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Carol Mahon Finlay (#47833166)
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Roibeard
RE: Grave photo
There is a group of volunteers that tries to photodocument the cemetery and they had their "Safe Day" on June 7, 2014. I was away and couldn't attend. Last year's day had been cancelled because the grounds were so overgrown markers couldn't be seen in the foot-tall grass. Even the roads were impassable and in some instances wiped out entirely by overgrowth since most of the roads are dirt covered by gravel.

In addition to the web site on the cemetery's page on Find A Grave, there is another page at http://newarkcemeteries.com/woodland.php which is run by the two people who head that volunteer group.

I've never been to Rosedale, but the photos of it look like it's pretty good shape. Apparently it is in Orange, rather than East Orange. There is a big difference in the nature of Orange and East Orange and that should explain why Rosedale is still in good shape.
Added by Roibeard on Jun 27, 2014 4:09 AM
Roibeard
RE: Grave photo
It is sad about the shape Woodland is in. The first time I ever went to it was last fall and they were cleaning away an entire year's worth of unmown grass, leaves and trash. You can see how deep the fallen leaves are in the Boepple photos. Some roads were simply gone, covered over by grass and weeds.

Holy Sep is in fine shape but that's because it has the Archdiocese of Newark keeping it going. I believe Woodland is bankrupt and just barely able to maintain the grounds. Plus it is the only cemetery I've been to where I actually felt unsafe.
Added by Roibeard on Jun 25, 2014 1:00 PM
Roibeard
RE: Grave photo
I posted photos of the Boepple plot to the pages for George, Johann and Joanna. The first photo shows the tops of the two toppled stones. You can see the words "Father" on one and "Boepple" on the other. The lower photo is of the entire Boepple plot showing the stones for William and Jacob Boepple. I guess that's about the best we can do for now.
Added by Roibeard on Jun 24, 2014 7:28 PM
Roibeard
RE: Grave photo
You're very welcome for the Mahon grave photos. I think I have photos of the Boepples at Woodland, but cannot say so for sure because the stones have been toppled forward. However you can see the tops of the two stones. One says "Father" (probably Johann) and the other says "Boepple". These stones are immediately behind the stones for William and Jacob Boepple, so, to me, they are most likely on the same plot in Section D.

I didn't post them to the requests you had made because the memorials had been made by an Ed Wolf and he took and posted headstone photos to the William and Jacob Boepple memorials. I figured he must have seen the fallen stones, but chose not to post the photos to the memorials he had created.

If you like I will post the photos to the memorials and if he complains or if you don't think they are appropriate, I can take them down. Let me know what you would like.

Added by Roibeard on Jun 23, 2014 7:34 PM
Roibeard
Boepple in Clinton Cemetery
I noticed you have requests for a Boepple family in Woodland Cemetery in Newark. I found several Boepple people at Clinton Cemetery in Irvington NJ, not far from Woodland. The names are Hugo, Sr; Amalia; Hugo, Jr; Carl H and Jayne F.

Perhaps they are related to the Boepple family you're interested in. I made memorials for them. If you would like photos, just make the usual requests.
Added by Roibeard on Sep 23, 2013 6:49 AM
 

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