Allegheny County, PA

Homestead Cemetery

a.k.a. - Franklin Churchyard

2257 Main Street

Homestead Borough, Allegheny County, PA

(partial survey)

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General Views 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7

 

Civil War Veteran Memorial Views 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

(photos contributed by Ellis Michaels)


The Homestead Cemetery is administered by:

Homestead Cemetery
2257 Main Street
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 461-1818


The Local News, Saturday, May 21, 1887

THE NEW HOMESTEAD CEMETERY TO BE DEDICATED ON MAY 30.

 
     For years people have been talking about the necessity of a new cemetery where the dead of Homestead and vicinity might rest in peace. More than a year ago a company was organized, a charter obtained, and ground purchased for cemetery purposes. Since that time the company has been busy laying out the ground, fencing it in, and otherwise improving it. An elegant plan of the lots has been prepared by Engineer Risher, which may be seen at the office of the Company by any one. The cemetery is beautifully situated adjoining the free burial grounds of the Franklin Church. On the highest elevation a plot of sixty feet square is reserved for Grand Army purposes, and on the 30th of May, a deed for the same will be turned over to Gen. Griffin Post, of this place. The grounds have been enclosed with a fence, walks have been laid out, trees and grass planted, and under brush and fallen trees removed.

     A Superintendent is constantly employed on the grounds, directing the further improvements being made, and watching and guarding the repose of the dead. Several thousand pamphlets have been sent out this week, containing the description of the new cemetery, and the rules and regulations governing the same. The office of the Secretary is in THE LOCAL NEWS building, where, Messrs. Files & Co. have charge of the plans, and will be pleased to show any one the plan of lots and give any further particulars desired.

(contributed by Jim Hartman)


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Boone, Nelson E., (view 2 , 3 , 4 , 5), 1923 - 2007, AOM3 US Navy, WWII, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boone, Martha B., (view 2 , 3 , 4), 1929 - 2000, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boone, Olive H., (view 2 , 3 , 4), 1910 - 1910, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boone Nelson E., (view 2 , 3 , 4), 1884 - 1967, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boone, Jessie E., (view 2 , 3 , 4), 1889 - 1976, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boyd, James B., (view 2), 1858 - 1929, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Boyd, Emma, (view 2), 1864 - 1917, Mother, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Davies, Ephraim, US Navy, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Dinkel, Geo., 1st Sgt., Co E 107  PA Inf, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Gluck, Fred, Jr., 28 Oct 1878 - 05 Mar 1903, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Gluck, Stella M. E., (view 2), 11 Dec 1879 - 19 Sep 1916, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Hegedus, J., 15 Oct 1925, US Navy, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Kenvin, Bayard, Co B 14 PA INF SP/AM War,  (contributed by Rich Boyer)

Kenvin, Isaac, (view 2), 20 May 1920, Co. K, 81st PA, (contributed by Rich Boyer)

Kenvin, Rebecca, 1841 - 1910, (contributed by Rich Boyer)

Lowe, Charles, (view 2 , 3 , 4), Lot 23 Section C, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Nevin, (view 2), 1858 - 1934, Father, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Margaret, (view 2), 1862 - 1947, Mother, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Willie, (view 2), 1885 - 1894, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Baby, (view 2), 1894 - 1894, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Nevin, (view 2), 1884 - 1906?, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McConnell, Arness, (view 2),1822 - 1897, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McDonald, Isaac F., (view 2), 1853 - 1912, (contributed by Rich Boyer)

McDonald, Ella Rowe, (view 2), 1853 - 1899, (contributed by Rich Boyer)

McDonald, Clara, (view 2), 1878 - 1981, (contributed by Rich Boyer)

McFadden, Bernice R., 15 May 1925 - 15 Sep 1972, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McFadden, Wayne S., 11 Sep 1920 - 24 May 1977, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

McWhorter, Wm. S., Co A, 155 PA Inf, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Melegari, Raymond D., 30 May 1975 - 21 Apr 2000, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Melegari, James P., 29 Apr 1973 - 22 Oct 2000, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Mesta, Hattie R., (view 2), 1870 - 1902, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Mesta, Charles J., (view 2), 1872 - 1922, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Mesta, Merle, A., (view 2), 1895 - 1922, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Mesta, Kathryn F., (view 2), 1897 - 1925, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Michaels, Mary, (view 2 , 3 , 4), 14 Feb 1822 - 30 Mar 1915, Lot 23 Section C, (obituary), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Michaels, Olive Blanche, (view 2 , 3 , 4), d. 06 Nov 1898, aged 28Y, Lot 23 Section C, [nee Lowe], (obituary), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Michaels, William M., (view 2 , 3 , 4), Dec 1860 - 12 Jan 1902, Lot 23 Section C, (obituary), (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Michaels, William R., (view 2 , 3 , 4), d. 01 Sep 1890, aged 1Y 2M 14D, Lot 23 Section C, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, John F., (view 2), 14 Mar 1824 - 13 Mar 1893, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, Anna M., (view 2), w/o J. F., 18 Sep 1826 - 19 Oct 1862, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, Lawrence, Sr., (view 2), 18 Mar 1849 - 07 Mar 1926, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, Katherine Behm, (view 2), 02 Nov 1851 - 27 Apr 1919, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, Lawrence O., Jr., (view 2), 17 Oct 1886 - 14 Apr 1912, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Oeffner, Nora E., (view 2), 27 Nov 1889 - 30 Jan 1910, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Palmer, Robert, Co. A., 123 PA Inf, GAR flag marker, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Riggs, Anna B. Oeffner, (view 2), w/o Robt. A., 04 Jun 1851 - 02 Jan 1889, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)

Riley, Emma M. Oeffner, (view 2), w/o Newton, 30 Jul 1862 - 25 Jan 1895, (contributed by Ellis Michaels)


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