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See also: Guide to Lutheran Church Records. Lutheran Church records available in either microfilm or printed format in Special Collections at St. Louis Public Library

  • Baptisms in St. John's Lutheran Church, St. Louis, 1865-1900. Baptisms at St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 3738 Morganford Road, provide the names of the parents, including the mother’s maiden name, the name of the child, with the birth and baptismal date.

  • Beck, Mary Neblett, Norma Richter and Donald Walther. Trinity Lutheran Church Baptismal Records, 1870-1905, Jefferson City, Missouri Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1870-1900, Jefferson City, Missouri. Jefferson City, Missouri: Mid-Missouri Genealogical Society, 1999.

  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Baptisms, 1849–1851. Baptismal records usually provide the name of the child, the parents, date of birth and baptism, and sponsors or godparents. In this period, the baptismal record is probably the only written record of this person’s birth.

  • Burials in St. John’s Lutheran, St. Louis, 1865–1900. St. John’s Lutheran Church on Morganford Road in St. Louis recorded the deaths of their members in the church records. In some years, only one death was recorded, while other years had twenty or more. The burials were performed by August Craemer prior to June 1875, and after that date by Herman Bartels. The list includes the name of the deceased, date of death, and age. In some cases, the names of the parents or name of the spouse was provided.
     
  • Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (Augusta, Missouri). Records of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church: 123 Church Road, Augusta, Missouri 63332. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1990-1993?
     
  • Evangelical Lutheran Ebenezer Church (Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri). Kirchen-buch der Evangelisch Lutherisch Eben-Ezer Gemeinde (U.A.C.), Port Hudson, Franklin County, Mo. = Church Book of the Ebenezer Evangelical Lutheran Congregation (U.A.C.), Port Hudson, Franklin County, Mo. Port Hundson, Missouri: The Church, 1847-1991.
     
  • Giulvezan, Isabel Stebbins and Frank X. Muehlbauer. [Tombstone Inscriptions: Jefferson County, Missouri and St. Louis County, Missouri]. [St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Pioneer Chapter, National Society United States Daughters of 1812], 1972.

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church Baptisms, St. Louis, 1858–1871. The Holy Cross baptism index begins in 1859, with one dating back to 1858. This index includes children born in 1870 and earlier, with a few exceptions after 1870. Baptisms prior to 1859 were recorded at Trinity Lutheran Church. The index includes the name of the child, the birth and baptism dates, and the names of the parents.

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church Deaths, St. Louis, 1859–1910. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, an early St. Louis City church, death index includes church records from the 1859 to 1910. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of death, and the age at death. Deaths prior to this date may be recorded at Trinity Church, the first Lutheran church in St. Louis.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church. Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 3540 Marcus Ave. in St. Louis, is the second oldest Lutheran church in the St. Louis area. Records date from the mid-1800s and are especially important to those with German Lutheran ancestry. St. Louis County Library, Special Collections, has indexed the baptismal and marriage records. The baptisms are from 1848–1909 and the marriages from 1848–1920. The indexes, along with some excellent explanatory material can be found online at the library’s website.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Immanuel Lutheran Church Burials: January 2, 1962 to January 21, 1997: With Addendum January 23, 1997 to February 6, 1999. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 2000.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Records, St. Charles, Mo.: Burials Recorded thru 1996. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 2000.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Immanuel Lutheran Church Burials, 1962-1996. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 2000.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO Early Members. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1997.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Index to Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, St. Charles Co., Missouri. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society (Mo.), 1993.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Index to Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO: Book One, 1848 thru 1861. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1993.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Index to Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO. Book Two. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1995.
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (St. Charles, Missouri). Index to Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO. Book Three. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1996.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Records (St. Louis, Mo.)
    • Baptisms (1848-1909)
    • Marriages (1848-1920)

  • Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Biographical Dictionary of Black Lutheran Clergymen. St. Louis: Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 1978.

  • Lutheran Church of Bois Brule & Salem Township. Perryville, Missouri: Book Committee, Perry County Historical Society, 1900s.

  • Lutheran Churches. St. Louis.

  • Lutheran Churches in St. Louis on Microfilm at St. Louis County Library 
     
  • McKemy, Alfred. Confirmations, Trinity Lutheran Church, Norborne, MO, Carroll County. Hardin, Missouri: The author, 1990-1994?

  • St. John Lutheran (Ellisville) Baptisms, 1854–1874. St. John Lutheran Church is located in Ellisville, in St. Louis County. These records contain the name of the child, father and mother, plus the birth and baptismal dates. In many cases, the mother’s maiden name is included.

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Deaths, 1880–1940. St. Paul Lutheran’s Church in Wildwood allowed a member of St. Louis Genealogical Society to transcribe their death register dating from 1880 to 1940. The register includes the full name of the deceased, his/her date of birth and place if known, date of death, and the place of burial. The place of burial is often listed as the “family farm.”
     
  • St. Louis Genealogical Society. [St. Louis Cemetery Records]. St. Louis, Missouri: The Society, 2002.

  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church Records  (Des Peres, St. Louis Co., Mo.)
    • Baptisms, 1849-1909
    • Deaths 1851-1891

  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (New Melle, Missouri). St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, New Melle, Missouri: Alpha Index to Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages and Burials. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1996.
     
  • Schaaf, Ida M. Sainte Genevieve Marriages, Baptisms and Burials from the Church Registers: Some Marriages from the Court House Records, and a List of Inscriptions from the Protestant Burying Grounds. St. Louis, Missouri: Jefferson Memorial, 1918.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Marriage Records, 1879–1890. Trinity Lutheran was the first Lutheran church in St. Louis, dating back to the 1840s. Some of the records were written in the old German script; later records are in English. These records include the name of the bride and groom plus their marriage date. Some records include the date and location of birth of the bride and groom, plus the names of parents.

  • Trinity Lutheran Church (St. Charles County, Missouri). Printed Index to Records, Trinity Lutheran Church, Orchard Farm, St. Charles Co., Mo. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles Co. Genealogical Society, 1900s.
     
  • Ware, Margaret and Vertress Hood. Salem Lutheran Church, Black Jack, MO: 1850-1964. [S.l.: s.n.], 1998.
     
  • Whitsitt, Vickie L. Missouri DAR Genealogical Records Committee Report. Series 2, v. 416, Lafayette County, Missouri, Immanuel Lutheran Church Records, Higginsville, Missouri. [Missouri: Missouri DAR], 1998.
     
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Harvester, Missouri). Index of Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Harvester, St. Charles Co., MO. St. Charles, Missouri: St. Charles County Genealogical Society, 1995.

Church Histories

  • 1895, A New Congregation Founded by Faith: 1970, Born Anew to a Living Hope… [St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri], 86k PDF

  • A Century of Blessings: St Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermont at Koeln Avenues, St Louis, Missouri, 214k PDF

  • Cross Congregation: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ohio Synod: 1883-1898, Perry County, Missouri. Perryville, Missouri: Perry County Historical Society, 1984.

  • The Diamond Jubilee of Bethlehem Lutheran Church [St. Louis, Missouri], 138k  PDF.
     
  • Dreyer, Edgar. Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg, Missouri. Perryville, Missouri: Perry County Historical Society, Book Committee, 2002-2004?

  • Eightieth Anniversary: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1847-1928, 145k PDF

  • Founded upon Christ: A Brief Historical Summary of Trinity Lutheran Church (the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod) of St. Louis, Missouri, 76k PDF
     
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Uniontown, Missouri. Perryville, Missouri: Perry County Historical Society, Book Committee, 2000.

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church: A Typical Lutheran Church in the Growth of St. Louis [Mo.] 192k PDF

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Olivette: 125th Anniversary, 1844–1969, 104k PDF
     
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Perryville, Mo. Perryville, Missouri: Perry County Historical Society, Book Committee, 1997.

  • Jabker, Paul William. Holy Cross Lutheran Church: A Typical Lutheran Church in the Growth of St. Louis. St. Louis: privately printed, 1975.

  • Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer: 100th Anniversary, 1895–1994. St. Louis: privately printed, 1994.

  • Messiah Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, Missouri: Grand Boulevard at Pestalozzi Street, 204k PDF 

  • Mueller, Hans, translator. The History of the Evangelical Lutheran St. Trinity Church of St. Louis, Missouri: from the Year 1859 to Year 1909 on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary Prepared by its Pastor. St. Louis: St. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1984.

  • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) Black Jack, Missouri 1849–1949. St. Louis: Salem Lutheran Church, 1949.
  • Salem Lutheran Church, 125, 1849-1974 [Black Jack, Mo.], 247k PDF

  • Salem Lutheran (Florissant) Church, 125, 1849–1974 Anniversary. Hazelwood, Missouri: Salem Lutheran Church, 1974.
     
  • Schneider, Norman H. Holy Cross Lutheran School: Memorial Issue - 1976. St. Louis, Missouri: Schneider Family, 1976.

  • Schneider, Norman. Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Anniversary Issue, 1983, (1868–1983). St. Louis: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1983.

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ellisville, Missouri, 1851–1976. Ellisville, Missouri: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1976.

  • St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church: 100th Anniversary, 1905-2005 [St. Louis, Missouri], 109k PDF
     
  • Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Kansas City, Missouri). Minnesskrit, 1870-1910: med anledning af fyrtio-arsfesten i forsta Sv. Ev. Lutherska Forsamlingen i Kansas City, Mo. den 21-24 April 1910. Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Book Concern, 1910.

  • Timothy Lutheran Church, 1927-1977: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Glory of God [St. Louis, Missouri], 90k PDF

  • Ware, Margaret, and Vertrees Hood. Salem Lutheran Church, Blackjack, Missouri, 1850–1964. St. Louis: Ware & Hood, 1998.

  • Wuertz, Donald. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Des Peres 150 Years. St. Louis: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1999.