German Immigrants in American Church Records, Volume 36: Louisville, Kentucky Protestant III


Dr. Minert and a team of researchers at BYU are currently involved in a project wherein they read and extract Americans' German vital records from historic local church vital records. These church records often pinpoint German origins in the "old country." Places and dates of birth, marriage, and previous residence in Germany are commonly found in these records. Dr. Minert estimates that 65-76 percent of historic local church records give an immigrant's exact place of birth. An everyname index compiled from the 15,780 entries (names) in 7,815 records from emigrants of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland is found in this volume.

Typical entries from the St. John's Evangelical Church in Louisville, Kentucky are as follows:

  • Anna Margaretha Steinmetz b. Erdmannrode, Hessen-Nassau 4 Aug 1835 (calculated); m. Jacob Lang; d. 18 Jul 1900, age 64-11-14; bur. Louisville, KY 20 Jul 1900. Ref: pp. 5:203-204.
  • Margaretha Franck b. Neustadt/Haardt, Bayern 9 Oct 1822 (calculated); m. - - Fabel; d. 19 Jul 1900, age 77-9-10; bur. Louisville, KY 21 Jul 1900. Ref: pp. 5:203-204.
  • Dorothea Ginter b. Bayrisch Brunn [?], Württemberg 20 Apr 1835 (calculated); m. Georg Kraft; d. 1 Aug 1900, age 65-3-11; bur. Louisville, KY 3 Aug 1900. Ref: pp. 5:203-204.
  • Bernhardine Bergel b. Lengerich (county), Westfalen 8 Aug 1842 (calculated); m. - - Alsmiller; d. 6 Aug 1900, age 57-11-29; bur. Louisville, KY 8 Aug 1900. Ref: pp. 5:203-204.
  • Babette Basel b. Winnweiler, Bayern 31 Mar 1832 (calculated); m. Friedrich Bischoff; d. 9 Aug 1900, age 68-4-9; bur. Louisville, KY 10 Aug 1900. Ref: pp. 5:203-204.

This volume contains records extracted from St. John's Evangelical Church, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. The first part of these records is published in Volume 35.

Roger P. Minert

2021, cloth, 553 pp.

ISBN: 9781628593341