Jefferson Barracks is such an historic place, you never know what you might stumble upon when you visit. I was visiting the National Cemetery for another reason when I spotted this memorial. I never knew the story of the 56th… Continue Reading
I think it’s important to realize that not all mausolea at Bellefontaine Cemetery are Beaux-Arts masterpieces. Some look like they could have come from the hills of Ireland, and landed in the middle of St. Louis. Likewise, not all obelisks… Continue Reading
I made it by Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Cahokia on a sunny day, after the last time I had visited during a rainstorm. It is one of the oldest churches in the region. There is also a cemetery… Continue Reading
What I love about Bellefontaine Cemetery is all the serendipitous discoveries I make, such as stumbling upon the Adolf (or Adolph) Moll monument and his large family plot on the northern edge of the cemetery. It turns out he was… Continue Reading
Caspar Koehler, the father of Ellie, the second wife of William Lemp, Jr., was a brewer, and her first husband, Rudolph Limberg, was the president of the Columbia Brewing Co. Their son, Edward, died in 1939, a year and a… Continue Reading
It’s been another year, and it’s still hasn’t been fixed, as photos from a concerned citizens provided to me show.
The Lemp Mausoleum is less than half full, and probably will be forever. See the inside at this earlier post here.
I’ve been coming by the Wainwright Tomb (designed by Louis Sullivan for the same man as the office building downtown) for over a decade, and it’s interesting to see how it’s changed over the years.
North of his old friend and business partner, Adam Lemp’s grave, there is the family plot of Louis Bach, who also was active in politics and city government in pre-Civil War St. Louis. As my new research will show next… Continue Reading
I went by Hirstein Cemetery, where many of my oldest ancestors in America are buried, in the first weekend of August. It was a hot day, but the clouds in the sky made for beautiful light. This obelisk had not… Continue Reading