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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Cemetery Vandalism

Over this last weekend approximately 70 tombstones in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester were toppled. At least 2 of the tombstones were destroyed beyond repair. The rest of the tombstones will be repaired by the staff of the cemetery. Broken beer bottles resting on some of the tombstones indicate that the vandals were drinking at …

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175th Anniversary of City of Rochester

One hundred and seventy five years today Rochester, NY became a City. After the Erie Canal came through the area, Rochester grew at tremendous rate. Becoming a City enabled Rochester to grow. Today at Mt. Hope Cemetery Mayor Robert Duffy placed a wreath at the grave of Nathaniel Rochester (above). Nathaniel was one of three …

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Tombstone Tuesday – 4/14/09

This year is the 175th anniversary of the City of Rochester. The City is named for Nathaniel Rochester who was an early promoter of the small village. Nathaniel died three years before Rochester became a City. He and his family are buried at the top of lot R in Mt. Hope Cemetery in the City …

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