Saturday, June 5, 2010

Church Records and Histories


  • Bethany Church (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1867-1990.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686222, Item 1. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains record of ministers, 1867-1959; elders, 1932-1957; deacons, 1912-1947; trustees, 1925-1953; members, 1918-1990.
  • Cathcart, Mildred, Catherine Mallett and Helen McElvain.  "Jerome Methodist Church has proud history; church organized in 1855, dedicated in 1871," Ad-Express/Iowegian Annual Progress Edition, 21 February 1997.  Online @ The Jerome Journal.
  • Christian Church (Numa, Iowa).  Church Records, 1895-1949.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686222, Item #7. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains minutes, 1897-1917; financial records, 1896-1909; members, 1895-1949; officers, 1906-1909.
  • Church of Christ (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1867-1977.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686221.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Contains alphabetical register; church record, 1867-1914; financial records, 1872-1908; marriages, 1873-1907; constitution; by-laws; deacons, 1901-1909; pastors, 1890-1911; clerks, 1867-1921; members, 1876-1965; baptisms, 1941-1977.
  • Church of Christ at Exline, Iowa (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1881-1985.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703827, Items #5-7. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes minutes, 1881-1975; members, 1886-1989; clerks, 1950-1975; deacons, 1951-1974; ministers, 1952-1969; baptisms, 1950-1971; financial records, 1954-1957. 
  • Cincinnati Methodist Church (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1851-1987.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Item #5.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes partial history; baptisms, 1955-1987; members, 1951-1987; marriages, 1966-1981.
  • Exline United Methodist Church (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1909-1985.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Item #3.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes baptisms, 1934-1952; members, 1909-1985.
  • Felkner, Myrtle E.  "History of the Churches of Appanoose County 1913-1985," in Appanoose County, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Historical Society, 1986], pp. 81-88.
  • Felkner, Myrtle E.  "The Story of Faith United Parish" on The Jerome Journal - posted 10 April 2010. 
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1879-1955.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686223, Item #8; FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Items #1-2.  Includes indexes.
  • First Presbyterian Church (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1851-1942.  FHL US/CAN Film #1007191, Items #1-4.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976] Contains session minutes, 1851-1924; -- lists of members and officers; communicants; baptisms, 1851-1942; deaths, 1876-1941.
  • First Presbyterian Church of Moulton (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1870-1939.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703826, Items #6-7.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes incorporation papers; minutes, 1870-1939; subscriptions, 1886.
  • Franklin Baptist Church (Livingston, Iowa).  Church Records, 1862-1986. FHL US/CAN Film #1703823.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes covenant, 1862; articles of faith; members, 1862-1986; minutes, 1864-1967.
  • Hatfield, Clara. "Seven Generations Have Worshipped in Franklin Church--Now 100 Years Old," The Seymour Herald, 12 April 1962. Franklin Baptist Church, Franklin Township, Appanoose County, Iowa. Online @ The Jerome Journal
  • Hardman, Irene A. and Union Presbyterian Church (Unionville, Iowa). Records of Union Presbyterian Church, 1849-1898, Unionville, Appanoose County, Iowa. [Rockville, Maryland: I. A. Hardman, 1991] FHL US/CAN Book: 977.789/U1 K2h.
  • Hardman, Irene A.  A Transcript and Index to the Records of Union Presbytern Church, 1849-1898, Unionville, Udell Township, Appanoose County, Iowa. Manuscript, Typed transcript of the original records. [Rockville, MD: I. A. Hardman, 1991] 20 pages.  Includes minutes, 1849-1893; members, 1862-1898; baptisms, 1897.  FHL US/CAN Large Q Book - 977.789/U1K2u.
  • Hazelcreek Association of Regular Predestinarian Baptist Church (Schulyer County, Missouri) and Providence Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1854-1882.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Item 9. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Contains constitution, rules, minutes for 1854-1882. The Hazelcreek Association of the Regular Predestinarian Baptist Church of Schulyer County, Missouri, held joint meetings with the Providence Church in Appanoose County, Iowa.
  • Hilltown Christian Church and Church of Christ (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1891-1981.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686225, Item #8.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes covenant, 1891; members, 1893-1981; contributions, 1893-1957; minutes, 1931-1957.
  • Jerome United Methodist Church (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1905-1954.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Item #6. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes pastoral and statistical record, 1907-1910; members, 1909-1954; probations, 1905-1932; baptisms, 1909-1954; marriages, 1905-1916.
  • Jordan, Lena, and Vera Shivvers.  History of the Fairview Church, 1891-1960 [Iowa: Fairview Christian Church, 1976]  44 pages.  Also, Appanoose County, Iowa, Fairview Church (A History of) [Des Moines, IA: Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1976?]
  • Little Flock Baptist Church (Johns Township, Appanoose County, Iowa). "Brief History of the Little Flock Baptist Church," Wayne County (Iowa) Genie News, Volume 28, No. 1 (April 2006).  Online @ The Jerome Journal.
  • Little Flock Baptist Church (Johns Township, Appanoose County, Iowa). "Dedication of the Little Flock Baptist Church" from the Centerville Daily Iowegian & Citizen, 16 January 1917 and 25 January 1917 (page 67); "The History of the Little Flock Baptist Church, Plano, Iowa," by Mrs. Bessie Fenton (pages 126-128); and "The Building of the New Little Flock Baptist Church, Plano, Iowa," from records provided by Dwight Gorden (pages 120-125) in Willis & Richard Gorden's A Step Back in Time - Plano, Iowa [Plano, IA: Willis & Richard Gorden, 1998].
  • Methodist Episcopal Church (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1855-1922.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703824, Items #1-6.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes historical record, 1855-1868; class records, 1867-1876; probationers' records, 1866-1916; members, 1866-1929; marriages, 1867-1922; baptisms, 1866-1922; contributions, 1876; articles of incorporation; officers, 1866-1876; statistics, 1892-1900; pastors, 1855-1889; funerals, 1916.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church (Moulton, Iowa).  Church Records, 1869-1987.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Items #11-12:  Historical records, 1869-1968; probationers, 1885-1907; members, 1878-1907; baptisms, 1885-1906, marriages, 1885-1906; pastors, 1885-1938; classes.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686225, Items #1-2: members, 1890-1987; baptism, 1925-1967. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, Springville Circuit (Appanoose County, Iowa). FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Item #13. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains minutes, 1856-1885.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church (Unionville, Iowa). Church Records, 1850-1988. FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Items #3, 4, 6, & 7. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains members, 1850-1988; Sunday School records, 1871-1886; statistical records, 1871-1888; baptisms, 1872-1984; marriages, 1871-1903; historical record; pastoral and statistical, 1889-1903; probationers, 1889-1903.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church, Unionville Circuit (Iowa). Church Records, 1875-1887. FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Item #5. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains financial records; conference records, 1875-1887; minutes, 1880-1887.
  • Moulton Methodist Church (Moulton, Iowa).  Church Records, 1945-1957. FHL US/CAN Film #1686225, Item #3.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Microfilm of manuscripts filmed in Mystic, Iowa.
  • Mt. Ararat Baptist Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1850-1985.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686220. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes articles of faith; covenant; members, 1873-1978; baptisms, 1899-1953; minutes, 1850-1985.
  • Mystic Methodist Episcopal Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1880-1973. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] FHL US/CAN Film #1703824, Items #7-9: pastors, 1886-1926; members, 1888-1933; probationers, 1880-1920; marriages, 1889-1923; baptisms, 1890-1949; funerals, 1919-1921.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Items #1-2: baptisms, 1927-1971; members, 1894-1971; marriages, 1939-1973; pastors, 1886-1973.
  • North Bend Congregation (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1886-1988. FHL US/CAN Film #1686225, Items #6-7. [Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes minutes, 1886-1972; members, 1886-1988; constitution.
  • Numa United Methodist Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1905-1989. FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Item #4. [Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes pastors, 1949-1989; correspondence; baptisms, 1936-1966; members, 1905-1989.
  • Peterson, Robert L. History of the Brethren Movement.  Online @ Emmaus Bible College.
  • Philadelphia Church of Christ (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1866-1901. FHL US/CAN Film #1686224, Item #10. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains members, 1874-1901; minutes, 1866-1901.
  • Plano Christian Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1917-1983. FHL US/CAN Film #1703827, Item #11. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes members, 1917-1983.
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Centerville Branch (Centerville, Iowa). Church Records, 1873-1919. FHL US/CAN Film #1941156, Item #2. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994] Microreproduction of originals housed in the RLDS Library Archives, Independence, Missouri.
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Centerville Branch (Appanoose County, Iowa).  Church Records, 1948-1987.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703827, Items 8-9. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990]  Includes history of the Centerville Branch by Avis Medland; History of the Centerville Branch as of October 31, 1948; Report of Centerville Branch, 1952-1987; newspaper clippings; membership list, 1977.
  • Rodabaugh, Willis P. and A. H. Brower. A History of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Iowa [Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, 1924] 323 pages.  Also, see: Lela Eby's Every Name Index: A History of the Church of the Brethren in Southern Iowa, by Willis P. Rodabaugh and A. H. Brower [Mill Valley, CA: Eby, 1976?].
  • Sidles, Susie R. "Methodist Church Observes 100th Year," The Seymour Herald, 22 December 1955.  Brief history of the Jerome Methodist Church. Online @ The Jerome Journal.  Also, see "Methodists Celebrate Centennial," The Seymour Herald, 22 September 1955. Online @ The Jerome Journal
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Trenton, Missouri).  Church Records, 1870-1966.  FHL US/CAN Film #980544, Item #2.  [S.I., s.n., 196?] Text in Latin and English. Indexes at beginning of volumes. Includes records, ca. 1870-1900, from missions in counties of Mercer, Grundy, Daviess, Harrison, Livingston, Putnam, Sullivan in Missouri and Appanoose County in Iowa. Contains baptisms, marriages, deaths, first communions, confirmations.
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church (Centerville, Iowa).  Church Records, 1882-1968.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686223, Items #1-7.  [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Some records in Latin. Contains baptisms, 1882-1933; marriages, 1910-1954; interments, 1913-1968. Includes indexes. 
  • Swedish Evangelical Congregational Church (Centerville, Iowa). Church Records, 1867-1990.  FHL US/CAN Film #1686222, Items #2-6. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Contains financial records, 1880-1881; minutes, 1882-1941; constitution; articles of faith; members, 1905-1990; record of church festivals; pastors, 1867-1982; sextons; superintendants; treasurers; secretaries; trustees; organists; deacons; accessions, 1940-1972; baptisms, 1872-1985; confirmations, 1942-1984; funerals, 1940-1990; marriages, 1941-1988.
  • Walnut City Church of Christ (Appanoose County, Iowa). Church Records, 1858-1983.  FHL US/CAN Film #1703825, Items 8-9. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] Includes church record, 1858-1898; church register, 1880-1930; members, 1933-1983.
  • Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church (Appanoose County, Iowa). Centennial Celebration, June 29, 1958, Wesley Chapel M. E. Church. FHL US/CAN Film #1686225, Item #4. [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990] 

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