Descriptive lists, Rolls 51-75

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

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Roll: 51

Parish: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

City: Kinmundy

County: Marion

Yr. Estab.: 1870

Registers on reel

  • Film titled as Salem but is located at Kinmundy — administered from Salem
  • Baptisms before 1907 are very faded
  • Baptisms – with index, 1871, p. 1 – 1899, p. 39; Book 2 – 1873, p.1 – 1898, p.14
  • Baptisms – Book 3 – Index and register Mar 1900, p. 1 – 10 Jun 1928, p. 15
  • Marriages – Book 1 -1871–1899; Book 2 – 1880–1903; Book 3 – 1907 p. 53
  • Marriages – Book 4 – 1900, p. 1 – 1923, p. 5 (index unreadable)
  • Deaths – 1871, p.40 – 1898, p. 52; Book 2 – 187x, p. 20 – 1905, p. 23
  • Deaths – Book 3 – Index (complete?) and register Mar 1901, p. 1 – 1928, p. 7
  • Communions – 1871 – 1923
  • Confirmations – 1871 – 1927

Notes: See better duplication on roll 156 this series. Formerly called St. Philomena, Kinmundy, (near Salem – Roll 62). Diocesan priests attended the parish through 1878. Father J. Eckerle attended the parish from Sandoval (Rolls 133, 134 this series) and Centralia (Roll 82).


Roll: 52

Parish: St. Lawrence

City: Lawrenceville

County: Lawrence

Yr. Estab.: 1899*

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index 1911 – c1945
  • Baptisms – 5 Mar 1911 – 15 Jun 1929, p. 9
  • Marriages – 4 Jun 1919 – 16 Jan 1926, p. 42 (1 frame)
  • Deaths – Very few, one frame, earliest is 1910. All edited because post 1930 entries were on same page
  • Communions and Confirmations all edited as they were after 1930

Notes: Attended by Father Downey and Father Taggart, (both at St. Francisville – Roll 61 this series) until Father J.F. McCarthy arrived from Ireland to serve both Lawrenceville and Bridgeport Catholics.


Roll: 53

Parish: St. Clements

City: McLeansboro

County: Hamilton

Yr. Estab.: 1881

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1881 – Dec 1927, p. 37
  • Marriages – 1882, p. 150 – 1927, p. 164
  • Deaths – 1884, p. 100 – Sep 1928, p. 114
  • Communions – 1881, p. 170 – 1930, p. 175
  • Confirmations – no date, p. 180 – 1919, p. 185

Notes: St. Clements became a mission of St. John Nepomucene at Dahlgren in 1893. See also roll 93 this series for possible other records.


Roll: 54

Parish: St. Mary

City: Mt. Carmel

County: Wabash

Yr. Estab.: 1836

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1839 – 1863, p. 54
  • Baptisms – 1846, p. 58, 59 (one frame); (marriages mixed in)
  • Baptisms – 1864, p. 65 – Jun 1871, p. 84
  • Bapt – Index 1864–1871(incomplete); MARRIAGE Index (1864–1871? complete?)
  • BURIAL Index (probably 1864–1871); Baptismal Index 1871–1900 (incomplete)
  • Baptisms – 1871 – Oct 1908, p. 256
  • Baptisms – Index 1908 – 1930; register 16 Nov 1908, p 1 – 22 Dec 1930, p. 84
  • Marriages – mixed in with baptisms pp 56, 57, 59–65; 1867 (one frame)
  • Marriages – Index A-Z (1871–1930+)
  • Marriages – Oct 1871 – 1 Nov 1930, p. 101
  • Confirmation and Communion (mixed) – 1853 – 1926, p. 7 (from several books)
  • Deaths – 1840, p. 85 – Nov 1871; See possible index among Baptisms
  • Deaths – index 1871 – cDec 1930
  • Deaths – 1871 – cDec 1930, p.113

Notes: This area attended by a Jesuit missionary as early as 1836. In 1850 about 30 German Catholic immigrants organized a congregation; first church 1854. Mt. Carmel is near the state line.


Roll: 55

Parish: St. Sebastian

City: Mt. Carmel

County: Wabash

Yr. Estab.: 1870

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (transcribed) 1878 – 1904, p. 14; Assoc. of the Holy Family, 1937
  • Baptisms – Index 1904 – 1930 (complete?)
  • Baptisms – 27 Mar 1904, p. 1 – Feb 1930, p. 27
  • Marriages – (transcribed) – Jan 1880 – 1904;
  • Marriages – Index (complete?) and register 1904, p.1 – Oct 1926, p. 11
  • Deaths – (transcribed ) – Feb 1880 – Jan 1904 (2 frames);
  • Deaths – Index (incomplete) with register 1905, p. 1 – Dec 1930, p. 9
  • Communions – 1907–1915, 1 frame
  • Confirmations – to 1930, 3 frames

Notes: Until 1909, a mission of St. Edward’s in Fairfield (Roll 47 this series).


Roll: 56

Parish: St. Mary* (St. Philip Neri)

City: Mt. Vernon

County: Jefferson

Yr. Estab.: 1871

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1873 – 25 Jul 1903, p. 97;
  • Baptisms – ST. PHILIP NERI and St. Mary (combined) Sep 1904 – 15 Jun 1930, p. 63
  • Marriages – 1882, p. 100 – 1893, p. 113
  • Marriages – Sep 1905 p. 2 – 27 Apr 1930, p. 27. ST. PHILIP NERI mixed in. See Tobin – Heil marriage 1925 in first baptisms book, p. 96. Page 1 (1905 marriages) had to be edited because it held a record >1930
  • Communions and Confirmations – 1881 – p. 193 ST. PHILIP NERI mixed in through 1927 (part)
  • Deaths – 1 Dec 1881, p. 115 – 27 Aug 1903, p. 136;
  • Deaths – 15 Nov 1904 – 9 Mar 1927, p. 17 ST. PHILIP NERI mixed in

Notes: Baptisms 1865 – 1872 may be at Piopolis since Father Winterhalten served from there in the 1860s. See roll 58 this series. St. Mary’s may also have been a mission of Shawneetown (roll 63) before 1865. In 1883 St. Mary’s was a mission of the church at Carmi (roll 150).


Roll: 57

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Olney

County: Richland

Yr. Estab.: 1857

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Jul 1859 – Dec 1881
  • Baptisms – partial index to next register (1882 – )
  • Baptisms – Jan 1882, p. 1 – 28 Sep 1930, p. 165
  • Marriages – cSep 1874 – 1883 (unpaginated); 1870 – 1874 (3 frames)
  • Marriages – New book: 1883, p. 150 – Dec 1926, p. 183 (also repeated at end of roll)
  • Confirmations and Communions [Miscellaneous] – 1st pg says Baptisms but is not.
  • Sodality – May 1878 – 1879 (2 frames)
  • 1883 Confirmations (p. 3)
  • Family groups (6 frames)
  • Confirmation 1871–1883
  • Communions 1881 (p. 200); mixed Confirmation and Communions to p. 211
  • Confirmations and Communions 1929 (p. 1–4)
  • Table of Contents for original book
  • Deaths – 1883 – Dec 1925; 1906, p. 20 – Dec 1925, p. 33

Notes: See also roll 157 this series for earliest marriages and deaths. Some entries are barely readable. French Catholics came to this area in 1857.


Roll: 58

Parish: St. John the Baptist

City: Piopolis

County: Hamilton

Yr. Estab.: 1841

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Feb 1842, p. 1 – Aug 1930 (unpaginated)
  • Marriages – Apr 1856, p. 1 – Oct 1929 [last numbered page is 93, Aug 1926]
  • Confirmations – 1888 – 1929, p. 33
  • Index to ?
  • Communions through 1902 – 1929, p. 31
  • Deaths 1844– 1869 (from tombstones, one frame)
  • Deaths – 18 Feb 1881 – Sep 1930, p. 103

Notes: See rolls 161 (bpt. index) and 162 this series. Attended in 1840s by Father Elisha Durbin, circuit riding priest from Sacred Heart, St. Vincent, KY (see biography). A small orphanage was opened in 1879 and moved to Alton in 1884. New church built in 1882.


Roll: 59

Parish: St. Patrick

City: Pond’s Settlement

County: Gallatin

Yr. Estab.: 1852

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 11 Apr 1852 – 1866 (some frames unreadable)
  • Baptisms – Index 1898 – c1909 only
  • Baptisms – 1898 – 17 Aug 1929, p. 37
  • Marriages – First page is a history of the parish;
  • Marriages – Index (incomplete) A-Z; 1849 records (see XYZ index page);
  • Marriages – Nov 1842 – Jan 1898; 1852; Index [incomplete] (NO BREAKS, unpaginated)
  • Marriages – 2 May 1899, p. 1 – 31 Jul 1929, p. 9
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1898 – 1930
  • Deaths 9 Mar 1863 – 9 Apr 1927
  • Deaths – Immaculate Conception at Shawneetown – 25 Feb 1895–1898, p.7; 1895, p.9. New book – 23 Feb 1898, p. 3 – 24 Feb 1927.

Notes: A mission of Shawneetown until 1859 (see roll 63 this series) – and apparantly later. Attended 1810–1820s by Father Durbin, circuit riding priest from Sacred Heart, St. Vincent, KY. (see biography) Short history on first page of marriages says Ponds Settlement aka Waltonboro and Doherty; also that marriages before 1842 are in Sacred Heart church, Union County, KY.


Roll: 60

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Ridgeway

County: Gallatin

Yr. Estab.: 1870

Registers on reel

  • The following records, combined register, are not filmed under the proper subject title.
  • Baptisms – Dec 1877 p. 0 – 20 Dec 1907, p. 107. This book includes marriages, confirmations and communions mixed in
  • Marriages – 5 May 1908 p 108 – 9 Jul 1930 p. 122 plus 10 unnumbered pages
  • Baptisms – Bk 2 (larger) – Index (incomplete); 1907, 1908, Jan 1908 – Nov 1930, p. 49.
  • BREAK Marriages – (1st smaller book) Nov 1879 p. 1 – 23 Jul 1924, p. 59
  • Deaths – 1882 p 60 – 1887, p. 63; Marriages – 17 Feb 1925 – Nov 1930, p. 8
  • BREAK Confirmations and Communions – see those mixed in the baptismal section; 1888–1892 (1 frame) with Deaths 1900, p. 83 – 1909, p. 89; Cemetery history p. 89; Communions (smaller book) 1920–1930; Confirmations 1926, 1929 (gives age)
  • Deaths (titled Funeral )- 20 Dec 1909, p. 90 – 10 Oct 1924; Bk 2 – 9 Dec 1925–29 Oct 1929. See also p. 60 marr and pp 83-89 Conf/Comm.

Notes: This area populated by Germans and French 1840s but the parish was first attended by the priest from Shawneetown in 1870. First resident pastor 1879


Roll: 61

Parish: St. Francis Xavier

City: St. Francisville

County: Lawrence

Yr. Estab.: 1818*

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – original register, 1864 – 14 Apr 1918, p. 89; Index 1864–193x; transcript – 27 Oct 1865 – 4 Apr 1918; register 7 Jun 1916 – 7 Jul 1929, p. 86
  • Marriages – 1865 – 28 Feb 1922; p. 219
  • Marriages – (transcript; index incomplete) 1865 – 1922, cont’d through – 26 Apr 1930
  • Confirmations and Communions- 1893–May 1930 [also mixed in with early baptisms]
  • Deaths – 1865 – 1889, p. 160 – 31 Jan 1922, p. 181.
  • Deaths – Index (incomplete) and transcribed records 1865 – 1922 and continuing to 21 Feb 1929, p. 27.

Notes: Founded by French settlers from Vincennes, IN c1818. Mission of Vincennes until 1851; mission of St. Mary, Mt. Carmel 1853–61 and 1873–86; no pastor 1861–63 Oldest records probably at St. Francis, Vincennes. Reportedly, the microfilm to 1838 is located at Univ Notre Dame, Burton Collection.


Roll: 62

Parish: St. Theresa of Avila

City: Salem

County: Marion

Yr. Estab.: 1868

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1874–1908, p. 14;
  • Baptisms – Index to transcribed register 1874–1908; register 1874 – 6 Nov 1927, p. 11
  • Marriages – 1880–1903
  • Marriages – Index and transcribed register 1880 – June 1923 (2 frames)
  • Confirmations and Communions – all edited
  • Deaths 1873–1905
  • Confirmations and Communions – (original) 1888–1905; index
  • Deaths – 1873 – 1904
  • Deaths – Indexes to transcribed register 1873–1904 and 1904– Nov 1926
  • Deaths – register 1904 – Nov 1926, p. 4

Notes: A mission of Flora (Roll 48 this series), Sandoval (Roll 133), and Centralia (Roll 82). First Catholics 1850, first church 1868 and served by Fransiscans from Teutopolis. First resident pastor 1940


Roll: 63

Parish: St. Mary

City: Shawneetown

County: Gallatin

Yr. Estab.: 1842

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – index
  • Baptisms – 1842 – Nov 1897
  • Confirmations and Communions
  • Baptisms – index
  • Baptisms – Mar 1899 – Jun 1930, p. 51
  • Marriages – index (incomplete)
  • Marriages – Jan 1899 – May 1929, p. 15
  • Confirmations and Communions 1899–1930
  • Deaths – 1899 – Feb 1929, p. 15

Notes: Includes some records of St. Patrick’s, Pond Settlement (Communions 1940s – edited). Before 1842 see also Sacred Heart parish, St. Vincent, KY. There are no marriages filmed for the years after 1899.


Roll: 64

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Stringtown

County: Richland

Yr. Estab.: 1841

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Mar 1859 – Nov 1901
  • Baptisms – partial index 1901–1946
  • Baptisms – 1901 – Dec 1929, p. 55
  • Marriages – 1862 – 1901 (2 books)
  • Marriages – index from 1901 forward until ??
  • Marriages – 1901 – Apr 1927, p. 15
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1870 – 1929
  • Deaths – 1861 – 1901; Feb 1902, p.1 – Dec 1930, p. 19

Notes: German Catholics began to populate the area in the 1840s. St. Joseph’s was a mission of the Eudist Fathers from Vincennes, Indiana. First resident pastor 1901. School established in 1870.


Roll: 65

Parish: Holy Cross

City: Wendelin

County: Clay

Yr. Estab.: 1859

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1859 – 1895, p. 107;
  • Baptisms – ST. JOHN 1875–1895
  • Baptisms – Index and register Book 3 HOLY CROSS – 1898, p. 1 – Dec 1922, p. 100;
  • Baptisms – register 1922, p. 1 – Oct 1930, p. 11
  • Marriages – 1886 – 1897; 1898, p. 1 – Nov 1930, p. 35
  • Confirmations – to 1930 (partial)
  • Communions – all >1930, edited
  • Deaths – 1883 – 1889; 1898 – Feb1924, p. 33

Notes: See also roll 160 this series for marriages and deaths before 1885. St. John was located about 3 miles south of Wendelin–closed when the new church was built. Situated near the junction of Clay, Richland and Jasper counties. First resident pastor 1882. Book 3 baptisms are very faded on security microfilm.


Roll: 66

Parish: St. Bernard’s

City: Albers

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1908

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Apr 1909 – Oct 1930, p. 32
  • Marriages – Apr 1910 – May 1930, p. 7
  • Confirmations – 1909 – 1930 p. 25
  • Communions – all edited, >1930
  • Deaths – May 1910 – Jun 1929, p. 17

Notes: This area was populated in the 1840s by Germans from Hanover and Westphalia. See surrounding parishes for possible records 1840 – 1909.


Roll: 67

Parish: St. Mary*

City: Anna

County: Union

Yr. Estab.: 1857

Registers on reel

  • ST. MARY – Baptisms – 1861 – 1925, p 87
  • ST. JOSEPH – Baptisms – 1881 – 1926, p. 41
  • ST MARY? – Marriages – 1861, p. 261 – 1922, p. 285
  • ST JOSEPH – Marriages 1883, p. 51 – 1922, p. 53 (two frames)
  • ST MARY – Confirmations & Communions (mixed) – 1862–1921
  • ST JOSEPH – Confirmations & Communions (mixed) – 1882 – 1920 ( one frame)
  • ST MARY – Deaths – 1861, p. 161 – 1922, p. 193
  • ST JOSEPH – Deaths – 1882, p. 61 – 1925, p. 65

Notes: Gap in filmed records 1922–1948. Father Walsh from Cairo (Roll 77 this series) was in charge 1857–1861; then Father Kuchenbuch and Walsh from Mound City 1864–1868. During 1880s Benedictine monks from Wetaug, Pulaski county, Illinois attended to parish needs. St. Mary was a mission of St. Joseph, Cobden for many years.


Roll: 68

Parish: St. Elizabeth

City: Ava

County: Jackson

Yr. Estab.: 1890

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1901 – c1913, p 21; 1901 Raddle, Ill p. 90 – p. 117;
  • Baptisms – Grand Tower 1902 p. 151–153,
  • Baptisms – History, transcribed register 1910 – Apr 1929, p. 5
  • Marriages – 1910 – 10 Sep 1921 (one frame)
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1923 – 1926, 1 page
  • Deaths – 23 Sep 1910 – 1930 (part–1.5 frames)

Notes: A mission of St. Andrew in Murphysboro (roll 114 this series) and/or the congregation at Herrin (roll 149) where earlier records might be recorded. This reel also includes Raddle 1901–1913; Grand Chain 1902 – ; and Grand Tower; RADDLE is also on roll 121 this series; GRAND CHAIN roll 99; GRAND TOWER rolls 68 and 114.


Roll: 69

Parish: St. Francis

City: Aviston

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1865

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms 1865, p.2 – 1 Jan 1908, p. 147
  • Marriages – 1908, p. 148 – c1925, p. 159
  • Baptisms – 1908, p. 1 – Sep 1930, p. 80
  • Marriages – 1865 – 1911 NO BREAK
  • Marriages -1865 – 1879; Index (incomplete) for 1880 – May 1916 only
  • Marriages – register 1880 – Sep 1928, p. 77
  • Confirmations – 1902 – Oct 1930, p. 21
  • Communions – 1887 – 1927, p. 12. Also mixed in with Baptisms
  • Deaths 1865 – Oct 1911, NO BREAK
  • Marriages – 1865 – 1879
  • Deaths – Dec 1911, p. 1 – Oct 1930, p. 21

Notes: First pastor Father Henry Boecker from Westphalia.


Roll: 70

Parish: St. Cecelia

City: Bartelso

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1884

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (transcribed) 1885 – 1920, p. 100 + one unnumbered
  • Baptisms – Index (incomplete) and register 1921, p. 1 – 6 Nov 1930, p. 18
  • Marriages – (transcribed) 1885 – 21 Aug 1928, p. 21
  • Confirmations and Communions (mixed) – 1885 – 1926, p. 27
  • Deaths – 1885, p. 3 – 12 Dec 1929, p. 63

Notes: Created from St. Boniface, Germantown (roll 100 this series) and St. Mary in Carlyle (roll 80)


Roll: 71

Parish: St. Felicitas

City: Beaver Prairie

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1883

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – (Confirmations, and Communions mixed in) – 1884, p. 20 – 1929, p. 79
  • Marriages – 1885, p. 450 – Oct 1924, p. 459
  • Deaths – 1885, p. 540 – 1916, p. 549

Notes: See St. Mary’s, Carlyle (roll 80 this series) for records prior to 1883. In 1895 St. Felicitas was a mission of St. Rose (roll 76); in 1920 a mission of St. Teresa at Marydale (roll 107)


Roll: 72

Parish: St. Anthony

City: Beckemeyer

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1905

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – 1905, p.35 – 1914, p.113
  • Baptisms – (transcribed) 1905 – 1916
  • Baptisms – index – complete?? c1914 – c1923
  • Baptisms – 1914, p.1 – 17 Nov 1930, p. 89
  • Marriages – 1906, p. 1 – 14 Nov 1928, p. 27
  • Marriages – (transcribed) 1906–1914
  • Communions – [1906, 1907 edited], 1908–1920 (partial list)
  • Confirmations – no year; 1911 – 1929 (partial list)
  • Prima Vice Admensum Sacram Accesserunt 1925–1929
  • Deaths – 1907 – 28 Jul 1930, p. 37
  • Deaths – (transcribed) 1907–1914

Notes: First resident pastor 1905. Many German settlers


Roll: 73

Parish: St. Joseph

City: Spillertown – Benton – Tamoroa – Johnston City

County: Williamson – Perry – Franklin

Yr. Estab.: 1912

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – incomplete index beginning 29 Sep 1922; not chonological; register 1912–29
  • Baptisms – SPILLERTOWN – 1912 – 1930 (2 frames)
  • Marriages – 1916? – 1930, p.4 (partial)
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1926, pp. 1–6)
  • Deaths – index
  • Deaths – 1921–1930 inclusive

Notes: Miners of Polish descent settled in Spillertown area. Twenty-two families in 1917, 14 families in 1922. Church sold in 1929 Registers are not chronological and one or two baptisms <1930 appeared on pages with records after 1930– it was physically impossible to include them on this reel – inquire at the church for these records.


Roll: 74

Parish: St. Augustine

City: Breese

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1912

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Index 1912 – 1956
  • Baptisms – 1912 – 1 Jun 1930, p. 43
  • Marriages – index 1912 – 1956
  • Marriages – 1912 – 15 Jun 1927, p. 7
  • Confirmations – 15 pages, 1914 – 1929
  • Communions – 1913 – 1929, p.7; 1916
  • Deaths – index 1912 – 1956
  • Deaths – 1912 – 5 Mar 1930, p. 14

Notes: Organized from part of the congregation of St. Dominic’s, Breese (roll 75 this series)


Roll: 75

Parish: St. Dominic

City: Breese

County: Clinton

Yr. Estab.: 1858

Registers on reel

  • Baptisms – Index to book 1 [see special NOTE on “A” page]
  • Baptisms – 1858 – May 1912, p. 417
  • Baptisms – index to book 2
  • Baptisms – Sep 1912 – Oct 1930, p. 163
  • Marriages – Nov 1858 – 18 Sep 1929, p. 202
  • Confirmations and Communions – 1 frame 1912; 2 frames 1912 Baptisms with Confirmation and Marriages appended, then confirmations 1860 – 1930 (partial)
  • Deaths – 1858 – Sep 1930

Notes: Part of this parish became St. Augustine, Breese in 1912 (roll 74 this series)

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