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Parkway United Church of Christ | Des Peres, Saint Louis County, Missouri

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Parkway United Church of Christ 
2840 N. Ballas Road
Des Peres, Missouri  63131
St. Louis County

Founded 1838
 
Also known as: Deutsche Evangelische Gemeinde, German Evangelical Church, Deutsche Evangelische Zions Gemeinde, Zion German Evangelical Church, Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. "Zion" was adopted about 1870. "Parkway" dates from 1958.
 
Locations: Ballas Road between Manchester and Clayton Roads, 1848 - 1861; Ballas Road north of Clayton Road, 1861 - present. The present church, built in 1998, is located at 2840 N. Ballas Rd. across the street from the congregation's 1871 church building.
 
A group of German families that began meeting for worship in 1837 constituted itself as the Evangelical Protestant Manchester Road Church in 1846 and built a log church near Manchester and Ballas Roads. When the congregation split in 1846, a faction established a church on Ballas Road between Manchester and Clayton Roads was later known as Zion and then Parkway Church. The remaining faction became the present-day St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 12354 Manchester Rd. Zion (Parkway) was the mother church of six other German Evangelical congregations in St. Louis County.
 
Cemeteries: The original cemetery established in 1846 is still maintained by St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation that would become Parkway maintained a cemetery on Ballas Road near Clayton from 1848 - 1850. The church's current cemetery is located at 2840 N. Ballas Rd. next to the congregation's 1871 building. For early burials see, Richard Seiler, "Some Early German Burials in St. Louis County" in St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, 37, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 63 - 77. 
 
See also: "Generations of Faith, 1838 - 1988: 150 Years, Sesquicentennial, Parkway United Church of Christ," R 285.834 G326
 
Film notes: The contents of Roll 1 (FHL 1433226) are repeated on Roll 57 (FHL 1976581).
 
Text in German and English.
Roll Item Ministerial Act Years Index FHL Roll Comments
1 2 Church Records     1433226 Film incorrectly lists as Item 1
1 2 Index to Baptisms     1433226  
1 2 Baptism 1838-1898 Y 1433226 p. 60-141
1 2 Confirmation 1851-1894   1433226 p. 142-165
1 2 Marriage 1839-1906   1433226 p. 168-197
1 2 Communicants 1850-1909   1433226 p. 198-277
1 2 Burial 1839-1909   1433226 p. 322-361
1 2 Financial Records 1888-1899   1433226 p. 384-392
1 2 Register of Families 1859-1901   1433226 p. 393-450
1 2 Chronicle     1433226 p. 592-596
1 2 Additional Index to Baptisms     1433226 p. 600-607
1 2 Financial Records 1903-1905   1433226 p. 608-609
1 2 Baptism 1898-1909   1433226 p. 616-629
1 2 Marriage 1907-1909   1433226 p. 631
1 3 Baptism 1909-1961   1433226 p. 1-47
1 3 Confirmation 1909-1961   1433226 p. 133-151
1 3 Marriage 1909-1961   1433226 p. 157-179
1 3 Burial 1909-1961   1433226 p. 193-220
1 3 Statistics 1909-1956   1433226 p. 241-244
1 3 Family Register     1433226 p. 245-300
1 3 Financial Records 1909-1950   1433226 p. 301-331
1 3 Chronicle and Loose Papers     1433226 p. 341-359
 
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