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Hope Mausoleum
(OR40)

New Orleans

 


Girod Street Cemetery

Reinterments

Hope Mausoleum and Alfortish Enterprises each bid to relocate those buried in Girod Street Cemetery.  Hope Mausoleum significantly underbid Alfortish Enterprises and won the job.  Eventually many family members of those relocated from the Girod Street Cemetery purchased crypts in Hope Mausoleum.

Many of the remains are in containers stored in a 3 foot high crawl space under the floor of the mausoleum.  These are the memorials in Hope Mausoleum in honor of those relocated from the Girod Street Cemetery:

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE ONCE
INTERRED IN THE GIROD STREET CEMETERY
(FOUNDED 1822) WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS
WERE REMOVED AND RE-ENTOMBED IN THIS
BUILDING BY CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
(EPISCOPAL) A. D. 1957.  AND OF

REV. JAMES F. HULL D. D.              1776 - 1833
RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH   1816 - 1830
REV.
WILLIAM T. LEACOCK  D. D.  1797 - 1884
RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH  1852 - 1882
RICHARD RELF
                                1776 - 1857
A WARDEN OF CHRIST CHURCH FOR 52 YEARS
REV. JOHN HENRY KLEINHAGEN   1815 - 1885
PIONEER EVANGELICAL   AND   LUTHERAN PASTOR
GLENDY BURKE                               1806 - 1879

MERCHANT BANKER                          LEADING CITIZEN
JANE PLACIDE                                  1804 - 1835

DISTINGUISED                                                    ACTRESS
WHOSE REMAINS LIE IN CRYPT 1083-A

AYE, 'TIS A HOLY RITE,
REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEAD,
THAT WILL NOT LET OBLIVION'S BLIGHT
AROUND THE GRAVE BE SHED.

 

CRYPT ENGRAVING

IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES
WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS WERE REMOVED TO THIS
CRYPT FROM GIROD STREET CEMETERY  A. D. 1957:

AMMANN, BELL, BRAND, BRINKMAN, BROTHERS, BUCHANAN,
CHRISTY, CHURCHILL, CONRAD, DIETRICH, DOW, DOYLE, ERICKSON,
EVANS, FERGUSON, FORSYTH, FRIEND, GERARD, GOLDENBLOW, GRANT,
HOLLINS, JEWELL, JORDY, KENNEY, KIP, LAMBERT, LATHROP,
LAUDUN, LEE, LEIRIS, McCLELLAND, McCOARD, McLEOD, MADERE,
MONTAGUE, NAPIER, NICHOLSON, OGDEN, PERKINS, PULLEY, REED,
SALKELD, SAUL, SCRUGGS, SEALE, SMITH, THORN, VAIL, VEEDER,
VENTRESS, WALLACE, WHITE, WILKINSON, WIRE, MAC ARTHUR,
MORRIS, BECK, WAGGAMAN.

15 headstones were salvaged from Girod Street Cemetery and are now on
 a wall of Hope Mausoleum.  They are shown individually below:

 

Sacred
to the memory of
JANE PLACIDE
died May 1?, 1865
Aged 31 yrs

 

 

HENRY YOUNG
a native of New York
died Nov. 5, 1832,
aged 45 years.
His trust in his God, the hope of a lar.
His compas, his helm, his guide, is his star.

 

Stone is almost smooth but has discernable engraving.

 

Wm W. Mc DONOUGH
who died of ??
3, Nov. 183?
L.A.R.

 

To the memory of
WILLIAM SMITH CLARK

 

LEWIS F. MERLIN
a native of Philadelphia
died Sept. 4, 1837
aged 33 years
Erected in his memory by his brother
Augustus Merlin.

 

ici Repose
P.C. LEIRIS.
Pasteur de L. Eglise evangelique
francaise de cette ville.
Decede le 6, Septembre 1833.
a lage de 30 ans.

 

MARY ANN,  Aged 7 years.    
GERTRUDE           7 months.
ANN LOUISA         6 years.
EMELINE       4 ..
JOHN....                18 months
Children of GERTRUDE and
Dr. JOHN ROLLINS.

 

Pilot THOs. H. MONTAGUE.
A native of Virginia.
Age 33.
Lost his life Dec. 27, 1866.
in saving the passengers
of the burning Steamer
Fashion

JEANNE LYALL.
born 6th May 1837.
died 23d October 1841.

Sacred to the memory of JEROME B. STOCKWELL
Made Second Lieutenant of the Louisiana
Greys, born at Flemingburg, Ky., died
of Yellow Fever  13 September 1837
Aged 25 years

WILLIAM W. LOWD, Jr.
born Oct. 1, 1850.
died Aug. 29, 1866.

In memory of
JOHN MATHER.
A native of Aberdeen, Scotland
Born May 1849.
Died September 8, 1878.
I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

STEPHEN H. EVERITT
July 12, 1844.
38 years.

 

REFERENCES

New Orleans Architecture Vol III: The Cemeteries
by Leonard V. Huber

 

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