Honoring our veteran’s

In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11th, we want to honor our military who served and are buried here in Zion Cemetery. These are just a few of those who served in the Civil War. Henry “William” Beerman Julius Theodore Brunk – US Army Union, 4th Reg Johann “John” Colonius – Union, 2nd Lt CoRead more

Annual ACM Conference

This year, the annual conference for the Associated Cemeteries of Missouri was held at Tan-Tar-A Resort from July 19-21. Two board members and our Family Services Representative traveled to the conference to listen to the speakers, visit with the vendors, and catch up on old acquaintances. (To be clear, it’s the acquaintanceships which are old,Read more

Meet the Board: Kathy

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members.  Read more

Swarm Into Summer Speakers

Here’s our line-up for our August event! 10:05-10:20  Green Burials  Rick Lay, Bellefontaine Cemetery 10:25-10:40 “Bee” a Pollinator Pantry  Mary Ann Fink, St. Louis County Parks 10:45-11:00  Flameless Cremation  Randy Singer, Valhalla Funeral Chapel & Cemetery 11:05-11:20  Native Plants in Your Yard  Kyle Cheesborough, Bellefontaine Cemtery 11:25-11:40  African-American Cemeteries in STL Ernest Jordan, Friends of Father Dickson Cemetery 11:45-12:00  GenealogyRead more

WOW

When visiting Zion, and other cemeteries in the area, you are likely to come across grave markers shaped like tree trunks. These mark the graves of the Woodmen of the World. Zion is home to a particularly large and impressive Woodman monument just inside the gate. Learn about this interesting organization here.Read more

Meet the Board: Louise

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is your favorite place to vacation? The quiet beaches in Treasure Island are a peaceful retreat for me. I love hearingRead more

Tidbits about Zion

1883-1917  The early minutes of the cemetery board were written in German and reflect life at that time. 1883   The first interment took place at the cemetery in December. Originally, the property contained a stable, a barn, a picnic shelter, and a lake. 1885    The cemetery board posted signs prohibiting tying your horse to aRead more

Meet the Board: Todd

Zion’s board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping improve the cemetery and keep it running. Here are a few things to know about one of our board members. What is the most interesting part of being on the board? Getting to see all the old documents. There’s some neat historyRead more

Coming Back from the Brink

Many small cemeteries that do not have endowments have become neglected over the years. But sometimes, a group of dedicated volunteers get together to do something about that. Two historic African-American cemeteries in St. Louis are currently under the care of such volunteers. Father Dickson Cemetery, Crestwood. This cemetery fell into ruin during the latterRead more