Illinois Genealogy Trails

Saint John's UCC Church and Cemetery

St. John's Church

Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois

Transcribed by Jeana Gallagher

A chief promoter in the erection of St. Johns United Church of Christ Church was Johann (John Frederick) Horntrop. It was, in fact, known as "The Horntrop Church" among the older generation. John Horntrop was the first burial in the Church cemetery. His stone towers over the rest on the east side of the cemetery.

Monument of Johann Frederick Horntrop

Wife of Johann Horntrop, Cathrine L. nee Krueger

Monument of Johann (John)  F. Horntrop

Monument of Cathrine L. Krueger Horntrop

SUNDMACKER

Henry b. 8 Jan. 1869 d. 5 July 1947 Father

Clara b. 3 May 1881 d. 21 July 1952 Mother

Erma b. 20 Jan. 1905 d. 11 Jan. 1987 Daughter

HOHMAN

Fritz 1863-1944 Father

Carolina 1869-1943 Mother

MEINDERS

Louis b. 14 September 1898 d. 11 Jan. 1983

Effie b. 10 Jan. 1896 d. 4 August 1973

HORNTROP

Blanche b. 13 March 1922 Sister

Elmer b. 11 March 1924 d. 18 June 1982 Brother

Henry H. PFC US Army WWI b. 8 Dec. 1894 d. 4 August 1975

MESCHER

Byron Wayne PVT US Army Vietnam b. 26 October 1950 d. 3 April 1997

Diane b. 23 August 1952

Also on stone: Parents of Dacia, Beth and Andrew

HORNTROP

Verona b. 3 September 1900 d. 22 July 1978

Henry b. 8 December 1894 d. 4 August 1975

HORNTROP

Howard G. b. 1 March 1931 d. 1 August 1954

Lester, son of Albert and M. b. 11 Feb. 1925 Age 2 days

Wilma Lee, daughter of Albert and M. b. 9 October 1926 d. 15 October 1927

Infant Daughter of Albert and M. b. & d. 13 June 1928

Minnie, wife of Albert b. 13 March 1897 d. 14 June 1931

BRUGGER

Elmer b. 25 October 1921 d. 20 January 1926, child of Fred and Margaret

Gussie b. 11 October 1918 d. 6 March 1919, child of Fred and Margaret

Fred b. 1 May 1889 d. 2 January 1976, married 3 January 1918

Margaret b. 29 November 1898 d. 2 July 1994

HORNTROP

Carl W., Sr. 1906-1975

Mary E. 1909-1974

HORNTROP

Louis 1880-1951

Augusta 1886-1940

PHILLIPS

Esther 1923-1996

Truman 1911-1961

BRINKER

Florence b. 18 September 1919 d. 23 January 1944

lloyd D. b. 16 March 1917

DUNN

Anna Laura b. 9 October 1917

Ward b. 5 Feb. 1915 d. 14 January 1991 - married 16 October 1935

DUMMEIER

August 1889 - 1960 - married May 1911

Lena 1893 - 1982

DUMMEIER

C. W. 13 June 1920 - 8 July 1966

HUTTEMAN

Sophia 18 April 1862 - 3 Feb. 1919 - Mother

Harmon 26 Oct. 1861 - 18 April 1941 - Father

Illegible Stone in Ground

Illegible Stone

KRAPER

C. S. Amelia 15 November 1861 - 24 April 1901 - Aged 39 years 5 months 9 days

John 2 March 1857 - 24 Nov. 1938

HORNTROP

Mabel 1900 -

Louis F. 1891 - 1959

MITTENDORF

Anna S. 1875 - 1939

George H. 1868 - 1944

MESCHER

Loyd C. - IL M.Sgt. 87 MECE Cav. Recon. Sq. WW II PH

19 October 1915 - 19 December 1969

ECKENBERG

Velma 9 Nov. 1926 -

Carl W. 29 Oct. 1918 - 12 March 1985 - married 1 Jan. 1947

ECKENBERG

Hannah F. K. 1881 - 1932 - Mother

HenryW. 1877 - 1960 Father

ECKENBERG

Chris 1860 - 1942

ECKENBERG

Naomi R. 10 October 1901 - 6 July 1988

Frank W. 23 Sept. 1901 - 3 October 1991

Infant Stone

ECKENBERG ? died 1898

HORNTROP

Sophia 11 June 1967 - 9 July 1938 - Mother

William 30 March 1864 - 22 June 1932 - Father

Small Stone - Illegible, but is in Horntrop family circle, possibly reads:

Amelia, daughter of William and Sophia

HORNTROP

John F. 28 August 1828 - 7 Marz 1898

Catherine 6 Dec 1828 - 21 Marz 1922

HORNTROP

Alvena 28 Feb. 1889 - 11 May 1967

Edd 28 Dec. 1885 - 23 August 1973

HORNTROP

John 8 August 1875 - 3 July 1932 - Father

HORNTROP

Caroline 8 Jan. 1883 - 13 Feb. 1958 - Mother

Lucille, Daughter

HOGAN

Melva Brinker Hogan 16 Nov. 1924 - 26 Jan. 1944

BRINKER

Irvin F. 4 Sept. 1892 - 21 Dec. 1985 - Father

Leona H. 12 Dec. 1894 - 10 Sept. 1957 - Mother

TILKER

Ora - Wife 1914 - 1987

TILKER

Lawrence H. IL PFC Co. D 800 Mil. Police BN WWII

16 Sept. 1916 - 11 Sept. 1965

LOVERKAMP - Family Stone (Loverkamp individual family stones below)

Ruby 1910 - 1912

Edd 1906 - 1983

Lula 1903 - 1943

Reka H. 1873 - 1963 - Mother (nee Horntrop)

Fred J. 1873 - 1948 - Father

HORNTROP

Ray F. 29 March 1917 - 1 April 1917

HORNTROP

Alvena S. 20 Feb. 1893 - 30 Nov. 1971

George F. 22 Oct. 1888 - 27 June 1971

HORNTROP

Alice 10 March 1891 - 23 Sept. 1909

DITTERLINE

Ethel P. 1906 -

Thomas V. 1896 - 1967

WETHERINGTON

Jack 27 Jan. 1930 - 29 Jan. 1930

FISCHER

Oscar Clay 10/1902 - 18 Aug. 1913

ECKENBERG

J. W. 30 Sept. 1847 - 3 June 1912

Caroline F., his wife 8 Aug. 1850 - 19 Nov. 1920

ECKENBERG

F. Will 1891 - 1972

Ethel 1890 - 1974

FISCHER

Alvena 1867 - 1955 - Mother

Blucher 1861 - 1934 - Father

FISCHER

Carl Frederich Wilhelm 21 Dec. 1817 - 25 June 1907 - Father

HORNTROP Stone

MESCHER

Minnie 1869 - 1935 - Mother

August 1858 - 1929 - Father

MESCHER

Amos S. Sgt. US Army WWII 1913 - 1990

MESCHER

Arlie Richard Infant son of Amos and Esther 2 - 19 - 1948

BRUGGER

J. H. 9 Jan. 1866? - 5 Oct. 1898

BRUGGER

Emma 28? Oct. 1864 - 5 Feb. 1928

LAIRD

Earl F. Tec 3 US Army WWII 14 Dec. 1918 - 16 Feb. 1993

LAIRD

Daughter of Flora and George Laird Born and Died 24 March 1910

DUMMEIER

Emma S. 8 Sept. 1889 - 21 Dec. 1961

Harold G. 19 Aug. 1889 - 22 Oct. 1968

TEITLOFF

Charles W. 17 July 1842 - 29 Aug. 1898, Aged 56 years 1 month and 12 days

Clemetine 22 Jan. 1847 - no death date listed

BUSCLAS Family Stone

No Stone - plain marker

Charlene STRATEMEYER 1936 - 1998

Simon BUSCLAS 1906 - 1924

Infant son BUSCLAS 1909

Mother - Mary C. BUSCLAS 1866 - 1922

Father Barney BUSCLAS 1864 - 1959

SHELTON

Mother - Imogene Brenton 26 Dec. 1864 - 10 Feb. 1905

Father - John Henry 5 Sept. 1852 - 19 July 1939

Wilhelminia, infant daughter of John and Imogene Shelton

24 Jan. 1894 - 25? June 1896

LAIRD

Fern 23 Aug. 1915 - 9 Nov. 1915

John Wm. 23 Feb. 1907 - 8 Feb. 1969

EICKHOLZ

Father - Theodore F. 13 Oct. 1911 - 18 Aug 1996

Mother - Thelma L. 3 Aug 1916 -

LAIRD

George 8 Nov. 1880 - 18 Aug. 1969

Flora 6 Oct. 1883 - 17 Oct. 1966

MESCHER

Otis 19 Aug. 1922 - 15 Dec. 1940

Clara 23 Sept. 1890 - 26 July 1925

Herman 19 Apr 1882 - 3 Feb. 1954

Illegible Stone, possibly BUILDTMAN?

CLARK

Paul Edward 24 July 1911 -

Lillie Melcher 29 Jan 1911 - 25 Jan. 1987

BREMER

Raymond B. 8 Apr 1924 - 28 Jan. 1996 - married 26 Dec. 1957

Mary Helen 6 Mar. 1927 -

military stone Raymond Barney Bremer Sgt. US Army Korea

WEHRMEIER

Leon C. 1924 - 1953

Martha 1927 -

WEHRMEIER

Edward 1888 - 1919 - Father

Lydia 1895 - 1988 - Mother

REINKING

Lou Anna Lee 23 June 1940 - 23 June 1940

Joseph C. PVT US Army WWII 20 Dec. 1910 - 6 Feb. 1980

WEHRMEIR

Charles 1896 - 1982

Agnes 1898 - 1972

SUNDMACKER

Ferdinand 1864 - 1939 - Father

Mary R. 1873 - 1962 - Mother

HORNTROP

Lloyd H. 27 June 1918 - 27 Mar 2000 - married 1 Sept 1940

Ruby A. 25 Dec. 1921 -

BRUGGER

Harrison 1 Mar 1892 - 12 June 1969

Dora 19 Oct. 1895 - 20 Oct. 1994

The following all enclosed in a family plot:

HOHMAN

Gus J. 1895 - 1978 - married 8 Feb. 1917

Lydia A. 1895 - 1963

son of Gus and Lydia 10 June ----

son of Gus and Lydia 20 Sept. 1918

HOHMAN

Wilson 1915 - 1952

Aline 1918 -

MOLLER

Henry 5 Apr 1882 - 29 June 1962

Amanda 3 Dec 1889 - 14 Feb 1969

MOLLER

Albert 4 Oct 1907 - maried 15 Aug 1936

Pearl 4 Feb. 1911 -

BLUGGE?

Son of died 4 ? 189?, Age 1 month 20 days

Karl Wilhelm 5 May 1896? - 24 Feb. 1896? Age 9 months 19 days

BRUGGER

H. W. 31 Mar 1858 - 20 Oct. 1944

Julia, his wife, 7 Dec. 1861 - 17 July 1925

Small Stone that says J. B.

HOHMAN

Edward H. 14 Dec 1886 - 13 Feb. 1969

Anna L. 8 Mar 1890 - 26 Nov 1975

(End Family Plot)

HILGEMAN Family Stone

Viola C. REINEKING 6 Nov 1919 - 18 June 1988

Clara HILGEMAN 1898 - 1975

Alfred HILGEMAN 1891 - 1976

BUSCLAS (Our children John, Barney, Esther & Martin)

Hubert B. 7 Aug. 1898 - 7 Dec. 1976

Ada C. 22 Nov. 1893

BUSCLAS - (Children of Hurbert & Ada Busclas)

Barney H. 12 Aug 1926 - 22 June 1943

Esther J. b. & d. 11 Aug 1929

EICKHOLZ

Henry J. 1861 - 1940 - Father

Bertha C. 1871 - 1939 - Mother

EICKHOLZ

Simon F. 3 Nov. 1900 - 29 July 1961

Maude 2 Apr 1895 - 4 Jan 1965

GURLEY

George Leonard 11 Oct 1902 - married 22 Nov 1925

Mattie Hinners 9 May 1906 -

GURLEY (sons of George C. & Mattie M. Gurley - Cherished Memories)

Lindell D. 10 Aug. 1931 - 19 Feb. 1945

George M. b. & d. 22 Sept. 1929

ARENSMAN

Wesley 9 Jan 1876 - 26 June 1941 - Father

Amelia L. 10 Apr 1877 - 6 June 1967 - Mother

ARENSMAN

John W. 6 June 1909 - 15 Feb. 1987

Enestine 23 Dec. 1911 - 28 Mar 2000

Amber HAVERKAMP 17 Mar 1989 - 17 Mar 1989

WIEDEMANN

Ruth Bormann 13 Oct. 1921 -

Carl Edward 19 March 1921 - 7 Sept 1997

GURLEY

Alice Grace 2 June 1909 - no dates, but freshly dug gravesite on 27 July 2000

Helen Evelyn 28 Apr 1917

Bertha Alice 23 July 1881 - 29 Jan. 1971 - Mother

John Byrd 6 May 1880 - 3 Nov 1954 - Father

MITTENDORF

John Frederick 3 Nov 1866 - 24 Jan 1939 - Father

Anna Arensman 22 Oct. 1869 - 3 Feb. 1949 - Mother

Albert W. 19 July 1909 - 10 Apr 1927

WIEDEMAN

Alfred W. 26 June 1911 - 31 May 1994 - married 19 Apr 1939

Leona A. 18 Apr 1913 -

Infant son of E. H. & Lizzie SUNDMACKER b. & d. 25 Jan 1920

WEHRMEIER

August 1859 - 1945 - Father

Minnie 1859 - 1937 - Mother

Lloyd HILGEMAN 1917 - 1994

HINNERS

Frederich W. 13 May 1874 - 7 Apr 1941 - Father

Caroline D. 27 May 1878 - 22 Feb. 1959 - Mother

Clara M., daughter of Fritz & Carrie Hinners d. 15 Feb. 1900, Age 10 months 18 days

Irvin F. HILGEMAN 1925 - 1953

HINNERS

Noah 21 Mar 1909 - 29 Oct. 1989

Blanche 22 Dec. 1911 - 7 Oct 1995

SUNDMACKER

Eldred H. 1892 - 1966

Elizabeth W. 1893 - 1979

MITTENDORF

Edward J. 13 Mar 1907 - 7 Dec. 1993 - married 11 Dec 1939

Alma P. 21 Jan 1910 - 7 Dec 1980

MITTENDORF

Edwin H. 1904 - 1961

Anna E. 1907 - 1998

GURLEY

John Jr. 28 May 1905 - 21 Apr 1992 - Husband

8 Jan 1908 - Wife

Deborah BREMER b. & d. 9 Feb. 1958

HUTTEMAN

Henry 4 Apr 1856 - 6 Jan 1937

Caroline 2 Feb 1859 - 1 Apr 1953

Katie H. daughter of Henry & Caroline Hutteman 10 July 1888 - 15 Jan. 1900, Age 18 years 6 months 5 days

FAMILY PLOT BELOW - All encased in concrete graves:

MOLLER

John F. 1886 - 1957

MOLLER

John F. 1 Dec 1851 - 17 July 1917, Age 65 years 7 months 16 days - Father

Catherine B., his wife, 10 Mar 1853 - 15 Mar 1929, Age 76 years and 5 days - Mother

Child's Stone - Illegible

HORNTROP

Herman (Harman) 7 Aug 1870 - 26 Oct 1940

Sophia M. 15 Apr 1880 - 22 Nov 1970

2 encased gravesites not marked

(End Family Plot)

2 Illegible Stones

H. H. (nothing else legible)

No surname given on stone, possibly Huttemann or Brugger?

Harman 1886 - 1975

Amelia 1887 - 1941

BRUGGER

George 13 Nov. 1896 - 21 July 1966

Emma 8 Sept 1890 - 3 Jan 1960

2 Stones Illegible, possible GROTHMAN

GROTHMAN

F. August 8 Aug 1871 - 4 July 1910

Jeanette 23 Aug 1871 - 9 July 1951

KINEMANN

Frank 5 May 1915 - 17 Nov 1978

Florence 5 July 1916 -

BUSCLAS

Herman 27 Feb. 1855 - 6 Jan 1931 - Father

Caroline 22 June 1851 - 1 Apr 1916

SCHAFFER

Conrad 1852 - 1930 - Father

Louise 1854 - 1934 - Mother

KIPP

Henry H. 28 Oct 1848 - 29 Mar 1926 - Father

Annie 19 Dec 1859 -21 Aug 1945 - Mother

Anna Louise, daughter of Henry and Annie Kipp 22 Sept 1890 - 4 Apr 1909, Age 18 yers 6 months and 12 days

George LANGE 1899 - 1946

C. W. LANGE 4 Nov 1863 - 23 Nov 1933

Elizabeth ECKENBERG 1863 - 1946

FAMILY PLOT BELOW:

STRUVE

William 1868 - 1926

Clara, his wife 1865 - no date

STRUVE

Emil 26 Oct 1903 - 21 Dec 1903

Pearl 12 May 1901 - 18 Nov 1903

STRUVE

Rigina 18 Aug. 1898 - 18 Aug 1898

William 26 Nov 1899 - 17 July 1900

(End of Family Plot)

Effie Arensman LINDERS 17 Jan 1917 - 28 Mar 1947 - Mother

ARENSMAN

George R. 30 Dec 1883 - 31 Dec 1971

Amelia 11 Nov 1892 - 24 Oct 1978

STRATEMEYER

Herschal 28 May 1912 - 4 June 1977 - married 8 Oct 1933

Myrtle 29 Dec 1912 -

STRATEMEYER

Virginia L. 1940 - 1999 (Aikins Farmer Funeral Home Marker)

MEYER

H. W. 10 Oct. 1844 - 7 Apr 1933 - Father

Sophia Dora 14 Jan 1848 - 27 Feb. 1929 - Mother

MEYER

W. H. 15 May 1889 - 27 Feb. 1939

HARMON

Sennal b. & d. 13 Nov 1904

O'HARA

Joulis W. 27 July 1897 - 11 Sept 1898

WEMHOENER

Mary F. 14 Oct. 1884 - 14 Aug 1965

Charles H. 10 Dec. 1887 - 9 Dec 1958

SCHAFFER

Irvin Aug 10 1913

Frances 14 Sept 1918

EDWARD

J. H. sonof Conrod

SHAEFER

Louis 1889 - 1894

HORNTROP

Wilfred 6 July 1911 -

Ruth E. 18 Feb. 1916 - married 2 Oct. 1938

NIEMEYER

Anna M. 1869 - 1935 - Mother

Fred E. 1871 - 1945 - Father

NIEMEYER

Edward d. M-- 18 1897 age 6 months 18 days

STEGMANN

Elizabeth M. 22 Dec 1856 - 18 Jan 1940 - Mother

Fredrich D. 2 Oct 1848 - 6 Mar 1896 - Father

STEGMAN

Helen 6 Sept 1883 - 13 Feb 1968

Barney 21 Feb 1879 - 15 June 1966

KIPP

Emma 13 Nov 1882 - 13 Nov 1968 - Mother

Fred 19 June 1879 - 14 Jan 1972 - Father

Laura, daughter of Fred and Emma Kipp 28 June 1911 - 6 Oct 1919

Infant sons of Fred and Emma Kipp 1903 - 1903 and 1904 - 1904

WIEDEMAN

Katie 1887 - 1976

Edd 1881 - 1960

SCRIVNER

Laura W. 12 Sept 1917 - 22 Feb 2000

WIEDEMAN

Pearl b. & d. 1928

WIEDMAN

Arthur 1909-1910

HAUSMAN

Leonard 1913 - 1996 - married 15 Apr 1936

Alfreda 1914 - 1960

PANSING

Lyda M. 1910 - 1968

Wm. L. 1909-1982

POWELL

Quentin J. 1912 - 1995

Lottie C. 1914 - 1965

KIPP

Lottie V. 1905 - 1960

Floyd J. 1905 - 1975

Allegra C. 1911 -

STEGMAN

Loren Oakes IL SF1 USNavy WWII 16 Dec 1912 - 19 June 1968

VERBARG

Edward H. 9 June 1919 - 6 Oct 1987

VERBARG

Charles 21 Mar 1888 - 15 Mar 1966

Alice 5 Nov 1885 - 5 Jan 1972

PRINCE

Moss 1900 - 1957

Mayme 1908 - 1994

BULDTMAN

John F. 1859 - 1942

Sophia M., his wife 1864 - 1922

BULDTMAN

Leonora 14 Apr 1883 - ? 1886 Age 3 years 5 months

BUCHANAN/EICKHOLZ Family Stone

EICKHOLZ

John F. 26 Sept. 1887 - 1 Aug 1954

Elizabeth E. 25 Oct 1888 - 29 Aug 1977

FAMILY PLOT BELOW

Otto F. son of W. F. & L. M. HINNERS d. 8 Dec 1898 Age 6 years ? months and 5 days

Fred M. son of W. F. & L. M. HINNERS d. 25 Feb. 1901 Age 12 years 6 months 20 days

HINNERS

Louise 1868 - 1949 - Mother

Wm. 1852 - 1924 - Father

FICK

Lydia R. 12 Feb. 1899 - 19 Oct. 1973 - Mother

FICK

Kathy Ann, Our Baby 15 Dec 1966 - 17 Dec 1966

SCHAFFER

John 8 July 1880 - 17 July 1962 - Father

Amelia 20 Oct 1883 - 13 Dec 1934 - Mother

SCHAFFER

Reba E. K. 30 Apr 1917 - 1 May 1918

SCHAFFER

Wm. C. 27 Apr 1887 - 26 May 1974

Emma H. 7 Nov 1886 - 26 Jan 1969

Truman W. C. son of Wm. & E. M. SCHAFFER 8 Oct 1910 - 2 Sept 1919

Stone that says Infant

HORNTROP

Oscar J. 1 Oct 1903 - 29 July 1987

Alberta M. 2 Dec 1905 -

ARENSMAN

Roy L. 16 Jan 1908 - married 7 June 1931

Mabel S. 9 May 1911 -


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