Category: St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

  • Margretha Hoffmann Crucifix, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    Here we find an intact example, with all its letters present, of that very same iron crucifix we saw in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The thing has been spray-painted with silver paint, which may actually have helped preserve its parts. Someone has left a little rosary dangling in front of Christ.

  • Winter Mausoleum, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery


    There is only one mausoleum in this cemetery, but it is an unusually fine one; it looks like an architect-designed mausoleum rather than a dealer’s stock model. The Romanesque arch and pilasters are in exactly the right proportions to the whole, and the carved decoration is beautiful without being ostentatious. It has even kept its bronze doors. The landscaping adds to the picturesque effect: large cedars have grown up on both sides, making the whole plot look like some Norman-era English churchyard.

  • Zinc Calvary Group, St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery

    Old Pa Pitt seeks out zinc monuments, so he is especially delighted to bring you a fine Calvary group in zinc. He does not know the date exactly, but he would guess from the style, and from the fact that zinc statues of this sort have not been readily available for almost a hundred years, that it dates from the early twentieth century.