(LCMS—Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)

Genealogical Data

The following indexes and/or records from this congregation are available:

Marriages from 1945 to 1970

Deaths from 1945 to 1964

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 indexed 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.

St. Paul's Lutheran-Des Peres

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Des Peres
Photo by Karl Bloomberg © 2014
(Used with permission)

Some earlier records from this church have been indexed and microfilmed. A partial index of baptisms (1849–1904) and deaths (1851–1891) is online. This information is available in the History and Genealogy Department at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.

Click here to go to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church information on the SLCL website.


Established: 1838, still open in 2015

In 1838 a group of Protestant Germans settled in the area known today as Des Peres, Missouri, to form a joint German Evangelical and Lutheran congregation. Eventually, three separate churches would be formed from this group. Some of the members in the Stratmann (Creve Coeur) area initially attended the church in Des Peres. In 1843 the Stratmann group split away to form a new church closer to where they lived. This would become the St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregation in Creve Coeur.

In 1849 the remaining joint congregation split into Evangelical and Lutheran churches. The Lutheran church, which is now called St. Paul’s Lutheran in Des Peres, remained on the original site. The Evangelicals moved further north on Ballas Road. They retained the early records of the joint congregation, even after they became the Parkway Zion Evangelical Church.

St. Paul’s Lutheran in Des Peres built a new brick church in 1867 at the northeast corner of Manchester and Ballas Roads. The congregation helped build the Lutheran’s Orphan Home adjacent to their church in 1868. They continued to use the old log church as a school until 1883 when they built a new school behind the new church. The church kept the historic log church until 1949 when John Hagemann purchased the log church and moved it to his farm. In 1938 the congregation replaced their old red-brick church with a new stone building on the northeast corner of Manchester and Ballas Roads. They added a newer building to the north in 1985 to accommodate their growing congregation.

Address: 12345 Manchester Road, Des Peres, Missouri 63131

Church website: St. Paul’s Lutheran-Des Peres

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6040281,-90.4435069 (Click here for Google map.)

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, located at 921 North Ballas Road, is a historical cemetery established in 1846 on the grounds of the church. Access St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery here.

Last modified: 07-Feb-2018 09:37