B. Page, our great-grandfather, was the first supervisor of
St. Mary's Cemetery. Albert lived with his
family on the cemetery property. He kept
his records in a 5 x 7 notebook.
The book was
used daily for 20 years and shows wear, tear, effects of
rain, and some crossing off.
Entries were made with a pen & ink, and shapes of some letters
are difficult to interpret. There are over 2,500 entries. The
book was donated
by his granddaughter, Margaret McNamara Pexa (our aunt) to the
Chancery of the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
in the 1980s.
transcription is just one way to find out whether your ancestors
may be buried
in St. Mary's.
This is not the definitive source for
of St. Mary's Cemetery. Consider this transcription
that will lead
you to more reliable sources. Please be aware that lot numbers changed
even during Albert's 20 years.
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(below) for other pointers.
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