Update: On July 29th, the vast majority of the stones were fixed by the amazing Franklin County Cemetery Society. Read my original article here. The City of Pacific’s cemetery was vandalized back in the winter.
Adam Lemp’s third wife had a daughter from an earlier marriage that later married a Gottfried Pfaff. They both died, so Adam raised his step-grandson, Otto, who eventually unofficially took the Lemp name. He’s buried in an unrelated family plot… Continue Reading
The Bixby Mausoleum is unique for several reasons; first of all, it uses much more rusticated stone than its neighbors. Secondly, its massive, gravity-defying curved front pediment appears to be the only one like it in the cemetery. It is… Continue Reading
The Feickert Plot is right next to Adam Lemp’s plot, but there are no monuments, or marked graves.
The Foerg Monument commemorates three burials of the family on the Adam Lemp Plot. Henry, Augusta and Ferdinand are three mysterious figures from St. Louis history that I am investigating. Stay tuned.
I’ve always been intrigued by the simplicity of Adam Lemp’s monument in Bellefontaine Cemetery. A large upright stone, sitting in a field of grass. His wife’s name is not mentioned on the monument, even though she is buried nearby.
The nuts have been eaten since the last time I was here.
The Ulrici grave site once featured a mausoleum, which was removed due to its condition.
The relief sculpture on the Yeatman Monument is interesting; the clouds are very Baroque in their rendering. The stone is soft, unfortunately, so some of the detail is gone, but it is still in a great state of preservation.
There are not many examples of Egyptian Revival architecture in St. Louis, though there are some tombs in Bellefontaine that admirably represent the style. Influenced by the thousands year old fascination Western Civilization has possessed for Ancient Egypt, coupled with… Continue Reading