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Flashes St Louis Walther League Convention 6 - Published in 1922
Author Walda Reininga
Publisher St. Louis Walther League
City St.Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $12.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
20 pages, including writing by such personages as Joseph Frenz, John T. Mueller,Ottilie Schroeder, Frank E. Rother, John Theodore Mueller, William A. Lahrman.
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Flashes St Louis Walther League Convention Number 4 - Published in June 1922
Author Walda Reininga
Publisher Walther League
City St.Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $12.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
20 pages, including writing by such personages as Alvin J. Welp, F. Rupprecht, Jr., C.T. Moehlman.
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Gethsemane Lutheran Church- A Pageant in Pictures 1905-1965 - Published in 1965
Author Committee
Publisher Gethsemane Lutheran Church
City Lemay
County St. Louis MO
State MO
Price $20.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
History of Gethsemane Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Chronological history of the Church
Copies of Articles from St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Charter Members - Bruns, Kiessling, Fischer, Schleusner, Prieve, Doering, Moellinger, Overmann, Ritterbusch
First Pastor
Historic photos of the first church
Gethsemane to Green Park
Early School Photos
The School Moves to Lemay Ferry Road
School Outings
Graduating Class Photos
For God and Country - List of Soldiers, Sailors from Church
Pastors - Photos and Biographical Sketch
Sunday School Photos
Organizations - Ladies Aid
Scouting
Walther League
Men's Club
Choir
Weddings - Historic photos of couples
Families - Historic photos
Faces at Gethsemane Through the Years
Confirmation Classes
Friendship and Fellowship
Items of General Interest - Historic photos
Large photo of Altar
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God's Forty Acres - The 160 Year History of St. Gertrude Parish, Krakow, MO 1845-2005 - Published in 2005
Author Patrick Osseck
Publisher Patrick Osseck
City Krakow
County Franklin Missouri
State Missouri
Price $20.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
152 pages
Soft Cover
Excellent new condition

History of the parish of St. Gertrude in Krakow, MO with some historic photos.
Some biographical sketches of pastors and early parishioners.
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Golden Jubilee History of the Diocese of Rockford IL 1908-1958 - Published in 1958
Author Edward L. McDonald
Publisher Waldsmith Illustrators
City Rockford
County Winnebago IL
State IL
Price $15.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
366 pages plus an extensive index

Very detailed history of the Rockford, IL diocese
with many black/white photos.
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Golden Jubilee of Zion Lutheran Church - Published in 1910
Author
Publisher Louis Lange Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO
City St.Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $25.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
40 pages, includes a brief history of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and school, including various persons such as pastors and church elders.
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Golden Jubilee of Zion Lutheran Church (German) - Published in 1910
Author
Publisher Louis Lange Publishing Co., St. Louis, MO
City St.Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $25.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
40 pages, includes a brief history of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and school, including various persons such as pastors and church elders, also states the order of evening service, entirely in German.
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Grace in the Past Faith for the Future - Published in 1987
Author Gloria Bundy
Publisher Church Council
City Maeystown
County Monroe IL
State IL
Price $30.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
442 pages, St. John's Evangelical United Church of Christ, Deutsche Evangelische St. Johannnes Gemeinde.
Includes a history of the pastors, charter members, finance, and missions of the church.
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Histoic Churches in St Louis - Published in
Author
Publisher Archdiocesan Council of the Laity
City St.Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $10.00 (plus $2.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
40 pages, includes the history of various notable churches/cathedrals in St.Louis categorized by location and founding dates, gives name of 'current' pastor and phone number. Cathedral of St.Louis, St.Louis Basilica, St. Mary of Victories, St. John Nepomuk, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis de Sales, St. John Apostle and Evangelist, St. Francis Xavier, St. Alphonsus, St. Liborius, Most Holy Trinity, St. Peter-St.Charles, St. Charles Borromeo, Shrine of Blessed Phillipine Duchesne, Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, and St. Stanislaus Museum of Jesuit History.
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Historical Review United Methodist Church (1820-1987) - Published in 1987
Author The History Committee
Publisher unk
City Pocahontas
County Bond IL
State IL
Price $25.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
112 pages; Includes a history of the church, parsonage, music, custodial care, pastors, highlights, groups and membership, baptisms, marriages, burials, and bertha davis mementos. Surnames therein ; Nottrott, Featherstun, Britt, Mulford, Crownover, Holt, Cordonnier, Ragland, Turley, Scheu, Leckrone, Gillespie, Swofford, Jenner, Lamkin, Beaird, Weiss, Skinner.
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History of Emmanuel Episcopal Church 1866-1966 - Published in 1966
Author Dorothy A. Rehkopf
Publisher Private
City Webster Groves
County St. Louis Missouri
State Missouri
Price $10.00 (plus $2.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
This 50 page booklet is chock full of information and photographs of the Emmanuel Episcopal in Webster Groves, Missouri. There is a full page photo of Philip Nelson Mead, the first rector of Emmanuel Parish. There are also lists of pastors, clubs, building changes over the years, Emmanuel's Outreach Program, Music at Emmanuel, Facts from the Archives, People and Organizations, Chronological List of Rectors and Assisting Ministers, photos and details of Emmanuel's Memorial Windows, and a bibliography.

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Kathy Wieland in St. Louis, MO
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History of the Missouri Methodist Church - Published in 1965
Author Frank F. Stephens
Publisher Parthenon Press
City Columbia
County MO
State MO
Price $30.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
Table of Contents:
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1. Origin and Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church
2. Western Expansion of the Church and the Establishment of the Missouri Conference in 1816
3.The Missouri Compromise and its Effect upon te church
4. Building of the Union Church and Organization of Columbia Circuit
5. Slavery Questios Divide the Church in 1844. Columbia "goes South"
6. First Methodist Church Building in Columbia
7. The Uneasy Fifties
8. "Martyrdom in Missouri"
9. Back to Normalcy
10. The Columbia Methodist Congregration Outgrows its First Church and Builds its Second
11. Growth of the Church Through the last third of the 19th Century
12. Building of the Broadway Church
13. The Broadway Church moves Forward with Methodism
14. Growth Circumscribed by Lack of Space.
15. The State Assumes Partial Responsibility for Expansion
16. Construction of the Missouri Methodist Church
17. The Church Through the Great Depression
18. Methodism becomes a United Church
19. Final Settlement of the Building Debts, and Dedication of the Misouri Methodist Church
20. The Church Looks to the Future

Appendixes
1. Church Statistics.
2. Boradway Church Pastors and Officers
3. Some Church Officials, 1930-1965, Missouri Methodist Church
4. Sessions of Missouri Conference
-From its Formation in 1845
-From Formation of M.E. Church, South, 1845-1880
- From 1881-1946
-From 1917 to Uniting Conference of 1939
-From United Methodism to Reorganization of te Missouri Area, 1961
- From Organazation of te Missouri East Conference, 1961-1964
5. General Conferences, m.e. Church, South
6. Declaration of Union, 1939

INDEX
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Holy Spirit Catholic Church Directory - Published in 1995
Author unknown
Publisher Holy Spirit Congregation
City Carroll
County IA
State IA
Price $0.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
A directory including color photographs of the congreations. Many members, such as Shawn and Michon Bakke, LaVerne and Mabel Bauer,Alma Derner, Betty Bushman, Josh Arellano, Greg and Denise Lux, Louis and Eunice Starman, Gerald and Karol Wiederien.

27 pages
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June 1923 Walther League Magazine - Published in 1923
Author Miss Emma Schumann, Editor in Chief
Publisher St. Louis Walther League
City St. Louis
County Missouri
State Missouri
Price $10.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
Who's Who in Our Local League - Eric H. Kaeppel - article and photo
Chinese Missionary Group Photo and Article - Miss Olive Gruen, Mrs. George Lillegard, Mrs. H. C. Klein, Rev. Gebhardt

Musical Notes
Miss Hulda Eickhoff

Bowling Report
Ida Bruenig, Esther Brink, Mrs. Louise Reitz Guge

Our Hospice Home
Miss Lola Nollman, Miss Louise Bentfeldt, Miss Esther Zutz, Mrs. Barthel, Miss Elsa Brauer

Mr. Boester Bids Flashes Adieu

Marriages
Runge and Thielker
Bollmann and Hitzemann
Lottmann and Doenges
Ahring and Lottmann
John and Whelie
Drebes and Krato
Wissman and Alpers
Muench and Wolf

Interesting Bits of Info
Mr. Alvin Welp
Mr. Oliver Selle
Mr. Weiherman

Plus there are ads for local businesses. You recognize many well known names.

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Kathy@FamilyWeSearch.com
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Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century Germany - Published in 1994
Author David Blackbourn
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf of New York
City
County Germany
State Germany
Price $30.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
In a riveting work of historical research, David Blackbourn brings to light the period surrounding the days in July 1876 when three young girls claimed to have sighted the Virgin Mary in the fields outside the German town of Marpingen.

As journalists, priests, and sellers of pious memorabilia descended on Marpingen, the sleepy town rapidly metamorphosed into a cause celebre, with supporters and opponents referring to it as "The German Lourdes".
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Memoirs of St Marys Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg KS - Published in 1956
Author unknown
Publisher unknown
City Pittsburg
County Crawford Kansas
State Kansas
Price $15.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
104 pages
List of pastors, associates, parishioners, history of the parish, photos and more.
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Mount Carmel Methodist Church- Church History Booklets, Articles, Photos - Published in 1817-1967
Author Unknown
Publisher
City Mount Carmel
County Illinois
State Illinois
Price $30.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
There are four booklets of information and photographs.

Program of Opening Services in Sanctuary of the New Church Feb 19, 1950.
History of the church with sketches of old church plus photographs.
Photos of trustees and pastors.

First Methodist Church of Mt. Carmel, IL 1817-1952
This copy belonged to Inza Ravenstein.
Photos of resident bishop and pastor, list of trustees, history of church.
Interior photos of church, list of pastors and ministers who served the church.
Order of the Worship Service

Religious Beginnings of Mount Carmel, Illinois from Oct. 1965
Photos and history of the church.
Newspaper photo of church taken 1877 after tornado destruction.
This building now housed Daily Republican Register newspaper.
Newspaper photo of the tombstone of Frances, wife of Rev. Wm Beauchamp, founder.

First Methodist Church, Fifth and Mulberry Streets, Mt. Carmel, IL
Sesquicentennial Celebration of November 12, 1967
History and photos of church, photo of Rev. Beauchamp's headstone.
List of Full Time Christian Workers from the church and where they are serving.
Order of Worship

This is a treasure trove of information for anyone connected with Mt. Carmel Methodist Church.

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Mount Tabor United Church of Christ Directory - Published in 1960's
Author Unk
Publisher Pictorial Church Directories of America
City St. Louis
County MO
State MO
Price $10.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
Directory with black/white photos plus name/addresses of members.
A Brief History of Mount Tabor Methodist Church.
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On This Rock - 100 Years of Ministry 1889-1989 A History of National Heights Baptist Church (formerly Third Baptist Church and East Avenue Baptist Church) - Published in 1989
Author Nina Barclay Beatie
Publisher unk
City Springfield
County Missouri
State Missouri
Price $15.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
176 pages
Photo Directory of some members
Historic photos
Signed by Author

Nina Barclay Beatie resisted the temptation to write history recounting successive building programs and pastoral leadership changes. Rather, she has told the story of this congregation through the lives and events of the members.
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One Hundred Years of History: Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church 1895-1995 - Published in 1995
Author Cora Lee Smith
Publisher Private
City Kansas City
County Jackson Missouri
State Missouri
Price $35.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
I bought this centennial church book because I believe it will be an excellent resource for a family researcher. There is a detailed history complete with many photos of church members and pastors. It also includes the mission statement of the church and its strategic plan.

There are photos of many groups including the following: Former Pastors 1895-1995, Associate Pastors, Pioneer Members 60 Years and Over, Members of the Centennial History Book Committee,Choirs, Quartets, Singers, Precious Memories of 1942, Tom Thumb Wedding of 1945, The Lankford's, Male Chorus of 1946, Young Senior Choir of 1946, Musicals of 1947, 1948, Usher Board, Senior Choir of 1951-1961, Male Chorus, Music Group 1951-1961, Sisters of Charity, Sarah Augusta Diggs, 12 Divisions, Youth Group of 1953, and many other groups.

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Kathy Wieland in St. Louis, MO
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Our Centennial History 1893-1993 St. Mary's Parish in Belleville, IL - Published in 1993
Author none
Publisher Bach & Associates of Belleville, IL
City Belleville
County St. Clair Illinois
State Illinois
Price $25.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
This book traces the history of St. Mary's (Our Lady of Good Counsel) Church in Belleville, IL. It includes photos of the former pastors, the original Church of St. Mary, the original grotto, a financial statement from 1897 for the parish, the old rectory of St. Mary, the 1916 Confirmation Class, the old convent, the interior of the church before the 1914 fire, the 1932 church interior, the Holy Name Society 1942-43, damage from the March 15, 1938 tornado, the Bell Tower, and more.

The History of St. Mary School is also included in the booklet along with pictures of the original school and more. There are group photos of the Grade School Classes of 1993-94.

Also included are the following: Noteworthy Events in St. Mary's History, Missionaries from the Parish, Pastors, Associate Pastors, Sons of St. Mary and Daughters of St. Mary's (religious vocations), Parish Groups and Ministers, paragraphs on parish organizations, a list of memorials, patrons, and friends.
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Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church Dedication October 30, 1955 Pardee Road Grantwood, Missouri - Published in 1955
Author Unknown
Publisher Unknown
City Grantwood
County St. Louis County Missouri
State Missouri
Price $10.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
This booklet gives a short history of the parish and contains photos of the inside/outside of church
along with some construction photos. There is a list of parish members and many ads from local businesses.

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Rebuild My Church-St. Anthony of Padua Parish in St. Louis, MO - Published in 1994
Author Nini Harris
Publisher Unknown
City St. Louis
County Missouri
State Missouri
Price $5.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
This booklet contains photos from the famous 1994 fire at St. Anthony of Padua
Parish in St. Louis, MO. There is a short one page history of St. Anthony Parish also.
The book also contains pages of ads of individuals, businesses, and parishes who
supported the rebuilding of the historic church.

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Remembrance 1850-1925 Diamond Jubilee of the German St. Vincent's Orphan Society in St. Louis, MO - Published in 1925
Author Committee
Publisher Unknown
City Normandy
County Missouri
State Missouri
Price $20.00 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)
Notes:
Historical Sketch of the German St. Vincent's Orphan Association
-Introduction - Catholic Orphanages in St. Louis
-Foundation of the German St. Vincent's Orphan
-The Second Cholera Epidemic - The Erection of a Chapel - The Home
-Losses by Fire - Three Pupils of the Home Ordained to the Priesthood
-Silver Jubilee of the Orphan Society - The Second Quarter Century
-The Golden Jubilee of the Society and Orphanage
-Death of Mother Theresa - First Confirmation Services-Building of the New Home
-Completion and Dedication of the New Home
-The Influenza Visits the Home - Various Large Donations - Many improvements in the Home
-Conclusions - Results - The Diamond Jubilee Hopes for the Future

Photos of the Home
Photos of large groups of children
Photo of interior Chapel

History of German St. Vincent Orphanage in German by Rev. John Rothensteiner

Photos of Interior of Home
List of Presidents and Secretaries of German St. Vincent's Orphan Home 1850-1925

Some baseball teams of the Home.
Former pupils our the Home who became priests.
Past
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Rev. Roy Gattis, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Alton, IL - Published in before 1940
Author Unknown
Publisher Unknown
City Alton
County Madison County Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico
State Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico
Price $10.00 (plus $3.50 postage and handling)
Notes:
This booklet from Grace United Methodist Church in Alton, Illinois has a
large photo of their pastor, Rev. Roy Gattis. It also includes a list of committees,
services, church officials, and more.

From the obit of Rev. William Roy Mathis Gattis
San Antonio Express dated 19 May 1940

Beeville, May 18.
Funeral Services for Rev. William Roy Mathis Gattis, 48, member of a prominent Live Oak family, were held this afternoon.

Rev. Gattis died May 15 at Winslow, Arizona where he had been a hospital patient for the past year. He was a native of Eastland County, Texas. He held Methodist pastorates at Kirksville, MO, Alton, IL, and Canton, MO prior to becoming ill and forced to move to New Mexico and Arizona for his health.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Thelma Gattis; a son, Roy Gattis of Kankakee, IL, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth of Santa Fe, New Mexico, four sisters, Mrs. Gracie Ault, Blackwell, Texas, Mrs. A. W. Kinkler of Clareville, Mrs. A. J. Kimball of Minteral and Mrs. Lester Lewis of Clareville, and five brothers, W. E. Gattis of Elgin, R. P. Gattis of Louisiana, Ernest Gattis of Port Arthur, T. L. Gattis of George West and Dee Gattis of Bellville.
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