(LCMS—Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)

Genealogical Data

The following indexes and records from this congregation are available:

Baptisms from 1908 to 1918

Confirmations from 1909 to 1933

Deaths from 1909 to 1968

Marriages from 1909 to 1972

StLGS is following state guidelines for privacy wherever possible. Births/baptisms online must be at least one hundred years old; confirmations eighty-six years old; marriages forty-five years old; and deaths fifty years old. Additional data from these records may be available; please come to the StLGS office to view it. As privacy limits permit, society volunteers will post additional data online.

Messiah Lutheran
South Grand Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Landmarks Association
(Used with permission)


Established 1908; still active in 2016

A group of fourteen Lutherans living in the Tower Grove neighborhood met to organize a new church in 1908. The first pastor was the Reverend William F. Wilk. The congregation held services temporarily in Kleekamp’s Hall on Grand Avenue at Arsenal Street until they had constructed a brick chapel as their first permanent home on the northeast corner of Grand and Pestalozzi Street. They dedicated this building at the end of 1908. Initially they named the church Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah.

To accommodate expanding membership, in 1929, the congregation dedicated a new larger church on the same site. The chapel was razed. The new building faced Grand Avenue instead of Pestalozzi, hence the change in address.

Address: 2846 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Telephone No.: 314-772-4474

Website: www.messiahstl.org

Location 1908–1929: 3547 Pestalozzi Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.604637,-90.2436288 View map

Location 1929-: 2846 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63118

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6041469,-90.2407606 View map

Last modified: 11-Jan-2022 14:18