Churches and Church Records

Online Records

Records of St. John Lutheran Church at Ross Prairie & Ellinger
Includes Transcribed Baptismal, Confirmation, Marriage, & Burial Records,
as well as Histories of the Church & Cemetery
Contributed by Willie Ann McColloch

Records of Trinity Lutheran Church at Black Jack Springs
Baptism records from 1875 until 1932.
Marriage records from 1875-1935.
Contributed by Jon Todd Koenig

Records of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Frelsburg
Located in Colorado County, this church also served early German-speaking communities in southeastern Fayette County, such as Ross Prairie and Willow Springs. These records were transcribed by Martha Prince and contributed to the Nesbitt Memorial Library & Archives site. There is also a search engine of the Baptismal Records of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Frelsburg at Rootsweb that includes records of some out-of-state churches as well.

History of St. John Lutheran Church at Rutersville
From 1980 church pamphlet, contributed by Willie Ann McColloch

Records of The Weimar United Church of Christ
The earliest burial and marriage records are those of the Weimar Evangelical Lutheran Church which was established in 1900 and served the southwestern part of Fayette County, especially Holman. That church later merged with the Weimar Reformed Church. Still later those two churches merged with the Weimar Congregational Church to form the Weimar United Church of Christ. Located on the Nesbitt Memorial Library & Archives site.

Miscellaneous Baptismal Records for Fayette County Children from Churches in Neighboring Counties

Offline Records

In addition, several nearby archives have photocopies or microfilm of the early records of select churches:

Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives in La Grange:
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church at Round Top

Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus:

  • St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at Ross Prairie (now Ellinger)
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Frelsburg in Colorado County (contains many Willow Springs area baptism, marriage, and death records)

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum at Serbin:

    • St. Paul Lutheran Church at Serbin in Lee County (contains Warda and some Swiss Alp baptisms), from 1854
    • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church at Freyburg and Engel, from 1869
    • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Black Jack Springs, from 1875
    • Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church at East Navidad and Swiss Alp, from 1867
    • Cistern Evangelical Lutheran Church, from 1889
    • Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Warda, from 1873
    • Zion Lutheran Church at La Grange, from 1928
    • Trinity Hill Lutheran Church at La Grange, from 1892
    • Mt. Calvary Zion Lutheran Church at La Grange, from 1962
    • St. Michael's Ev. Lutheran Church at Winchester, from 1888
    • Waldeck Lutheran Church and Her People, 90th Anniversary, published in October 1989, transcribed records
    • Martin Luther Lutheran Church at Carmine, May 19, 1902-1977, transcribed records
    • Czech Footprints Across the Bluebonnet Fields of Texas, Czecho-Moravian Brethren Church at Fayetteville and Ross Prairie, transcribed records of Rev. Jindrich Juren from 1875-1900, privately printed by Albert J. Blaha, Sr. and Edmond H. Hejl 1 Sep 1982


    The Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints catalog lists the following additional resources for church records. Call numbers are given in brackets.:

  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Hostyn, Texas). Parish registers, 1884-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1884-1957, Confirmations, 1925-1956, first communions, 1924-1956, Marriages, 1884-1956, Record of interments, 1901-1956. [FHL US/CAN Film 25169]
  • Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church(Praha, Texas). Parish registers, 1866-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
    Contents: Baptisms, 1866-1871, confirmations, 1868, marriages, 1868- 1871, deaths, 1866-1870, Baptisms, 1866-1877, Baptisms, 1877- 1887, Baptisms, 1880-1905, Baptisms, 1905-1916, Baptisms, 1916-1956, Confirmations, 1904-1940, first communions, 1909-1944, Confirmations, 1944-1956, First communions, 1944-1956, Marriages, 1868-1957, Deaths, 1888-1912, Deaths, 1913-1957.
  • Plum Grove Baptist Church. Church Records, 1839-1900. Microfilm of manuscript originals in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. Includes articles of faith, admissions, minutes, list of members and other miscellaneous records. Some pages wanting. [FHL US/CAN Film 1398927 Item 2]
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (Flatonia, Texas). Parish registers, 1912-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
    Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms,1912-1926, Baptisms, 1926-1947, Baptisms, 1947-1957, Confirmations and first communions, 1925-1956 -- Confirmations, 1949-1956, Marriages, 1913-1956, Deaths, 1913- 1957. [FHL US/CAN Film 25082]
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Ammansville, Texas). Parish registers, 1890-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1890-1912, Baptisms, 1913-1955, Baptisms, 1956-1957, Marriages, 1954-1956, First communions, 1950- 1956, Confirmations, 1949-1956, Deaths, 1949-1956, Marriages, 1890-1954, Interments, 1890-1948. The St. John Church[FHL US/CAN Film 24893]
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Fayetteville). Note: The St. John Catholic Church was established at Fayetteville in 1870, so the coordinator wonders whether the microfilm of the Fayetteville Catholic church records have been mislabeled. They are listed in the LDS online catalog as "Catholic Church. Espiritu Santo Mission (Fayetteville, Texas). Parish registers, 1937-1956." "Microfilm of original registers located in the Galveston Diocese. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1937-1949, Marriages, 1937-1949, First communions, 1937-1949, Confirmations, 1937-1949, Baptisms, 1950-1956, first communions, 1950-1953." [FHL US/CAN Film 25086] Copies of the baptism records from 1871-1883 are located at the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus.
  • St. John's Catholic Church (St. John). Parish registers, 1888-1956. Microfilm of registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1888-1957, Baptisms, 1901-1913, Baptisms, 1914-1935, Baptisms, 1935-1953,Marriages, 1901-1956, Record of interments 1907-1956. [FHL US/CAN Film 25500]
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church (High Hill, Texas). Parish registers, 1875-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1875-1889, Baptisms, 1889-1898, Baptisms, 1899- 1940, Baptisms, 1940-1956, Confirmations, 1875-1947, first communions, 1899-1909, Confirmations, 1952-1956, First communions, 1940-1951, First communions, 1952-1956, Marriages, 1899-1954, Marriages, 1955-1956, Deaths, 1899-1954, Deaths, 1954-1957. [FHL US/CAN Film 25170]
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church (Dubina, Texas). Parish registers, 1876-1945. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Contents: Baptisms, 1876-1888, confirmations, 1882-1885, Baptisms, 1888-1945, deaths, 1892-1910, Marriages, 1876-1892, deaths, 1876-1892, Marriages, 1892-1910. Includes surname indexes. [FHL US/CAN Film 24984]
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (Schulenburg, Texas). Parish registers, 1889-1957. Microfilm of registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1889-1901, Baptisms, 1902-1924, Baptisms, 1937-1948, Baptisms, 1948-1957, Baptisms, 1925-1937, marriages, 1925-1940, deaths, 1925-1952, first communions, 1925-1934, confirmations, 1933-1937, First communions, 1949-1957, First communions, 1955-1956, Confirmations, 1947-1956, Marriages, 1902-1924, Marriages, 1940-1956, Deaths, 1902-1924, Deaths, 1952-1957. [FHL US/CAN Film 25499]
  • St. Wenceslas Catholic Church (Holman, Texas). Parish registers, 1918-1956. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. St. Wenceslas Church is part of the Holman, Texas Mission in St. John's Parish, Ammansville. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1918-1956, marriages, 1918-1956, deaths, 1919- 1956, first communions, 1919-1956, confirmation, 1919-1943. [FHL US/CAN Film 25171]
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (Cistern, Texas). Parish registers, 1888-1957. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1888-1900, confirmations, deaths, 1888-1894, marriages, 1891-1899, Baptisms, 1888-1926, first communions, 1907-1930, baptisms, 1926-1936, confirmations, 1908-1933, baptisms, 1936-1942, marriages, 1901-1942, deaths, 1905-1942, Baptisms, 1942-1957, marriages, 1942-1956, first communions, 1935-1947, Holy Childhood Society members, 1936-1944, first communions, 1942-1956, confirmations, 1942-1956, deaths, 1942- 1956. [FHL US/CAN Film 24967]
  • Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Plum, Texas). Parish registers, 1897-1956. Microfilm of original registers located in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Includes surname indexes. Contents: Baptisms, 1897-1936, Baptisms, 1911-1921, deaths, 1911- 1918, Baptisms, 1923-1956, First communions, 1942-1956, Confirmations, 1949-1956, Marriages, 1923-1956, Deaths, 1923- 1956. [FHL US/CAN Film 25336]
  • Young, B. S. Buckner's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 1851-1904. Cuero, Texas. 260 p. Includes constitution, articles of faith, minutes, membership lists and other miscellaneous records. Index.
  • Young, B. S. Mulberry and Colorado Primitive Baptist Church, 1850-1892. Cuero, Texas. 143 p. Includes constitution, articles of faith, minutes, membership lists and other miscellaneous records. Includes histories, constitution, articles of faith, rules of decorum, minutes, membership lists, and other miscellaneous information. index.