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Illinois Methodist Church Records

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.

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1775 Burials

Edward Haus, a man born in Pennsylvania, died Jan. 1, 1775, and was buried the same day. Nicholas Cronenberger died in the 59th year of his age Jan. 8, 1776, and was buried on the 9th in Ebenezer cemetery. Michael Rieser died Feb. 21, 1775, and was buried Feb. 22. Funeral text: Ps. 55:19. The Lord creates peace for my soul. Margaret Huber died in the night between March 31 and April 1, and was buried April 1. John Paul Miller died April II, .1775, and received Christian burial the next day. John George Maurer died April 16, 1775, and was buried on the second Easter day. Mary Magdalene Maurer died Oct. 11, 1775, and was buried the next day. Johanna Fredericka Reinlander died Oct. 15, 1775, and was buried the next day. Wolfgang Mack died in the month of November, 1775, and was buried the next day at Bethany. John Martin Reinlander died in the 40th year of his age Jan. 16, 1776, and was buried the next day. Funeral text: Gal. 3:13, 14. Mary Magdalene Maurer, a woman in childbed, died Oct. II, 1775, and was buried the next day. Hannah Margaret Maurer, a widow, died Nov. 30, 1775, and was buried the next...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1776 Burials

Timothy Lemke died in the best bloom of his age in his 24 year, Feb. 9, 1776, and was buried the next day. Funeral text: Is. 45 :15. Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself. Mrs. Catharine Lemke, widow of the former pastor, Rev. Herman Henry Lemke, entered into her rest by a blessed death Feb. 21, 1776, and was buried in the cemetery at Ebenezer after she had attained ,an age of 59 years and 3 months. Funeral text: Ps. 55:19. The Lord creates rest for my soul. Nathanial Biddenbach, 13 years old, died July 13, 1776, and was buried the same day in the cemetery at...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1777 Burials

The widow Reinier died Jan. 2, 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. John Klein, a husband of about 40 years, died March 29, 1777, and was buried the next day. The widow Glaner died after an illness of 8 days April 7, 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. Tobias Freyermuth, a child of 4 years, died April 30, and was buried the next day. Dana Pflueger, 11 years old, died Sept. 10, 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. Anna Margaret, daughter of Matthias Biddenbach, 13 years old, died Sept. 17, 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. John Pflueger, 16 years old, died Sept. 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. Barbara Pflueger died Nov. 16, 1777, and received Christian burial on the 17th. John Christopher Kraemer died Nov. 14, 1777, and received Christian burial the next day. John Hebei died Nov. 30, 1777, and received Christian burial Dec. 1. Solomon, son of John Maurer, 2 years old, died Dec. 24, 1777, and was buried the next...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1779 Burials

Hannah Elizabeth Bunz died in the 20th year of her age in childbed Feb. 3, 1779. Ps. 135:8. John Casper Werthsch died June 24, 1779, and received Christian burial the next day. Mrs. Anna Barbara Rabenhorst died July 1, 1779, and was buried the same day at Zion. Hannah, the 6 months old daughter of John Rudolph Binninger, died Aug. 19, 1779, and was buried the next day. Catharine Gravenstein died Aug. 27, 1779, and was buried the same...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1778 Burials

Salome Haut died in her 32d year March 10, 1778, and was buried the next day. Ps. 25:17. Miss Catharine Bolzius died in the 36th year of her age March 9, 1778, and was buried on the same day. Funeral text: 2 Pet. 3:15. Christine Rieser died April 14, 1775 in the 8th year of her age, and received Christian burial on Palm Sunday. John George Bunz, a boy of 17 years, died June 7, 1778, on the same second day of Pentecost on which he, with other children, should have gone for the first time to communion. The funeral text stands Ecclus. 2:21, 22, 23. Anna Biddenbach died in the 37th year of her age April 27, 1778, and received Christian burial the next day. Hannah Elizabeth Sekinger died July 14, 1778, and received Christian burial the next day. Conrad Deininger, 18 years, died Nov. 8, 1778, and received Christian burial the next...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1780 Burials

Ulrich Neidlinger died Nov. 27, 1780, and was buried on the 28th. Funeral text: Matt. 25. Those prepared entered in to the wedding with him. Joseph Schubtrein died Nov. 30, 1780, and was buried the same day. Funeral text: Is. 22. All flesh is as grass and all its goodliness. Dan’d Steiner died Dec. 1, 1780, and was buried on the 2nd. Funeral text: Matt. 25. Solomon Schrempf died Nov. 1, 1780, and was buried on Nov. 2. Matt. 25. And the door was closed. Anna Ursula Paulus died peacefully in the Lord, Jan. 28, 1781, and was buried the next day. Funeral text, 2 Tim. 3: I have fought a good...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1781 Burials

Anne Margaret died Feb. 12, 1781, and was buried the next day at Zion. Funeral text: 2 Cor. 5: God was in Christ, etc. Christman Zipperer in Goshen died Feb. 15, 1781, and was buried on the 18th. Funeral text : Heb. 9:23: It is appointed unto men once to die. Heb. 4:1, 2, 3. Jacob Mezger died Feb. 16, 1781, and was buried on the 17th. Christine Kieffer died in the 23rd year of her age, Dec. 14, 1781, and was buried the next day. Mary Elizabeth Freyermuth died in the 33rd year of her age, March 31, 1781, and was buried April 2. Nathanael Kieffer died January 8, 1800. (This entry is crossed...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1769 Burials

Anna Mary Fetzer died Jan. 14, 1769, and was buried the next day. Her age was 52 years. Eleonore Heid died of a disease in the breast Jan. 20, 1769 in the evening, and was buried on the 22nd at the age of 39 years. Matthew Zettler died Febr. 3, 1769, and was buried the next day. Jacob Rudolph Staeheli, a young man about 23 years old, less 3 months, died Febr. 6, 1769, and was buried the next day. Ursula Buerck died in the night between March 12 and 13, 1769, and was buried on the 14th in the 34th year of her age. Hannah Schweighofer died April 1, 1769, and was buried on the 2nd at the age of 29 years and 9 months. Obadiah Rahn, a ten-year-old boy, died April 28, 1769, and was buried on the 29th. Mary Oeple, a child of 8 days, died April 28, 1769, and was buried on the 29th. Christine Weinkauf died May 1, 1769, and was buried on the 2nd at the age of 25 years. Waldpurga Bollinger died March 3, 1769, and was buried on the 4th. Michael Maurer, a child of almost 4 years, died May 25, 1769, and was buried on the 26th. Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Wertsch died June 17, 1769, and on the 18th received Christian burial. With infirmity of body for many years she attained the age of 31 years, less two months. A stranger died June 18 it Mr. Wertsch’s place, and was quietly buried the same day. Frederick Epinger was found dead in Old Ebenezer Creek on June 18, 1769, judicially disposed...

Old Ebenezer Church, Effingham County GA – 1768 Burials

Beata Hangleiter died Jan. 24, 1768, and was buried on the 25th. Hannah Fredericka Kornberger died Feb. 9, 1768, and was buried on the loth in Zions cemetery. Samuel Rieser, a child of 5 days, died Febr. 10, 1768, and was buried on the 11th. Veit Landfreder died Febr. 13, 1768, and was buried on the 14th, which was Estomihi Sunday, in the Town cemetery. Daniel Schubtrein died Febr. 15, 1768 early at 2 o’clock in the night and was buried the next afternoon. Frederick Freyermuth, a child of 17 days, died early on Febr. 11, and was buried toward evening of the same day. Daniel Schubtrein, a child of 2 months and 3 weeks, died March 9, 1768 in the evening, and was buried on the 10th. Mr. Herman Henry Lemcke [the name is en-grossed], hitherto the second teacher of the Evangelical congregation at Ebenezer, died April 4, 1768, on the second Easter day, in the morning at a quarter past 4 o’clock. His body was laid to rest on the following day and was accompanied to the cemetery by the town to the tomb of the teachers by many sorrowing relatives and hearers, in the 48th year of his life, and in the 23rd of his conducted office. The funeral text was taken from Isaiah 45:15. Ursula Landfelder died May 31, 1768, and was buried June 1, Her age, 51 years, less 3 months. Anna Bexle, a girl about 10 years old, whom Michael Weinkauf had adopted, died June 4, 1768, and was quietly buried in the cemetery at Bethany. Elizabeth Catharine Zettler, as I firmly believe,...
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