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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 William E. Borah

In the “learned professions” merit alone can win advancement. When success must depend upon the various mental attributes of the individual, neither wealth nor influential friends can aid one in the progress toward fame. The man who has attained prominence at the bar is there-fore entitled to great credit, for as he lengthens the distance between himself and mediocrity it is the indication of great zeal, marked ability, close application and thorough knowledge. It has been through the exercise of these qualities that William E. Borah has attained a position at the bar that might well be envied by many an older practitioner. He was born in Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, June 29, 1865, and is of German and Irish lineage. Three brothers of the name emigrated to America in colonial days and two of them fought for the independence of the nation, while the third was an ardent loyalist. William N. Borah, the father of our subject, was a native of Kentucky, numbered among the influential farmers and officials in his county for many years. He married Elizabeth West, a native of Indiana, and in 1820 they removed to Illinois, where they still reside, their home being in Fairfield. They are members of the Presbyterian Church, honored pioneers of the community, and are widely and favorably known. They had a family of ten children, eight of whom are yet living. Among this number is William Edward Borah, of Boise, who was reared on the old family homestead in Illinois, aiding in the labors of field and meadow through the summer months, while in the winter season he attended...

Biography of Samuel Baughman

Samuel Baughman. In the career of Samuel Baughman, now one of the leading real estate and insurance men of Chanute, there are found those qualities which make for success in business life. Industry, perseverance, a wise direction of talents and a quick grasp of opportunities have always characterized his actions, and throughout his life he has governed his operations by principles of fair dealing, so that his reputation in business matters is one which places him in an enviable position. He has been interested in a number of lines of endeavor, and in each has made a success, and the same statement applies to his management of the affairs of several public offices in which he has served. Samuel Baughman was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1842, and is a son of Peter C. and Barbara (Heck) Baughman. He belongs to a family which came from Hessen-Castle, Germany, in 1746 and located near the City of Philadelphia, from whence it removed to the western part of Pennsylvania in 1764. Peter C. Baughman was born in 1807, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and was there reared and educated and for many years was engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1850 he removed to Illinois, and engaged in farming in the vicinity of Rock Island, and in 1874 made his way to Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, where he continued his agricultural operations. Later he moved on to Neosho County, and in the evening of life retired from active pursuits and took up his residence at Chanute, where his death occurred in 1895. Mr. Baughman was an industrious and energetic man, a...

Biographical Sketch of Adam W. Hart

Adam W. Hart, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; is the son of Silas and Hannah Hart, of Davis Co., Ky.; was born in White Co., Ill., Jan. 3, 1823; moved with his parents to Coles Co., Paradise Tp., Jan. 3, 1827; is the owner of 475 acres, valued at $20,000. Was married to Nancy D. Gannaway, of Coles Co., Dec. 28, 1843. Was Supervisor, School Trustee, Director, Treasurer and Road Commissioner. The names of their children are Amanda E., Elizabeth J., Hannah M., Polly A. and Mercena; deceased, Abraham D. and Thomas, who died in infancy; Mary, Louisa and Adda and three infants not named. His father, Silas Hart, was the oldest settler of this township; died Oct. 12, 1848; his mother, Hannah Hart, died in this county and township Sept. 18, 1863, in the 68th year of her...

Allen, Alta Mrs. – Obituary

Granite, Oregon Alta Allen, 96, of Granite and Gresham, passed away Dec. 31, 2002, in Gresham. She was born in Burnt Prairie, Ill., and live in Illinois until she was 10 when the family moved to Seattle and lived there until she was 23, when she moved to Portland, where she met and married Doug Allen in 1947. They traveled all over the world with Kaiser International retiring to Richland, Wash., later moving to Granite on property Doug had bought in the 1940s. They lived there until 1981 at the time of Doug’s death. She moved to Gresham spending winters there and summers in Granite. Doug and Alta were responsible for restoring the “much photographed” Granite City Hall, or Allen Hall as it is now known as. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biography of Hon. T. J. Medill

Ranking among Rock Island’s prominent men, who have been honored politically and who have achieved a high standing in the realm of business, stands the subject of this sketch, Thomas J. Medill. He was born in Milan, Illinois, March 16, 1859. His parents were Thomas J. and Eliza A. (Dickson) Medill. The father, when a young man, emigrated from the north of Ireland to America, and here he married Miss Eliza A. Dickson, the daughter of William Dickson, and a native of Erie County, Pennsylvania. William Dickson, of whom a more extended biography appears elsewhere in this volume, laid out the town of Camden Mills, the name of which was afterward changed to Milan, in 1843. Mr. Medill’s parents enjoyed a long and happy life together and were greatly beloved and esteemed by all who knew them. The death of the mother occurred February 5, 1898. The father survived his wife scarcely a year, passing away January 9, 1899. Our subject spent his boyhood and early manhood in the Village of Milan and on a farm in Bowling Township, and after completing the curriculum prescribed by the village school of that period he entered upon an apprenticeship to the paper maker’s trade. At that time there were three paper mills in active operation in the vicinity of Milan, and the manufacture of that commodity was one of the main supports of that village. After mastering his trade Mr. Medill continued in that line of occupation for seven years, when he was offered a position in a promoting company which made a business of installing the Holly system of water...

Biography of Hon. Dolphes Brice Hannah

HON. DOLPHES BRICE HANNAH. – This gentleman is the son of Brice and Celia Tade Hannah, and was born in Gallatin county, Illinois, October 11, 1822. His father, who was a substantial business man engaged in trade and forwarding, died in the spring of 1823, leaving a wife and two children, one boy and one girl. He left considerable estate, consisting of personal property. John McLaughlin and the widow were appointed to administer the estate; and, as usual, McLaughlin did the work, pocketed the entire proceeds of the estate, and then left for parts unknown. About two years after the death of young Hannah’s father, his mother married Silas Farley, a flatboatman and farmer, by whom she had five children, three boys and two girls. They moved to White county and settled on the Big Wabash river. In the winter of 1833-34 Farley died, leaving a wife and seven children. While living with his step-father, young Hannah attended school two terms, one kept by a man by the name of Blackwell, a severe disciplinarian, the other named Buckalew, whom he remembers as an elegant and kindly man. The last expedition of his stepfather on the river proved disastrous, all of his estate being swept away, leaving his wife and seven children without means. In the spring of 1834 the widow with her family left their former home and rented a small farm, and with the help of her children planted ten acres of corn and vegetables. In the fall of 1834 she sold the crop standing in the field, and moved to Jefferson county, Illinois, and built a cabin...

A-C Surnames – 1818 White County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Name Page # Range of Ages Abney, Paul 198 02-07-00-00 Adams, Richard 195 01-03-00-00 Addams, James 209 01-03-00-00 Albin, Joshua 194 01-02-00-00 Allen, William 196 03-04-00-00 Anderson, John 208 03-02-00-00 Anderson, John 209 01-06-00-00 Armer, Rufus 200 01-06-00-00 Armstrong, John 204 01-12-00-01 Atcheson, Barton 208 01-02-00-00 Auxier, Abraham 196 02-06-00-00 Baadford, Samuel 208 01-04-00-00 Badger, Edward 196 03-05-00-00 Bain, Daniel, Jr. 199 01-09-00-00 Bains, John C. 199 01-03-00-00 Baker, Green 201 01-05-00-00 Baker, Jacob 203 01-04-00-00 Baker, John 203 01-01-00-00 Baldwin, William 207 01-04-00-00 Balow, James 208 01-05-00-00 Barbra, John 204 01-04-00-00 Bares, William 208 01-06-00-00 Barker, Jacob 205 01-09-00-00 Benton, Asa 208 01-03-00-00 Berry, Enoch, Jr. 204 01-06-00-00 Berry, Enoch 196 01-07-00-00 Berry, George 204 02-06-00-00 Berry, Joel 196 01-02-00-00 Bishop, Benjamin 209 01-03-00-00 Bishop, John 209 01-06-00-00 Blackford, Mary 208 00-06-00-00 Blackford, Nathaniel 208 01-03-00-00 Blagg, Isaac 196 01-03-00-00 Blankinship, Isham 203 01-03-00-00 Bloomer, Benjamin 202 01-03-00-00 Boltinghouse, Daniel 206 03-11-00-00 Boon, Joseph 208 01-05-00-00 Bowie, Anna 203 00-02-00-00 Boyd, James 207 02-03-00-00 Bozeman, Jacob 206 01-09-00-00 Bradford, Abner 208 01-01-00-00 Brill, Solomon 197 01-07-00-00 Brock, Evins 203 01-03-00-00 Brown, Archibald 199 02-02-00-00 Brown, Daniel, Jr. 207 01-02-00-00 Brown, Daniel 207 01-06-00-00 Brown, Isaac 195 01-03-00-00 Brown, John 207 01-01-00-00 Brown, William 202 01-02-00-00 Bruce, Robert 197 01-05-00-00 Bryant, James 206 01-06-00-00 Bryon, Benjamin 201 01-06-00-00 Buckkils, John 201 01-12-00-00 Burrell, Joseph 196...

D-G Surnames – 1818 White County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Name Page # Range of Ages Dagley, Samuel 194 01-01-00-00 Dagley, Thomas 194 01-05-00-00 Dale, John 196 02-05-00-00 Daniel, Bazil 201 01-08-00-00 Daniel, David 206 02-10-00-00 Daniels, Josiah 207 01-06-00-00 Davidson, Samuel 199 02-10-00-00 Davidson, William 205 01-08-00-00 Davis, Ersilla 203 00-06-00-00 Davis, James 209 01-05-00-00 Davis, Richard 206 01-03-00-00 Davis, Robert 197 01-05-00-00 Davis, William 197 01-06-00-00 Dawdy, Alanson 203 01-07-00-00 Dennis, John 207 03-09-00-00 Devenport, James 200 01-01-00-00 Dewey, Joshua 194 01-05-00-00 Dickerson, Lewis 196 01-12-00-00 Dixon, Joseph 207 01-01-01-00 Dorsey, Halyard 195 03-01-00-00 Dosier, Adam 204 02-07-00-00 Downs, Zacheriah 195 01-02-00-00 Drew, John 198 01-04-00-00 Driggers, Isaac 206 01-01-00-00 Driggers, Julas 206 01-08-00-00 Driggins, Absolam 206 01-02-00-00 Duncan, Mark 199 01-05-00-00 Dunlap, James 201 01-08-00-00 Elder, Robert 202 02-03-00-00 Elledge, Isaac 194 03-06-00-00 Elledge, John 194 01-02-00-00 Elledge, William 194 01-02-00-00 Elliott, John 200 02-08-00-00 Ellis, William 195 01-04-00-00 Ernsparger, Samuel 205 01-03-00-00 Estes, Mary 203 00-02-00-00 Ewing, John 200 01-06-00-00 Ezell, Thoma 204 02-07-00-00 Ezell, Thomas 204 02-07-00-00 Fannon, Peter 208 02-03-00-00 Farley, Edward 195 04-09-00-00 Farmer, Frederick 205 02-07-00-01 Farmer, Nathan 200 01-01-00-00 Farmer, William 205 02-02-00-00 Farr, Archibald 200 01-04-00-00 Fears, Edmon 207 02-06-00-00 Ferguson, John 205 01-04-00-00 Fields, Elisabeth 207 00-04-00-00 Fields, William 205 01-02-00-00 Files, John 199 02-05-00-00 Files, William 199 01-03-00-00 Finly, James 207 01-02-00-00 Fips, James 196 01-06-00-00 Fitzjereld, James 203 01-01-00-00 Flemming, James 198...

H-L Surnames – 1818 White County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Name Page # Range of Ages Hadden, William 194 01-05-00-00 Hahn, Susan 207 00-09-00-00 Hall, Elisha 198 01-05-00-00 Hambleton, James 201 01-07-00-00 Hambleton, Mordica 202 01-05-00-00 Hammelton, Alexander 202 01-05-00-00 Hanks, David 199 01-07-00-00 Hanna, James 202 02-01-00-00 Hanna, John 202 03-09-00-00 Hardesty, John 205 01-04-00-00 Hardisty, William 198 02-02-00-00 Hargate, William 194 01-02-00-00 Hargrave, Jerremiah 202 02-02-00-00 Hargrave, Samuel 196 01-02-00-03 Hargrave, Seth 204 01-01-00-01 Hargrave, Willis 202 03-06-00-14 Harper, Thomas 200 01-06-00-00 Harrington, Whitnell 194 01-03-00-00 Harris, Henry 204 01-00-00-00 Harris, Nathan 206 03-06-00-00 Harris, William 201 01-07-00-00 Hart, Edward D. 203 01-02-00-00 Hawkins, John 200 01-05-00-00 Hawley, Pearce 202 01-02-00-00 Hawthorn, Robert 206 01-05-00-00 Hay, Daniel 203 01-05-00-00 Hay, John 202 04-01-00-01 Hay, Lowrey 202 10-08-00-02 Haynes, John 205 02-06-00-00 Haynes, Richard 207 02-04-00-00 Hearing, Jesse 201 01-03-00-00 Hencely, Samuel 201 01-02-00-00 Hendricks, Jesse 201 01-02-00-00 Herd, Charles 209 01-06-00-00 Hiatt, Jesse 205 01-06-00-00 Hill, Isaac 202 01-07-00-00 Hilyard, Wiley 200 01-05-00-00 Hinch, John 208 01-00-00-00 Hodge, William 209 02-06-00-00 Hodkins, James 207 01-05-00-00 Hogg, Samuel 202 02-04-00-01 Holland, John 208 01-02-00-00 Holmes, Luke 208 01-04-00-00 Hoober, Daniel 206 01-02-00-00 Hood, Demps 208 02-05-00-00 Hood, James 207 02-06-00-00 Hood, Sarah 207 00-06-00-00 Hood, William 207 01-02-00-00 Hooper, Clarender 195 01-02-00-01 Hoover, George 206 01-14-00-00 Hosick, William 204 01-09-00-00 Howell, Amos 201 02-08-00-00 Hubbard, Jesse 207 01-07-00-00 Hubbard, Malleki 209 01-04-00-00 Hughs, Betsy...
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