St. Paul's UCC (Formerly St. Paul Evangelical)
Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois

VITAL
RECORDS

Births & Baptisms Confirmations Marriages Deaths & Burials

CHURCH
INFORMATION

Pastors Members History Photos

The records below are for the ancestors of Esther Clara Kraus and their siblings - Esther's direct ancestors are highlighted. Additional records may be found in the linked indices. My (partial) transcriptions are highlighted in pink - the other transcriptions are off-site. Information has been transcribed as in the original record - my annotations are in [brackets]. Source: Family History Library Film # 1006419.

Any available original document scans are linked in the "RECORD" column. Note that records were kept in German until the late 1910s

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Births and Baptisms

NAME BIRTH BAPTISM RECORD
[scans of original records linked]
PARENTS
Auguste Minna Clara Wenkel 3 Jan 1866 18 Mar 1866 Book 1 1866 baptisms #8 Wilhelm Wenkel and Auguste geb Zweig
Emilie Elisabeth Caroline Lepp 27 Jan 1867 12 May 1867 Book 1 1867 baptisms ?? Wilhelm Lepp and Pauline Wehniger
Elisabeth Kraus 13 Oct 1868 24 Jan 1869 Book 1 1869 baptisms #1 Daniel Kraus and Margarethe Eckert
Wilhelmine Lina Catharine Elisabeth Wenkel 8 Oct 1882 1 Jan 1883 Book 1 1883 baptisms #1 Wilhelm Wenkel and Christiana Schuchardt
Emma Sophia Krauss 24 Jan 1894 18 Mar 1894 Book 1 1894 baptisms #7 Daniel Krauß and Margaretha Eckert
Carl Friedrich Wenkel 12 Mar 1864 1 May 1864 Book 1 1864 baptisms #15 Wilhelm Wenkel and Auguste Zweig
Wilhelm Karl Wenkel 3 Jul 1869 21 Sep 1869 Book 1 1869 baptisms #33 Wilhelm Wenkel and Auguste. Zweig
Catharine Louise Kraus 15 Jan 1870 8 May 1870 Book 1 1870 baptisms #15 Daniel Kraus and Margarethe Eckert
Caroline Kraus 23 Jun 1871 14 Apr 1872 Book 1 1872 baptisms #17 Daniel Kraus and Margarethe . Eckert
Carl Conrad [Charles] Wenkel 18 Apr 1872 9 Jun 1872 Book 1 1872 baptisms #26 Wilh. Wenkel and Aug. Zweig
Johannes Philipp Krauss 24 Jan 1873 1 Jun 1873 Book 1 1873 baptisms #12 Daniel Krauss and Margarethe Eckert
* Valentin Friedrich [Fred] Krauss 21 Dec 1874 2 May 1875 Book 1 1875 baptisms #22 Daniel Krauss and Margarethe Eckert
sponsors: Valentin Eckert, Miss Elisabetha Krauss
Anna Margaretha Krauss 17 Oct 1876 9 Dec 1876 Book 1 1876 baptisms #30 Daniel Krauss and Margaretha Eckert
Pauline Wenkel 5 Nov 1877 31 Mar 1878 Book 1 1878 baptisms #10 Johann Wenkel and Margarethe Lepp
Georg Krauss 30 Dec 1878 20 Apr 1879 Book 1 1879 baptisms #18 Daniel Krauß and Margaretha Eckert
* Catharina Elisabetha [Katharine] Wenkel 15 Sep 1879 1 Apr 1880 Book 1 1880 baptisms #7 Johann Wenkel and Margaretha Lepp
sponsor: Elisabetha Buchmüller
Heinrich Hermann Krauss 3 Oct 1883 20 Oct 1883 Book 1 1883 baptisms #45 Daniel Krauss and Margaretha Eckert
Franz Hugo Wenkel 15 Dec 1885 13 Feb 1886 Book 1 1886 baptisms #91 Wilhelm Wenkel and Christina Schuchardt
Bertha Kraus 23 Mar 1886 11 Apr 1886 Book 1 1886 baptisms #99 Daniel Kraus and Margaretha Eckert
Wilhelm Adam Krauss 5 Apr 1889 16 Jun 1889 Book 1 1889 baptisms #16 Daniel Krauss and Margaretha Eckert
Ida Emma Kraus 30 Jan 1900 8 Apr 1900 Book 2 p.37 baptisms #6 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]
sponsors: Heinrich Krauß, Emma Wenkel
Edna Margaretha Kraus 8 Jul 1902 11 Sep 1902 Book 2 p.46 baptisms #33 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]
sponsors: Daniel Krauss and wife Margarethe geb. Eckert;
John Wenkel and wife Margarethe geb. Lepp
* Esther Clara Kraus 21 Apr 1905 9 Jul 1905 Book 2 p. 54 baptisms #13 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]
sponsors: Wilhelm Adam Krauss and Clara Wenkel

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Confirmations

NAME BIRTH CONFIRMATION RECORD PARENTS [my annotation in brackets]
Henriette Wenkel
8 Mar 1843
Apr 1856
1856 #15 Conrad Wenkel & Henriette Bierwirth
* Margaretha Eckert
7 Aug 1848
Apr 1862
1862 #13 J. Eckert & Johanna Dahmer
Jacob Krauss
17 Jun 1854
Apr 1868
1868 #3 [Daniel Krauss & Catherine Jaeger]
Wilhelm Wenkel
3 Jun 1869
Mar 1883
1869 boys #9 [William Wenkel & Auguste Zweig]
Elisabetha Kraus
5 Aug 1856
May 1870
1870 #16 [Daniel Krauss & Catherine Jaeger]
Peter Kraus
4 Apr 1859
May 1873
1873 #3 [Daniel Krauss & Catherine Jaeger]
Elisabeth Kraus
13 Oct 1868
Mar 1883
1883 girls #5 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Catharine Louise Krauss
15 Jan 1870
Apr 1884
1884 girls #5 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Lina K. Krauss
23 Jun 1871
Apr 1884
1884 girls #10 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Carl Conrad [Charles] Wenkel
18 Apr 1872
May 1886
1886 boys #10 [William Wenkel & Auguste Zweig]
Johann Ph. Krauss
24 Jan 1873
May 1886
1886 boys #17 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
* Friedrich Krauss
21 Dec 1874
Mar 1889
1889 boys #5 [Daniel Krauss & Margarethe Eckert]
Anna M. Kraus
17 Oct 1876
Mar 1891
1891 girls #3 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Pauline W. Wenkel
5 Nov 1877
Mar 1891
1891 girls #7 [John Wenkel & Margaret Lepp]
* Katharina Elizabeth Wenkel
15 Sep 1879
Apr 1892
1892 girls #5 [John Wenkel & Margaret Lepp]
Georg Krauss
30 Dec 1878
Mar 1893
1893 #5 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Lina W. K. E. Wenkel
8 Oct 1882
Mar 1896
1896 #36 [William Wenkel & Christina Schuckardt]
Franz Hugo Wenkel
15 Dec 1885
Mar 1899
1899 #15 [William Wenkel & Christina Schuckardt]
Heinrich Krauss
3 Oct 1883
Apr 1898
1898 #2 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
William Kraus
5 Apr 1889
Mar 1904
1904 #1 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Emma Kraus
24 Jan 1894
? 1907
1907 #13 [Daniel Krauss & Margaretha Eckert]
Ida Kraus
30 Jan 1900
Apr 1914
1914 #15 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]
Edna Kraus
8 Jul 1902
Apr 1916
1916 #18 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]
* Esther Kraus
21 Apr 1905
Mar 1920
1920 #16 [Fred Kraus & Katherine Wenkel]

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Marriages

BRIDE
GROOM
DATE
RECORD
scans of the orignal records linked
Wilhelmine (Kalowsky) Kinsle
2nd marriage
Frederick Wenkel
2nd marriage
2 November 1856 Book 1 1856 marriage, by M. Umbeck
Emelie [Amelia] Wenkel Peter Wm Mueller [Miller] 28 Oct 1858 Book 1 1858 marriages #5
Minna Wenkel Conrad Roever 3 Feb 1861 Book 1 1861 marriages #2
Auguste Zweig Wilhelm Wenkel
2nd marriage
18 Jan 1863 Book 1 1863 marriages by M Fotsch
Henriette Wenkel Jacob Gundlach 28 Feb 1864 Book 1 1864 marriages #1
* Margarethe Eckert Daniel Krauß 7 Nov 1867 Book 1 1867 marriages #2, by E. Otto
Mrs. Caroline (Wenkel) Schaefer
2nd marriage
Louis Schaefer
2nd marriage
25 Feb 1869 Book 1 1869 marriages #4
Mary Koskula Philipp Krauss 3 Oct 1876 Book 1 1876 marriages #4
Wilhelmine Giffhorn Peter Krauß 11 Sep 1881 Book 1 1881 marriages #13 by Jul. Hoffman
Elisabeth Krauß
1st marriage
Heinrich Doerr 20 Oct 1881 Book 1 1881 marriages #16
Catharina Lepp Otto Ritter 5 Sep 1882 Book 1 1882 marriages #? ,by Jul. Hoffmann.
Mina Heiligstedt Albert Lepp 12 May 1885 Book 1 1885 marriages #2
Elisabeth Krauss
1st marriage
Edward Payne 12 Apr 1887 Book 1 1887 marriages #2
Mina M. Lepp Wilhelm F. Schaefer 27 Jul 1889 Book 1 1889 marriages #7
Caroline Kraus Gustav Schroeder 6 Aug 1891 Book 1 1890 marriages #3
Louise Krauß Wilhelm Harres 28 Sep 1893 Book 1 1893 marriages #10
[also in Concordia UCC Marriage Records, Stookey Twp, St. Clair Co]
Theresia Stumpf William Wenkel 19 Apr 1898 Book 2 p.311 #10 by Gottfried Dornenburg in New Hanover
* Katherine Wenkel Friedrich Kraus 20 Sep 1898 Book 2 p.312 #16
Caroline Lang William Lepp
2nd marriage
11 Oct 1898 Book 2 p.312 #18
Mary Dahmer Charles C. Wenkel 10 Jan1900 Book 2 p.313 #1
Anna Kraus Philip Stumpf 17 Feb 1901 Book 2 p.314 #2
* Esther Kraus Robert Neil Mabry 26 Nov 1926 by EJ Westerbeck

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Death & Cemetery Records

Note that the information in the transcribed death records is often much more detailed than the sumamry below.

MARRIED NAME
(not necessarily same as record - may match gravestone)
BIRTH DEATH BURIAL DEATH RECORD
links to scans of original record
CEMETERY (PHOTOS)
links to www.rootsweb.com/~ilmonroe
* Johann "Conrad" Wenkel 30 May 1800 2 Jun 1858 3 Jun 1858 Book 1 1858 #5 Gravesite: AL R3 S7
wife:Henriette (Bierwirth) Wenkel: AL R3 S7
* Katharine (Stumpf) Wenkel 22 Nov 1835 30 Mar 1862 31 Mar 1862 Book 1 1862 #1 Gravesite: AL R4 S5 Cath Wenkel
husband:William Wenkel
Katharine Wenkel 20 Mar 1862 7 Jun 1862 .8 Jun 1862 Book 1 1862 # 13 Gravesite: AL R4 S5 Catherina Wenkel
[ daughter of W & C Wenkel ]
Emelie Wenkel 16 May 1858 ? Gravesite: AL R4 S5 Emielie Wenkel
[child of W & C Wenkel]
Friedrich Wenkel ? ? Gravesite: AL R4 S5 Friedrich Wenkel
[child of W & C Wenkel]
Heinrich Wenkel ? ? Gravesite: AL R4 S5
[child of W & C Wenkel]
Henriette Wenkel ? ? Gravesite AL R4 S5
[child of W & C Wenkel]
Minna Wenkel ? ? Gravesite: AL R4 S5
[child of W & C Wenkel]
Carl Friedrich Wenkel 12 Mar 1864 23 Feb 1866 Book 1 1866 #6 Gravesite: AL R1 S1 Friedrich Carl Wenkel
[ son of Wilhelm Wenkel and Auguste Zweig]
Friedrich Wenkel 4 March 1826 21 Jan 1865 Book 1 1865 #2 Gravesite: AL R7 S3 Friedrich Wenkel &
wife:[burial?] Augusta (Maul) Wenkel
wife: AL R7 S2 Mina (Kalowsky) (Wenkel) Bolm
Catharine (Krauss) (Maurer) Rau 27 Jan 1812 11 Dec 1869 Book 1 1869 #13 ?
2nd Husband Jacob Rau buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Dorothea (Wenkel) Schaefer 1827 1868 Gravesite: AL R3 S2 Dorothea (Wenkel) Schaeffer
husband: [?burial] Louis Schaefer
Augusta Minna Clara Wenkel 3 Jan 1866 3 Jan 1870 Book 1 1870 #14 Gravesite: AL R1 S1 Auguste Wenkel
daughter of Wilhelm Wenkel and Auguste Zweig
Wilhelmina (Wenkel) Roever 9 Feb 1841 6 Feb 1876 Book 1 1876 #2 Gravesite: AR R3 S2 Wilhemina (Wenkel) Roever
& AL R3 S6 Conrad Roever (1838-?)
* Henriette (Bierwirth) Wenkel 14 Aug 1804 14 May 1881 16 May 1881 Book 1 1881 #10 Gravesite: AL R3 S7
husband: Conrad Wenkel AL R3 S7
Henriette Emilie Wenkel 23 Jul 1880 11 Jul 1881 Book 1 1881 #13 Gravesite: ? [possibly the Henriette Wenkel buried next to Catharine (Stumpf) Wenkel at AL R4 S5]
daughter of Wilhelm Wenkel and Christiana Schuckhardt
* Catharine (Jaeger) Krauss 30 Mar 1815 6 Apr 1882 8 Apr 1882 Book 1 1882 #2 Gravesite: AL R13 S6
on same stone with husband Daniel Krauss
Philipp Kraus 2 Jan 1849 20 Feb 1885 . Book 1 1885 #4 Gravesite: AL R15 S1
on same stone with wife Mary (Koskula) Krauss
Bertha Kraus 23 Mar 1886 29 Dec 1887 . Book 1 1887 #88 Gravesite: AL R13 S5
[daughter of D & M Kraus]
* Daniel Krauss 19 Nov 1817 21 Sep 1887 23 Sep 1887 Book 1 1887 #84 Gravesite: AL R13 S6
on same stone with wife Catherine (Jaeger) Krauss
Caroline (Wenkel) Schaefer 2 Jul 1824 25 Jul 1901 28 Jul 1901 Book 2 p.342 #25 Gravesite: ?
1st husband: AL R4 S7 Freidrich Schaefer
2nd husband: ? Louis Schaefer
Henriette (Wenkel) Gundlach 8 Mar 1843 17 Jun 1902 19 Jun 1902 Book 2 p344 #11 Gravesite: BR R20 S8
husband: BR R20 S8 Jacob Gundlach (1839-1878)
Friedericke (Wenkel) Mund 16 Dec 1830 27 Jul 1904 29 Jul 1904 Book 2 p349 #13 Gravesite: AL R5 S2:
husband: AL R5 S2 Henry Mund
* Daniel Kraus 30 Aug 1840 26 Nov 1905 29 Nov 1905 Book 2 p.351 #17 Gravesite: AL R13 S4
on same stone with wife Margaretha (Eckert) Kraus
* William Conrad Wenkel 1 Jan 1832 1 Sep 1905 3 Sep 1905 Book 2 p351 #12
(listed as "Johann")
Obituary
Gravesite: BL R6 S7 William Wenkel
wife: AL R1 S1 Augusta (Zweig) Wenkel
wife: BL R6 S7 Christina (Schuckardt) Wenkel (Bolm)
* Paulina (Wehinger) Lepp 14 May 1832 20 Mar 1906 23 Mar 1906 Book 2 p352 #3 Gravesite: AR R17 S4
Johann Ph. "John" Kraus 1 Jan 1873 14 Nov 1907 16 Nov 1907 Book 2 p.354 #14 Gravesite: AL R13 S1 John Kraus
wife [?] Lena (Koenig) Kraus
Amelia (Wenkel) Miller 1838 1907 Gravesite: AR R3 S1 Amilia (Wenkel) Miller
husband: AR R3 S1 Peter Miller (1836-1921)
* Margaretha (Eckert) Kraus 7 Aug 1848 31 Dec 1910 3 Jan 1911 Book 2 p.362 #1 Gravesite: BL R13 S4
on same stone with husband:Daniel Kraus
Albert Wehinger 31 Jan 1829 8 Jun 1912 11 Jun 1912 Book 2 p.367 #12 [illegible - apparently not St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery]
* William Lepp 20 Jun 1828 9 Oct 1912 11 Oct 1912 Book 2 p.368 #20

FUNERAL CARD
Gravesite: AR R17 S4
Johann "John" Lepp 15 Aug 1834 22 Jan 1918 27 Jan 1918 Book 2 p.384 #1 buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Ida (Wenkel) Eschmann 29 Jul 1888 12 Nov 1918 13 Nov 1918 Book 2 p. 387 #28 Gravesite: AL [?] Ida (Wenkel) Eschmann &
husband: AL R4 S3 Theodore Eschmann
* John Wenkel 19 Jul 1853 1 Dec 1918 4 Dec 1918 Book 2 p.387 #31 Gravesite: BL R3 S3
on same stone with wife: Margaretha (Lepp) Wenkel
Karoline [Catherine] (Kraus) Niemeier 29 Jan 1845 10 Nov 1923 13 Nov 1923 Book 3? p. 177 #20
FUNERAL CARD
Gravesite: AR R8 S3
husband Christian Niemeier AR R8 S3
* Friedrich Kraus 1874 1928 Gravesite: BL R10 S1
on same stone with
wife: Katherine (Wenkel) Kraus
William Kraus 5 Apr 1889 30 Jun 1931 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: AL R13 S3
Mary (Lepp) Gummersheimer 1852 1933 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: AL R1 S8
husband: AL R1 S8 John Gummersheimer (1848-1911)
Henry Kraus 3 Oct 1883 6 Nov 1933 9 Nov 1933 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: AL R13 S2
Franz. Hugo Wenkel 1885 1934 Gravesite: BL R6 S6 F Hugo Wenkel
Albert Lepp 1859 1936 Gravesite: BR R24 S2
on same stone with wife Wilhelmina (Heiligstadt) Lepp
William Lepp, Jr. 1862 1941 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: [?] William Lepp
1st wife: AR R17 S7 Elisabeth (Lang) Lepp
2nd wife: AR R17 S5 Caroline (Lang) Lepp
Caroline (Kraus) Schroeder 23 Jun 1871 14 May 1941 Gravesite: BL R26 S3
on same stone with husband Gustav Schroeder
Wilhelmine (Lepp) (Schaefer) Mundinger 1870 1947 Gravesite: BR R5 S10
on same stone: 1st husband William Schaefer
* Sophia Margaretha (Lepp) Wenkel 1857 1949 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: BL R3 S3
on same stone with husband John Wenkel
Elizabeth (Kraus) (Payne) Penn 13 Oct 1868 18 Nov 1849 2 Dec 1949 FUNERAL CARD
FUNERAL CARD
Gravesite: [? 2nd husband not found in index either]
1st husband: AR R28 S4 Edward Payne
William Wenkel 1869 1950 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: BR R8 S13
wife: BR R8 S13 Theresia (Stumpf) Wenkel
Louisa (Kraus) Harres 15 Jan 1870 8 Jun 1952 11 Jun 1852 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: BR R14 S7 Louisa (Kraus) Harres
on same stone with husband
William Harres
Charles Wenkel 1872 1957 Gravesite: BR R13 S15
wife: BR R13 S15 Mary (Dahmer) Wenkel (1877-1938)
Anna (Kraus) Stumpf 1876 1958 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: BR R15 S8
Husband: BR R15 S8 Philip Stumpf
Mathilda (Wenkel) Stumpf 1881 1958 FUNERAL CARD

Gravesite: BL R3 S2
Husband: BL R3 S2 John Stumpf

* Katherine (Wenkel) Kraus 1879 1964 Gravesite: BL R10 S1
on same stone with husband: Fred Kraus
Emma (Wenkel) Stumpf 1883 1971 FUNERAL CARD
FUNERAL CARD
Gravesite: BR R19 S5
husband: BR R19 S5 William Stumpf
Clara (Wenkel) Schmidt 1890 1975 Gravesite: ?
Pauline (Wenkel) Eckert 1877 1976 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: ?
Bertha (Wenkel) Landgraf 1886 1990 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: ?
Ida Emma (Kraus) Schmidt 1900 1991 FUNERAL CARD Gravesite: ?

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Pastors

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Members

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History

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