West Twin Grove Christian Church

Bloomington, Illinois

Membership and Board Meetings, 1847-1908

Contributed by Gerald W. Kattke

Naperville, Illinois

Copyright 1992 to Present



ABOUT THIS BOOK

As described in the preface below, Jerry Kattke transcribed the West Twin Grove Christian Church's church book in 1992. The West Twin Grove Christian Church is approximately halfway between Bloomington and Danvers. Copies of the above mentioned book can be found at the McLean County Historical Society in Bloomington, Illinois; the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the Wheaton, Illinois public library; the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Nashville, Tennessee; or on microfilm (number 1697768 item 12) at your local branch of the LDS Family History Library.


PREFACE

My initial examination of this old church record book revealed a broken binding, deteriorating paper, and badly faded ink. So I suggested that the book be captured in print while it was still possible, and, of course, I was given the task. I have attempted to recreate the book as accurately as possible; I have not tried to maintain the original page layout, but punctuation, capitalization, and spelling have been preserved to the best of my ability. Occasionally I have added my own comments in square brackets [like this] where something was too faded to read or I felt the need to provide the reader with some information not written in the original book. I have also added an index which was not, of course, part of the original church record book. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Simpson of Bloomington, Illinois for making the original book available.

Gerald W. Kattke

Naperville, Illinois

1992


[the following two items were taped inside the front cover of the book]

This book was given to Betty Prosser 1977 by Mrs Dorothy Hardwick. found in her mothers attic after her death. Her mother was Lib Johnson Mann wife of Bob Mann.

Betty Johnson Prosser Daughter of Maude Simmons Johnson and Walter Richard Johnson

The West Twin church is the oldest church organizations in the county.

The church was organized in 1841 by the R. J Robeson at the home of Samuel Barker with 25 charter members. They met + held regular services in the home untill in 1848 when the first meeting house was built at the present location on an acre of land belonging at that time to one of the Johnsons. It was a hewed frame building. the congregation continued their religious services in this building untill the community increased in population + a larger building was needed. the second church was built in 1864 a one room frame building all material being brought from Chicago (Present building was built in 1912).

[written in pencil, upside down, on the inside front cover; very badly faded]

Minutes of a meeting held [illegible] 1880 by the congregation of [illegible].

first the case of George R. Johnson. More labor be expended. Henry girls be notified to come forward against the next meeting and make the proper amends or the brethren would withhold from them. Also the young brethren Bey Beelers & Frank Henry Benj Beeler & wife & son Henry be labored with more.

Church Record of the Christian Church of Twin Grove McLean County Illinois.

Being a True Transcript from the Old Record. Compared by


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Members - pages 2-24

Deacons - page 25

Elders - page 26

Meeting Minutes - pages 27-56


INDEX

Click on the first letter of the surname you are researching, in order to be taken to that letter. The surname is followed by the page number(s) where it appears in the book.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P R S T V W Y
Allison 5, 6, 18-21, 44
Anderson 7, 8, 12, 14, 17, 21
Artice 44
Artis 4, 5, 19-21, 43, 44
Artist 18
Baker 23, 25, 54
Baner 11
Banner 21, 22
Barclay 20, 55
Barham 3
Barker 1
Barkley 7, 8, 22
Beeler 1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 21, 23, 53, 54
Beelers 1
Bell 16, 17
Benjamin 2
Benjamine 15
Bethel 12, 13
Bivens 11
Black 15
Boid 14
Bower 19
Brambwell 19
Bramwell 3, 7, 9
Branard 10
Brandenburg 2, 4, 6, 9, 16, 17, 19, 20
Brandenburgh 12, 13
Brant 8, 21
Broadstone 10, 12
Broadus 6
Brooks 4
Brown 9, 11
Burgess 31, 32
Bush 15
Calhoun 24
Camer 4
Campbell 30
Camper 22
Chatterton 11, 12
Chism 20
Clark 3, 6
Clay 15
Clinton 6
Conrad 6
Cranford 25
Crawford 4-6, 9, 26
Crewson 30, 31
Crumbaugh 12
Darst 7, 15, 19
Deal 20
Deisher 23
Dickin 6, 25
Disher 17
Douglas 21
Drewe 14
Dunaway 10
Dunlap 8
Eicher 15
Elmore 32
Emerson 6
Emmerson 13
Enfield 7
Enlow 2, 3, 6, 10, 19-21, 25-27, 31, 40, 41, 45, 50-54
Eubanks 6
Eulow 4
Fleetwood 6, 9, 11-13, 22
Fletcher 17
Flower 17
Foresythe 8
Foster 15
Freeman 13, 14, 17
Funk 13
Fuqua 21, 23, 24, 54
Garner 15
Gilmore 16
Greer 24
Gregory 6
Griffith 49
Grimes 5
Hall 3, 8, 12, 17, 19-21, 23, 24, 34, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 49
Harbord 2, 5, 6, 8, 27, 31
Harbow 14
Hardwick 1
Harmon 13
Harrison 3, 4, 6, 10, 25, 31
Harry 2
Hatten 15
Havens 7
Hay 2, 8, 17, 19, 20, 26, 32-38
Hays 2, 12
Henry 3, 4, 11-14, 21, 23, 24, 55
Henshaw 3, 42, 43
Hicks 4
Hill 4, 10, 13, 17-21, 23-26, 33-36, 38, 40, 42, 43, 46-55
Hinshaw 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, 16, 19-21, 23, 25-27, 30-33, 35-38, 43, 44, 47-53, 56
Hodler 24
Holcomb 5
Hough 19
Houghman 5, 7
Howell 9
Hoysradt 24, 55
Hubbard 23, 24
Hudson 5, 9
Huff 11
Iker 13
Johnson 1-7, 9, 10, 12-16, 18-27, 33-36, 38-52, 54
Johnston 3
Kelley 2, 3
Kenedy 4
Kennedy 4
Kent 19
King 16, 48, 51
Krach 20
Lacy 17, 20, 22
Lane 7
Langley 5
Lantz 24
Lee 6, 10, 11, 16, 20, 21
Linsey 17, 37
Linzey 34, 38
Littleton 11
Louis 13
Lowe 11, 12
Lucas 3
Madder 23
Magarity 15
Marlen 20, 22
Marlin 3, 10, 11, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 34, 35
Marlow 2, 11, 43, 56
Martin 4, 19, 27
Maurer 21
Maxfield 7
Mayers 7
McClure 6
McCollum 5, 6
McCorkle 31, 32
McKown 24, 55
McManis 31, 32
McWhorter 3
Micken 9
Million 23
Minier 33, 35, 42, 46
Mitchell 6, 10, 12-16, 20, 22
Morgan 13, 14
Morice 15
Morris 11
Moss 13
Mulinicks 17
Muncell 15
Munell 37
Munsell 2, 3, 5, 6, 15, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30-38, 40-45, 47, 49-51, 55, 56
Music 13, 25, 33, 37, 56
Myers 17, 21, 23, 34
Myres 20, 21
Nace 19
Newsom 3
Newton 5
Nightwine 8
Owen 8, 13, 30
Park 4
Paul 4, 6, 13
Perkins 32
Perry 2, 4, 6-8, 10-12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 36, 38, 40-42, 44-46, 56
Pery 32, 33
Platt 12-14, 18, 20, 23, 26
Plutt 56
Polk 10
Prichard 14
Prosser 1
Pullen 15
Reagen 16
Remby 17
Rethford 5
Rhenie 24
Rhoad 43
Rhoads 45, 46
Rhodes 20, 25, 47
Rice 46
Richard 15
Ring 46
Ringold 7, 8
Robeson 1
Rockhold 4, 19, 21, 23, 36
Rockold 4
Rogers 9
Roggers 9
Romp 23
Rood 5
Ross 2, 3, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 30-32
Roswell 23, 25, 26
Rowell 10
Russell 43-46
Salisbury 2
Schick 30, 32
Sexton 22, 55
Sherbine 5
Short 2, 4, 8, 9, 14, 16, 19-22, 26, 35, 37, 38, 42, 43
Shutt 17
Sigler 20, 23
Simmons 1-4, 7-9, 11, 14, 15, 18-23, 25, 26, 34, 48-50
Simons 11
Sirrine 14-17, 19
Sirvine 7
Skeen 10, 11
Smith 17, 20
Snodgrass 14, 16, 17
Sommers 23
Southgate 23, 52-55
Stagner 34, 35
Stanley 24
Stanly 24
Stanwood 8
Stiger 2-4, 11, 12, 14, 17, 21, 43
Stone 24
Stout 2, 3, 16, 34, 37, 38
Strickland 3
Subke 23, 52-55
Sullivan 23
Surdam 8, 11
Taylor 7, 19, 23, 34
Thomas 9, 10
Trader 10
Van Gorder 7
Vandervede 34
Walters 24
Ward 2, 10, 16, 25, 26, 30-32
Warlow 2-4, 10, 17, 19, 20, 25, 30
Webb 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19-23, 25-27, 32-36, 40, 41, 43-45, 47-54
Welb 15
Welthy 20
Wesmoreland 20
Westmoreland 10
Wetmoorland 11
Wilkins 14, 21
Williams 11
Williamson 5
Willys 23
Witty 50
Wood 11, 20, 23
Woodard 16
Woodward 8, 16
Wyatt 3, 19
York 37-39, 46




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