – Sep 1849, p. 126
  • Baptisms – Sep 1849 – 20 Oct 1861, p. 246
  • Baptisms – 20 Oct 1861–26 Mar 1884, p. 253 (repeated on roll 3 this series)
  • Confirmations and communions are mixed in with baptisms

Notes: Handwritten registers are on this roll. Early priests include Joseph Kuenster, Caspar Ostlangenberg, and Peter Baltes (later bishop of Alton diocese). The church was declared a cathedral in 1887 when the Diocese of Belleville was created.


Roll: 3

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1861–1879, p. 573
  • Baptisms – index A – Z, then extra S’s, 1880–Mar 1884
  • Baptisms – registers 1880–Mar 1884, p. 253
  • Baptisms – 1880–Mar 1884
  • Baptisms – index A- Z, then extra S’s for 1884 – Mar 1887
  • Baptisms – registers 1884 – Mar 1887 (ends p. 173)
  • Confirmations and Communions are mixed in through 1882 baptisms (end of book)

Notes: This roll is original handwritten registers. See typed index and abstracts on roll 1.


Roll: 4

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 3 Mar 1887 p.172– p, 252, 23 Sep 1888; 1888 p. 5– 9 Jan 1910, p374
  • Baptisms – index E to Z (no A to D filmed)
  • Baptisms – 1910–1919, p. 100
  • Baptisms – index 1921–1927
  • Baptisms – 1921–1927, p. 94
  • Baptisms – 1928–28 Dec 1930, p. 28

Notes: Original handwritten registers. Also see roll 1 for typed indexes and abstracts


Roll: 5

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Deaths 1859–1909, p. 433 (repeated on roll 8 this series) Death register 1855–1859 published in SCCGSQ 27:2, 2004.
  • Deaths 1910–1928, p. 200
  • Deaths 1928– 30 Dec 1930, p. 15

Notes: See roll 8 for earlier deaths


Roll: 6

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Death – index c1949–1966
  • Confirmations 1885–1930

Notes:


Roll: 7

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Marriages 1857 – p. 445, 1910;
  • Marriages 1910, p. 1 – p. 52, 1921;
  • Marriages 1921, p. 1 – 27 Nov 1930, p. 49

Notes: Marriages are not indexed. See Illinois Statewide marriage index through 1900 for St. Clair County, Illinois on the Illinois State Archives web site, the same in book form at the Belleville Public Library and various publications by Buecher


Roll: 8

Parish: St. Peter’s Cathedral

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Marriages 24 Nov 1842 – 12 Jul 1857
  • Marriages 1857, p. 5 – 25 Jan 1910, p. 445
  • Marriages 24 Jan 1910 – p. 52, 27 Sep 1921;
  • Marriages 19 Oct 1921, p. 1 – 27 Nov 1930, p. 40
  • Deaths 12 Aug 1843 – 29 Sep 1859; Death register 1855–1859 published in SCCGSQ 27:2, 2004.
  • Deaths (one page) 1847, 1854
  • Deaths 16 Sep 1859, p. 3 – 20 Nov 1903, p. 387 (repeated on roll 5 this series)

Notes: Deaths after 1903 – see roll 5


Roll: 9

Parish: St. Luke

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1883

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1 Feb 1883 – 14 Apr 1899, p. 250
  • Baptisms – 16 Apr 1899 – 5 Oct 1924, p. 502
  • Baptisms – 5 Oct 1924, – 14 Dec 1930, p. 20

Notes: See also roll 154 this series. No index. Organized as the first English-language congregation in Belleville, a movement that began back in 1866.


Roll: 10

Parish: St. Luke

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1883

Registers on reel

  • Marriages – 24 Apr 1883 – 11 Oct 1930, p. 211
  • Deaths – 22 Jan 1909, p. 1 – 10 Nov 1930, p. 95
  • Confirmations – 1914 –1930, p. 81 (none recorded for 1929, 1930)

Notes: See also roll 154 this series. No index. Organized as the first English-language congregation in Belleville, a movement that began back in 1866.


Roll: 11

Parish: St. Mary

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1893

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (typed transcript) 11 Feb 1894 – 27 May 1917
  • Baptisms – index 1911 – 1924
  • Baptisms – 8 Jan 1911 – 29 Jun 1924, p. 101
  • Baptisms – 20 Jun 1924 – 21 Dec 1930, p. 71
  • Baptisms – index 17 Jun 1934 – 26 Mar 1950, p. 101
  • Baptisms – index 01 Apr 1950 – 04 Aug 1957, p. 101
  • Baptisms – index 07 Jul 1957 – 19 Mar 1967
  • Baptisms – index 1967 – 1980

Notes: See roll 159 in this series for handwritten registers, early years. Third parish in Belleville after St. Peter’s and St. Luke’s


Roll: 12

Parish: St. Mary

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1893

Registers on reel

  • Marriages – typed transcript 24 Jan 1894 – 08 Nov 1911
  • Marriages – index 1912–1924
  • Marriages – 10 Feb 1912 – 25 Nov 1924, p. 27; 14 Jan 1925 – 04 Dec 1930, p. 13
  • Marriages – index 20 Jan 1934 – Apr 1969
  • Marriages – index 11 Apr 1969 – 30 May 1981
  • Deaths – (typed transcript) 01 Oct 1894 – 18 Dec 1911
  • Deaths – index 1912–1923
  • Deaths – 23 Jan 1912 – 19 Jan 1925, p. 35; 23 Jul 1923
  • Deaths – 07 Mar 1925 – 13 Dec 1929, p. 3
  • Deaths – index 1934–1980
  • Communions – typed transcript 1894–1909
  • Confirmations – typed transcript 1894–1910
  • Confirmations – 1912–1923
  • Confirmations – 1925– 20 May 1929 (all but four names)

Notes: See roll 159 in this series for handwritten registers, early years. Third parish in Belleville after St. Peter’s and St. Luke’s.


Roll: 13

Parish: St. Teresa of the Child Jesus

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1926

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 03 Oct 1926 – 29 Dec 1930, p. 9
  • Baptisms – index 1973–1981 (A – Z then extra K, M, R, S, W)
  • Marriages – 25 Nov 1926 – 26 Nov 1929, p. 3
  • Marriages – index 1976–1981
  • Deaths – 25 Dec 1926 – 06 Oct 1930, p. 4
  • Communions – 1927, 1928
  • Confirmations -c1928–1930

Notes: Parish boundaries were revised in 1925 by Bishop Althoff thus allowing for formation of this parish. In 1958 the property expanded with the purchase of the Star Peerless Brewery property. The new church was finished in 1967.


Roll: 14

Parish: Blessed Sacrament

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1926

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 1926–1948
  • Baptisms – 19 Jul 1926 – 15 Aug 1930, p. 5
  • Baptisms – index 1949–1960
  • Marriages – index 1927–1949
  • Marriages – 05 Feb 1927 – 26 Apr 1929 (1 frame)
  • Marriages – index 1949–1963
  • Marriages – index 1966–1970
  • Deaths – Index 1926 – Sep 1947
  • Deaths – 06 Sep 1926 – 30 Dec 1929 (1 frame)
  • Deaths – index 1949–1964

Notes: Located midway between the original town of Belleville and East St. Louis. Bohemians settled this area called Briar Hill as early as 1860. Streetcars in the 1920s brought a more affluent population.


Roll: 15

Parish: St. Henry

City: Belleville

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1925

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 16 Jun 1925 – 1952
  • Baptisms – 16 Jun 1925 – 28 Apr 1929, p. 3 **
  • Baptisms – index 03 Aug 1952 – 24 Nov 1966
  • Baptisms – index 04 Dec 1966 – end of 1981
  • Marriages – Index 1925– c1952
  • Marriages – 19 Oct 1925 – 11 Feb 1929 ( 1 frame). See also the last page of baptisms for one Sep 1929 marriage ** Some May 1929 – 1930 baptisms could not be physically included on this roll because baptisms after 1930 also appeared.

Notes: Baptismal indexes show page and line number. Indexes may be incomplete. Priester’s Park originally occupied this site and the Oblate Fathers established a mission house and college for young men. The seminary and church were named in honor of the bishop.


Roll: 16

Parish: Holy Angels

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1924

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 29 Jun 1924– May 1933
  • Baptisms – 29 Jun 1924 – 14 Dec 1930, p. 175
  • Baptisms – index Jun 1933 – Jun 1951

Notes: Situated in the Lansdowne area of East St. Louis. Twelve nationalities represented among parishioners. Parish CLOSED in 1982.


Roll: 17

Parish: Holy Angels

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1924

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 1951 – 1965
  • Baptisms – index 1965 – 1973
  • Marriages – index 1924– c1948
  • Marriages – Aug 1924 – 07 Dec 1930, p. 37

Notes: Situated in the Lansdowne area of East St. Louis. Twelve nationalities represented among parishioners. Parish CLOSED in 1982.


Roll: 18

Parish: Holy Angels

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1924

Registers on reel

  • Marriages – index 1949–1973
  • Deaths – index 1924–1977
  • Deaths – 1924 – 08 Dec 1930
  • Communions – 1925 – 8 Jun 1930
  • Confirmations – 1926–1930

Notes: Situated in the Lansdowne area of East St. Louis. Twelve nationalities represented among parishioners. Parish CLOSED in 1982.


Roll: 19

Parish: Immaculate Conception

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1895

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1914 affidavit
  • Baptisms – index 1904 – c1922
  • Baptisms – 1902, 1900, 1898, mixed – 7 Aug 1926, p. 201
  • Baptisms – affidavits 1911 –
  • Baptisms – index from Apr 1926 – 1970 (p. 62)
  • Baptisms – 18 Apr 1926 – 23 Feb 1930, p. 5
  • Marriages – 15 Jul 1911 – 25 Feb 1930, p. 7
  • Deaths – index (very incomplete)
  • Deaths – 25 Jun 1904 – 25 Feb 1930, p. 43
  • Communions – 21 Jul 1918 – 25 Oct 1925, p. 3
  • Confirmations – 16 May 1915 (starts p.2) – 14 Oct 1928, p. 12

Notes: Lithuanian. First congregation had eight families, three single women, and 100 bachelors. In 1949 scores of “displaced persons” from Eastern Europe were added to the congregation.


Roll: 20

Parish: St. Henry

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1866

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1867–1888 (see better copy on roll 21 this series); 1888–1902, p. 163
  • Baptisms – index 1902–1912; register 1902–1912, p. 252
  • Baptisms – index 1912–1942; register 1912– 28 May 1930, p. 59
  • Marriages – 1867 – 11 Feb 1902, p. 141; index for 1867–1902;
  • Marriages (cont) – index 1902–1936; register 15 Apr 1902 – 9 Dec 1929.
  • Confirmations – mixed in baptismal books <1901: p. 19 = 1890; p. 51-1893; p. 67=1895; p. 98 = 1897; p. 127 = 1899; p. 154 = 1901
  • Communions 1902–1911 and Confirmations – 1903–1929, mixed
  • Confirmations – see also those following Deaths 1888 section: 1888, 1882, 1879, 1876, 1874, 1872, 1870, 1868 (filmed in reverse order)
  • Deaths – Continuously filmed without ‘breaks’ between books. 1888 (one frame)
  • Deaths – 1869–1888; followed by confirmations 1868–1888;
  • Deaths – 1889–1898, p19; incomplete index 1902–1930; register 1902– 15Oct1930

Notes: Original security film damaged. Parish formed to satisfy German immigrants who “demanded a German language church.” St. Henry’s was a “national parish without boundaries;” located at Sixth and Broadway Sts. See St. Patrick’s for possible prior records. CLOSED 1986


Roll: 21

Parish: St. Henry

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1866

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1867– 20 May 1888
  • Deaths 19 Feb 1869 –13 Feb 1888 [NO BREAK]
  • Baptisms 1888–1902, p. 165
  • Baptisms – index 1888–1902 (unique to this roll)
  • Baptisms – index 1902–1912
  • Baptisms – 1902–1912, p. 252
  • See also roll 20 and 22 in this series

Notes: Parish formed to satisfy German immigrants who “demanded a German language church.” St. Henry’s was a “national parish without boundaries;” located at Sixth and Broadway Sts. See St. Patrick’s for possible prior records. CLOSED 1986


Roll: 22

Parish: St. Henry

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1866

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 1912–1942
  • Baptisms – 4 Aug 1912 – 28 May 1930, p. 59
  • Baptisms – index 1949– c1977, p. 25
  • Marriages – 1867 – 11 Feb 1902, p. 141
  • Marriages – index 1867–1901
  • Marriages – index 1936–1949
  • Marriages – index 1949–1973
  • Deaths – 1889 p. 5 – 1902, p. 29; incomplete index;
  • Deaths – 1902 – Oct 1930, p. 25;
  • Deaths – Index 1936–1949

Notes: Parish formed to satisfy German immigrants who “demanded a German language church.” St. Henry’s was a “national parish without boundaries;” located at Sixth and Broadway Sts. See St. Patrick’s for possible prior records. CLOSED 1986


Roll: 23

Parish: Sacred Heart of Jesus

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1902

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index and register 20 Apr 1902 p. 1 –1912, p. 250
  • Baptisms – index and register 23 Jun 1912 p.A1 – A3;
  • Baptisms – 16 Mar 1913 p. 1 – 24 Dec 1930, p. 3; index 1947– May 1956 (“A” index 1947 – 1956 edited out). This index is unique to this roll.
  • Marriages – index then register 24 Apr 1902 p.1 – 18 Jun 1930, p. 157
  • Confirmations & Communions – mixed 1903–1930 p. 89
  • Deaths – 03 May 1902 – 29 Dec 1930, p. 33

Notes: Original security microfilm damaged. Located at Eighth and Baugh Avenue, merged with St. Adalbert’s in 1967. Building razed in 1979. CLOSED. See also roll 24 in this series.


Roll: 24

Parish: Sacred Heart of Jesus

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1902

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index very incomplete 20 Apr 1902 – 1912; register 1902–1912
  • Baptisms – index c1912 – Jan 1926; register 23 Jun 1912 – 15 Apr 1926
  • Baptisms – index 1926 – Nov 1948; register 13 Jun 1926 – 23 Nov 1930, p. 25
  • Baptisms – index B–Z and transcribed register – 20 Apr 1902 – 15 Jan 1912
  • Baptisms – index letter “A” 1902 –15 Jan 1912

Notes: Original security microfilm damaged. Located at Eighth and Baugh Avenue, merged with St. Adalbert’s in 1967. Building razed in 1979. CLOSED. See also roll 23 in this series.


Roll: 25

Parish: St. Adalbert

City: East St. Louis

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1905

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 1901–10 Oct 1909, This index published in SCCGSQ 27:2, 2004.;
    Index and register 10 Oct 1909 – 26 Sep 1915, This index published in SCCGSQ 27:3, 2004.;
  • Baptisms – Index and register 1915–4 Nov 1923, p. 103; Index through p. 100 for baptisms – 11 Nov 1923– 9 Nov 1930, p. 40;
  • Marriages – index and register 15 Feb 1904 – c 12 Feb 1911. Also see Zamarzyk marriage at beginning of baptisms following first index.
  • Marriages – index 1911 – Apr 1942; register 12 Feb 1911 – 27 Feb 1930, p. 32

Notes: Polish immigrants, some attended St. Henry in East St. Louis until this parish was established. Merged with Sacred Heart in 1967, church razed in 1979. CLOSED IN 1970s. See also roll 26 in this series.

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