Genealogical Data

There is very little data available for this church. The list of deaths is a page from a church register. The births and marriages were published in a church newsletter and shared with StLGS. Hence, these are indexes only. As of 2017, we do not have this congregation’s permission to publish actual images online. However, this may change in the future.

Births from 1921 to 1925

Marriages from 1924 and 1925

Deaths from 1918 to 1925

History

Established in 1907; still open in 2017

In October 1907, the pastor of St. Johns Evangelical Church in Bellefontaine, Missouri, conducted the first service for this small congregation. They worshiped in a building that housed a store in Gumbo, Missouri. By December of that year, they had renamed themselves St. Thomas Evangelische Kirche of Gumbo.

A year later, the congregation laid the cornerstone for the church on donated land. They remained in that location for the next few decades.

In 1958, the congregation became St. Thomas United Church of Christ. They chose a site on Wild Horse Creek Road for a new building, which was dedicated in May 1969.

Address: 17842 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Telephone: 636-532-3556

Website: St. Thomas UCC website

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6487383,-90.6459836 View map

Location 1908–1968: 150 Long Road, Gumbo, Missouri

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6583206,-90.6273325 View map

Location 1968–Present: 17842 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6487383,-90.6459836 View map

St. Thomas UCC17842 Wild Horse Creek Road
Photo © 2011 Donald A. Wallace
(Used with permission)

St. Thomas Evangelical150 Long Road
Photo © 2011 Eden Theological Seminary Archives
(Used with permission)


Although not directly affiliated with the Gumbo Cemetery, the church helps to maintain it and many parishioners are buried there.

For access to the Gumbo Cemetery, click here.

Last Modified: 11-Feb-2018 17:23