Bristol/Yorkville Congregational Church Membership 1836-1935

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Terms used in compiling a list of membership are, Mar. = Marriage; Dis. = Letter of Dismission; M. C. = Membership ceased; Letter; Profess; and Dropped.

The term Letter indicates membership was gained by virtue of previous membership in another church. The prospective member carried with them a letter signifying their good standing in the church they left.

A Letter of Dismission was a letter asking the church to dismiss the member and certify they were in good standing. Letters of Dismission were requests that the member's name be removed from the membership roll. They were not letters of dismissal because the church expelled them.

In addition to carrying a letter from another church, prospective members could gain admission by professing their faith and allegiance to the church and its doctrine. The term Profess was used to indicate membership was attained in this manner.

The term Dropped is synonymous with being expelled or removed.

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    Joined    Dispos.  Died      
SurnameGiven NameMoDyYrCodeRemarksMoDyYr  
    Joined    Dispos.  Died      
SurnameGiven NameMoDyYrCodeRemarksMoDyYr  
Ohse Adelphis G. (Durston) 1898 Profess Dis. to Methodist Church Yorkville, IL; Mrs. George
Ohse Charles "Durston" Feb 4 1917 Profess Joined M. E. Church Yorkville, IL Sep 3 1987
Ohse Ruth C. (Penman) Mrs. Wm. C. Nov 1924 Letter from NaAuSay Presbyterian Church Nov 1 1973
Ohse William Carl Nov 1924 Died Sep 18 1971
Okland George Feb 4 1917 Profess Moved to Montana
Olmsted Hannah, Mrs. Aug 6 1859 Profess Dis. Jun 1, 1861 to Methodist Ch. Yorkville
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