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Guide to the Church and Cemetery Records: Eau Claire County,​ WI,​ 1857-​1982

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Summary Information

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

Inclusive Dates: 1857-1982

Call Number: Eau Claire Micro 21

Quantity: 16 reels of microfilm (35mm)

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 Eau Claire 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

  • Baptist Church—Wisconsin
  • Catholic Church—Wisconsin
  • Congregational Church—Wisconsin
  • Episcopal Church—Wisconsin
  • Lutheran Church—Wisconsin
  • Methodist Church—Wisconsin
  • Presbyterian Church—Wisconsin
  • Cemeteries—Wisconsin—Eau Claire County
  • Church Records and registers—Wisconsin—Eau Claire County
  • Eau Claire County (Wis.)—Church history—Sources
  • 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: M82-501

Processing Information

Processed by Ann Hokanson and Natalie Tinkham.

Contents List

Reel/Item 1/1 Grace Lutheran Church, 1869-1902
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/2 Grace Lutheran Church, 1903-1974
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/3 Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1876-1974
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Lincoln
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/4 St. John's Lutheran Church, 1864-1883
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/5 St. John's Lutheran Church, 1884-1906
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/6 St. John's Lutheran Church, 1907-1963
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 1/7 St. John's Lutheran Church
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316546
Reel/Item 2/1 Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1875-1982
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Pleasantville
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/2 Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1887-1961
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Clear Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/3 Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1904-1982
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Foster
Record types:
Languages: GSU
Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/4 First Baptist Church, 1861-1874
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/5 First Baptist Church, 1876-1894
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/6 First Baptist Church, 1894-1936
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 2/7 First Baptist Church, 1904-1915
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316547
Reel/Item 3/1 Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1876-1948
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/2 North (Second) Presbyterian Church, 1897-1957
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/3 North Presbyterian Church, 1916-1957
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/4 Truax Congregational Church, 1896-1982
Note: Denomination: Congregational
Place name: Wheaton
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/5 Truax Congregational Church, 1895-1980
Note: Denomination: Congregational
Place name: Wheaton
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/6 Brunswick Cemetery, 1870-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Brunswick
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/7 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1896-1908
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 3/8 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1880-1908
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316548
Reel/Item 4/1 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1896-1907
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 4/2 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1883-1896
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: baptism
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 4/3 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1908-1924
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: baptism, marriage, deaths
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 4/4 St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery, 1870-1882
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Seymour
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 4/5 First Presbyterian Church, 1857-1899
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 4/6 First Presbyterian Church, 1899-1929
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316549
Reel/Item 5/1 First Presbyterian Church, 1899-1929
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: Continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/2 First Presbyterian Church, 1900-1947
Note: Denomination: Presbyterian
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/3 Christ Church Cathedral, 1870-1885
Note Includes some records of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Altoona. Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/4 Christ Church Cathedral, 1886-1895
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/5 Christ Church Cathedral, 1895-1914
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/6 Christ Church Cathedral, 1914-1957
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/7 Christ Church Cathedral, 1909-1937
Note: Denomination: Episcopal
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: marriage
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 5/8 Grace Lutheran Church, 1910-1924
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316550
Reel/Item 6/1 Grace Lutheran Church, 1910-1924
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: Continuation
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316551
Reel/Item 6/2 Zion Cemetery, 1890-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Pleasant Valley
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316551
Reel/Item 6/3 Trinity Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316551
Reel/Item 6/4 Jewish Cemetery, 1860-1982
Note: Denomination: Judaism
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316551
Reel/Item 6/5 Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316551
Reel/Item 7/1 Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1880-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316552
Reel/Item 7/2 Lutheran Cemetery, 1880-1982, A-J
Note Continued on Reel 12. Denomination; Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316552
Reel/Item 8/1 United Methodist Church, 1870-1886
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/2 United Methodist Church, 1887-1896
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/3 United Methodist Church, 1896-1902
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/6 United Methodist Church, 1903-1912
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/5 United Methodist Church, 1907-1951
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta'
Record types: Marriages
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/6 United Methodist Church, 1913-1928
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/7 Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1885-1947
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/8 Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 1904-1943
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Altoona
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/9 United Methodist Church, 1878-1885
Note Re: Lake Street Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/10 United Methodist Church, 1886-1898
Note Re: Lake Street Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 8/11 United Methodist Church, 1891-1903
Note Re: First Methodist Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316553
Reel/Item 9/1 United Methodist Church, 1899-1906
Note Re: Lake Street Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/2 United Methodist Church, 1912-1916
Note Re: Lake Street Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/3 United Methodist Church, 1898-1920
Note Re: Altoona Charge. Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/4 United Methodist Church, 1906-1912
Note Re: Lake Street Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/5 United Methodist Church, 1902-1908
Note Re: First Methodist Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/6 United Methodist Church, 1910-1920
Note Re: First Methodist Church. Denomination: Methodist Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316554
Reel/Item 9/7 Epiphany Lutheran Church, 1893-1947
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316544
Reel/Item 10/1 Drammen Lutheran Church, 1886-1945
Note Also see Item 4 on this reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Drammen
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 10/2 Pleasant Valley Norwegian Lutheran, 1886-1922
Note Also see Item 4 on this reel. Denomination: Lutheran Place name: Drammen
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 10/3 Porter's Mills Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran, 1884- 1921
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Brunswick
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 10/4 Pleasant Valley/Drammen Churches, 1973-1982
Note Also see Items 1 and 2 on this reel. Denomination: Place name: Drammen
Record types: history
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 10/5 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1874-1885
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 10/6 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1874-1888
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316593
Reel/Item 11/1 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1888-1920
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316594
Reel/Item 11/2 Saint John's Lutheran Church, 1919-1974
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316594
Reel/Item 11/3 First Baptist Church, 1874-1899
Note: Denomination: Baptist
Place name: Augusta
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316594
Reel/Item 12/1 United. Methodist Church, 1886-1923
Note: Denomination: Methodist
Place name: Fairchild
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 12/2 East Side Cemetery, 1870-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Augusta?
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 12/3 West Side Cemetery, 1870-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Augusta?
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 12/4 Forest Hill Cemetery, 1900-1930
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 12/5 Forest Hill Cemetery, 1880-1920
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 12/6 Lutheran Cemetery, 1880-1982, J-W
Note Continued from Reel 7. Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316595
Reel/Item 13/1 Lutheran Cemetery, 1880-1982, W-Z
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316596
Reel/Item 13/2 Saint Patrick's Cemetery, 1880-1982, A-R
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316596
Reel/Item 14/1 Saint Patrick's Cemetery, 1880-1982, R-Z
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316597
Reel/Item 15/1 Trinity Lutheran Church, 1892-1943
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316598
Reel/Item 15/2 St. James' Lutheran Church, 1884-1943
Note For history, see the previous item on this reel. Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Fall Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316598
Reel/Item 15/3 St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, 1884-1905
Note: Denomination: Lutheran
Place name: Ludington
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316598
Reel/Item 15/4 First Congregational Church, 1857-1941
Note: Denomination: Congregational
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316598
Reel/Item 16/1 Thompson Valley Cemetery Assoc., 1857-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Bridge Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599
Reel/Item 16/2 Union Cemetery Association, 1896-1982
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Clear Creek
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599
Reel/Item 16/3 Plymouth United Church of Christ, 1890-1891
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599
Reel/Item 16/4 Plymouth United Church of Christ, 1899-1918
Note: Denomination:
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599
Reel/Item 16/5 Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, 1865-1884
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types:
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599
Reel/Item 16/6 Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, 1900-1947
Note: Denomination: Catholic
Place name: Eau Claire
Record types: interments
Languages:
GSU Number: 1316599

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