St. Johannes Evangelical Church
Deer Hill, Monroe County, Illinois
Compiled in 2005 by Robert Buecher, 5400 Pernod Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139
[ April 6, 2006 ]
The following three indices were compiled from the records of St. Johannes Evangelical Church, Deer Hill, located in Monroe County, Illinois:
Baptisms, 1856 - 1898
Marriages, 1859 - 1867; 1889 - 1892
Deaths, 1877 - 1896
Deer Hill is an area between Waterloo and Valmeyer in Monroe County. It is located west of Waterloo off Illinos Rt. 156, turn right onto Trout Camp Road, continue about 2 miles to Deer Hill Road. The church was located on the left, near the cemetery which has the same name. The approximately 120 surviving tombstones in St. Johannes Cemetery were copied and indexed in 1981 by Mary Ellen Huetsch & Merry Schainblatt.
St. Johannes Evangelical Church was established about 1856 with the German name of “St. Johannis Gemeine”. The church shared ministers with Zoar United Church of Christ (founded in 1844) which was located in nearby New Hanover, IL. The following minister’s names appear in the records of St. Johannes: Boetticher in 1857; Fr. Delveau (1858-1867); Georg Maul (1876-1884); G. Press (Nov. 1884-1898). These same ministers served the Zoar congregation at the same time. Records from Zoar United Church of Christ should be checked for additional information on families who belonged to St. Johannes Church.
The church records start in 1856 and are found on Microfilm Roll # 1433229; item 5; at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah and at the St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO. The same records can also be found on a previous filming on Family History Library roll # 1006421; item 1. All of the church’s records are written in German and the information was translated into English for these indices. Information that is enclosed in brackets [ ] is NOT found in the original record but has been added by Mr. Buecher either as a correction or for clarification. Additional information may be found in the actual record that has not been included in this index/transcription. The names of the godparents/witnesses are found in the original baptism records but have not been included in the baptism index. When words in the original records were written with an umlaut [two dots over the vowels ‘A’, ‘O’, or ‘U’], they have been typed here as ‘AE’, ‘OE’, or ‘UE’.
The author welcomes any corrections to this index.
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