St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
The following information was sent by Mary Ellen Huetsch and found in the publication Arrowheads to Aerojets. Photos sent by Jean Jung.
"St. Francis Xavier's Church on the Valmeyer Road had its beginnings when the Adelsberger family and others obtained permission from Bishop Rosati of St. Louis to build a log church on land donated by the Adelsbergers for that purpose. The church was located about six miles west of Waterloo and five miles north of Madonnaville. The church was of upright log construction like the church in Cahokia, probably because the priests coming from Cahokia were familiar with that type of construction. No resident priest was sent but regular services were held at intervals. Later the pastors of Waterloo made regular visits. The baptisms, deaths, and marriages are listed in the Waterloo records with a notation that they attended St. Francis Xavier's Church. The Notter family donated additional acreage at a later date. The tract is approximately twelve acres, lying at the intersection of four townships: 2-10, 3-10, 2-11, and 3-11. A directory of the Alton Diocese (now Springfield) in 1880 lists the parish with the Reverend J. W. Gifford as the priest in charge. The last service was held about 1895. At that time the people were to attend either Madonnaville or Waterloo parishes. The old church continued to exist until 1911 when the logs of the church were taken to Madonnaville and used as firewood."
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|Adelsberger, Elizabeth Submitted by Jean Jung||
|Jun 11, 1822||w/o Francis X. Adelsberger, aged 76 years.|
|Bunschor, John Submitted by Jean Jung||Jun 20, 1841||Mar 25, 1872||Aged 30 years, 9 months,. 37 days|
|Bunchur, John Submitted by Jean Jung||Apr 31, 1803||May 14, 1849||.|
|Burke, Laurence K. Submitted by Jean Jung||May 3, 1830||Feb 29, 1872||Born in Ireland|
|Citt, Josephine Submitted by Jean Jung||Sep 6, 1856||Sep 18, 1856||.|
|Eichelmann, Anna S. Submitted by Jean Jung||Jun 9, 1846||Jul 30, 1934||.|
|Engler, Julia Rosa Submitted by Jean Jung||Aug 14, 1874||Apr 10, 1875||.|
|Hutter, Johannes Submitted by Jean Jung||Jun 28, 1817||Apr 19, 1871||.|
|Hutter, John J. Submitted by Jean Jung||Sep 5, 1846||
|s/o John & Appollonia Hutter|
|Jewett, Livonia A. Submitted by Jean Jung||1850||Aug 2, 1851||d/o W. S. & C. Jewett|
|Lilly, Joseph A. Submitted by Jean Jung||.||Oct 23, 1853||Aged, 55 yrs. 7 mos.|
|McDermott, Mary Submitted by Jean Jung||.||Feb 6, 1848||Aged 72 years|
|Mentel, Anton Submitted by Jean Jung||Jan 29, 1840||Apr 23, 1869||Aged 29 yrs, 2 mo, 24 days|
|Mentel, Elizabeth Submitted by Jean Jung||Oct 180?||Jul 1843?||.|
|Mosbacher, A. Margaretha Submitted by Jean Jung||Jul 20, 1837||May 29, 1870||.|
|Muller, Heinrich Submitted by Jean Jung||Dec 13, 1849||Mar 12, 1872||22 yrs., 3 mo., 29 days|
|Muller, Nickolaus Submitted by Jean Jung||Nov 6, 1810||Oct 17, 1875||.|
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