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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Mt. Hope Cemetery – Volume 1

Did you know that the first volume of burial records (1837 – 1860) of Mt. Hope Cemetery has burials in other cemeteries? In those early days there was a sexton for the City of Rochester and he recorded all the deaths and burial places. There are even a few deaths recorded where it is indicated …

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Cemeteries that have been Moved – Part 3 of 3

This is the last of the reports on cemeteries of Monroe County that have been moved. These are all Catholic cemeteries formerly in Rochester. When Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was started in 1871 the Rochester Diocese asked that these cemeteries no longer accept new burials except for families that already owned plots in the cemeteries. Thus …

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