Category Archives: Angels

Neo-classic Angel

TNEPESA SIMMANG SCHMIDT 1876 1907 The gray granite rock-face monument for Tnepesa Schmidt in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, has a masterfully sculpted bas-relief bronze inset.  The bronze was created in Fonderia Nelli, one of the … Continue reading

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Seated Angels

Not far inside the Gothic gates of the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, is the David and Adelia Stewart mausoleum.  The mausoleum was designed by Stanford White, of McKim, Mead and White, at one time, the largest and most … Continue reading

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Her Soul Takes Flight with an Angel

Elisabeth L. Roark wrote an article about angels titled, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of Markers, XXIV, in which she wrote Catholics had embraced the concept of angels but Protestants … Continue reading

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Seated Angel

The William August Starke monument in the Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee features a seated angel.  The bronze sculpture is 69 inches high and 62 inches wide, resting on a light rose-colored unpolished granite base that is 44 inches high, … Continue reading

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The Bored Angel and the Tribute to a Stone Carver

LOUIS G. BRUSA 1886 – 1937 MARY 1890 — 1957 The Hope Cemetery at Barre, Vermont, features some of the best carved granite funerary sculptures in the United States.  The cemetery is a favorite on the rock of Ages granite … Continue reading

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Kneeling Recording Angel

  COLBY I. PERT 1860—1911 ALICIE E. 1868—1929 RAY W. PERT 1889—1891 RAYMOND W. 1893— As Mentioned in several earlier blog posts, the article, “Embodying Immortality: Angels in America’s Rural Garden Cemeteries, 1850—1900”, pages 56 – 111, 2007 edition of … Continue reading

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Critics be damned

IN MEMORY OF MINNIE KEY, ONLY CHILD OF EDWARD & RUTH SEVIER WILDER, BORN JANUARY 23, 1854, DIED FEBRUARY 21, 1861. — — EDWARD WILDER BORN DECEMBER 31, 1825, DIED MARCH 25, 1890. WITH PITY BEHOLD OUR HEARTS. OH! LORD. … Continue reading

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