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St John The Evangelist Parish
872 Capac Rd
P.O. Box 10
Allenton, MI 48002
Phone: (810) 395-7074 Fax: (810) 395-7718
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit MI

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Posted: 1/3/2005 7:31:13 PM
Message From: Carol Biegenzahn
Where are you From: Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA


Regarding:     St. John`s Catholic Church, Allenton, MI
My name is Carol Biegenzahn, and I have been trying to do some research on my family history.  Unfortunately I have very little clues left over from my family, since all but two have passed on from my side.  Recently, however,  an uncle sent me an article about his aunt (my great aunt).  In the article it talks about her (Julia and Nick Schneider) not only being married there in January 1916, but also that my great grandfather helped to build the church.  I am gathering from this article that they helped to build the church around 1914 because the article goes on to say it was consecrated in 1915.  The names of my family were:
Nickolaus Zehr/Cehr             Great Grandfather
Elizabeth Zehr/Cehr              Great Grandmother
Michael Zehr/Cehr                 Great Uncle
Julia Cehr Schneider             Great Aunt  
Anna Cehr Beutler                 Great Aunt
Christine Cehr                        My grandmother
Is there any internet site, any article or name of anyone that you might give me so that I could look into the history of the church?  Also I would love to be able to receive a picture, regardless if it is a current photo or old.  Perhaps you could tell me how I could go about that.
Thank you very much for helping me on this journey.
Carol Biegenzahn
(818) 993-9959


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