Tag: Shields

  • Godleib R. Fritz Shield, Voegtly Cemetery

    A bit of a mystery. This metal shield has fallen from some monument somewhere, and is now sitting on the base of the Kredel monument. Father Pitt has never seen a grave marker with a shield like this, so he does not know what kind of thing it would have been attached to—perhaps an iron post that has disintegrated? The rust has obliterated some of the letters, but Father Pitt is fairly sure of his reconstruction:

    NOV. 28 – 1858
    JULY 11 – 1892

  • Shields Mausoleum, Edgeworth

    On a back street in Edgeworth, right next to the Shields Chapel, sits what looks like a Gothic church; but it is actually the mausoleum of the Shields family, one of the largest Gothic mausoleums in the Pittsburgh area. It has room for thirty-six interments, and it is big enough that the Grace Anglican congregation used it for services until the Shields Chapel became available. It is very rare in the Pittsburgh area for a family to build a mausoleum on its own property, but apparently no mere cemetery was good enough for the Shields family.