About the Collection
The St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church Parish Records Collection consists of marriage and death records from 1840 through 1901 written in German. From 1848 through 1898, Pastor Ludwig (Louis) Müller, D.D. served as the Pastor of St. Matthew’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church and for each year he concluded the marriage and death records with a prayer. In 1898 the life and death of Pastor Müller is highlighted in German in the death records, summarizing the number of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials (including those during the 1854 yellow fever epidemic).