The following collection of material reflects 250 churches of the Methodist faith which have closed their doors since 1824 in southern and central Illinois. This region makes up the Illinois Great Rivers United Methodist Conference. While the vast majority of the information relates to membership rolls and registers of officials, many of the churches also kept vital records of their members. Ancestry claims that “Baptism records are available until 1914, and Marriage records are available until 1970.” In fact I found baptism records which occurred after 1914, however, they’re not indexed. They appear in the records on the images only.
Hannah, dau. of John Homes, Jan. 21. Samuell, son of Isaac Adams, Feb. 18. Mehitabel, dau. of John Haseltyne, Feb. 25, 1710-1. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Goodridge, Mar. 4, 1711. Mary and Jemima Boynton, daughters of Joshua Boynton, jr., Apr. 1, 1711. Thomas, son of Jno. Dresser, May 6. Rebecca, dau. of Stephen Thurston, June
Juliana Christiana, daughter of Jacob Buehler and his wife, was born Feb. 10, 1781 in the night, and baptized on the 11th. Sponsors were Jacob Mezger .and Salome his wife and Johanna Christiana Lemcke. Samuel Radliff, Son of Elisa Radliff and Mary, born the 15th of Sept., 1779, baptized the 22d of Febr., 1781. God-fathers
David, son of Lewis Ernst and his wife, was born Jan. 1780, baptized Feb. 27th. Sponsors were Jonathan Zipperer and his wife and Elizabeth Kiebler. Solomon, son of Peter Freymuth and Catharine his wife, was born Feb. 25, 1780, and baptized on the 28th. Sponsors were Pastor Triebner and his wife Mary Frederica, Daniel Weitman
Mary, daughter of Benjamin Rieser and Catharine his wife, was born Jan. 13, 1779, and baptized the next day. Sponsors were Margaret Hek and George Bechtle. John Christopher, son of John Christopher Bunz and his wife, was born Jan. 26, 1779, and baptized the next day. Sponsors: Christopher Kraemer and Catharine his wife, John Hangleiter
Phoebe, a Negro girl belonging to Mrs. Pastor Lemcke, was born Jan. 14, 1771, and baptized the next day. Sponsors were Mrs. Pastor Catharine Lemcke and Timothy Lemcke. Frederick, son of John Scherraus, was born Oct. 13, 1771, and baptized on the 15th. Sponsors were John Michle and his wife Mary.
Timothy Traugott, son of Christopher Frederick Triebner and his wife Frederica Mary, was born Dec. 29, 1777, and baptized Jan. I, 1778. Sponsors were Mr. Christopher Kraemer and Mrs. Elizabeth Wertsch, Mr. Daniel Weitmann and his wife Salome. Salome, daughter of Solomon Schrempf and his wife Christiana Elizabeth, was born Jan. 28, 1778, and baptized
George Dresler, Son of George Dresler, born on the 7th of March, 1777, baptized on the 13th of March, 1777. Godfathers Mr. George Ducker, John Lohrman and Henriet Ducker. Timothy, son of Andrew Gnan and his wife Anna Franciska, was born Dec. 2, 1775, and baptized the following day. Sponsors were Mr. Timothy Lemcke, Salome
James Jennereth, Son of Henry Jennereth and Elizabeth his Wife, was born on the tenth Day of Decbr., 1775, baptized on the 16th of Febr., 1776. Godfathers Charles de Trushit and Peter Ganrer instead of Mr. Hartstone John Louis, Son of Carter Crawfort and Mary his Wife, was born on the 20th of Febr., 1776,
Hannah, daughter of John Scheeraus and his wife Mary Magdalene, was born Feb. 5, 1775, baptized the same day. Sponsors: John Michel and his wife Mary. Hannah Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Schrind from Pennsylvania, was born Dec. 26, 1774, and baptized March 2, 1775. Sponsors were Mr. Kuebler and Hannah his wife from Goshen. John