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Cathy Faust (#48104941)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history off and on since 1980. Only recently became interested in helping others by taking photos when I can. I personally know how much it means to someone to have that info on a family member and it warms my heart to help out.
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Leonce Rome Sr. & wife Philomene
Thanks for searching for these gravesites, not sure why markers are missing. Your help is really appreciated !
Added by Heinz57 on Sep 22, 2014 3:00 PM
Julie Kane
RE: Kate and Gregory Browne
Oh, that is interesting that they may have added people to the same "slots"! So it could be Kate and Gregory in there, after all. If I ever get back to the New Orleans Public Library to look at that 1878 St. Joseph #1 Interment Record microfilm again, I also need to look at how high the numbers go, and then see if that matches up with the highest number slot on the mausoleum wall. I also need to see if the Interment Record entries where a body was going to be placed in an existing family vault had a sequential number like Kate and Gregory (which would disprove our theory about the numbers matching the mausoleum wall). As I recall, the notation for each dead person in the 1878 Interment Record was that either the grave cost $2, $3, or $6, or it was a charity grave (free), or that they were going in a named family vault that already existed. Kate and Gregory were marked as having graves that cost $6.

If they were numbering from the beginning of 1878, 57 and 60 would seem low for the number of bodies that year as of early September (especially during the flu epidemic, when there were 2 numbers between Kate and Gregory, who died one day apart). And if they were numbering from the beginning of September, 57 and 60 seem kind of high as of the 6th of September. So my hope is that it is connected to the numbers on the mausoleum wall, not to the count of bodies for the month or year.

Yes, do your best to knock some sense into their heads!

If I were you, I would alert the TV station that covers Tangipahoa to the situation there. Can you imagine what a great TV news feature it would make?: the mean corporate owners preventing you from taking photos of loved ones' graves for family members, etc. I'll bet that would turn the situation around in a hurry!

Best wishes,
Added by Julie Kane on Sep 22, 2014 12:50 PM
Julie Kane
RE: Kate and Gregory Browne
Thank you very much for taking the photos, Cathy. I really appreciate it. The only issue is that I still do not know if the numbers on the mausoleum are connected to the numbers in the Interment Record for 1878. Kate, who died on 5 Sep 1878, was number 57 in the Interment Record. Gregory, who died one day later on 6 Sep, was number 60. It was the yellow fever epidemic, so people were dying in droves. When I looked at the dates of the remaining, non-destroyed mausoleum plates around 57 and 60, they were from much later years than 1878. I do not know if that means that there is no correlation between the numbers in the Interment Record and the mausoleum, or if more people were placed in the same slots later. If only the Archdiocese or the cemetery personnel would answer questions. When asked, the Archdiocese says to contact the cemetery and the cemetery says to contact the Archdiocese. It is very frustrating that they don't care whether family members know where their family is buried. I do know that they had grave markers in the 1930s, when the WPA conducted a survey of all of the stones in the cemetery. But they did not record the locations, either, just the inscriptions.
Added by Julie Kane on Sep 22, 2014 9:42 AM
Dawna Westbrook
RE: Frederick Praetorius
A camera generally takes a photo in an 8x10 size and 300+ dpi (dots per inch). For a photo to be printable it really needs to be at least 300 dpi.

The photo you posted of the Praetorius marker is 5x7 at 72 dpi. That's like having a 300 word story and taking out 228 words and trying to figure out what it says. A computer screen can't even make total sense of it and you end up with a fuzzy photo.

Seventy two dpi is usually what a computer will use to create the tiny icons for the desktop.

Hope you find where the problem lies. I know the effort it takes to get these photos for Find A Grave.


Added by Dawna Westbrook on Sep 21, 2014 7:31 AM
Dawna Westbrook
RE: Frederick Praetorius
Thanks so much for the heads up and getting a photo of the marker. I made the link between Frederick and Amelia.

Was wondering, how come you are compressing the photos so much for upload? Know it makes them upload faster but makes them so much less clear and unprintable.

Added by Dawna Westbrook on Sep 20, 2014 7:18 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Josephine Ernst's grave. I appreciate your volunteering your time!
Added by Annibelle on Sep 19, 2014 8:23 PM
Linda Davis
RE: Adolph Fransen
Good...I saw that you were a new member and many, many times the newbie doesn't realize there are guidelines and then makes duplicates, unknown burial site memorials, and other things not respecting the guidelines.

Thank you for what you are doing with Find A Grave and if I can help let me know.

Have fun graving!!!
Added by Linda Davis on Sep 19, 2014 8:39 AM
Headstone pics
Thank you for trying to get Ann and William Lawrences headstone pic from Saint Joseph Cemetery #1 . They died so long ago I didnt figure one would still be standing but was hopeful.
Added by WichitaFalls on Sep 16, 2014 9:07 AM
Emile Silva
Thank you for searching for a marker for Emile Silva.
Added by Jones on Sep 15, 2014 8:17 PM
Theresa McCormack Crellin
Because of a transcription I have from many years ago, I believe she is listed on the back of the McCormack family stone which is now toppled and in pieces as per your photo. Would you please post that photo for her and I will explain with an inscription edit.
Thank you!

Added by DJ on Sep 15, 2014 9:08 AM
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