Saint John Lutheran Church Cemetery - Drake, MO
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N 38° 26.756 W 091° 26.572
15S E 635883 N 4256442
Quick Description: Church and cemetery are just S. of Drake, mailing address is Owensville, which is some 12 miles SW of here.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2021 6:44:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM13R13
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

County of cemetery: Gasconade County
Locating of cemetery: Charlotte Road, near US-50, 2 miles S. of Drake
Number of graves 240

A printed history, or facts on this cemetery are non-extant.


Original name: SL Johannis Klrche Evangelical Lutheran
Church built in 1880, rebuilt in 1929 and again in 1983.

"It seems fitting that the first recorded worship services for St. John’s Lutheran Church were conducted in a sheep-stable. For close to 150 years this small rural congregation has been home to “sheep” dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been served by faithful Shepherds who have provided a sanctuary where all may come to be fed, watered, comforted and strengthened." ~ St John Church History


"The erection and establishment of St. John's Church was the result of a doctrianal dispute between Lutheran and Evangelical denominations. The original Church was made of log.

"St., Johannis Kirche was built in 1880. It is an impressive building constructed of locally made red brick. The side windows of stained glass have round arches and segmental relief surrounds. Its most outstanding architectural feature is its protruding square tower with battlements. A front brick foyer was added in 1983. St. John's Church is an example of Gothic Revival architecture." ~ DNR Historic Survey   PDF pages 245-248

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Drake, Gasconade County, Missouri

Approximate number of graves: 240

Cemetery Status: Active

Cemetery Website: [Web Link]

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