Old Zion Evangelisch Cemetery, Des Peres

An early German congregation, Zion German Evangelisch founded this cemetery around 1847, when they built a log cabin church in this area north of the intersection of Ballas and Manchester roads. The congregation had originally been formed in 1838. It sits just an eighth of a mile east from I-270, but is now surrounded by homes and trees. The church moved north to Ballas and Clayton, and I’ve looked at the beautiful church before in the past, which you can see here. It was restored by their Eagle Scouts in 2006.

There is at least one veteran, which we think was from the Civil War, and a couple other tombstones that were still standing. Due to heavy leaf cover, it was hard to see if there were any lying down on the ground.

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