I felt as if I was in Scotland again when I visited Calvary Cemetery recently. After all of the rain and warm temperatures, there seems to be a haze over the city and rolling hills, and everything is so green.… Continue Reading
Frederick A. Berthold had many children, but three of them apparently did not make it out of childhood. The monument is very close to the Sarpy-Morrison plot from yesterday. He died at the age of 48 in 1868.
The sculpture group I found long ago in Calvary Cemetery’s mausoleum came from one of the transept altars, as can be seen below. Sadly, that altar, or what is left of it, is largely destroyed as of 2012.
I was looking out over Calvary Cemetery recently and marveled at how the view in front of me was almost completely blocked by tombstones.
Members of the Griesedieck family have told me there are dozens of their relatives alive and well in St. Louis, and I just discovered a whole bunch more of them buried at Calvary. This cluster is across the way from… Continue Reading
Located right behind William T. Sherman’s grave in Calvary is this unique, if proportionally strange tomb. I wonder who she was.
We’re not sure, but it seems like the historic Biddle Mausoleum might have suffered more damage over the winter. For some reason, I had neglected to photograph the the two portrait busts of Thomas Biddle and Anne Mullanphy. The roof… Continue Reading
The second president of the Falstaff Brewing Corporation lies in a line of other family members at Calvary. Alvin Sr. converted to Catholicism to marry his wife, Mary O’Donnell.