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Guide to the Church and Cemetery Records: Chippewa County,​ WI,​ 1858-​1982

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Summary Information

Title: Church and Cemetery Records (Genealogical Society of Utah Project): Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Inclusive Dates: 1858-1982

Call Number: Eau Claire Micro 20

Quantity: 14 reels of microfilm (35mm) and 1 reel of microfilm (16mm)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. Abstract: Copies of records of numerous churches and cemeteries in Chippewa County, Wis., microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in cooperation with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Representing various denominations, the records usually consist of membership and sacramental record books.

Note: This collection is available only on microfilm. This microfilm was produced in 1982 by the Genealogical Society of Utah which holds the master negative.

Language: English

Search Terms/Subject Terms

  • Voecks Family
  • Baptist Church—Wisconsin
  • Catholic Church—Wisconsin
  • Congregational Church—Wisconsin
  • Episcopal Church—Wisconsin
  • Lutheran Church—Wisconsin
  • Methodist Church—Wisconsin
  • Presbyterian Church—Wisconsin
  • United Brethren in Christ—Wisconsin
  • United Church of Christ—Wisconsin
  • Cemeteries—Wisconsin—Chippewa County
  • Church records and registers—Wisconsin—Chippewa County
  • Chippewa County (Wis.)—Church history—Sources
  • Chippewa Falls (Wis.)—History
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Genealogical Dept.

Scope and Content Note

The Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) and the Wisconsin Historical Society cooperated in a project to borrow and film Wisconsin church and cemetery records of interest to genealogists. The project produced 311 reels of microfilm containing records from 32 Wisconsin counties, dating from the 1830s to the 1980s. Positive copies of the microfilm are available at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Area Research Centers; each location houses different portions of the collection.

The microfilm has been grouped according to county where the church or cemeteries are located and each county group has been assigned a unique call number. Due to the filming process, there is occasionally a record of a church or cemetery from a different county located on a reel of film predominantly of another county, but generally a reel of microfilm almost always contains only records of churches and cemeteries from one county. Each call number therefore represents records primarily of one county (call number “Milwaukee Micro 70” for Milwaukee county records for example). An exception is “Stout Micro 25” which contains records from both Dunn and Barron counties.

Accuracy of this finding aid is limited by readability of the film, completeness of the record, and staff knowledge of foreign languages and scripts. In-depth research into church history was not done by Archives staff. Some records do not name the church which created them; in those cases the information recorded by the filmer is used and often is the present custodian of the record. Missing information, particularly the “record type” in the reel lists, is due to the occasional necessity of working from camera operators' reports or other finding aids rather than from the film itself. Annotations and corrections can be forwarded to the Wisconsin Historical Society for inclusion in future versions of this finding aid.

A separate reel list finding aid is provided for each call number. The reel lists contain detailed information on types of records included and years covered. The reel lists also indicate the languages in which the records were written and the GSU film number, in the event that a duplicate needs to be ordered. The reel lists include brief descriptions of the record types (birth, baptism, marriage, etc.); this information was compiled from the film itself. Occasionally sections, especially languages and record types, were left blank when incomplete information was available.

Place Names

A few locations are not now governmental units but apparently were in use at the time the records were created. In cases where churches moved or merged, the record is still listed under only one location. Sometimes a single record contains information crossing county lines, especially in the case of missions or circuits. If exact location is not clear, rather than misled the user with a possibly incorrect place name, the more general location of just the county is used. Thus it is important for the user to be imaginative in searching for place names.

Church and Cemetery Names

Church names, if in a foreign language, are usually entered in the English form if doing so will bring all records for one church -- both before and after the church adopted English as its language. “Saint” is sometimes spelled out and sometimes abbreviated to “St.” making it necessary for the user to search both ways.

Denomination is listed as it appeared in the records with no additional research done on denominational changed that have occurred in the 150-year scope of this collection. Thus lines are not always exact between, for example, Methodist and Methodist Episcopal or Evangelical Lutheran and Lutheran. In some cases the present denomination is indicated for a church that has changed through the years. For example, United Church of Christ may indicate churches which were formerly Congregational or Evangelical and Reformed. Some knowledge of church history is useful to the user. A denomination could not be determined for some records.

Administrative/Restriction Information

Use Restrictions: Copies may be purchased by libraries or other research organizations, with the written consent of the custodial congregation, from the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Acquisition Information: The original records were loaned for copying by their custodians and were returned when copying was completed. Accession Number: M82-500

Processing Information: Processed by Ann Hokanson and Natalie Tinkham.

Content List

Reel/Items 1/1 Calvary & Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, 1870-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: names, dates, tombstone inscriptions Languages: English
GSU Number: 1308940
Reel/Items 2/1 Christ Zion Episcopal Church, 1870-1882
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/2 Christ Zion Episcopal Church, 1883-1909
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/3 Christ Zion Episcopal Church, 1909-1939
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/4 Christ Zion Episcopal Church, 1913-1961
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/5 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1858-1869
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Church Register
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/6 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1869-1888
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 2/7 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1889-1903
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316579
Reel/Items 3/1 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1904-1915
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316580
Reel/Items 3/2 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1915-1937
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316580
Reel/Items 3/3 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1869-1899
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls.
Record types: burials
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316580
Reel/Items 3/4 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1904-1931
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: burials
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316580
Reel/Items 3/5 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1869-1899
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: marriage
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316580
Reel/Items 4/1 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1899-1946
Note: See also Reel 6, Item 5.
Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: marriage
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/2 Church of Christ, 1893-1921
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/3 Zion United Methodist Church, 1864-1929
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/4 Zion United Methodist Church
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Emmanuel Cemetery Plat
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/5 Zion Lutheran Church, 1862-1881
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/6 Zion Lutheran Church, 1899-1950
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/7 Zion Lutheran Church, 1862-1980
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 4/8 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1887-1940
Note Continued on next reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Church records
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316581
Reel/Items 5/1 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1887-1940
Note Continued from last reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: church records continued
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/2 First United Presbyterian Church, 1868-1932
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/3 First United Presbyterian Church, 1886-1940
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/4 First United Presbyterian Church, 1855-1980
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/5 Trinity United Methodist, 1870-1889
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/6 Trinity United Methodist, 1889-1906
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/7 Trinity United Methodist, 1907-1977
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/8 Trinity United Methodist, 1893-1920
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/9 Trinity United Methodist, 1917-1940
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/10 Central Lutheran Church, 1876-1893
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 5/11 Central Lutheran Church, 1894-1911
Note Continued on next reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316582
Reel/Items 6/1 Central Lutheran Church, 1894-1911
Note Continued from last reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/2 Central Lutheran Church, 1912-1933
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/3 Central Lutheran Church, 1876-1936
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/4 Effata Lutheran Church, 1886-1911
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Badger Mills
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/5 Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1885-1886
Note: See also Reels 2-4. Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: church census
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/6 Chippewa Falls History, 1937-1938
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Souvenir Booklet
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/7 English Lutheran Church, 1913-1961
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Bateman
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/8 Big Drywood Norwegian Lutheran, 1912-1939
Note: See also Reel 8, Item 4. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Goetz
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/9 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1885-1910
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/10 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1885-1980
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Stanley
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/11 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1911-1917
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/12 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1892-1910
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 6/13 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1911-1926
Note Continued on next reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316583
Reel/Items 7/1 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1911-1926
Note Continued from last reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Stanley
Record types: Continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/2 Eidsvold Lutheran Church, 1898-1921
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Thorp
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/3 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1900-1938
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Aurora
Record types: Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/4 Evergreen Cemetery, 1900-1982
Note Formerly known as Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery. Denomination:
Place name: Delmar
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/5 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1917-1982
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Cornell
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/6 Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1916-1959
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Birch Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/7 Trinity Lutheran Church, 1912-1982
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Keystone (Cleveland)
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 7/8 First Presbyterian, 1913-1954
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Cornell
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316584
Reel/Items 8/1 Bohemian Cemetery, 1902-1955
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Arthur
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316586
Reel/Items 8/2 Union Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Goetz
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316586
Reel/Items 8/3 Voecks Family Records, 1844-1920
Note: Denomination:
Place name:
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316586
Reel/Items 8/4 Big Drywood Norwegian Lutheran, 1870-1982
Note: See also Reel 6, Item 8. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Goetz
Record types: cemetery records
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316586
Reel/Items 8/5 Edson Union Cemetery, 1883-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Boyd
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316586
Reel/Items 9/1 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1915-1935
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Cornell
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/2 Holcombe Cemetery, 1907-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Lake Holcombe
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/3 Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1907-1982
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Cornell
Record types: cemetery records
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/4 United Methodist Church, 1899-1982
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Bloomer
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/5 Saint John's Catholic Church, 1905-1982
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Bloomer
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/6 First Congregational Church, 1868-1910
Note: Denomination: Congregational
Place name: Bloomer
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/7 First Congregational Church, 1909-1923
Note: Denomination: Congregational
Place name: Bloomer
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 9/8 Bloomer City Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note Continued on next reel. Denomination:
Place name: Bloomer
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316587
Reel/Items 10/1 Bloomer City Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note Continued from last reel. Denomination:
Place name: Bloomer
Record types: Continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/2 Faith Lutheran of Running Valley, 1876-1895
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Howard
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/3 Faith Lutheran of Running Valley, 1895-1964
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Howard
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/4 Saint Mary's Cemetery, 1900-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/5 Oakland Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/6 Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 1900-1911
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Stanley
Record types: church records
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/7 Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 1900-1968
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Stanley
Record types: marriage
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 10/8 Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 1900-1935
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Stanley
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316588
Reel/Items 11/1 Saint Ann's Catholic Church, 1910-1924
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 11/2 First Presbyterian Church, 1900-1930
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Stanley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 11/3 Unity Presbyterian Church, 1907-1920
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Brownville (Colburn)
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 11/4 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1914-1940
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Boyd
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 11/5 Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 1916-1946
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Wilson
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 11/6 Sacred Heart Edson Parish, 1883-1913
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Edson?
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316589
Reel/Items 12/1 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1875-1929
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316590
Reel/Items 12/2 Saint Charles' Catholic Church, 1885-1982
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: burials
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316590
Reel/Items 12/3 Forest Hills Cemetery, 1897-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Cemetery Record Index (incomplete) Languages:
GSU Number: 1316590
Reel/Items 12/4 Forest Hills Cemetery, 1851-1982
Note Continued on next reel. Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Records
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316590
Reel/Items 13/1 Forest Hills Cemetery, 1851-1982
Note Continued from last reel. Denomination:
Place name: Chippewa Falls
Record types: Records continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316591
Reel/Items 14/1 Tillinghast Cemetery, 1890-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Sampson
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316592
Reel/Items 14/2 Seventh Day Baptist Church, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: New Auburn
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316592
Reel/Items 14/3 Maple Grove Church of The Brethren, 1888-1922
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Edson
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316592
Reel/Items 14/4 Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1883-1930
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Cadott
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316592
Reel/Items 15/1 Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church, 1861-1875
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Wheaton
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316585
Reel/Items 15/2 Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church, 1876-1904
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Wheaton
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316585
Reel/Items 15/3 Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church, 1904-1931
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Wheaton
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316585

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