Joseph Seep

Joseph Seep

Birth
Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 1 Apr 1928 (aged 89)
Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sec H
Memorial ID 59899562 · View Source
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St. Catharine's Cemetery house demolished
By Mary Hill
mhill@titusvilleherald.com | Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:00 am
HYDETOWN — Some people driving along state Route 8, to or from Titusville, on Monday, probably saw workers demolishing the house at St. Catharine's Cemetery.
According to the Rev. Walter Packard, of the Catholic Community of Titusville, the cemetery board decided to demolish the house "after much discussion."
Packard said the house, which was built prior to 1900, was one of the original structures that came with the property when it became St. Catharine's Cemetery, in 1900.
He said the cemetery property was purchased by Joseph Seep, who was prominent in the oil industry and Standard Oil.
Seep gave the cemetery property to the Catholic Community of Titusville.
Seep is buried in St. Catharine's Cemetery.
"[He] named it in memory of his wife, Catharine, and the house came with the property," Packard said. "Our cemetery superintendent no longer lives there."
The house was a rental property and was inhabited up until two months ago.
"It was a rental property and with the condition of the house, it was less expensive to have it demolished" rather than renovate it, according to Packard.
He said notification of the demolition was given to the parish members.
On Monday, The Herald received some phone calls notifying the newsroom that the house was being torn down. One caller said a rumor was circulating that graves had been found under the house.
"There were no bodies under the house," Packard said, dispelling the rumor.
"[The property] was not a cemetery when the house was built."



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  • Created by: Jim Mayer
  • Added: 10 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59899562
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Seep (7 May 1838–1 Apr 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59899562, citing Saint Catharine's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jim Mayer (contributor 47037195) .