The following indexed records from this congregation are available.
Confirmations from 1859 to 1933
Deaths recorded from 1858 to 1969
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.
Friedens UCC published a monthly magazine called Friedens Messenger. The society has received a collection of these magazines, which contain information about births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. For privacy reasons, we have limited online files to 1940 and earlier.
These magazines are currently unindexed; they may be browsed only. We are looking for volunteers to index these publications. If you are interested, please contact our office.
To browse Friedens Messenger, click here.
When the church shared their records with StLGS, they included a diary kept by one or more of the pastors from 1898 through 1920. The early entries are in German, although the data itself is easy to read. The diary lists births, confirmations, marriages, and deaths from Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky plus additional states from which people appear to have migrated in and out of the St. Louis area.
The diary has been indexed and is available here.
Established: 1857, closed in 2010
Friedens United Church of Christ Church (also known as Friedens German Evangelical Church or Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church) was founded in 1857 and closed in 2010. (The word Friedens means “peace” in German.) It was largely a German congregation. They first met in the basement of the Fairmount Presbyterian Church at 9th and Penrose until 1861. The church acquired land at 19th and Newhouse and the cornerstone was laid for the new church in August 1860. The following year, on 21 April 1861, the new church, a Gothic brick structure, was completed and dedicated.
Plans for a new church began in 1906 and the cornerstone for that facility was laid in July 1907. That English Gothic church at 1908 Newhouse served Friedens until it closed in 2010.
Information on Friedens Chapel on Chambers Road is available here.
Address: 1908 Newhouse St. Louis, Missouri
GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.664318, -90.203661 View map.
Frieden’s Cemetery was established on Broadway, just north of Baden, in 1864.
Access to Friedens UCC Cemetery