Cemetery Committee

Jim Haab is currently the head of the cemetery committee. Among other things, he manages the sale of plots, the maintenance of the cemetery, and the logistics of funerals.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15

The historic St. Thomas Cemetery has been documented and indexed in various locations. Please see the following sites (which appear to contain identical information):

Cemeteries in Washtenaw County


Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County

Books of interest can also be found at the following local libraries:

AADL = Ann Arbor District Library

CDL = Chelsea District Library

D/B = Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection

DDL = Dexter District Library

EMU = Eastern Michigan University Library

GSWC = Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County Library

L/M = Library of Michigan

MPL = Milan Public Library

MTL = Manchester Township Library

NPL = Northfield Public Library S

DL = Saline District Library

TPL = Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

YDL = Ypsilanti District Library

Records of Cemeteries.

Edward Harvey Mohneke. 1943. (typescript) [L/M F565.M63 1963; microfilm F565.I7 1964a]

Cemetery Inscriptions in Washtenaw County Michigan 1825-1940.

Compiled by Elizabeth E. James. Ann Arbor, Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1968. [AADL R977.435 JA] [L/M F572.W3 C4z; microfilm: UM]

Directory of Cemeteries of Washtenaw County Michigan.

Ann Arbor: Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, 1978; 2nd edition, revised 1997. [Available from GSWC] [AADL R977.435 Ge] [Bentley] [D/B] [GSWC 977.435 GEN] [L/M F572.W3 D56 1978] [SDL R977.4 Dir] [YDL MC 977.435 Gen] [YHM]

Newspaper Death Notices, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 1829-1867.

(typewritten mss.) abstracted by Marguerite N. Lambert. Ann Arbor. [GSWC 977.4 Lam]

Those interested in the history of the Lutheran Church in Washtenaw County will want to visit the Bentley Historical Library on the grounds of the University of Michigan, North Campus. Our founding pastor’s records are located there with the under the following reference:

Friedrich Schmid Church records on microfilm — (1833-75 Baptisms; marriages 1833-71; family register 1833- records of deaths 1833-1871)

Since Pastor Schmid served many congregations simultaneously, the records of our original sister congregations are also of significance for our congregation’s history and records. Other holdings at the Bentley Library include:

  • Schmid, Friedrich, 1807-1883. 150 years we celebrate the journey : Bethels Kirche, 1840-1990 /[Manchester, Mich. : Bethel United Church of Christ, 1991]. Bentley Historical DA 2 S348 O58
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Zion Lutheran Church records, Bentley Historical 86783 BA Ba
  • Luckhard, Charles F., 1883- Faith in the forest : a true story of pioneer Lutheran missionaries, laboring among the Chippewa Indians in Michigan, 1833-1868 /Sebewaing, Mich. : Red Flannel Underwear Press, [199-?] Bentley Historical FA 29.1 L941 F174 1990
  • History of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Washtenaw county [and] a short sketch of the missionary activity of the first Lutheran pastor in Michigan, the Rev. Frederick Schmid.[n.p., 1931?] Bentley Historical FA 29.1 E92 H673
  • Michigan memories : things our fathers have told us.[Mich.?] : Michigan District of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1985. Bentley Historical FA 29.2 M624 M62
  • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church records, Bentley Historical 8884 Ba 2
  • A short sketch of the missionary activity of the first Lutheran pastor in Michigan, the Rev. Frederick Schmid, from 1833 to 1871.[Mich. : s.n., 1932]. Bentley Historical FA 29.1 S348 S559