Frei Gemeinde Von St. Louis Records, 1850-1974 (S0037)

1.2 cubic foot, 33 folders, 4 microfilm rolls

 Finding Aid

The Frei Gemeinde Von St. Louis Records contain correspondence, ledgers, protocol books, and articles of association pertaining to the founding and operation of this German fraternal association. Founded in 1850, the organization held meetings, conducted a German School Association, and a library. In Keeping with the fraternal aspect of the association, members engaged in business ventures together and operated a cemetery as part of an insurance plan for members. Fre Gemeinde von St. Louis disbanded in 1972 due to declining membership.