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Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1695-1956

A help guide for accessing the images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation (to 1907), marriage (to 1930) or death (to 1956) in the Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Roman Catholic Church. The index to some volumes may reference pages within a given volume beyond current publication dates. As such, these images are not currently available. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes a small number of census, church history, family and financial records. To assist the researcher I have broken down the available registers by county and name of parish, including the years covered by those parish records.

Biography of Charles Henry Redeker

Charles Henry Redeker, of the Crown Margarine Company of St. Louis, was born near Okawville, Illinois, in 1872. His father, Henry Redeker, a native of Germany, became a resident of Illinois in 1869. He wedded Charlotte Freund, also a native of that country, their marriage being celebrated in Germany ere they emigrated to the new world. The wife and mother passed away in 1887. They had become the parents of two sons and four daughters, of whom Charles Henry was the second of the family. In the public schools of Hoyleton, Illinois, Charles Henry Redeker pursued his early education, and afterward continued his studies in the high school at Carlyle, Illinois. He started out in the business world in connection with mercantile interests at Posey, Illinois, in 1898, and continued his interests in that business until 1920. He was also engaged in the banking business at Hoffman, Illinois, for ten years, filling the position of cashier for eight years and at the same time conducting his store. In 1917 Mr. Redeker removed to St. Louis and here became connected with M. Hussman in organizing the Crown Margarine Company, of which he became the secretary and treasurer. He has further extended his interests by becoming the secretary and treasurer of the Hussman Dairy Company, the vice president of the Illinois Can & Tube Company, both of East St. Louis, and vice president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Hoffman, Illinois. Mr. Redeker is a republican in his political views. Fraternally he is connected with the Masonic lodge at Carlyle, Illinois, and his religious faith Is that of the Lutheran...

Biographical Sketch of Eckstein Case

Case, Eckstein; sec’y and treas. Case School of Applied Science; born, Carlyle, Ill., July 9, 1858; educated public schools in 1878; entered United States Military Academy, at West Point; two years there; in 1881, came to Cleveland; studied law under the direction of Judge J. E. Ingersoll and Judge Rufus P. Ranney; entered law department, University of Michigan, graduating in 1883; admitted to the bar, but never engaged in active practice; member of school council 1903 to 1905; member Rowfant and University Clubs; and Masonic Fraternity; Republican, five years member of the executive committee of the Municipal...

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