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 St. Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery, Shaler Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States of America

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery

Extract from the Diamond Anniversary of St. Augustine Parish History 1863-1938:

"Father Joseph, pastor took up a census, finding 740 families with 3,800 souls.

In 1892, he purchased 13 and one sixth acres in Shaler Township for $290.00 per acre. The iron fence was erected for $583.63. An iron cross was erected for $491.00. It had a gold-plated corpus. This was a gift from Mrs. Mary Reqina Frauenbeim. The total cost of the cemetery was $3,788.00 exclusive of lawyer's fee of $124.31. Expenses on dedication
were $95.85... .. .it goes on to tell of the parade across the 43rd St. Bridge. More than three thousand people came in procession, eighty horses and men, one hundred and sixty carriages. All came to witness the blessing of their last resting place.

For those interested, there is additional information on the history of St. Augustine Church in the Notes Section of my paternal grandfather, Joseph Rhein (1866-1927) ID 3135. (Note to File - JP Rhein)

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