This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Missouri.
An excellent reference book on the Jewish settlers of St. Louis exists. It is Zion In The Valley by Walter Ehrlich. Volume 1 covers the period from the Revolutionary War up to 1900. The index is quite complete. There are numerous photographs and notes and references. Many early families are described.
The photo is of the first synagogue building in St. Louis, around 1856. Belonged to B'nai El congregation.