Funeral Homes and Directors
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Funeral Homes and Directors

St. Louis undertaking practices echoed those in other parts of the country, with the earliest services provided by area livery stables. The earliest of these firms were the Wm. H. Donas livery stable at 2809 North Grand in 1807 and in 1810 John Decker’s livery stable at 12 North 19th Street. Many others soon followed. James A. Thomas offered a “Coffin Warehouse” at 5 North Second Street in 1840. Five years later, William A. Lynch opened his business as an “undertaker and cabinet maker” at 132 35th Street.

In 1868, the first St. Louis business to incorporate the title of “funeral home” into its name was the Schrader Funeral Home which opened its doors at 14960 Manchester in what is now in Ballwin, St. Louis County. It was founded by Frederick Schrader, a carpenter and cabinet maker who, in 1846, emigrated from Hanover, Germany, to St. Louis. That family business remains in operation today as St. Louis’ oldest family-owned funeral home.

Over the years, literally thousands of private businesses have offered undertaking services to the St. Louis community. Because each of these businesses is a private firm, the scope and location of whatever records they may have kept is, to say the least, problematic. When the owner of an undertaking firm died or decided to close the business, the family often retained the records and often eventually lost or destroyed the records. In some cases, a new owner purchased the business and the earlier records possibly transferred with other assets. But tracing who owned what is sometimes nearly impossible.

Volunteers from the St. Louis Genealogical Society have, over the past several years, compiled a directory of all known funeral home businesses in the St. Louis area, and this data is now available. Spearheaded by Maurita Lutton, with assistance from Margie Giblin and Jeani Ward, this database contains information on nearly 3,400 “funeral homes,” including those early livery stables and undertakers. They gathered their information from monument companies, cemetery records, St. Louis city and county directories, telephone books, and funeral home directories. Information in this database includes:

  • Firm name (and any known alternate names)

  • Address

  • Beginning and ending years of operation (if known)

  • Reference to what records (if any) are available

  • Source(s) used for each listing

This is only a list of funeral homes and directors. Several funeral homes have allowed the Society to copy their funeral lists. A list of these funeral homes (some 39 out of 3,366) are located on the Funeral Homes Records List.

Showing records 3313 to 3367 of 3367.

NameAlsoKnownAsAddressBeg YrEnd YrNotesRecords AvailableSource/s
Woods Saml Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Woods T S (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Woodson Funeral Home Woods Minerva Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Woodson Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Woodson-Burke Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wordingham Wm (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wortmann Bros (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wray John W (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wrenn Millburn (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wrenn Wilbur (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wrenn Millburn (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright & Son Funeral Home Yandell & Sons Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright & Son Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright Freeman Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright George C (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright George C (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright George C (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright Jim & John Mortuary Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright Jim & Sons Mortuary Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright Louis W H (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright's Funeral Home Wright Harry C Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wright's Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wulf J H (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Wulf John C (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Yandell Mortuary T T Yandell & Sons Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Yandell Alfred H Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Yandell T T & Sons Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Yohe Earl M Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young & Ricords Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Clark Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Clark Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young S H Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young S H Undertaker Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Samuel H Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Samuel H Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Samuel Undertaker Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Young Samuel Undertaker Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein Bros Funeral Parlors Ziegenheim Bros Livery & Undertaking Co Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein Bros Livery & Undertaking Co Ziegenhein John L & Sons Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein Bros Livery & Undertaking Co Ziegenhein Bros Mortuary Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein Bros Mortuary Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein John L & Sons Funeral Home see Ziegler Bros Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegenhein John L & Sons Funeral Home Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegler Bros Livery & Funeral Parlor Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegler Bros Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Ziegler Brothers Funeral Parlors Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only
Zocco Salvatore (Livery Stable) Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only Members Only

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