Mt. Hope Cem. Tombstones

All the legible tombstones in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester have been copied. I copied all the tombstones in the older sections in the 1980s when I was a lot younger and could get up and down the hills. Then Karen Dau said that she wanted to copy all the tombstones in the newer ranges. …

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Cleaning Tombstones

I bought a quart of D/2 Biological Cleaner on the internet. It is one of the few recommended solutions that can used to clean tombstones. It isn’t cheap. The quart cost about $30. On Saturday I went down to Allegany County to clean the tombstones of my great-grandparents and other family members; 7 total. The …

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St. Patrick’s Cemetery

In 1838 St. Patrick’s Church bought land on Pinnacle Hill as a burial place. Part of the lot was in the City of Rochester and part in the Town of Brighton. When Holy Sepulchre Cemetery began in 1871 only people that already owned lots in St. Patrick’s were allowed to be buried there. There are …

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