Transcribed and Copyrighted© by Pat Huck and John Ratermann as of 30 Sep 2002
Proofed and Updated by Gloria Dettleff as of 5 Dec 2010
These burial records were transcribed from St. Dominic's Church Records which are written in Latin. Pat Huck and John Ratermann worked on the records from the church's beginning in 1858 through the early 1930s. Gloria Dettleff proofed that transcription and added burials through April 1957.
In general, the spellings as the priests recorded them were retained here except some first names were changed from their Latin form to a more recognizable German or Americanized form. However, be aware that the spelling of last names was not standardized in the 19th Century so check for alternate/phonic spellings from what you would expect. Also remember that most of the priests were German and this adds other variables in the spelling due to certain letters in German sounding alike (D=T; F=V; W=V, etc.). Even though three or more sets of eyes have reviewed these records, there is always room for improvement when it comes to translation and interpretation of this old hand writing. You may wish to conduct your own verification. The microfilmed records are currently available at the Belleville, IL public library and at the St. Louis County, MO library (Headquarters branch). However, the quality of the films at the libraries is not as good as the online images and their available years end at 1930.
Some people who were buried from St. Dominic Church died in Missouri. You can obtain their death certificate if they died after 1910 and within the dates that have been digitized so far at Missouri State Archives, Missouri Death Certificates (external link)