St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Chapin, Morgan County, Illinois




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This short introduction concerning St. Paul's is taken from an article written by Patricia Newberry Nichols and contributed to Florence Hutchison for publication in 1988.

“The German families who came to Morgan County in the mid 1800's brought with them their traditions, their determination, and their faith in God. Their hard work and willingness to make sacrifices produced a fertile land from Jacksonville to Meredosia, from Bluffs to Concord. And their faith in God produced excellent houses of worship.

One such place of worship is St. Paul's Lutheran Church which is located one and one-half miles west of Chapin, Illinois and one and one-half miles north of Route 104 near Bethel, Illinois. The German families eager to establish a place of worship are still numbered in our citizenry of today – Aring, Bartelheim, Berghaus, Brockhaus, Bruening, Brunow, Deterding, Duvendack, Eckhoff, Gerboth, Hemme, Hemminghaus, Jording, Knueppel, Meier, Middendorf, Nergenah, Ommen, Perbix, Russwinkel, Sandman, Schultz, Schumacker, Tholen, Tiemann, Vannier, Vortman, and Wohlers. These families proceeded to build their house of worship early in the year of 1850, less than ten years after most of them arrived in this area. The church, St. Paul's Lutheran, was completed in the summer of 1850 and is an active church today.” Pat went on to recount the history of this “lovely little country church”. Much of the history of St. Paul's was made available through the efforts of Miss Ada Schumacher (25 Aug 1891 - 6 Feb 1988), at that time the oldest member of St. Paul's, daughter of Gottlieb & Caroline Brockhaus Schumacher and the grand-daughter of Herman Gerhardt Brockhaus, one of the church founders. She laboriously hand copied all of the vital records of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Hopefully, at some time in the future, we'll be able to add additional information to the records which are included below.


Brockhaus, Anna Elizabeth 1851 Baptism Dau of Johann Bernhardt & Sophia Krumwede Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Johann Wilhelm 1851 Baptism Son of Herman Gerhardt & Anna Maria Elsabein (Kruempell) Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Maria 1851 Baptism Dau of Johann Dietrich & Maria Vortman Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Sarah Elizabeth 1851 Baptism Dau of Gerhardt Heinrich & Margaret Gilbert Brockhaus
Hemme, Herman 1851 Baptism Son of Herman & Elsabein Hemme
Nergenah, Catherina Louise 1851 Baptism Dau of Gerhard & Jette Nergenah
Nergenah, Johann 18 Apr 1852 Confirmation age 16 years
Sandman, Catherina 16 Aug 1851 Burial age 64 years, Wife of Johann Sandman
Schone, Dietrich & Krone, Ellen 3 Dec 1851 Marriage
Vannier, Friedrich 10 Dec 1851 Burial age 56 years, Husband of Catharina Vannier
Vortman, Catherina 26 July 1851 Burial age 58 years, Wife of Georg Vortman
Vortman, Hermann & Ommen, Anna 4 Dec 1851 Marriage
Births Birth Date Place Born Father's Name
Aufdenkamp, Adele Laurena 9 Jun 1885 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Aufdenkamp
Bartelheim, Albert Heinrich 7 Nov 1881 Morgan Co, IL Henry Bartelheim
Bosch, Heinrich Martin David 3 May 1885 Seward Co., NE Johann Bosch
Breyer, Olga Elise Auguste 17 May 1885 Arenzville, IL Ernest Bryer
Brockhaus, Alfred Gerhard 19 Aug 1877 Morgan Co, IL Johann Wilhelm Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Anna Maria 12 Dec 1876 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Arthur 18 Dec 1889 Morgan Co, IL August Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Cornelia 25 June 1881 Morgan Co, IL August Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Edward Philipp 6 Mar 1881 Morgan Co, IL John William Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Georg August 29 Nov 1882 Morgan Co, IL August Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Heinrich Carl 29 Nov 1882 Morgan Co, IL August Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Heinrich Martin 28 Jan 1875 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Laura Maria Hilka 22 Sep 1875 Morgan Co, IL Johann Wilhelm Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Louis 8 Feb 1868 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Margaretha R. 11 Dec 1873 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Wilhelm Bernhard 26 May 1870 Morgan Co, IL Bernhard Brockhaus
Brockhaus, Wilhelm Walter 24 Jan 1879 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Brockhaus
Detmer, Andrew H. 24 Apr 1886 Ernest Detmer
Eagen, Frances 6 Jan 1878
Edelbrock, Etta Katharina 21 May 1866 Bethel Johann Edelbrock
Edelbrock, Heinrich Antonius 17 Feb 1875 Morgan Co, IL Johann A. Edelbrock
Edelbrock, Lizzetta Franzisca 30 Oct 1868 Morgan Co, IL Johann A. Edelbrock
Edelbrock, Wilhelm Johnson 13 Nov 1871 Morgan Co, IL Johann Antonius Edelbrock
Eilers, Emma Wipke Sophia 14 Jul 1868 Morgan Co, IL Johann Eilers
Eilers, Heinrich Johann 9 Oct 1866 Morgan Co, IL Johann Eilers
Eilers, Hilga Nicoletta 23 Mar 1865 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Eilers
Eilers, Lizzie Sophia 16 Jul 1870 Morgan Co, IL E. J. Eilers
Hartman, Rachel Sarah 7 jan 1888
Hemminghaus, Catharina Elizabeth 17 Feb 1869 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Hemminghaus
Hemminghaus, Johann Heinrich 21 Aug 1866 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Hemminghaus
Hemminghaus, Margaretha Elizabeth 5 Jun 1868 Morgan Co, IL J. Fred Hemminghaus
Hemminghaus, Minna Sybilla 2 Feb 1870 Morgan Co, IL Johann Friedrich Hemminghaus
Jording, Gesina Minna Wilhelmina 13 Aug 1881 Morgan Co, IL Frederich Jording
Jording, Maria Gesina 6 Jan 1879 Morgan Co, IL Frederich Jording
Klausing, Wilhelm Hermann 27 Jan 1883 Frederick Klausing
Koch, Florentina Maria 31 Jan 1883 Joh. Frederich Koch
Koch, Johann Heinrich 14 Aug 1881 Cass Co., IL Joh. Frederich Koch
Kuhlmann, Christoph Heinrich 20 Feb 1882 Cass Co., IL H. Kuhlmann
nergenah, Carl Heinrich (Charles) 6 Mar 1879 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Nergenah
Nergenah, Carolina Henrietta 4 Dec 1880 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Nergenah
Nergenah, Charlotte Elisabeth 1 May 1885 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Nergenah
Nergenah, Edward Gerhard 12 Sep 1875 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Friedrich Nergenah
nergenah, Friederich Richard 27 Mar 1889 Morgan Co, IL William Nergenah
Nergenah, Walther Hermann 25 Nov 1882 Morgan Co, IL William Nergenah
Nergenah, Wilhelm Merril 9 Mar 1887 Morgan Co, IL William Nergenah
Nienhueser, florentine Sophia Elise 17 Mar 1888 Morgan Co, IL C. Friederich Nienhueser
Nortrup, Dora Maria 22 Apr 1879 Morgan Co, IL Georg Nortrup
Nortrup, Georg Wilhelm 14 May 1871 Morgan Co, IL Georg Nortrup
Nortrup, Hanna Katharina 26 Jan 1877 Morgan Co, IL Georg Nortrup
Nortrup, Herman Heinrich 18 Feb 1868 Morgan Co, IL Georg Nortrup
Nortrup, Johann Louis 18 Dec 1872 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Nortrup
Nortrup, Joseph Albert 11 Nov 1874 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Nortrup
Ommen, Diedrich Johann 11 Aug 1871 Morgan Co, IL Dietr. Ommen
Ommen, Emma Rosina 10 Dec 1866 Dietrich Ommen
Ommen, Harmina Johanna 10 Feb 1881 Morgan Co, IL Jacob H. Ommen
Ommen, Heinrich Christoph 5 Oct 1883 Morgan Co, IL Jacob Ommen
Ommen, Hermann Friedrich 6 Dec 1874 Morgan Co, IL Jacob H. Ommen
Ommen, Hilka Martha 30 Jun 1887 Morgan Co, IL Jacob H. Ommen
Ommen, Johann Heinrich 27 Aug 1872 Morgan Co, IL Jacob H. Ommen
Ommen, Mathilda Margaretha 14 Mar 1873 Morgan Co, IL Dietrich Ommen
Ommen, Reinhardt Bruno 1 Apr 1886 Morgan Co, IL Jacob H. Ommen
Ommen, Rickert Joachim 28 Jul 1878 Morgan Co, IL Jacob Ommen
Perbix, Anna 1 May 1873 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Georg 10 Oct 1881 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Heinrich 15 Mar 1866 Bethel, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Ida 14 Nov 1874 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Lizzie 13 Jun 1869 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Louis 23 Sep 1867 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Perbix, Wilhelm 23 Mar 1871 Morgan Co, IL Georg Perbix
Roelfs, Antje Gurdt 9 Nov 1866 Gurdt Roelfs
Roelfs, August Gurd 15 Aug 1877 Morgan Co, IL Gurd Menten Roelfs
Roelfs, gurd Menten 21 Jun 1871 Morgan Co, IL Gurd Menten Roelfs
Roelfs, Klara 14 Oct 1880 Morgan Co, IL G. Roelfs
Roelfs, Ubbo Gerjit 21 Oct 1869 Morgan Co, IL Gurd Roelfs
Rolfs, Dina Gelke 1 Aug 1886 John Rolfs
Rolfs, John E. 2 Nov 1875 John Rolfs
Schumacher, Alvin Heinrich 16 Sep 1880 Morgan Co, IL Johann Schumacher
Schumacher, Emma Louise 24 Jul 1883 Morgan Co, IL Johann Schumacher
Schumacher, Herbert Heinrich 1 Jan 1885 Morgan Co, IL Gottlieb Schumacher
Schumacher, Maria Rosina 9 Aug 1869 Morgan Co, IL Johann Schumacher
Steinberg, Aafke Gurds 2 Sep 1867 Morgan Co, IL Joachim E. Steinberg
Steinberg, Gesina Jansen 26 oct 1868 Morgan Co, IL Joachim E. Steinberg
Tappenbeck, Theodor Emil Gustav Heinrich 6 Apr 1885 Chicago, IL Johann Tappenbeck
Tholen, Anna Maria 20 Feb 1868 Morgan Co, IL Georg Tholen
Tholen, Edward Dietrich 6 May 1881 Morgan Co, IL Henry F. Tholen
Tholen, Friedrich Heinrich 2 Mar 1871 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Tholen
Tholen, Georg Heinrich 1 Jul 1888 Morgan Co, IL Henry F. Tholen
Tholen, Herman Edward 28 Aug 1873 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Friedrich Tholen
Tholen, Johann Gerhard Heinrich 12 Mar 1867 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich Tholen
Tholen, Johanna Maria 15 Dec 1869 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Tholen
Tholen, Wilhelm Heinrich 11 May 1880 Morgan Co, IL Heinrich F. Tholen
Tiemann, Martha Adelheid 20 Aug 1869 Morgan Co, IL Jacob Tiemann
Tiemann, Nicalaus Heinrich 26 Aug 1867 Morgan Co, IL Jacob Tiemann
Uhnken, Walter Francis 6 Apr 1890 Pleasant Plains,IL Albert Uhnken
Weiss, Carl Friedrich 9 Jun 1882 Germany Carl F. Weiss
Weiss, Friedrich Wilhelm 1 Mar 1881 Germany Friedrich Weiss
Werries, Anna Engel 28 Sep 1871 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Werries
Werries, Anna Margaretha 12 Jan 1867 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Werries
Werries, Catharina Engel 9 Dec 1869 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Werries
Werries, Clara Maria 22 oct 1885 Morgan Co, IL Hermann Werries
Werries, Friedrich Wilhelm 7 Feb 1878 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Werries
Werries, Gelka Elizabeth 20 Sep 1875 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Werries
Werries, Gerhard Heinrich 10 Apr 1873 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Werries
Werries, Gerhard Heinrich 12 Jan 1867 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Werries
Werries, Hermann Heinrich 17 Dec 1875 Morgan Co, IL Gerhard Heinrich Werries
Werries, jette Johanna 3 Oct 1885 Morgan Co, IL William Werries
Werries, Johann Matthias 29 Jan 1882 Germany Hermann Werries
Werries, Katharina Elizabeth 16 Feb 1871 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm heinrich Werries
Werries, Katharina Maria Engel 31 Jul 1878 Morgan Co, IL Hermann Werries
Werries, Maria Engel 17 Dec 1873 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Werries
Werries, Wilhelm heinrich 20 Sep 1875 Morgan Co, IL Wilhelm Heinrich Werries

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