St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church Eagle Lake
Beecher, Will Co., IL
RR 2 (Eagle Lake Road)
Beecher, IL 60401
Churchbook Extractions - Updated Jan. 2001
Transcribed/ Edited by Karen Rowe and Edwin Friedrich.
Baptisms 1854-1876 Albers to Kurtz
Baptisms 1854-1876 Lages to Zarn
Baptisms 1877-1910 Adolph to Luecke
Baptisms 1877-1910 Martens to Zarn
Confirmations 1855-1909 A to Kurtz
Confirmations 1855-1909 Lages to Zarn
Deaths 1855-1910 Albers to Luke
Deaths 1855-1910 Maier - Zarn
The St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation was organized late in 1854
as a daughter congregation of Zion (now Trinity) Lutheran Church of Crete, Illinois.
Their first church was located on Bemis Road in Crete Township not far from the Ilinois-Indiana
State line. In 1866 the church was moved about 2 miles south to its present location on
Eagle Lake Road in the northeast corner of Washington Township, just across the border
from Crete Township.
Information from the 1854-1954 Centennial Booklet
First Baptism: 20 OCT 1854 Maria Klaus born 20 AUG 1854, daughter of Heinrich Klaus and Wilhelmine Battermann.
First Confirmation 1855: John Christoph Behrens, Christoph Hasenjaeger, John Grupe, Catherine Seehausen, Maria Grages.
First Burial Entry: Henry Wilhelm Tatge, son of Conrad Tatge, died February 1, 1855 and was buried Feb. 4, 1855.
Rev. W. Gustav Polack I
26 SEP 1854 to AUG 1868
Born near Berlin, Germany 30 APR 1825
To America 1840
Served the Trinity Congregation at White Oak, near Cincincati, OH until 1851.
Installed by Rev. Selle of St. Paul's Church, Chicago.
Left Illinois to Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, MO for 11 years.
Died in Kansas 05 SEP 1898
Rev. Jacob F. Nuoffer
MAR 1869 to APR 1885
Died 01 NOV 1892
Came from the Ohio Synod.
Rev. Carl Brauer
JUN 1885 to 24 AUG 1911
Born 21 DEC 1854 at Addison, IL
Died 14 MAY 1936 at River Forest, IL
Rev. Richard D. Piehler
01 NOV 1911 to 14 MAR 1938
From Klinger, Bremer Co., IA in 1911
Died 14 MAR 1938 Eagle Lake, IL
Rev. Carl F. Selle
25 SEP 1938 to 21 MAY 1947
From Reedsburg, WI in 1938
Released to Blue Island, IL in 1947
Rev. Walter J. Link
30 AUG 1947 to 13 JAN 1952
From Menno, SD in 1947
Released to Sutherland, IA in 1952