Churches of Rock Island County, Illinois

Despite the early Catholic missionaries in Illinois, their church had almost totally disappeared from the state by the time of the American Revolution. Later migration of English-speaking Catholics reestablished the church in the state. In 1850 the largest religious denomination in Illinois was the Methodists. Baptists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and Congregationalists followed. Episcopalians had organized in the state in 1835, the Disciples of Christ were in Illinois prior to 1830, and the Lutherans grew in numbers with the German and Scandinavian emigration of the 1840s. Some of the local genealogical societies have published regional church records in their respective quarterlies.

 

 Rock Island County, Illinois History and Genealogy 

 

Source: Historic Rock Island County, pub. Kramer & Company, Rock Island, Illinois, 1908