ST. PETER EVANGELIC LUTHERAN CHURCH
1883 - 1896
MONTPELIER TOWNSHIP
MUSCATINE COUNTY, IOWA


Submitted by James Batchelor, March 29, 2009

INTRODUCTION

St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church was located in Montpelier Township, Muscatine County, Iowa. The Kurchenbuch (Church book) was written in German. James Batchelor completed the translation on 6 May 1976, as a bicentennial project.

According to the Church Book, the congregation was organized in 1883. The eleven men who were the charter members were:
Daniel Grimm Georg Grehard Daniel Grim, Jr
August Stormer August Henke Fred Grimm
Theobald Drumm Jacob Haupert Chas. Grossarth
L. Gerhard Juius Welsch  

The Rev. Henry Reinemund was apparently the supply pastor for their needs. He was pastor of the Muscatine Evangelical Protestant Church 1881-1885, and then Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine Iowa, 1885-1896. The congregation met in the old Patterson (District #4) schoolhouse. The services were conducted in the German Language.

The Church Book contained the records of six funerals and forty-two baptisms that took place during thirteen years of this congregationsí existence.

When Pastor Reinemund ended his ministry at Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine, IA in 1896, no more records appear in the church book. The oral history collected by James Batchelor suggest that this began a gradual decline of the gathered congregation. A few years later, in 1907 Ziegler Memorial Lutheran Church at nearby New Era was organized. Their services were conducted in English from the very beginning. Many of the members of St. Peter became active in that congregation.

The original records of St. Peter Evangelic Lutheran Church were at Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine, Iowa and now are in the regional church archive located at:

Wartburg Lutheran Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Place
Dubuque, IA 52003-7797
(319)589-0200
http://www.wartburgseminary.edu/

FUNERAL RECORDS

Given Name Last Name Birth Place Birth & Death Dates Other Information
Christina Fuenfstueck Obach, Saxony 26 Feb 1819 - 12 Apr 1884 Widow of Fuenfstueck; Gall Bladder; Text Heb 4
Wilhelmine Irwin Podamin, Callma, Posen 25 May 1853 - 2 Nov 1884 Widow of W. Irwin; Consumption; Psalm 121
Phillip Gerhard Rhoden, Waldeck 24 Jun 1813 - 24 Feb 1886 Stomach ailment; Text Romans 14:7, 8
Rudolph Eduard Henke Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 6 Apr 1880 - 31 Mar 1887 Son of August & Pauline Henke; Brain fever; Text Hosea 2:14
Otto Christian Rudloff Sweetland Twp, Muscaitne Co. IA 30 Mar 1895 - 4 Oct 1895 Son of Otto & Emilie Zellmer Rudloff; Text 1 Cor. 13:13
Henry William Irwin Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Jun 1876 - 12 Apr 1896 Son of Samuel & Mathlida Henke Irwin; Measles

BAPTISM RECORDS

Given Name Last Name Father and Place of Orgin Mother and Place of Orgin Birth date and Place Baptism Date and Place Sponsors
Carl Daniel Haupert Jacob, Ohio Caroline Grimm, Ohio 19 Jan 1883, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 11 Mar 1883, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA (Home) Daniel & Philipine Grimm
George Schmidt Casper, Hesse Catherine Elizabeth Wenderoth, Hesse 23 Mar 1883, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 22 Apr 1883, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Casper Schmidt, Daniel Grimmn (Jr?)
Emma Philipine Stormer August, Hollstein Christine Barmeister, Hollstein 13 May 1883, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 24 Jun 1883, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Fred Grimm, George Gerhardt
Julianna Amalie Henke August, Posen (?) Pauline Welk, Posen 23 Sep 1882, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 23 Sep 1883, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Henrietta & George (?) Gerhardt
Clara Cathrina Grimm Daniel, Ohio Philippine Metz, Iowa 27 Mar 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 29 Sept 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Friedrich Grimm, Cathrine Grimm
Albert Friedrich Haupert Jacob, Ohio Caroline Grimm, Ohio 29 Nov 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 26 Dec 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Cathrine Grimm, Philip Gerhardt
Johannes August Henke August, Posen Caroline (?) Welk, Posen 19 Nov 1884, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 23 May 1885, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA S. Aller(r?)
George Washington Irwin Samuel, Iowa Mathilda Henke, Posen 23 Jul 1883, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 23 May 1885, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Geroge & Henrietta Gerhardt
Martha Elizabeth Schmidt Casper, Hesse Cathrine Elizabeth Wenderoth, Hesse 26 May 1885, Montpelier Twp. 28 Jun 1885, Montpelier Twp. Martha Elizabeth Sohl, Lissie Grimm
Lissie Emma Bunker Andrew, Iowa Cathrine Grimm, Iowa 13 (Dec?) Fulton Twp. 2 May 1886, Montpelier Twp. D. Gimm, Cathr. El. Schmidt
Elisabeth Henrietta Allspach Heinrich, Alsace Martha Eliz. Sohl, Hesse 24 May 1886, Fulton Twp. 13 Jun 1886, Montpelier Twp. Henrietta von Hagen, Marie Gerhardt
Ludwig David Irwin Samuel, Iowa Mathilda Henhe, Posen 19 Feb 1886, Montpelier Twp. 14 Nov 1886, Montpelier Twp. August Henke
Carl Adam Heinrich Allspach Heinrich, Alsace Martha E. Sohl, Hesse 18 Aug 1887, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 28 Aug 1887, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA (Home) Adam von Hagen
Emma Elizabeth Grimm Daniel, Ohio Philippine Metz, Iowa 4 Oct 1886, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 26 Dec 1886, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Henrietta Metz
Hubert Andrew Bunker Andrew, Iowa Cathrine Grimm, Iowa 3 Aug 1887, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 36 May 1888, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Fr. Grimm
Emilie Pauline Zelmer Julius, Posen Marie Schroeder, Posen 13 Nov 1889?, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Aug 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Christine Gust, Otto Schroeder
Eline Martha Petersen Matz, Posen ? Emma Schroeder, Posen 22 Sep 1889, Blue Grass, Scott Co. IA 13 Oct 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Emilie Zelmer?, Emil Schroeder & Welk
Emilie Grimm Daniel, Ohio Pillippine Metz, Iowa 17 Mar 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 13 Oct 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA The Parents
Mathilda Emilie Henke August, Posen Pauline Welk, Posen 20 Jul 1891, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 15 Apr 1892, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Jacob Grimm, Lizzie Grimm
Antan August Grimm Daniel, Ohio Philippine Metz, Iowa 12 Jan 1893, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 22 May 1893, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA August Henke and Wife
Else Menta Irwin Samuel, Iowa Mathilda Henke, Posen 3 Aug 1892, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 22 May 1893, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA August Henke and Wife
Hannave Alvine Johanna Hermine Bohnsack Gottfreid Elizabeth Blank (was baptized with child) 11 Feb 1870, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 27 May 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA  
Ida Elizabeth Grimm Jacob Alvine Johanna Hermine Bohnsack 14 Apr 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 27 May 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA August Henke, Mrs. Henke
Wihemine Emma Rudloff Otto, Posen Emilie Zoellmer, Posen 18 Mar 1894, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 27 May 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Alvine Kreutz
William Arthur Sissel William L., Iowa Lina Christine Stormer, Iowa 11 Aug 1894, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 23 Sep 1894, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Rudolf & Henry Stormer, Mrs. Lina Sissel
Ella Christina Ida Stormer Heinrich Ludwig Amanda Kistenmacher, Iowa 11 Aug 1894, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 23 Sep 1894, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Rudolf Stormer ?
Lydia Louise Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 29 Dec (no year) Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Amalie Wuensche, Paul Damme
Arthur Alfred Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 3 Aug 1892, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Karl Foerster, Christiane Baer
Emil Friedrich Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 26 Feb 1888, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Karl Baer, August Henke
Hermann Wilhelm Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie, Saxony 20 Mar 1889, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Herman Wuensche, Mrs. Henke
Anna Martha Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 2 Jun 1891, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Chrisitiane Baer, Senior Wuensche
Frieda Flora Kretschmar Lebrecht Albrecht, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 23 Jan 1893, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 4 Nov 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Damme, August Henke
Otto Christian Rudloff Otto, Posen Emilie Zoellmer, Posen 30 Mar 1895, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA (in 1895) Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA August Henke, Bertha Martz
Paul, Reinhardt Damme Paul, Saxony Martha Norvald, West Prussia 19 Jul 1894, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 6 Apr 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA August Henke, Herman Wuensche, Mrs. A. Wuensche, Alma Kretschmar
Laura Hulda Rudloff Otto, Posen Emilie Zoellmer, Posen 30 May 1896, Sweetland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 6 Apr 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Theodore Schroeder, Bertha Martz
Fany (?) Bunker Andrew, Iowa Catharine Grimm, Iowa 16 Jan 1892, Buena Vista Twp, Jasper Co. IA 6 Apr 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Philippine Grimm
Kena Bunker Andrew, Iowa Catharine Grimm, Iowa 28 Oct 1894, Richland Twp, Jasper Co. IA 6 Apr 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Jacob Grimm
Ella Elisabeth Kretschmar Lebrecht Albert, Saxony Alma Amalie Damm, Saxony 9 Aug 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 1 Nov 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Anna Kemper
Oswald Walter Damme Paul, Saxony Martha Narvald, West Prussia 15 Sep 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 1 Nov 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Mrs. Mathlide Irvin, Mrs. A. Kretschmar
Ludvig Grimm Daniel, Ohio Philippine Metz, Iowa 15 Aug 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 1 Nov 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Jacob Grimm
Raymond Arthur Grimm Jacob, Iowa Alvine Bohnsack, Iowa 21 Jul 1896, Fulton Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 1 Nov 1896, Montpelier Twp, Muscatine Co. IA Daniel Grimm
Anna Martha Reinemund Heinrich, Hesse Sophie Weltz, Iowa 2 Dec 1896, Fruitland Twp, Muscatine Co. IA 6 Dec 1896 (no location stated) Mrs. Barbara Weltz, Anna Kurtz

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