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Buried at St.Patricks Graveyard, Geneva, New York
Established in the early 1840s, St. Patrick's Cemetery in Geneva, New York was the primary burying ground for the community's Roman Catholics for many years. Most of the 19th-century burials are of Irish immigrants, the first sizable group of Catholics to reside in the village. Presenters Eric Lewis and Emily Oberdorf have been researching the history of the these immigrants. The program looks at their efforts to find, excavate, document, and restore the stones in the oldest, Irish part of the cemetery. They share the stories of some of those buried in the cemetery and their connection to people living in Geneva today. Many stones contain inscriptions about the Irish communities the immigrants came from and Lewis and Oberdorf also share their findings on these communities. Produced by staff and volunteers at Historic Geneva, formerly the Geneva Historical Society. Historic Geneva tells the stories of Geneva, New York. Discover these stories online and in person through the Geneva History Museum, Rose Hill Mansion, and Johnston House. For more information about us, to subscribe to our email updates, or read our blog, visit historicgeneva.org.
Watch the presentation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5npPtQ
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Catherine Mc Dermott|