I am STILL hitting brick wall's on my various Coles Co ancestors... www.findagrave.com is a great place to search. But no luck finding where my WALL family was buried.
Which leads to the questions - My Wall family belonged to the Holy Angels Catholic Church - Did this church have a cemetery and what happened to their records????
My great grandmother, Mary Ann (Ferris) Wall, born 1864- I have her original Communion Certificate which reads: Mary Ferries[sic] Received First Holy Communion - Holy Angels Church, Milton, Coles Co IL. Nov 1872... The bottom half is missing..
To date this is all I know of it:
History of Coles Co, IL, publ. 1879: The Village of Humbolt, p 475-76 ...The Holy Angels (Catholic) Church was built about 1870, under the supervision of father Mangin. Thomas Kilfoyl, Thomas Pendergrast, JOHN WALL and families...and others were among the early members... All the churches are neat frame buildings, and with their tall spires pointing heavenward, give to the village quite a city-like appearance...
History of Coles Co, IL 1876-1976, publ 1976, pp321-22: ...Humboldt Twp, population 520 - Map Key - places the Holy Angels Catholic Church on the corner of Broadway St and South Side Drive... ...Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church was built about 1870 on the northwest corner of what is now Broadway and Southside Drive, under the supervision of father Mangin. The priest from Arcola was assigned to care for the needs of the parish, but travel being difficult in those days, was sometimes unable to make it. In 1900, under the pastorate of Rev. J.V. Martin, the church was closed and two years later, torn down. The lumber was then used to construct a house which still stands on this corner