Due to the fragility of the original record books, genealogical searches are no longer permitted at the First Trinity Archive. Requests for searches cannot be honored. The following was compiled in 2002 and is a mirror of:
*The original books are also stored on MicroFilm at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library. This is all of the information that would be available in a local search. To protect the original documents, these electronic and film archives are available. Thank you. Mount Royal Cemetery 2700 Mount Royal Boulevard Glenshaw (Shaler Township), PA
University of Pittsburgh First Trinity Records
The records of the First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contain minutes, church registers, publications, and baptismal, confirmation, marriage, and burial records from 1837-1975. Series I contains minutes in both German and English languages.
(includes re-interments from Oakland Cemetery)
The First German Evangelical-Lutheran Cemetery (First Trinity after 1930) was located on the hill in Oakland and was locally referred to as the Oakland" cemetery, even on some maps.
"That property was purchased as the highest point on the then eastern boundary of the city so that our blessed dead might await the resurrection and be the first in the city to see the return of our Lord. The cemetery dates prior to 1847 when Pastor Godfrey Jensen died on February 19 of that year and was interred in "our Oakland cemetery" according to the church history. That cemetery was used solely by our congregation and was not a public cemetery up until the sale of the property c. 1962."
--Pastor Spittel, September, 2002
The Oakland Section of Mt. Royal Cemetery contains bodies that were re-interred from the Oakland Cemetery which was located on Allequippa, Morgan and Berthoud Streets, in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. You can view Historic Pittsburgh Maps of this location on the University of Pittsburgh's digital website at: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/maps/1872ind.html
The Oakland Section of Mt. Royal Cemetery contains bodies that were re-interred from the Oakland Cemetery which was located on Allequippa, Morgan and Berthoud Streets, in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh.
You can view Historic Pittsburgh Maps of this location on the University of Pittsburgh's digital website at: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/maps/1872ind.html
Historic Pittsburgh Maps
1904 Volume 1, South East End of Pittsburgh: Plate 10
1923 Volume 1, Greater Downtown and Eastern Vicinity: Plate 23a
(The 1904 plate is the best view of the Oakland Cemetery. While the cemetery is less prominent, the 1923 plate shows the location in relation to other landmarks and buildings.)
The Oakland section also contains recent burials which are recorded here: