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Salem-Baum Evangelical Church

 
 
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September 28, 2019
1. Salem-Baum Evangelical Church Marker
Inscription.  On May 11, 1845, a German-speaking Protestant congregation was organized at the Philip Baum residence near here that same year, a log church was erected and a cemetery was opened on six acres immediately north of this spot which was donated by Heinrich Mueller and Philip Hoffmann. In 1883, a stone church with steeple, bell, and rooster was built on this 3/4 acre plot which was donated by Anion Sparwasser. The stonemasons were Ilchner and Neumann. The congregation belonged to the German Evangelical synod of North America, which later became the United Church of Christ in Belleville.
 
Erected 1979 by The Salem-Baum Cemetery Association.
 
Location. 38° 17.346′ N, 90° 13.248′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Old Baum Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5779 Old Baum Church Road, Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pioneer Mill
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By Thomas Smith, December 26, 2019
2. Salem-Baum Evangelical Church
(approx. 3.3 miles away); William H. Bissell (approx. 3.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial for All Wars (approx. 3.8 miles away); "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* (approx. 4.4 miles away); Maeystown (approx. 4.4 miles away); Village of Maeystown (approx. 4.4 miles away); St. John's First Church (approx. 4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2019.   2. submitted on December 26, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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