Baptismal Records
St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Montpelier Township
Muscatine County Iowa

Found stored at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine in 1974 by James Batchelor, who translated and transcribed them from the original German in 1976. These records were donated for our website's use by Mr. Batchelor.

The church met at the old Patterson (#4) Schoolhouse in Montpelier Township. The primary pastor of the group was Pastor Henry Reinemund from Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine who would come periodically to hold services in the German language.

Please note that the (?) notations are from Mr. Batchelor's original transcription.  As I prepared the transcription for the website, a few additional comments were added.  These are in blue to distinguish them from the notations of Mr. Batchelor.



Baptisms 1883

Name: Carl Daniel Haupert
Birthplace and Date: 19 Jan 1883, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 11 Mar 1883 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co., IA
                                Baptised in Grimm's home in accordance with the agenda (order for home baptisms)
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Jacob Haupert-Ohio
Mother: Caroline Grimm-Ohio
Sponsors: Daniel and Philippine Grimm

Name: George Schmidt
Birthplace and Date: 23 Mar 1883 Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co, Iowa
Date and Place of Baptism: 22 Apr 1883, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
                                                    In accordance with the agenda
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Casper Schmidt-Hesse
Mother: Cathrine Elizabeth Wenderoth-Hesse
Sponsors: Casper Schmidt, Daniel Grimm (Junr?)
 

Name: Emma Philippine Stormer
Birthplace and Date: 13 May 1883, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co., IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 24 Jun 1883 Montpelier Township, Muscatine Co IA
                                                    at the worship service (?)
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: August Stormer-Hollstein
Mother: Christine Barmeister-Hollstein
Sponsors: Mrs. Fred Grimm, George Gerhardt
 

Name: Julianna Amalie Henke
Birthplace and Date: 23 Sep 1882, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 23 Sep 1883, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: August Henke - Posen (?)
Mother: Caroline (line through Caroline and written over as) Pauline Welk- Posen
Sponsors: Mrs. Henrietta Gerhardt
(last line of page cut off has another sponsor name in parenthesis with a ? after it)
 




Baptisms  1884

Name: Clara Cathrina Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 27 Mar 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 29 Sept 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Daniel Grimm-Ohio
Mother: Phillippine Metz-Iowa
Sponsors: Friedreich Grimm, Cathrine Grimm
 

Name: Albert Freidrich Haupert
Birthplace and Date: 29 Nov 1884, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 26 Dec 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Jacob Haupert-Ohio
Mother: Caroline Grimm-Ohio
Sponsors: Cathrine Grimm, Philip Gerhardt
 

Name: Johannes August Henke
Birthplace and Date: 19 Nov 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 23 May 1885 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: August Henke-Posen
Mother: Caroline? Welk
Sponsors: S. Aller(r?)



Baptisms 1885

Name: George Washington Irwin
Birthplace and Date: 23 Jul 1883 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 23 May 1885, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Samuel Irwin-Iowa
Mother: Mathilda Henke-Posen
Sponsors: George and Henrietta Gerhardt
Name: Martha Elizabeth Schmidt
Birthplace and Date: 26 May 1885 Montpelier Twp
Date and Place of Baptism: 28 Jun 1885 Montpelier Twp
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Caspar Schmidt-Hesse
Mother: Cathrine Elizabeth Wenderoth-Hesse
Sponsors: Martha Elisabeth Sohl, Lissie Grimm

Name: Lissie Emma Bunker
Birthplace and Date: 13 (Dec?) 1885, Fulton Twp.
Date and Place of Baptism: 02 May 1886 Montpelier Twp
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Andrew Bunker-Iowa
Mother: Catherine Grimm-Iowa
Sponsors: D. Grimm, Cathr. El. Schmidt
 
 


Baptisms 1886

Name: Elisabeth Henrietta Allspach
Birthplace and Date: 24 May 1886, Fulton Twp
Date and Place of Baptism: 13 Jun 1886, Fulton Twp
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Heinrich Allspach-Alsace
Mother: Martha Eliz. Sohl-Hesse
Sponsors: Hennriette von Hagen, Marie Gerhardt
 

Name: Ludvig David Irwin
Birthplace and Date: 19 Feb 1886, Montpelier
Date and Place of Baptism: 14 Nov 1886, Montpelier
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Samuel Irvin-Iowa
Mother: Mathilda Henke-Posen
Sponsors: August Henke


Baptisms 1888

Name:   Hubert Andrew Bunker
Birthplace and Date:  03 Aug 1887, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism:  06 May 1888, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
                                                     (At the grandparents home)?
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Andrew Bunker-Iowa
Mother: Catherine Grimm-Iowa
Sponsors: Fr. Grimm
(note: the grandparents were Daniel Grimm Sr and Phillipena Rausch)


Baptisms 1889

Name: Emilie Pauline Zelmer
Birthplace and Date: 13 Nov 1889 (?) Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 14 Aug, 1889 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Julius Zelmer-Posen
Mother:  Marie Schroeder-Posen
Sponsors: Christine (page cut off cannot read), Otto Schroeder (note something else under date and place is also cut off the bottom of the copy given to me by Mr. Batchelor)
 

Name:  Eline Martha Peterson
Birthplace and Date:  22 Sep 1889, Blue Grass, Scott Co., IA
Date and Place of Baptism:  13 Oct 1899, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Matz Petersen-Posen?
Mother:  Emma Schroeder-Posen
Sponsors: Emilie Zelmer, Emil Schroeder and Welk
 

Name:  Emilie Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 17 Mar 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 13 Oct 1889 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Daniel Grimm-Ohio
Mother:  Phillippine Metz-Iowa
Sponsors: the parents
(note: this is Mildred Amelia Grimm)


Baptisms 1892

Name:  Mathilda Emilie Henke
Birthplace and Date: 20 Jul 1891 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 15 Apr 1892, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  August Henke-Posen
Mother:  Pauline Welk- Posen
Sponsors:  Jacob Grimm, Lizzie Grimm

Name:  Andrew August Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 12 Jan 1893 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 22 May 1893, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Daniel Grimm-Ohio
Mother: Philippine Metz-Iowa
Sponsors: August Henke and wife
(original transcription indicated "Antan (Andrew?) as first name-Andrew is correct)


Baptisms 1893

Name: (top of page cut off name and part of birth date not showing but surname is IRWIN)
Birthplace and Date:  - Aug 1892 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 22 May 1893 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Samuel Irwin-Iowa
Mother: Mathilda Henke-Posen
Sponsors: August Henke and wife


Baptisms 1894

Name:   Hannave Alvine Johanna Hermine Bohnsack (Mrs. Jacob Grimm)
Birthplace and Date: 11 Feb 1870, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co.
Date and Place of Baptism:  27 May 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co., Iowa
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Gottfried Bohnsack
Mother:  Elisabeth Blank
Sponsors: baptized with her child
 

Name:  Ida Elizabeth Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 14 Apr 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 27 May 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Jacob Grimm
Mother: Alvine Johanna Hermine Bohnsack
Sponsors: August Henke, Mrs. Henke
 

Name:   Wilhemine Emma Rudloff
Birthplace and Date: 18 Mar 1894, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 27 May 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Otto Rudloff -Posen
Mother: Emilie Zollmer-Posen
Sponsors: Alvine Kreutz
 

Name:   Emil Friedrich Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date:  26 Feb 1888 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar-Saxony
Mother: Alma Amalie Damme- Saxony
Sponsors: Karl Bar, August Henke
 

Name:   Hermann Wilhelm Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: 20 Mar 1889 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism:  04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar-Saxony
Mother: Alma Amalie Kretschmar-Saxony
Sponsors: Hermann Wunsche, Mrs. Henke
 

Name:  Anna Martha Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: 02 Jun 1891  Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism:  04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar
Mother: Alma Amalie Damme-Saxony
Sponsors: Chistaine Bar, Senior Wusche
 

Name:   Frieda Flora Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: 23 Jan 1893 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar
Mother: Alma Amalie Damme-Saxony
Sponsors: Mrs. Damme, August Henke
 

Name:  William Arthur Sissel
Birthplace and Date:  19 Aug 1894 Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 23 Sep 1894 Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  William L. Sissel-Iowa
Mother: Lina Christine Stormer-Iowa
Sponsors: Rudolph and Henry Stormer, Mrs. Lina Sissel
 

Name:  Ella Christina Ida Stormer
Birthplace and Date: 11 Aug 1894 Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 23 Sep 1894 Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Heinrich (Henry) Ludvig Stormer
Mother: Amanda Kistenmacher-Iowa
Sponsors: Mrs. Rudolph Stormer (?)
 

Name:   Lydia Louise Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: Dec 29 (year not listed) Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar-Saxony
Mother: Alma Amalie Damme-Saxony
Sponsors: Amalie Wunsche, Paul Damme
 

Name: Arthur Alfred Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: 14 Mar 1886 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 04 Nov 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albrecht Kretschmar-Saxony
Mother: Alma Amalie Kretschmar--Saxony
Sponsors: Karl Forster, Christiane Bar


Baptisms 1895

Name:   Otto Christian Rudloff
Birthplace and Date: 30 Mar 1895 Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: (date not given) Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co, IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Otto Rudloff-Posen
Mother: Emilie Zollmer-Posen
Sponsors:  August Henke, Bertha Martz


Baptisms 1896

Name: Paul, Reinhardt Damme
(does the comma indicate two boys? Possibly twins? Four sponsors so it appears)
Birthplace and Date: 19 Jul 1894 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 06 Apr 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Paul Damme-Saxony
Mother: Martha Norvald-West Prussia
Sponsors:  August Henke, Hermann Wusche; Frau A. Wunsche, Alma Kretschmar

Name:   Laura Hulda Rudloff
Birthplace and Date: 30 May 1896 Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 06 Sep 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Otto Rudloff-Posen
Mother:  Emilie Zollmer-Posen
Sponsors: Theodore Schroeder, Bertha Martz

Name: Fanny  Bunker
Birthplace and Date: 16 Jan 1892 Buena Vista Twp, Jasper Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 06 Sep 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Andrew Bunker-Iowa
Mother: Catherine Grimm-Iowa
Sponsors: Philippine Grimm
(note: ? removed after Fanny-name is correct. Full name is Flora Fanny Bunker)

Name:  Rena Bunker
Birthplace and Date: 24 Oct 1894, Richland Twp, Jasper Co, IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 06 Sep 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Andrew Bunker-Iowa
Mother: Catherine Grimm-Iowa
Sponsors: Jacob Grimm

Name:  Ella Elisabeth Kretschmar
Birthplace and Date: 09 Aug 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 01 Nov 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Lebrecht Albert (?) Kretschmar
Mother: Alma Amalie Damme-Saxony
Sponsors: Anna Kemper

Name:  Oswald Walter Damme
Birthplace and Date: 15 Sep 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 01 Nov 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Paul Damme-Saxony
Mother: Martha Narvold-W. Prussia
Sponsors: Mrs. Mathilde Irvin, Mrs. A. Kretschmar

Name:  Ludvig Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 15 Aug 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 01 Nov 1896 Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Daniel Grimm-Ohio
Mother: Philippine Metz-Iowa
Sponsors: Jacob Grimm

Name:  Raymond Arthur Grimm
Birthplace and Date: 21 Jul 1896 Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 01 Nov 1896 Montpelier Twp Muscatine Co IA
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father: Jacob Grimm-Iowa
Mother: Alvine Bohnsack-Iowa
Sponsors: Daniel Grimm

Name:  Anna Martha Reinemund
Birthplace and Date: 02 Dec 1896 Fruitland Twp, Muscatine Co IA
Date and Place of Baptism: 06 Dec 1896 no location given possibly Fruitland Twp
Parent's Names and State or Country of Origin:
Father:  Heinrich Reinemund-Hesse
Mother: Sophie Weltz-Iowa
Sponsors: Mrs. Barbara Weltz, Anna Kurtz.

(end of the baptism records found in the St Peter's book)



 
 

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Death  Records
St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Montpelier Township
Muscatine County Iowa


Found stored at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine in 1974 by James Batchelor, who translated and transcribed them from the original German in 1976. These records were donated for our use by Mr. Batchelor.

The church met at the old Patterson (#4) Schoolhouse in Montpelier Township. The primary pastor of the group was Pastor Henry Reinemund from Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine who would come periodically to hold services in the German language.

A short list only was located in the holdings which reflected deaths from 1884-1896:


Christina Funfstuck-Obach, Saxony, Feb. 26, 1819-April 12, 1884 Widow of __________Funfstuck
Funeral Text : Heb. 4             Gall bladder

Wilhelmine Irwin-Podomin, Callma, Posen--May 25, 1853-Nov. 2, 1884  Widow of W. Irwin
Funeral Text: Psalm 121      Consumption

Phillip Gerhard-Poden, Waldeck--June 24, 1813-Feb. 24, 1886
Funeral Text: Romans 14: 7-8   Stomach Ailment

Rudolph Eduard, son of August and Pauline Henke, April 6, 1880-March 31, 1887
Funeral Text: Hosea 2:14          Brain Fever

Otto Christian Rudloff, son of Otto and Emily Zellmer Rudloff, Sweetland Twp; March 30-Oct 4, 1895
Funeral Text: I Cor. 13:13

Henry William Irwin, Son of Samuel and Mathilda Henke Irwin, Montpelier Twp June 1876-April 12 1896  text not cited  Measles 



 

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