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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More Mt. Hope Cem. Tombstones

A few days ago I uploaded three web pages that are the tombstone inscriptions of Range 9 of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester. These tombstones were copied by Karen Dau who has spent years copying the tombstones in the newer portion of Mt. Hope. Range 9 is one of the largest of the Ranges in Mt. …

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Mt Hope Cem. – 175 Years

Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester had an anniversary last week. The cemetery was dedicated on Oct. 3, 1838. Last Saturday Mayor Tom Richards and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter were at a anniversary celebration at the cemetery. In the last 175 years the cemetery has grown in size. Originally it was about 54 acres and now it is about …

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Mt. Hope Cemetery Book

Last night during the WXXI-TV documentary “A Walk Through History in Mount Hope Cemetery” there were several pledge breaks. One of the gifts that they would give for a pledge was the book Buried Treasures by Richard Reisem. The book tells the stories of some 500 individuals buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The …

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