Category Archives: Famous graves

He had more than 15 minutes

The largest museum in the United States dedicated to one artist—seven floors in Pittsburgh—houses a large collection of artwork by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. The museum, located in an 88,000-square-foot building downtown contains 900 paintings, 77 sculptures, nearly 2,000 … Continue reading

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General Stonewall Jackson and His Arm

In the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as the Presbyterian Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, stands the commanding bronze statue of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, sculpted by famed Richmond, Virginia, artist Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 – October 19, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Death

CHARLES ADOLPH SCHIEREN BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1842  DIED MARCH 10, 1915 MARIE LOUISE SCHIEREN BORN AUGUST 5, 1840  DIED MARCH 11, 1915 IN THEIR LIVES THEY WERE LOVELY AND IN THEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED   Most people are … Continue reading

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A Scottish Immigrant and the Declaration of Independence

Today it is right and proper to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the day Americans toast as our country’s birthday. James Wilson was one of the Pennsylvania delegation members and was a signer, though, he did not … Continue reading

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Angel of Charity

JOHN HUDSON HALL BORN OCTOBER XV, M-D-C-C-C-XXXVIII DIED MARCH III, M-D-CCC-LXXXXI John Hudson Hall (October 15, 1828-March 3, 1891) was a successful paper manufacturer in the mid-to-late 19th Century.  He was also a patron of the arts.  Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the … Continue reading

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C. T. Melms, Milwaukee’s First Beer Baron

Charles/Carl Theodore Frederick “C.T.” Melms Born August 18, 1819 in Prussia Died February 19, 1869 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin C.T. Melms was born in Prussia and immigrated to the United States in 1843, and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Melms married Maria … Continue reading

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Adolphus Busch, Beer Baron

Adolphus Busch Born July 10, 1839, Kastel, Grand Duchy of Hesse (now Germany) Died October 10, 1913, Lindschied, Germany Certain foods go together like peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, or salt and pepper. There are pairs of names … Continue reading

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