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From: Bill Forshay <>
Subject: Re: [NY-OLDDUTCH-GRAVES] L'Eglise Francaise du Saint Esprit
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 19:37:15 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <012f01c871da$23913ff0$6101a8c0@yourkgohy9au97>


Thank you for the information. I knew with all the
churches you have been to, you would know something
about this one. I will have to check it out in the
morning. It almost time for the news.

Bill Forshay - San Antonio, TX
--- Nancy <> wrote:

> Bill,
> L'Eglise Francaise du Saint Esprit still holds
> services and a Google search
> provided the website: http://stespritnyc.net/
> The church was founded in 1624 and it was at the
> church's second location
> (built in 1704) that a graveyard was added. The
> church remained there until
> 1831, by which time the area had become industrial,
> so the church was sold, and
> the congregation constructed another church in a
> different neighborhood. The
> church's history doesn't say what happened to the
> graveyard. History page:
> http://www.stespritnyc.net/history.html
> I don't know if there are records, but there's a
> phone number for the church.
> Here is the excerpt from the church history
> mentioning the graveyard:
> "Huguenot immigration was so great that after a
> few years the congregation
> became too large for the building. In 1704 a new and
> larger church was built at
> the corner of Pine and Nassau Streets and was
> called, for the first time, "Le
> Temple du Saint-Esprit." It was to serve the parish
> for the next 130 years. The
> church was a simple rectangular building, 50 by 75
> feet. Beside it was a
> graveyard. There was a wooden fence on the sides
> which bordered the streets. It
> possessed a small tower which was surmounted by a
> cupola. By all accounts, it
> looked like a small country church."
> Nancy
> Nancy
> http://www.thepastwhispers.com/Old_New_Orleans.html
> From: "Bill Forshay" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 7:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [NY-OLDDUTCH-GRAVES] NY-Dutch
> Nancy:
> Can you tell me anything about this cemetery:
> French Church of St. Esprit, New York City, New
> York.
> My 8th Great Grandmother is buried there. I can't
> find
> where the records are kept or anything about the
> cemetery. do you know where it is located?
> Bill Forshay - San Antonio, TX
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