GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN MILLSTADT, ILLINOIS

Compiled by Robert Buecher, 5400 Pernod Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139-1537

Links to additional information about Millstadt history.

[Revised: October 2002]

The following articles about Millstadt have been published in the ST. CLAIR COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY and copies may be purchased from the St. Clair County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 431, Belleville, IL 62222-0431. Contact the society for price & availability. Or you may visit their website.

GENERAL ARTICLES:

  1. 50th Anniversary Celebration & History (1887) - - Vol. 16, # 4, p. 220-225
  2. 1880 Federal Census of Millstadt (village) - - Vol. 25 # 1, pp. 9-17
  3. Early Settlers to the Millstadt area found on the "Ruthelin" Passenger List (1834) - - Vol. 11 # 2, pp. 110-114
  4. History of Millstadt, 1837-1987 - - Vol. 10, # 3, p. 150-158
  5. Millstadt Death Records Index (ca. 1902-1916) - - Vol. 12, # 1, p. 28-31
  6. Millstadt Death Records Index (ca. 1907-1912) - - Vol. 19, # 3, p. 87-88
  7. Millstadt Military Census, Oct. 1862 - - Vol. 14, # 3, p. 123-146
MILLSTADT AREA CEMETERIES:
  1. Freivogel Cemetery Inventory - - Vol. 3, # 2, p. 61-69
  2. Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Millstadt, IL, 1908-1996. 58 page book, indexed.
  3. Available from the St. Clair County Genealogical Society
  4. Mount Evergreen Cemetery, additions and corrections - - Vol. 25 # 1, pp. 34-37
  5. Old Millstadt City Cemetery Inventory - - Vol. 10, # 2, p. 65-83
  6. Old Millstadt City Cemetery Inventory, Additions & Corrections - - Vol. 10, # 4, p. 219
  7. Old Catholic [HAHN] Cemetery Inventory [south of Millstadt] - - Vol. 10, # 3, p. 147
  8. St. James Catholic Cemetery Inventory - - Vol. 10, # 3, p. 132-146
  9. Union Hill Cemetery Inventory - - Vol. 9, # 3, p. 139-145
  10. White Cemetery Inventory - - Vol. 10, # 2, p. 89
Besides the articles listed above, the following Millstadt churches have these records:

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH 405 W. Madison, Millstadt, IL 62260
[Parish records up to 1930 are on microfilm roll # 109 found at the Belleville Public Library and at the St. Louis County Library]
  1. Baptism Records - - July 1857 to the present
  2. Marriage Records - - Jan. 1858 to the present
  3. Death/Burial Records - - Jan. 1872 to the present
  4. History of St. James Catholic Church - - Vol. 10, # 3, p. 149-150
ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH [an early mission church located a few miles west of Millstadt that was founded in 1837 and has early records of Millstadt area Catholics. These records are on microfilm roll # 110 at the Belleville Public Library and at the St. Louis County Library]
  1. Baptism Records - - 1837 thru Jan. 1860
  2. Marriage Records - - 1843 thru 1858
  3. Burial/Death Records - - 1837 thru 1874
  4. History of St. Thomas Catholic Church [near Millstadt] - - Vol. 10, # 3, p. 148
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 503 East Washington, Millstadt, IL 62260
[An index to these records has been compiled by Robert Buecher]
  1. Baptisms - - 1848-present
  2. Confirmations - - 1850-present
  3. Marriages - - 1848-present
  4. Burials - - 1849-present
  5. Trinity Lutheran Church, Marriages, 1848-1911 - - Vol. 2, # 1, p. 27-37
  6. Trinity Lutheran Church, Burials, 1849-1927 - - Vol. 19, # 4, p. 137-154
  7. Trinity Lutheran Church, Family Register - - Vol. 8, # 3, p. 125-145
Trinity Lutheran Church Records, Millstadt, Illinois includes:
  1. Family Register of Early Members of Trinity
  2. Marriages 1848-1911 and Burials 1849-1927
Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records, Sugar Loaf Township includes:
  1. Family Register of Early Members & Marriages 1841-1896
Both of the above two church records are combined in one 65 page book, indexed. Available from the St. Clair County Genealogical Society.

ZION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 117 West White, Millstadt, IL 62260

[An index to each set of Zion's records has been compiled by Don Slinkard and copies are found at the church, the Belleville Public Library, & St. Louis County Library]
  1. Baptisms - - 1835-present
  2. Confirmations - - 1866-present
  3. Marriages - - 1836-present
  4. Burials - - 1836-present
  5. Zion United Church of Christ, Baptisms, 1835-1845 - - Vol. 1, # 2, p. 52-68
  6. Zion United Church of Christ, Marriages, 1836-1865 - - Vol. 5, # 2, p. 58-68
  7. Zion United Church of Christ, Marriages, 1866-1871 - - Vol. 7, # 3, p. 141-152
  8. Zion United Church of Christ, Family Register - - Vol. 10, # 1, p. 1-28
  9. Zion United Church of Christ, Millstadt, Illinois: Baptisms 1835-1845, Marriages 1836-1871 and Family Register of early members of Zion Church; Freivogel Cemetery; Salem Evangelical Church Records 1868-1871; Baltz Cemetery. 90 page book, indexed. Available from the St. Clair County Genealogical Society
Millstadt Enterprise & Enterprise Journal:

The Millstadt Enterprise is a weekly newspaper that began publication in May 1897. The name changed to the Millstadt Enterprise Journal on October 4, 1989. All of the obituaries and marriages from this paper have been indexed from 1897 to the present by Robert Buecher and inquiries may be made to him at the address above. All existing issues of the newspaper from May 1897 have been microfilmed and copies are available for research at the Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62706. The Belleville Public Library, 121 E. Washington, Belleville, IL 62220, also has microfilm copies of most years. Mr. Buecher has compiled

  1. Millstadt [IL] Enterprise, Obituary Index, 1897-1949 and
  2. Millstadt [IL] Enterprise, Marriage Index, 1897-1949.
Copies of both books have been placed in the following libraries: Millstadt Library, Belleville Public Library, Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Genealogical Society Library, Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Family History Library at Salt Lake City, Utah.

MILLSTADT NEWS ITEMS:

The Millstadt news column that was published in the Belleville Weekly Advocate has been transcribed for the years 1880-1892. Each transcribed volume covers several years and each contains an alphabetical name/subject index. These transcribed copies can be found at the following libraries: Millstadt Library, Belleville Public Library, Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield, St. Louis Genealogical Society Library, St. Louis County Library, Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Family History Library at Salt Lake City, Utah. The transcribed volumes for 1880-1887 have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and are found on microfilm roll # 1698085, item 10.

DATABASE OF FOREIGN-BORN MILLSTADT AREA RESIDENTS:

Robert Buecher is currently compiling a database of foreign-born Millstadt area residents. Included are foreign-born settlers who resided in Millstadt Township (including the village of Millstadt), Stookey Twp., and part of Sugar Loaf Twp. The information comes from his 30+ years of genealogical research in Millstadt area church records, cemetery records, and newspapers. Information found in each entry varies but usually includes birthdate, birthplace, and other biographical information. There are currently over 1400 entries but eventually there may be as many as 2000 entries. Mr. Buecher will be pleased to share his information with other Millstadt area researchers. He may be contacted at one of the addresses shown at the beginning of this web page. Those wanting a reply by U. S. mail are asked to enclose a # 10 size self-addressed stamped envelope.


Additional information about Millstadt can be found on these web sites:

Millstadt, IL, Milestones

History of Millstadt, IL

Centerville [Centreville] Precinct [1881 History of Millstadt & Millstadt Township]


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