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Champaign County, Illinois


I am grateful to Fonda Baselt for generously contributing most of the information for this section. Fonda lives in Champaign, IL, is a retired copywriter and past Quarterly Editor for the Illinois State Genealogical Society. She is past Editor of the Champaign County Genealogical Society Quarterly and, in addition, has authored the following publications, among others:
The Sunny Side of Genealogy
Cemeteries of Champaign County, Illinois, a Location Guide
A Wagner Family Odyssey - From Germany to Russia to America
ISGS Celebrates 25 Years 1968-1993
Subject Index to the Champaign County Genealogical Society Quarterly - Volumes 1-11

as well as a series of articles on the history of veteran cemeteries in Illinois. She is currently writing a book on a Civil War ancestor.



The numbers in the last column of the church listing refer to the references (see below).

Churches by Township:


1. Baselt, Fonda D. and Josephine F. Moeller, Cemeteries of Champaign County, Illinois: A Location Guide With Plat Maps, 1984.
2. Centennial Committee. St. John Lutheran Church and Village of Royal, 1882-1982. (1982).
3. Fabert, Wayne. "Parish Records of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hensley Township, Ill. 1874-1927," (Translated from German, 1987).
4. Fabert, Wayne. "St. John Lutheran Church of Champaign. 1860-1875," (Translated from German, 1987).
5. Fabert, Wayne. "A Brief History of the Evangelical Lutheran St. Paul's Congregation at Sadorus, Champaign County, IL from our founding up to our 25th Anniversary Celebration on 13 May 1900" (Translated from German, 1987).
6. Fabert, Wayne. "Parish Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Church of Block Station, IL 1887-1959," (Translated from German, 1987).
7. Fabert, Wayne. "Parish Records of St. Peter's Evangelical Church, Champaign 1865-1943," (Translated from German, 1987).
8. Fabert, Wayne. "Parish Records of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Philo, IL 1875-1931," (Translated from German, 1987). Indexed.
9. Friederich, Edwin C. "Early Members of the St. Peter's German United Evangelical Church". Translated from German. Champaign County Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 9, p. 115.
10. Friederich, Edwin C. "Evangelical St. Peter's Church Deaths, Books I, II and III (in part) 1865 to 1905. Translated from German. "Champaign County Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 12.
11. "Goosepond Congregational Church," 1853-1866. Microfilm.
12. Illinois Historical Records Survey. "Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Illinois". WPA project, 1942.
13. "Immanuel Lutheran Church. Our Diamond Jubilee--1874 to 1949", (n.p. 1949).
14. "Immanuel Lutheran Church. Blest to Bless: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, Ill. 1874-1974", (n.p. 1974)
15. Moehl, Erna. A Century of God's Presence: The Story of the First One Hundred Years of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Flatville, Illinois, 1874-1974, (n.p. 1974).
16. Palatines to America, Illinois Chapter. Early German Churches (before 1900) of Illinois, (n.p. 1989).
17. Zehr, Peter. "East Bend Church Records," 1889-1920.
18. "Champaign-Urbana Church/Synagogue Directory". Ministerial Association.
19. Various telephone directory yellow pages.
20. Map of Rantoul.
21. The Thomasboro Story.
22. Lothrop's Directory.
23. Area Wide Telephone Book, 1990.
24. Neipswah. Rantoul 1776-1976 , by Katy B. Podagrosi.
25. Sidney, Ill., 1827-1975 Bicentennial Celebration by Virginia McElroy. 1976.

The Passing of a Country Church - Alice Chapel * St. Paul's - The Tale of Two Streams * Gifford Church, Prayer Meeting Leaders * Church List 1 * Church List 2 * Church List 3

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