St. Joseph

Date Founded: 1915

Status: Active

County: Macoupin

Church Location: 310 W. Central, Benld, Illinois

Notes: Prior to the establishment of St. Joseph's, Catholics in Benld attended services in Gillespie.

The cornerstone for St. Joseph's Church was laid October 17, 1915. Mass was first held at the newly built church on April 13, 1916.

Records Available in Diocesan Archives for Genealogy Research:  

  • Baptisms: 1924-1930
  • Marriages: 1925-1930
  • Deaths: none
  • Notes: See: Gillespie, St. Jude for earliest records.
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