Helena Schaaff

Helena Schaaff

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 8 Jul 1857 (aged 34)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 7, Lot 375
Memorial ID 14126204 · View Source
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Mother. Composer. She was the composer of "Doubler Marche pour Piano" that was written for Jenny Lind, and "The Bavarian Polka." Her first child was stillborn in 1855. As a result of a very difficult labor, a second birth in 1857 resulted in the death of both mother and child. Helena and her infants were buried here. She was the wife of Polish sculptor Henry Dmochowski-Saunders.

Gravesite Details The monument was designed and executed by her husband Henry Dmochowski-Saunders. Dmochowski-Saunders, whose busts of Thaddeus Kosciusko and Casimir Pulaski are in the US Capitol Building, worked on his wife's tombstone for eighteen months.

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  • Created by: rjschatz
  • Added: 29 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14126204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helena Schaaff (24 May 1823–8 Jul 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14126204, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by rjschatz (contributor 46560566) .