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St. John the Baptist Marriages

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Howard (Duck Creek), Brown County, Wisconsin

Marriages:  1864 - 1874

The first St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Duck Creek was built in 1849.  It was first attended by the priests serving at St. John the Evangelist in Green Bay.  About 1853, the parish received its first resident pastor, Father Turcotte.  At that time, up until the founding of St. Peter's Church in Oconto, the priest from Duck Creek served an area that included all the area north to the state line of Michigan, as well as Menominee, Michigan.  Unfortunately the records for St. John the Baptist from their start until mid-1881 went missing before 1895.  Why they went missing is unknown.


This is a huge loss for all of the genealogically minded descendents of the settlers of that area.  These included many French-Canadians, Metis, and Belgian pioneers.


In December of 1874, some of the marriages from St. Johns were registered with the Brown County Register of Deeds.  The particular group of records which follow, date from January 1864 to 1874.  Certainly more marriages than those listed below were performed at St. John's between 1849 and 1881, but these are all that were recorded in this one particular, continuous run.  It is also quite possible (likely even) that there are more runs of births (taken from the baptismal register) and deaths (taken from the funeral register) to be found in the many volumes of original vital record certificates housed at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Area Research Center.


It should be remembered that the spellings of the names were as they were written in the sacramental register and copied from that source years later.


The below marriages were performed at St. John's Catholic Church between 1864 and 1874 and recorded in the civil marriage records of the Brown County Register of Deeds. They are now stored at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center.


Volume

Page

Date

Groom Surname

Bride Surname

7

99

1863 12 13

Keefe

Bellen

7

113

1864 01 22

Baron

Wacker

7

112

1864 01 24

Cormier

Langdo

7

118

1864 04 24

Callewaers

Tilly

7

113

1864 04 24

Morris

Lariviere

7

119

1864 10 15

Scallen

Gurry

7

116

1865 06 20

Fournier

Laprairie

7

117

1865 08 01

Lawrence

Macmann

7

118

1865 12 26

Capentikes

Langlois

7

117

1865 12 31

Kenewona

Kenesa

7

116

1866 09 06

Prince

Badeau

7

115

1866 09 09

Lecombe

Fontainie

7

115

1866 09 11

Belleau

Hussin

7

114

1866 10 15

Lariviere

Lamirande

7

113

1866 10 28

Dumas

Rabida

7

126

1866 11 24

Gauthier

Frenan

7

119

1866 12 16

Deterville

Hussin

7

120

1867 01 07

Louis

Josmo

7

120

1867 04 20

Brunet

Walker

7

121

1867 04 25

Lemire

Fauk

7

121

1867 05 12

Donlevey

Walcker

7

122

1867 06 02

Lepage

Brunet

7

122

1867 07 27

Bibeau

Frenan

7

123

1867 08 06

Bonneville

Bouchard

7

123

1867 08 15

O’Neil

Doran

7

124

1867 08 18

Fournier

Champeau

7

124

1867 09 17

Skilling

Morris

7

125

1867 10 16

Grenier

Bouchard

7

126

1867 11 03

Lawrence

Morois

7

125

1867 11 09

StAnge

Lamirande

7

102

1869 02 08

Mussin

Lemyre

7

104

1869 03 08

Brunette

Lemeye

7

102

1869 03 08

Mussin

Lemyre

7

103

1869 04 12

Filley

April

7

103

1869 04 12

Filly

April

7

104

1869 05 07

Fredenbourg

Menaret

7

105

1869 08 18

Cumps

DeDecker

7

105

1869 09 29

Duchateau

Heursin

7

106

1869 10 08

Dancaster

Mahes

7

101

1870 02 27

Chartraz

Montfert

7

100

1870 02 27

Veanepoi

Chaunard

7

101

1870 05 06

Lebelle

Patro

7

102

1870 10 01

Barlement

Becker

7

103

1870 10 05

VanHurk

Lemons

7

90

1870 10 15

Grignon

Hamilton

7

89

1870 10 27

Skilling

Borden

7

90

1870 11 06

Crikclair

Van Ixe

7

112

1870 11 22

Waard

Splan

7

111

1871 12 02

Brooks

Labelle

7

110

1871 12 11

St Clair

Hussin

7

130

1872 00 00

Lagrois

Caffry

7

97

1872 00 00

Leconte

Fontaine

7

98

1872 00 00

Vradenburg

Wauprouse

7

110

1872 04 04

Fletcher

Murphy

7

89

1872 05 13

Lonneard

Marteau

7

131

1872 07 08

VanFrachen

Tilly

7

98

1872 08 05

Karsh

Blaser

7

109

1872 10 00

Cathearsel

Duchateau

7

109

1872 10 30

Donahoe

Finaghan

7

91

1872 11 03

Tobin

O’Connor

7

108

1872 11 08

Louis

Cormeau

7

131

1872 12 22

Lymes

Lawler

7

130

1873 00 00

Gagnon

Paien

7

93

1873 02 00

Goodwin

Brown

7

95

1873 02 19

Clark

Nollen

7

95

1873 02 25

Skilling

Brunette

7

97

1873 04 09

Cook

Poitras

7

96

1873 04 09

Trudeau

Poitras

7

106

1873 04 21

Plouff

Plooff

7

93

1873 05 00

Cumps

Beaupre

7

127

1873 06 01

Delorme

Lando

7

92

1873 06 14

Crepeau

Fontaine

7

92

1873 06 14

Gris

Fellon

7

96

1873 07 09

Charteux

Poirer

7

107

1873 07 27

Schamon

Fegerson

7

107

1873 08 03

Wolette

Chapron

7

99

1873 09 02

Danks

Wauters

7

128

1873 09 03

Wescot

Demes

7

127

1873 10 12

Dumas

Rabido

7

108

1873 10 13

Gauthier

Ledger

7

129

1873 11 00

Patenotes

Hull

7

100

1873 11 17

Colhus

Doran

7

129

1873 11 24

Labelle

Morin

7

128

1873 12 07

Baso

Carbano

7

91

1873 12 31

Fournier

Brunette

7

94

1874 00 00

Gervais

Dian

7

94

1874 00 00

Lemay

Ploudt

7

120

1874 04 20

Brunet

Walcker

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If you would like a copy of any of these marriage records, please contact the Archives and Area Research Center, David Cofrin Library, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 or go to their website 
http://www.uwgb.edu/library/spc

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