Location: Union County IL

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.

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Biography of the English Brothers (Richard and Edward)

English Brothers. Former students of the University of Illinois, where both were thoroughly trained in the technical branches of their profession, the English Brothers, Richard Caleb and Edward Carey, Jr., have for the past sixteen years been general contractors and structural engineers at Champaign, with offices in the Lincoln Building, they have developed a splendid prestige and reputation and their clientage constitutes a business that is one of the largest and most valuable of its kind in this section of the state. Of the two brothers Richard Caleb English, the older, was born March 1, 1873, at Jonesboro in Union County, Illinois, while Edward Carey, Jr., was born November 19, 1876, at Anna, in Union County, Illinois. Their parents were Edward Carey and Marga Ann (Hartline) English, the former a native of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and the latter of Union County, Illinois. Both parents are now deceased. The Hartline family came from Eowan County, North Carolina, and have been residents of the State of Illinois since 1798. It was in 1898 that the English brothers came to Champaign County as students in the University of Illinois. Edward C. was graduated in 1902. In the previous year they had engaged in business together as general contractors and builders, and with maturing experience they have extended their work to cover a large field and they have an immense amount of capital...

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Biography of Simeon P. Maples

SIMEON P. MAPLES. In no part of Missouri is agriculture in a more flourishing condition than in Christian County, and here Mr. Maples is considered one of the leading tillers of the soil. Like two-thirds of the representative citizens of the county he is a native of Tennessee, his birth occurring in Bradley County October 2, 1842, but he is now a law-abiding and public-spirited man of his adopted county. He is a son of Simeon P. and Elizabeth (Webb) Maples, the grandson of Josiah Maples and the great-grandson of Josiah Maples, Sr., who was born in France. At an early date the latter crossed the strait to England with two brothers, and subsequently came to the United States. This was prior to the Revolution, and he served under Gen. Washington during that war. He married and reared a family in Virginia, but later removed to Tennessee, where he tilled the soil in McMinn County until his death. Josiah Maples, Jr., was born in the Old Dominion, and when but a boy he moved with his parents to McMinn County, Tennessee, where he married. In 1854 he came to Christian County, Missouri, and followed farming until his death the following year. He was the father of nine children. Our subject’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Webb, was a blacksmith by trade, but in connection also carried on farming. He married Miss...

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Biography of R. I. January

R. I. JANUARY. Youth is not a bar to promotion, for the American people have learned that ability is not measured by the length of time man has spent upon earth. Some men might live a thousand years and not know anything, and others are bright and able to take their places among men long before they have arrived at mature manhood. The subject of this sketch belongs to the latter class, for he was bright at school, brilliant as a student of law, and now that he is a member of the bar, has a good practice, which rapidly increases from year to year, R. I. January is a native of this State, born in Oregon County October 26, 1850. Son of Joab and Amanda M. (Ward) January. The father was a native of Tennessee and of French origin. For many years he lived in Memphis, but in 1846 he came to Oregon County, Missouri, and there followed farming and stockraising until his death in 1860. His wife also passed away in that county. She was of Irish descent. Mr. January was a soldier in the Mexican War. Seven children were born to this estimable couple: George W., of Graniteville, Missouri; Sallie, wife of Gentry Moyer, of Iron County; R. I., subject; Annis, wife of William H. Shy, of this county; Joseph F., who is living at Lesterville,...

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Biography of J. A. Weatherly

J. A. WEATHERLY. In this day and age of bustle and hurry very few people stop to consider what we can and how to select it, but the skillful housewife is very careful in her purchase of groceries, for she knows that on their purity and wholesomeness depends in a large measure the health and happiness of her family. J.A. Weatherly, dealer in fine groceries at Harrison, Arkansas, enjoys a reputation for courteous dealing and promptness in his line of business which any grocer might be proud to have and his goods have become noted for their excellence and purity. He was born in Maury County, Tennessee, January 27, 1844, the third of nine children born to Samuel M. and Eliza J. (Duncan ) Weatherly, the former of whom was a Virginian, but an early pioneer of Tennessee, from which State he moved to Illinois about 1853 and settled in Union County, afterward locating at Murphysborough, Jackson County, where he was called from life about 1880. He was a mechanic by trade, a man of unblemished reputation and was a strong Republican in his political views. During the great Civil War he served as lieutenant in the One Hundred and Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, but was wounded at Vicksburg and was compelled to retire from the service. His wife was a native Tennessean and died shortly after her husband,...

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Biography of Judge Napoleon B. Maxey

Judge N. B. Maxey has the distinction of holding the oldest license to practice law in the Oklahoma courts. Notwithstanding the fact he is still active in the profession, maintaining his once in Muskogee but frequently called to other sections of the state in connection with his specialty of insurance and surety law. He was born in Smith County, Tennessee, July 15, 1853, and the fact that his father, Thomas J. Maxey, was of French extraction probably accounts for the name given to the future Muskogee lawyer, Napoleon Bonaparte Maxey. Whether the name carries with it any qualifications that to of the great, French general and emperor have been manifest in the subject of this review, for he has the same indomitable spirit and courage in the face of difficulties and obstacles as marked the little Corsican. The mother of N. B. Maxey was Mary B. Day, a lady of Scotch descent, whose parents, John Douglas and Margaret (McCauley) Day, came direct from Scotland to the new world. N. B. Maxey spent his youth upon a farm, attending the neighboring schools until the outbreak of the Civil war, when conditions forced all schools to close. When the war was over it was necessary that he assist his father in repairing the family fortunes, for disaster had come to them as the result of the long military conflict and again there...

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Biographical Sketch of Abner McCrary

Abner McCrary is a native of Union County, Illinois, born in 1835. His parents, John and Mary (Kellar) McCrary, natives of North Carolina and South Carolina respectively, moved to Hancock County in 1844. Next they moved to Wash vine, Iowa, and in 1846 to Council Bluffs, where they remained five years. In 1851 he moved to Utah, where he remained two years, and June 5, 1854, came to California, and bought forty acres of land three miles northeast of San Bernardino, where he now lives. Mr. McCrary has dealt some in buying and selling land, and has today a fine farm devoted to general farm products, fruit and vegetables. He is one of the pioneers who have borne the burden and heat of the day. He walked every step of the way from Utah to this county, not shirking a single duty on the way, and he has carried out these principles every day of his life since; he is an earnest worker and an honest citizen. In 1859 he married Miss Emma Lane, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, daughter of David and Lucinda Lane, both born in 1805. Mr. Lane died in Indiana, and Mrs. Lane still lives, at a ripe old age. She is well preserved, physically and mentally. Mr. and Mrs. McCrary have reared five children: Emeline, now Mrs. B. J. Robertson; Laura, wife of J. M....

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Batson, Ronald Orville – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ronald Orville Batson, 63, of Walla Walla, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 20, 2003, at his home after an extended illness. His memorial service was Friday at Walla Walla. His cousin, Pastor Mouse McKinney, and Pastor Dan Neisner officiated. Ron was born on April 9, 1939, at Cobden, Ill., to Orville Jake and Elma Simmons Batson. His early years were spent at St. Louis, Mo. The family moved to Baker City in 1955. He was a 1958 Baker High School graduate. Ron served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962. He married Marie Cot on Sept. 7, 1962, at Walla Walla. He was a 1965 graduate of Hartnell College and Salinas, Calif., and a 1966 graduate of Moler Barber College at San Jose, Calif. He retired from a 30-year career with the U.S. Postal Service at Walla Walla in 1995. Ron and Marie owned and operated the Lavender Hill Herb Farm at Walla Walla from 1981 to 1989. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the America Postal Workers Union, National Woodcarvers Association and the NORD Foundation. He was a devout Christian, a serious Bible student and a member of the City Seventh-day Adventist Church at Walla Walla. He was a talented artist in pen and ink and also did woodcarving. He was a Civil War buff and also studied...

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Biography of J. T. Hunsaker

J.T. HUNSAKER. – This pioneer of 1846, one of the most substantial and upright men of one state, who has borne his full share of the burden and heat of the day in building up Oregon, was even from the first upon the advanced wave of American civilization, having been born at Jonesboro, Illinois, in 1818, and having assisted in laying the foundations of that giant state of the old West. He began domestic life in 1837, marrying Miss Emily Collins of the same state, and devoting his energies to the development of a farm. He was moved, however, by the attractions of the more distant West, and in 1846 joined the train of Captain Keith bound for the then almost fabulous Oregon. The company was found to be so large as to travel best in detachments; and the journey was safely performed across the mountains and deserts, and happily ended at Oregon City September 13th. Mr. Hunsaker located his first claim on the Molalla, and raised a crop in 1847, but soon abandoned this site for another at Scappoose, where, in addition to agriculture, he had the opportunity to engage in lumbering. In 1849 he sold the mill erected there, and resided a short time at Oregon City, but soon established a more permanent business in the lumber line at La Camas. His operations, there were terminated by...

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L-R Surnames – 1818 Union 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   Lamer, Henry 172 01-07-00-00 Lamer, Joseph 171 01-01-00-00 Lanahan, John 176 01-08-00-00 Landers, John 181 01-07-00-00 Langly, John 177 01-05-00-00 Latherm, James 173 01-02-00-00 Latherm, Jeremiah 172 01-03-00-00 Latherm, John 173 01-09-00-00 Latherm, Samuel 172 01-06-00-00 Leatherm, William 180 01-06-00-00 Leawrance, Easter 177 00-04-00-00 Lee, James 176 01-03-00-00 Lemmons, George 173 01-05-00-00 Lense, Boysten 182 01-02-00-00 Lense, Davoult 182 01-06-00-00 Lense, John, Jr. 182 01-02-00-00 Lense, John, Sr. 182 01-02-00-00 Lewis, Samuel 172 01-07-00-00 Lilses, George 173 01-01-00-00 Limbaugh, Michel 181 01-04-00-00 Lingle, Anthony 171 01-07-00-00 Lingle, Daniel 171 01-04-00-00 Littleton, Jacob 182 01-06-00-04 Lloyd, Robert H. 172 01-03-00-00 Macen, Moses 180 01-03-00-00 Marten, George 181 01-01-00-00 Marten, Richard 179 01-05-00-00 Mc Bride, Richard 173 01-03-00-01 Mc Elmurrey, Henry 173 01-06-00-00 Mc Gines, Patrick 175 01-01-00-00 Mc Intosh, Thomas 176 01-07-00-00 Mc Intosh, William 176 01-03-00-00 Mc Kinsy, Allen 179 01-06-00-00 Mc Kinsy, Stephen 171 01-03-00-00 Mc Lehanny, Joseph 178 01-01-00-00 Mcclain, James 177 01-06-00-00 Mccomel, Arther 178 01-09-00-00 Mccool, Matte 182 00-03-00-00 Mccravens, Benjamin 182 01-03-00-00 Mcdaniel, Zachariah 181 01-13-00-00 Mcgines, William 175 01-04-00-00 Mcintosh, Charles 175 01-08-00-00 Mcintosh, John 176 01-06-00-00 Mcintosh, John...

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S-Z Surnames – 1818 Union 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   Salyers, David 178 01-08-00-00 Sams, David 175 01-03-00-00 Sams, Rice 173 01-06-00-00 Sams, Thomas 175 01-08-00-00 Sarvis, Polly 176 00-02-00-00 Sawyers, Edmond 172 01-04-00-00 Shaver, John 178 01-06-00-00 Shelton, William 173 01-06-00-00 Smily, George 178 02-04-00-00 Smith, John 174 01-05-00-00 Smith, John 178 01-05-00-00 Smith, Leroy 176 02-06-00-00 Smith, Maryan 179 01-04-00-00 Smith, William 176 01-02-00-00 Snider, Jacob 177 01-05-00-00 Snider, Sary 180 00-05-00-00 Snotgrass, Ann 173 00-05-00-00 Sparks, Mathew 172 01-04-00-00 Sprous, Samuel 177 01-08-00-00 Standerd, Samy 175 01-03-00-00 Standerd, Thomas 175 02-07-00-00 Standly, Siph 173 01-08-00-00 Staten, Ezekel 180 01-05-00-00 Stephenson, James 179 01-03-00-00 Stokes, John 175 01-07-00-00 Stokes, Jones 175 01-00-00-00 Stripling, Jesse 179 01-06-00-00 Sumers, Thoma 182 01-06-00-00 Sutten, Edmond 176 01-05-00-00 Suttler, Jesse 181 01-07-00-00 Swafered, James 172 01-06-00-00 Tash, James 173 01-02-00-00 Tash, Lewis 179 01-06-00-00 Taylor, Joseph 181 01-00-00-00 Tedford, John 174 01-03-00-00 Tedford, Walter 174 01-07-00-00 Thornton, John 180 01-04-00-01 Thornton, William, Jr. 174 01-02-00-00 Thornton, William, Sr. 178 01-08-00-00 Throgmorton, Joshua 175 01-02-00-00 Tilor, Jacob 172 01-04-00-00 Tilor, James 172 01-07-00-00 Tilor, John 172 01-06-00-00 Tingly, James 174 01-04-00-00 Tolbert, Fedrick 178 01-02-00-00 Tomson, Iseral 182...

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E-K Surnames – 1818 Union 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   Eachols, Jesse 180 01-05-00-00 Eachols, John 177 02-07-00-00 Eachols, William 177 02-02-00-00 Eastwood, Abner 182 01-05-00-00 Edwards, Washington 173 01-04-00-00 Ellems, James 174 01-06-00-00 Ellems, John 173 01-02-00-00 Ellems, Thomas 171 01-06-00-00 Ells, James 177 01-06-00-00 Etherton, Aron 177 01-06-00-00 Etherton, John 177 01-04-00-00 Etherton, Moses 175 01-08-00-00 Etherton, Samuel 171 01-08-00-00 Evenas, Oen 174 01-15-00-00 Evens, George 174 01-06-00-00 Fisher, Janes 175 01-03-00-00 Fisher, John 174 01-05-00-00 Fisher, King 175 01-01-00-00 Fowuler, Samuel 179 01-05-00-00 Fryatt, Robert 172 01-01-00-00 Furphy, Francies 173 01-07-00-00 Galerher, William 173 02-05-00-00 Garner, John 181 01-06-00-00 Gaspen, Peter 182 01-06-00-00 Gasten, Mathew 177 01-07-00-00 Gemes, George 172 01-06-00-00 Godwin, George 175 01-05-00-00 Godwin, John 175 01-02-00-00 Godwin, Wilkson 171 01-05-00-00 Goldsmith, William 178 01-05-00-00 Gore, Joshua 175 01-03-00-00 Gore, Thomas 175 01-06-00-00 Goset, John 180 01-06-00-00 Graham, Edward 180 01-04-00-00 Graham, Jinny 177 00-03-00-00 Graham, Levy 180 01-06-00-00 Grammer, John 178 01-08-00-00 Grammer, William 181 01-09-00-01 Green, Thomas 173 01-08-00-00 Habifield, William 173 01-05-00-00 Hacker, Absolem 179 01-04-00-00 Hacker, George 179 03-07-00-00 Hacker, John 179 01-02-00-00 Hall, Benjamin 172 01-08-00-00 Hammon, Benjamin 178 01-04-00-00 Hargrave, John, Jr. 178 01-01-00-00...

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