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St. Lawrence

Date Founded: 1868

Status: Active

County: Bond

Church Location: 512 S. Prairie, Greenville, Illinois

Notes: For the first ten years, Mass was held in private homes. The first church was built in 1878 and it was destroyed by a fire in October 1910. For the next 15 months Mass was held in a former bank building, a dance hall and at the court house. The current church was dedicated on July 26, 1912.

Records Available in Diocesan Archives for Genealogy Research: 

  • Baptisms: 1881-1930
  • Marriages: 1886-1930
  • Deaths: 1888-1897
  • Notes: No records before 1881. St. Lawrence was a mission parish that was attended by a priest in Vandalia prior to 1881. 
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