Descriptive Lists, Rolls 101–125

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

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Roll: 101

Parish: St. Augustine of Canterbury

City: Hecker

County: Monroe

Yr. Estab.: 1824

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1839 – 1 Nov 1930, p. 18 (Confirmations and Communions mixed in, several books.
  • Confirmations – 1888 – 1927, p. 107 (4 frames)
  • Marriages – 1839 – Sep 1929, p. 54
  • Deaths – 1846 – 1863 (frames 1–6); 1881 financial record (frames 7 and 8)
  • Deaths – 1862 and Plot of Cemetery, book 2 (1 frame)
  • Deaths – 1862 – Oct 1928, p. 127

Notes: Appears to have been filmed chronologically even though several books were used. Originally called English Settlement, populated by immigrants from Lancashire, England 1816. Attended by Father Vital Van Cloostere from Prairie du Rocher [St. Joseph’s – rolls 122, 123 this series] which might have a few records. First resident pastor 1838.


Roll: 102

Parish: St. Paul

City: Johnston City

County: Williamson

Yr. Estab.: 1904

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1905 (1 page) then index and register 1904–1911, p. 100 [disregard partial marriage index at end – see later]
  • Baptisms – Book 2, index and register 1911 – Dec 1921, p. 103
  • Baptisms – Book 3, index covering Dec 1922 – 1956
  • Baptisms – Register Dec 1922 – Sep 1930, p. 49
  • Marriages – Index A-Z and register 1906 – 1919, p. 40+ 3 unnumbered
  • Marriages – Index covering only 1920– 1923; then register 1920 – 4 Mar 1930, p. 10
  • Communions – 1906 – 1923
  • Confirmations – 1909 – 1929
  • Deaths – Index 1906 – 1914 only and register Mar 1906, p.1 – Dec 1920, p.72
  • Deaths – Book 2 Deaths Dec 1920 – Dec 1930, p. 14

Notes: Town first named Jeffersonville and formed as a result of the Central and Eastern RR development. The pastor also served missions at Spillertown, West Frankfort, Benton, and Stiritz. Mines populated by Polish, Lithuanian, Italian, Irish, Yugoslavian, Croatian, and Slovanian families. See Herrin (roll 149 this series) for possible records before 1904.


Roll: 103

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Lebanon

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1862

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 24 May 1866 – 1900; 1901 – 27 Sep 1930, p. 87 (typed transcript)
  • Baptisms – index to original ledger (may be incomplete) 1901 – c1924 only
  • Baptisms – original records 1901 – 5 Jan 1929, p.71
  • Marriages – 1866, p. 132 – 14 May 1930, p. 25 (two books)
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1866 – 1927 but begins 1889.
  • Deaths – 1866 , p. 143 – 26 Jul 1928, p.13

Notes: Originally part of St. Dominic parish of Breese (roll 75 this series). Serviced by priest from St. Patrick parish in East St. Louis between 1862 and 1879 (rolls 36–28 this series). First resident pastor 1879.


Roll: 104

Parish: St. Anthony

City: Lively Grove

County: Washington

Yr. Estab.: 1869

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1869 – 1889
  • Baptisms – index covering 1889–1930 (very incomplete)
  • Baptisms – 1889 – Jul 1930, p. 91
  • Marriages – 1870 – May 1927, p. 133 (2 books)
  • Communions – 1870 – 1923, p. 161
  • Confirmations – 1891 – 1922
  • Deaths – 1869 – 1889
  • Deaths – 1889 – 29 Jan 1927, p. 23

Notes: Lively Grove named for the John Lively family which was massacred by the Indians in 1813. Parish organized with the help of the pastor at St. Libory. First resident pastor 1869. Records for 1870s barely readable on the master microfilm, much less this duplicate.


Roll: 105

Parish: Immaculate Conception [St. Mary]

City: Madonnaville

County: Monroe

Yr. Estab.: 1838

Registers on reel

  • History
  • Baptisms – Mar 1861 – Dec 1887, p. 193 followed by Index to same
  • NO BREAK – Baptisms – Index (faded, complete??) and register1887 – Mar 1930, p. 119
  • Marriages – 1862 – Jun 1930, p. 97 with Index to same
  • Confirmations – 1905 p. 41 – c1930 p. 53 with 1874 to be found in Marriage index A–E
  • Family Groups p.101–121
  • Deaths – Cemetery lots (very faded)
  • Deaths – 1861 – Feb 1930, p. 103
  • Deaths – index 1930 – 1956

Notes: Original security microfilm damaged and some entries very faded. First resident pastor 1861. Prior to that the congregation was attended by priests from Prairie du Rocher (rolls 122, 123 this series), Ruma (roll 131), and Waterloo (roll 145).


Roll: 106

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Marion

County: Williamson

Yr. Estab.: 1927

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index to 1924 – c1933 only
  • Baptisms – Jul 1927, p.1 – Sep 1930, p. 3
  • Marriages – incomplete index
  • Marriages – Sep 1928 –Apr 1930 (1 frame)
  • Confirmations and Communions – none prior to 1931 that could be physically included on this reel.
  • Deaths – index Aug 1927 – Jul 1935
  • Deaths – Aug 1927 – Nov 1928 (1 frame)

Notes: A mission until 1940.


Roll: 107

Parish: St. Teresa of Avila

City: Marydale

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1919

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Jun 1920 – 3 Jul 1930 (4 frames)
  • Marriages – Jun 1920 – 22 Jul 1930 (1 frame)
  • Confirmations – Oct 1923 (1 frame)
  • Communions – 1921 – 23 Jun 1929 (1 frame)
  • Deaths – Feb 1922 – Aug 1929 (1 frame)

Notes: St. Felicitas, Beaver Prairie became a mission of this church in 1920.


Roll: 108

Parish: Holy Childhood

City: Mascoutah

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1857

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1857 – 1875, p.107; Jan 1876, p.1 – 12 Oct 1930, p. 354 (Communions and Confirmations at end of first register)
  • Confirmations – 1877, p. 80 – 1930, p. 111. See also end of first baptismal book.
  • Communions – 1876 – 1928, p. 25. See also end of first baptismal book.
  • Marriages – 1858 – Nov 1907; Feb 1908 – 16 Oct 1930, p. 31
  • Deaths – 1857 – 22 Jan 1908; 3 Jan 1908 – 5 Feb 1930, p. 43

Notes: Town originally called Mechanicsburg in what was then called “Looking Glass Prairie” until 1839. First resident priest 1857.


Roll: 109

Parish: St. James

City: Millstadt

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1851

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Jul 1857 – 15 Oct 1929, p. 103 (Confirmations and Communions mixed in)
  • Confirmations and Communions – see Baptisms (mostly chronological within)
  • Marriages – Jan 1858 – 28 Nov 1929
  • Deaths – 1872 – Jul 1930, p. 77

Notes: Originally a mission called St. Thomas the Apostle (1837 – 1851–roll 110 this series). See also . First resident pastor 1887. Predominantly German community.


Roll: 110

Parish: St. Thomas the Apostle

City: Millstadt

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1837

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1837 – 18 Jan 1860, p. 58
  • Communions – 1851, p. 161 – 1859, p. 163
  • Marriages – 1843 p. 73 – c1858, p. 79
  • Burials – Nov 1872, p. 85 – Jan 1874, p. 89; 1837 , p. 127 – 1872 p. 160

Notes: St. Thomas attended by Fr. Loisel of Holy Family, Cahokia for the first two years. It was also mission of St. Peter parish in Belleville [per diocesan archivist 2001] which might have additional records (rolls 1–8 this series). In 1851 St. Thomas became St. James, Millstadt (roll 109)


Roll: 111

Parish: St. Leo

City: Modoc

County: Randolph

Yr. Estab.: 1893

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (transcribed) 18 Nov 1893 – 25 Dec 1930, p. 51
  • Confirmations – 1926 (1 frame)
  • Communions – 1924–1926 (1 frame)
  • Marriages – May 1923 – 10 Sep 1929 (2 frames)
  • Deaths – 27 Jan 1923 – 7 Dec 1929 (3 frames)

Notes: See roll 112 in this series for earlier records.


Roll: 112

Parish: St. Leo

City: Modoc

County: Randolph

Yr. Estab.: 1893

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (original) – 1893 – 1909
  • Marriages – 1893 – 1924
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1895 – 1923
  • Deaths – 1898 – 1924 Death register provides cause of death and place buried.

Notes: See also roll 111 in this series.


Roll: 113

Parish: St. Mary (Immaculate Conception)

City: Mound City

County: Pulaski

Yr. Estab.: 1857

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1864 – 1919
  • Baptisms – 1919 – Nov 1930, p. 14
  • Communions – 1920 – 1930 (3 frames)
  • Confirmations – 1920, p. 77 – 1930 (partial list), p. 83 Age, parents and sponsor noted
  • Marriages – 1864, p. 2 – 5 Nov 1930, p. 46
  • Deaths – 1864, p. 2 – Mar 1930, p. 107

Notes: Father Thomas Walsh of Cairo attended this parish in 1857. First church built in 1863. Sponsored the mission of St. Raphael, Mounds in 1905 which closed 1963.


Roll: 114

Parish: St. Andrew*

City: Murphysboro

County: Jackson

Yr. Estab.: 1868

Registers on reel

  • NO BREAKS between books in this Baptism portion of the microfilm
  • Baptisms – 1868–Nov 1870, p. 1–7, (as “transcribed from ST. MARY’s at Anna, Ill”)
  • Baptisms – ST. ANDREWS 1870 – 1887, (p. 8–44)
  • Baptisms – GRAND TOWER – 1872 – 1888, (p. 50–60)
  • Deaths – 1872, p. 100 – 1887, p. 111
  • Baptisms – 1888, p.1 – 27 Dec 1903, p.180; 10 Jan 1904, p.1 – Dec 1919, p. 252;
  • Baptisms – 11 Jan 1920, p. 1 – Nov 1930, p. 42
  • Marriages – 1887, p.1 – 1900, p. 60; 1879, p.137 – 1887, p.149
  • Marriages – 1871, p. 150 – 1878, p. 167; 1900 p.1 – Oct 1930, p. 113
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1876 – 1928, p. 45 NO BREAKS between books; 1904, p. 113 – 1927 (partial list), p. 151
  • Deaths – 1888, p.2 – Nov 1901, p.22; Jan 1896, p.100 – May 1896, p.105;
  • Deaths – Mar 1904, p.3 – Dec 1930, p. 29; see also baptismal section this reel

Notes: Mixed ethnic groups – Germans, Italians, Irish, French-Canadians, Poles, and Bohemians St. Mary’s at Anna is on roll 67 this series. St. Elizabeth, Ava (roll 68) was a mission of St. Andrew’s.


Roll: 115

Parish: St. Ann

City: Nashville

County: Washington

Yr. Estab.: 1874

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1906, p.1; 1893, p.2 – 8 Mar 1930, p. 33
  • Marriages – 1896 – 27 Oct 1926, p. 5 (3 frames)
  • Communions – 1920– 1928 (1 frame); unable to include 1904 – 1914** because records after 1930 were on the same pages.
  • Confirmations – 1920, 1924 (1 frame); unable to include 1908 and 1911** because records after 1930 were on the same pages.
  • Deaths – 1905 – 5 Apr 1928 (4 frames)
  • **records after 1930 were recorded on same pages and had to be edited

Notes: Until 1893, attended by Father J. Schneider of Pinckneyville [St. Bruno parish – roll 125 this series.]


Roll: 116

Parish: St. Agatha

City: New Athens

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1870

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (some Confirmations mixed in) 12 Jul 1874, p. 1 – Oct 1901, p. 85
  • Baptisms – 1901 – Nov 1930, p. 44
  • Marriages – 1875, p. 200 – Oct 1901, p.220; Jan 1902, p.1 – 10 Sep 1929, p. 14
  • Communions – 1903 – 1929, p. 11
  • Confirmations – 1905, p. 25 – 1930, p. 37 (partial list)
  • Deaths – Nov 1902, p. 50 – Mar 1930, p. 69

Notes: First resident pastor 1894.


Roll: 117

Parish: St. George

City: New Baden

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1894

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – incomplete index then register Dec 1894 – Sep 1928 (pp. 1–252)
  • NO BREAK – Baptisms – incomplete index then register Dec 1923 – Mar 1930, (pp. 1–5)
  • Marriages – 1895, p.2 – Sep 1930, p. 45
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1895, p. 1 – 1930, p. 63
  • Deaths – Feb 1895 – Feb 1930, (pp. 1– 29)

Notes: This area populated by Germans in 1840; town incorporated 1884. First church built 1895.


Roll: 118

Parish: St. Clare

City: O’Fallon

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1867

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1868, p.1 – 9 Nov 1930, p. 189
  • Marriages – 1868, p. 9 – Jul 1928, p. 67
  • Communions – 1872 – 1930
  • Confirmations – 1871, p.90 – 1930, p.122
  • Deaths – Jan 1870, p.9 – Dec 1930, p.53

Notes: This parish was originally a mission of St. Joseph parish at Lebanon which may have some records for these parishioners.


Roll: 119

Parish: St. Barbara

City: Okawville

County: Washington

Yr. Estab.: 1867

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1867, p.1 – Apr 1898, p.50; Jan 1895, p.1 – Apr 1930, p.25
  • Marriages – 1894, p.134 – 1896, p.137; 1872, p.143 – Apr 1894, p.152;
  • Marriages – [Communions 1884, 1885– 1 frame, end of first book, p.153];
  • Marriages – 1895–97 (1 frame, p.126); 1900, p.127 – Sep 1929, p.139
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1874 – May 1924 (out of sequence)
  • Deaths – 1868, p. 76 – Oct 1897, p. 92; Jan 1896, p.162 – 18 Feb 1923, p.169

Notes: German and Irish settlers in this area attended St. Libory (roll 132 this series) prior to establishment of St. Barbara’s. First resident pastor 1904


Roll: 120

Parish: St. Michael

City: Paderborn

County: St. Clair

Yr. Estab.: 1862*

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1846, p.ii – 1861; Mar 1862– 26 Dec 1898; Jan 1899 – Jun 1930, p. 57
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1844 – 1903 (out of sequence); also see c1862 baptism section
  • Marriages – 1861 1862, 1851 – 1856; 1861 – Nov 1898;
  • Marriages – Apr 1899 – Jun 1929, p. 21
  • Deaths (not titled as such) – 1851 – 1863; 1861 – Dec 1898;
  • Deaths – Jan 1899 – Dec 1929, p.21 (most of this month)

Notes: Originally called Prairie du Long. The Mission of St. Thomas (roll 110 this series) was founded here in 1836 by Father J.F.R. Loisel. First resident pastor in 1861 when the name changed to St. Michael’s, Paderborn. St. John the Baptist in Georgetown (roll 138 – later Smithton) was a mission of St. Michael 1870 – 1874.


Roll: 121

Parish: St. Ann

City: Raddle

County: Jackson

Yr. Estab.: 1875

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Aug 1909, p.1 – Oct 1930, p. 16
  • Baptisms – index 1932 – 1950
  • Marriages – Sep 1909 – Apr 1928, p.4
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1909 – 1928
  • Deaths – May 1912 – Dec 1930

Notes: See also reel 68 this series. St. Ann remained a mission of St. Andrew in Murphysboro (reel 114) for many years. In the beginning, Father Hessoun, pastor of the Bohemian St. John Nepomuck Church in St. Louis came twice a year; the pastor at St. Mary in Chester (reel 84) came once a month.


Roll: 122

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Prairie du Rocher

County: Randolph

Yr. Estab.: 1721

Registers on reel

  • Begins with Marriages -( labeled as baptisms) 1909, p.1 – Jan 1923, p.21. Probably begun in order to append marriages to a baptismal entry in another book or enter a baptism with contemporary marriage. Includes c1880 bpts of couple wed.
  • Baptisms – New Book – Jan 1879 p. 6 – Aug 1916, p. 359. Bpt index 1879–c1914, (p.360-396); Sep 1916 – Dec 1930, (p.397– 399)
  • Baptisms – New Book – 3 Jan 1917 p. 1 – 14 Oct 1930, p. 44
  • Marriages – (with bpt and burials mixed in to 1840s) Jan 1772–1825; badly faded; Bpt 1825; burials 1826, mixed records 1827–1840; marriages 1833–1840; marriages 1840 – 31 Dec 1929, p.129.
  • Communions – 30 Apr 1916 – 15 May 1927, p. 20
  • Confirmations – 30 Apr 1917 – 29 Oct 1930 (partial list), p. 21. Earlier communions and confirmations can be found in baptismal register
  • Deaths – (begins with J.H. Blais’ bpt 1841) then deaths 17 Aug 1841 – 1854, 1857 (one record); Jun 1772–1822; 1864–Apr 1930 (p.1–199); see also marriage section

Notes: St. Joseph attended by Jesuits from Ste. Anne until 1765 a few miles away. 1765 marks the end of the French period in Illinois. This reel is very difficult to navigate as most books are combined registers. See also rolls 123 and 124 this series.


Roll: 123

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Prairie du Rocher

County: Randolph

Yr. Estab.: 1721

Registers on reel

  • Table on Contents as given on the film itself:
  • Vol. 1: Baptisms 1765–1799
  • Vol. 2: Baptisms Marriages and Burials 1822–1840
  • Vol. 3: Marriages 1833–1840; Burials 1833–1850; Census 1851
  • vol. 4: Marriages 1832–1892
  • Vol. 5: 1792–1820; Burials 1772–1822; Baptisms 1789–1879
  • Vol. 6: Baptisms 1832–1879
  • Miscellaneous – Index to Vol. 6, Jurisdiction of Montreal 1716; mold damaged. Extract of the Register of the Civil State of the Community

Notes: See also roll 122 and 124 in this series


Roll: 124

Parish: Ste. Anne

City: Fort de Chartres

County: Randolph

Yr. Estab.: 1721

Registers on reel

  • Combined registers 1721 – 1761

Notes: Closed in 1765, the end of the French period in Illinois. See also St. Joseph at Prairie du Rocher (rolls 122, 123 this series) and Immaculate Conception at Kaskaskia (rolls 168, 169) for possible records. Transcribed and translated in Margaret Kimball Brown and Lawrie Dean’s The Village of Chartres in Colonial Illinois, 1720–1765 (New Orleans: Polyanthos Press, 1977).


Roll: 125

Parish: St. Bruno

City: Pinckneyville

County: Perry

Yr. Estab.: 1872

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1872, p.1 – Jan 1928, p.229; Jan 1928 – Dec 1930, p. 5
  • Marriages – 1872, p.2 – 23 Feb 1930, p. 59
  • Sodality – 1886 – 1904 (pp.312–316)
  • Confirmations – 1882, p. 230 – 1927, p. 253
  • Communions – 1878, p. 260 – 1929, p. 279
  • Deaths – Jan 1873, p.1 – 24 May 1929, p. 71

Notes: St. Bruno began as a mission of Sacred Heart parish in DuQuoin (roll 92 this series). First resident pastor in 1870s, first church 1872. Some members from St. Ann, Nashville, may be in these records.

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