Marty Brunetti's Tombstone
Lafayette County, Missouri contains an extensive listing
of gravesites for many of the cemeteries in Lafayette County.
The one notable exception is St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in
Concordia, MO. If you are specifically looking for a
in that cemetery, use the links on the Church
Records page of this
You might also consider using a site like Find
A Grave that includes many cemeteries throughout the U.S.
The second most popular site is BillionGraves.
Finally, you could also try one of the many websites provided by
that include cemetery listings (many are indexed). For
if you suspect that an individual may be buried east of Concordia
(such as at Immanuel in Sweet Springs), check the Saline County website.
Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri
by Marty Brunetti, Odessa, MO
Marty Brunetti compiled a seven volume set of documents entitled Tombstone Inscriptions of
Lafayette County, Missouri. Page scans of these
documents in PDF format can be download from the links below.
These are images of the original document, however, all of
the files have been converted to searchable
images. While each of the full volumes has its own index, you
also locate a particular name by using the search facilities of Adobe
Acrobat Reader or any equivalent program. Keep in mind that
Optical Character Recognition used to index the files is not perfect,
so it may not index some of the names correctly. So you may
want to read through the pages to look for a name if a search fails to
Each of volumes is quite large and may take a long time to
download. To determine if you are interested in any of these
first read the following listing that shows the contents of each
Brunetti, Table of Contents
You can then download one or more of the files using the following
- Volume 6
- Volume 7
Because the previous files are so large, excerpts from them for
specific churches of interest in the Concordia area can
be downloaded using the following links.
Holy Cross, Emma
St. John, Emma
St. Matthews, Ernestvillle
St. Peters, Flora
you are looking for gravestones in other parts of Missouri, you might
try one of the following:
Cemetery Records Vol 1
Records Vol 2
Cemetery Records Vol 3
Stone Church Burials (Beouf Creek, MO)
you have an ancestor buried in a military cemetery, you can do a web
search on that phrase to locate many on-line listings for those
cemeteries. A particularly good website for overseas
of US soldiers is the following:
Battle Monuments Commission
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