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Subject: Re: [ALL] St. Clair Cemetery
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 00:43:56 -0400
There was another cemetery that I forgot but isn't listed with the
Landmarks on Current Map. We discussed this before but it was the
cemetery next to St Michael Cath. Church Parsonage on Pius St and was
at the corner of Pius and Brosville. It's so small that I keep
forgetting about it.
I just had a thought. Where did they bury the Sister of St
Francis? Bishop Domenec owned all the property east of the Mt.
Oliver Incline and it appears from Pius to the what appears to now be
Sharon St. and beyond to what's now South 18th St, shortly before you
hit the top. I would love to have been in Bishop Domenec's will. :-D
At 10:02 PM 8/1/2007, you wrote:
> >Susie and all,
>I thought it might be, but I had to be sure. For all of you though I know
>that some of you like AL already know:
>I have from the archives of the catholic diocese the following
>information, a great great grandfather, Casper/Gasper Schirra buried on
>May 9th, 1873 from St. Joseph Church into St. Clair Twp Cemetery.
>The St. Joseph's referred to is the one called St. Joseph's of Mt Oliver,
>except it's actual site is in what was referred to as Lower St. Clair
>His son's family with whom he resided lived with in the same area. They
>were poor. The cemetery they would use had to be within walking distance,
>and be in use by 1873.
> It can not be St. Michael's as another great great grandfather was buried
>there in 1867 and it was already known as St. Michael's. It can not be
>St. Joseph/St George as that did not open until 1888/89.
>What is left is St. Peter and Loretto. That is unless someone knows of
>another was covered over or lost.
>I have had various suggestions but not real verification. I have walked
>most of the cemeteries in the area though I doubt he had a headstone.
>Anybody come across some definitive information I would love to know