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Westliche Post was a German-language newspaper published in St. Louis from 1857 to 1938. Death notices are in German and printed in Fraktur, a Gothic typeface. This index is based on issues of the newspaper available on microfilm held by the Special Collections Department and is made possible by the volunteer work of Cindy Jacob and Michael McDermott working with Special Collections Department staff members.
The current index covers issues for 1877 - 1893 with the following gaps:
The index is an ongoing project; further years will be added as work progresses.
See "Aids for deciphering German death notices" on this website for a guide to the Fraktur typeface, a word list with English equivalents and other helpful information.
The "Westliche Post" deathnotice index is made possible by the volunteer work of Cindy Jacob and Michael McDermott working with the Special Collections Department staff.
Copies of indexed death notices may be requested by emailing the Special Collections Department. Please limit requests to three notices per email.