Category: St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

  • Kraus Obelisk, St. John Vianney Cemetery

    Since this is a Catholic cemetery, the obelisk has a cross on it; we seldom find an obelisk in a Catholic cemetery without this explicit depaganization.

  • Fromm Monument, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    An angel seems to be gazing in wonder at a cross, which would be theologically correct and profound. She is probably a dealer’s stock model, but she is a good one, and well preserved.

    Herr Fromm (the name is illegible on his marble headstone) died in 1894, so that is probably about the date of this monument.

  • Ott Obelisk, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    A magnificently shrouded obelisk. The cross on the side makes it a Christian monument; one rarely sees an obelisk without a cross in a Catholic cemetery. The abundance of drapery makes one feel as though there would be something improper about an unclothed obelisk.

  • Fischer Monument, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    An angel holding a cross leans slightly forward, as if she might descend from her high pedestal at any moment. Father Pitt hopes he does not need to offer an apology for publishing so many images of this beautiful angel, whose industry-smudged face makes him love her all the more; he visited her on a sunny day and on a gloomy day, and thought you might like to see her in both lights.

  • Walde Monument, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    A very tall and quite austere marble monument sitting on a chunk of sandstone sitting on a chunk of something else. Father Pitt was not able to find a dated Walde headstone nearby of the right era, but he would guess this monument dates from the 1880s.