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Grace United Methodist Church Scrapbook

On June 26, 2005, after 123 years, Grace United Methodist Church on Elgin’s west side held it’s last service. Due to declining  membership and rising expenses, the congregation could no longer keep it’s doors open. On July 1, 2005 the Grace United Methodist congregation officially merged with Wesley United Methodist church and the building was put up for sale.

Until 1882, the only Methodist church in Elgin was located on the east side. In September 1882 a meeting was held to discuss the founding of a church on the west side. The corner of South and Jackson Streets was chosen as the location and a temporary frame structure was built. The first service was held on October 29, 1882. Ground was broken in spring 1883, the cornerstone was laid on July 11, 1883 and the church was dedicated on November 1, 1885.

Over the years Grace Church has undergone several name changes. It was first officially known as Second Methodist Episcopal Church (unofficially as “Second Methodist”) and later as Grace Methodist Episcopal, Grace Methodist and finally Grace United Methodist.

When the church closed, the Elgin Area Historical Society received several boxes of records and  memorabilia from Grace Church. Included  in these boxes were two scrapbooks which were given to the EGS due to the genealogical information they contained.

If you would like a copy of any of the items included in the index, we request a $5.00 donation to our Acquisition Fund, plus copy costs of $.10 each and postage.

Enjoy the index.

Book Page Surname First Name Date Type
1 5 ADKINS Mrs. Fred Thank you note
1 5 ADKINS Mrs. John Thank you note
1 10 ALLEN Charles C. 1-Jul-48 Funeral remembrance
1 10 ALLEN Charles C. 2-Jul-48 Newspaper obit
2 35 ANDERSON Dorothy Baby shower invitation
2 22 ARMSTRONG Corrine Wedding announcement
2 16 BARRY Nettie Roath 13-Jun-36 Wedding shower invitation
2 22 BARTON Corinne Louise Thank you note
2 30 BAUMRUCK Dorothy Wedding shower invitation
2 31 BAUMRUCK Dorothy Mae 13-Jun-43 Wedding invitation
1 18 BELL Burnell W. Newspaper obit
1 18 BELL Burnell W. 22-Dec-63 Funeral remembrance
1 15 BIXLER Dora Newspaper obit
1 15 BIXLER Mrs. Josiah (Dora) Newspaper obit
2 4 BRAASCH Baby Boy 5-Aug-31 Birth announcement
1 9 BRITTON Mabel 23-Apr-45 Funeral remembrance
2 31 BRITTON Mabel 21-May-44 Wedding shower invitation
2 31 BRITTON Mabel Thank you note
2 33 BURKE Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thank you note
2 28 BUSS Mrs. George Newspaper article
2 28 BUSS Mrs. George Newspaper article
2 35 BUSS Alice Wagner Wedding shower invitation
2 35 BUSS Alice Wagner 3-May-42 Wedding shower invitation
1 11 CARBAUGH Druzilla Viola 30-Oct-48 Funeral remembrance
1 4 CARLSON Carl W. Newspaper obit
1 5 CARLSON Delwin A. Newspaper obit
2 39 CARR Cherly Jeanine Birth announcement
2 50 CARR Marilyn Diana 25-May-58 Wedding announcement
2 44 CHESTERFIELD Scott Charles Birth announcement
1 6 COLLINS Alice Newspaper obit
2 22 COTTINGHAM Ruby Ilene Wedding invitation
2 22 COTTINGHAM Ruby Ilene Wedding announcement
2 26 CURTIS Mr.. And Mrs. Don F. Newspaper article
2 32 CYR VaDell Baby shower invitation
2 32 CYR VaDell Thank you note
2 32 CYR VaDell 14-Aug-44 Baby shower invitation
2 49 DAALEN Marilyn Tope 9-Dec-61 Baby shower invitation
2 20 DAVIS Frances 21-Aug-37 Wedding shower invitation
1 13 DEWITT Rev. Clare 23-Mar-53 Funeral remembrance
1 9 DOLBY Frederic P. 24-Aug-45 Funeral remembrance
1 13 DOLBY Anna L. 21-Apr-52 Funeral remembrance
2 11 DOLBY Miriam Wedding shower invitation
2 11 DOLBY Miriam Wedding shower invitation
2 11 DOLBY Miriam Newspaper article
2 11 DOLBY Miriam Newspaper article
2 11 DOLBY Miriam Newspaper article
2 12 DOLBY Miriam 8-Jun-34 Wedding shower invitation
2 12 DOLBY Miriam Thank you note
2 12 DOLBY Miriam 10-Jun-34 Wedding Invitation
2 13 DOLBY Miriam Wedding shower invitation
2 29 DOLBY Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Thank you note
2 2 DUKE Barbara Ann Birth announcement
2 34 DUNN Sylvia Louise 20-Jun-45 Birth announcement
2 35 DUNN Raymond Wesley 23-May-46 Birth announcement
2 43 DUNN Roland Leslie 21-Jan-52 Birth announcement
2 1 EAGER William Eugene 27-Aug-32 Birth announcement
2 13 EATON Ella Wedding shower invitation
1 18 ELLIOTT Clara E. 18-Aug-59 Funeral remembrance
1 14 FIELDS Raymond C. 24-Sep-53 Funeral remembrance
1 14 FIELDS Raymond C. Thank you note
1 19 FRANK Russell O. 25-Dec-59 Funeral remembrance
1 20 FRANK Katherine Lucille 25-Dec-61 Funeral remembrance
2 4 FREY Gorden Merle 12-Oct-27 Birth announcement
2 5 FREY Iola 8-Oct-27 Baby shower invitation
1 6 FRICK Mrs. Ray and Christine Thank you note
2 31 GEORGE Delores Wedding shower invitation
2 33 GEORGE Dolores Wedding invitation
2 29 GLOEDE Marcy Ann 15-Mar-43 Baby shower invitation
2 34 GRAF Mr. and Mrs. William Thank you note
2 44 GREENWALD Chris Karl 20-Mar-52 Birth announcement
2 43 GUGE DeLoris Thank you note
2 3 HANCOCK Mary Jun-28 Graduation announcement
2 34 HARRISON Elizabeth Beach Wedding invitation
1 5 HARZ Herman V. Newspaper obit
2 3 HEIMANN Eleanore Sep-31 Wedding invitation
1 7 HENRYSON Corky Mar-43 Funeral remembrance
2 23 HEWITT Rev. Clare B. Wedding announcement
2 39 HEWITT Clare J. and Alice Thank you note
2 5 IMMONEN Frances Marie Oct-33 Wedding invitation
2 18 JOHNS Dorothea Oct-37 Wedding invitation
2 10 JOHNSON Francis Immonen Shower invitation
2 41 KAISER Delores Marie Wedding invitation
2 16 KENYON Ruth Lowman Sep-35 Wedding shower invitation
2 16 KENYON Mrs. Albert S. Newspaper article
2 25 KENYON Mrs. Albert S. Newspaper article
2 25 KENYON Ruth Oct-40 Baby shower invitation
2 28 KENYON Ruth Oct-40 Baby shower invitation
2 48 KERLIN Barbara Jean Jun-56 Wedding Missal
2 21 KIMBALL Gordon Birthday party invitation
2 23 KIMBALL Ruby Birthday party invitation
1 8 KUNTZ Margaret Newspaper obit
1 8 KUNTZ Margaret Newspaper obit
1 13 KUNTZ Charles H. Mar-52 Funeral remembrance
1 16 KUNTZ Mabel Thank you note
1 17 KUNTZ Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Newspaper obit
1 17 KUNTZ Mabel Maud 17nFeb 1962 Funeral remembrance
1 19 KUNTZ Cora M. Cranston Newspaper obit
1 21 KUNTZ Cora M. Jan-65 Funeral remembrance
1 22 KUNTZ Thank you note
2 1 KUNTZ Mrs. C.H. Invitation
2 1 KUNTZ Mrs. Charles Sep-32 Shower invitation
2 5 KUNTZ Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Invitation
2 21 KUNTZ Mrs. Charles L., Jr. Jan-39 Baby shower invitation
2 27 KUNTZ Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Newspaper article
2 33 KUNTZ Dale Russell Jun-55 Graduation announcement
2 33 KUNTZ Dale Russell Thank you note
2 38 KUNTZ Eugene D Jun-49 Graduation announcement
2 38 KUNTZ Eugene D Thank you note
2 43 KUNTZ Jacqueline Ann Feb-52 Birth announcement
2 46 KUNTZ Eugene David Newspaper article
2 46 KUNTZ Margaret Thank you note
2 49 KUNTZ Charles H. Mar-52 Funeral remembrance
1 20 LEACH Violet May Oct-65 Funeral remembrance
1 21 LEACH Violet M. Newspaper obit
2 16 LEHMANN Shirley Baby shower invitation
2 15 LEROUX Madeline Party invitation
2 19 LOECHELT Erna Wanda Oct-37 Wedding invitation
2 19 LOECHELT Erna Wanda Wedding announcement
2 18 LOEK Myrtle May Wedding invitation
2 18 LOEK Myrtle May Wedding announcement
2 52 MARUT Mr. and Mrs. Julius Thank you note
1 5 MCDONALD Douglas Ralph Newspaper article
1 5 MCDONALD Douglas R. Newspaper obit
2 21 MILLER Helen Charlotte Wedding announcement
2 23 MILLER Marjorie Cecelia Wedding announcement
2 34 MILLER Alma May Wedding shower invitation
1 11 MOSHER Estelle K. Aug-48 Funeral remembrance
2 37 NELSON Barbara Jean Jan-49 Wedding invitation
2 38 NELSON Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anniversary invitation
1 2 NERGE Minne Newspaper obit
2 36 OLSON Erna Sylvia Jun-47 Wedding invitation
1 7 OSBERG Phoebe Catherine Sep-43 Funeral remembrance
2 15 OSBERG Evelyn Wedding shower invitation
2 30 OSTDICK Lenore Wedding shower invitation
1 3 OTSTOTT Henrietta Kendrick Newspaper obit
2 32 PEARSON Marjorie Thank you note
1 15 PERASON Clarence E. Mar-56 Funeral remembrance
1 13 PETERSON Nell Funeral remembrance
2 50 PETERSON Elsa Victoria Sep-56 Wedding invitation
2 50 PETERSON Elsa and Walter Thank you note
1 1 PIHL Anna Marie Newspaper obit
1 9 PIHL Rudy Thank you note
2 25 PIHL Norma Jean Jun-39 Graduation announcement
2 34 PIHL Jacke Vaughn Thank you note
2 37 PIHL Norma June Wedding invitation
2 22 PUNDT Lenore Marie Wedding invitation
1 14 QUANDT Marie W. Jan-56 Funeral remembrance
2 9 QUANDT Loretta Jun-34 Wedding shower invitation
2 9 QUANDT Loretta Wedding announcement
2 24 QUANDT Carl H. Address change
2 28 QUANDT Donald Carl Mar-43 Baby shower invitation
2 29 QUANDT Donald Carl Jan-43 Birth announcement
2 35 QUANDT Loretta Baby shower invitation
2 2 RAMSAY Shirley Baby shower invitation
2 5 RAMSAY Shirley Shower invitation
2 51 SANTEE Mr. and Mrs. Thank you note
2 52 SANTEE Mr. and Mrs. Harry Newspaper article
2 41 SCHRIEBER Lois Jean Jun-50 Graduation announcement
2 43 SCHRIEBER Lois Jean Aug-52 Wedding invitation
2 49 SCHWALM Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Thank you note
2 45 SENNHOLTZ Marjorie Ann Graduation announcement
1 3 SMITH Dorothy G. Newspaper obit
1 21 SORENSON Mabel Mar-82 Funeral remembrance
1 23 STEAD Myrtle C. Dec-65 Funeral remembrance
1 2 STEVENS Fred Cornelius Sep-33 Funeral remembrance
1 8 STEVENS Lulu M. May-46 Funeral remembrance
2 4 STRANDT Margaret Jun-28 Graduation announcement
1 2 SWANSON Carl J. Dec-38 Funeral remembrance
2 19 THEIS Vivian Benner May-38 Wedding shower invitation
1 8 TOPE Rev. William H. Apr-44 Funeral remembrance
2 31 TURNER Marjorie Wedding shower invitation
2 32 TURNER Marjorie Newspaper article
2 36 VAN DELINDER David Bruce Sep-47 Birth announcement
2 3 VAN VLEET Robert B. Jun-28 Graduation announcement
2 4 VAN VLEET Lloyd Jun-29 Graduation announcement
2 7 VAN VLEET Lois R. Jun-34 Graduation announcement
2 7 VAN VLEET Loretta Jun-34 Wedding invitation
2 8 VAN VLEET Loretta May-34 Wedding shower invitation
2 8 VAN VLEET Loretta May-34 Wedding shower invitation
2 8 VAN VLEET Loretta Wedding announcement
2 8 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 8 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 9 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 9 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 10 VAN VLEET Loretta Wedding shower invitation
2 10 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 10 VAN VLEET Loretta Newspaper article
2 10 VAN VLEET Loretta Shower invitation
2 17 VAN VLEET Lois R. Birthday party invitation
2 47 VAN VLEET Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sep-55 Anniversary invitation
2 47 VAN VLEET Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Thank you note
2 47 VAN VLEET Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Photos
2 49 VAN VLEET Leona Sholes Jun-43 Wedding shower invitation
1 6 VOORMAN Ethel Thank you note
2 39 WEAVER Fern Farewell party invitation
2 42 WEDDLE Hattye Jeanette Feb-51 Wedding invitation
2 42 WEDDLE Hattye Jeanette Newspaper article (2)
2 42 WEDDLE Hattye Jeanette Thank you note
2 1 WEISE Cecilia Baby shower invitation
2 14 WEISE Cecilia Baby shower invitation
2 39 WELCH Nora Jean Nov-47 Birth announcement
2 21 WILSON Mrs. Vance Aug-38 Wedding shower invitation
2 21 WILSON Mrs. Vance Newspaper article
2 7 WRIGHT Iola Apr-26 Wedding invitation
2 13 WRIGLEY Mrs. Ralph Newspaper article
2 24 WRIGLEY Miriam Nov-44 Baby shower invitation
2 24 WRIGLEY Mrs. Ralph Nov-44 Baby shower invitation
2 51 WRIGLEY Jane May-59 Wedding shower invitation
2 15 ZIERK Lucille Calling card
2 19 ZIERK Lucille Placecard
1 1 ZIERKE Helena Aug-34 Funeral remembrance
1 1 ZIERKE Helena Newspaper obit
1 1 ZIERKE Fred W. Aug-34 Funeral remembrance
1 2 ZIERKE Wilhelmina Newspaper obit
1 3 ZIERKE Gustave Newspaper obit
1 7 ZIERKE Alma Sep-35 Funeral remembrance
1 12 ZIERKE Fred. W Feb-52 Funeral remembrance
1 12 ZIERKE Fred W. Newspaper obit
1 12 ZIERKE Fred W. Thank you note
1 16 ZIERKE Staff Sgt. Roy A. Watch Word article
1 16 ZIERKE Roy A. Newspaper obit
1 22 ZIERKE Herman A. Feb-60 Funeral remembrance
1 22 ZIERKE Herman A. Newspaper obit
2 13 ZIERKE Evelyn E. Jun-27 Graduation announcement
2 13 ZIERKE Lucille A. Jun-25 Graduation announcement
2 42 ZIERKE Donna Jean Jun-49 Wedding invitation
2 42 ZIERKE Donna Jean Thank you note
2 53 ZIERKE Evelyn Jul-79 Newspaper article
2 29 ZWICKY Betty Oct-42 Wedding invitation
Book Page Surname First Name Date Type