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old st marcus in st. louis

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Re: old st marcus in st. louis

Holly (View posts)
Posted: 13 Nov 2006 9:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Winner, von Dreele, Gruenewald
I didn't realize that they were going to move the remains to New St. Marcus.; nobody ever told us anything like that. Before they made the cemetery into a park we visited Old St. Marcus and took away most of our family headstones. I remember the city said it was making remaining headstones into a wall. Our plot, like others, had a stone enclosure with steps that read "Our Home." I believe this referred to the custom of visiting the gravesites every Sunday and tending them. Since the family took care of the graves, there was no perpetual care, at least not for many of the graves. I think that's how the city was able to turn the cemetery into a park. My family members buried there are my great-grandfather, Hermann Winner, his second-to-last wife, Elisabeth, and seven children who died all at once, apparently in some epidemic in St. Louis, probably in the 1870s.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
holly 10 Nov 2006 9:00PM GMT 
Charlie 11 Nov 2006 12:32AM GMT 
Holly 13 Nov 2006 4:00PM GMT 
Bob Buecher 22 Nov 2006 3:33AM GMT 
Holly Hildebrand 22 Nov 2006 3:48PM GMT 
chapell6 13 May 2013 2:00PM GMT 
VictorHugo2 13 May 2013 4:08PM GMT 
chapell6 14 May 2013 1:33PM GMT 
VictorHugo2 14 May 2013 3:29PM GMT 
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