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The Baron Scherer Chapel

November 24, 2009
The Baron Scherer Chapel
The Baron Scherer Chapel (“The Chapel on the Hill”) is located in the Bellevue Cedar Hill Memory Gardens in Daytona Beach. Fl. Karen Szczeniak, the volunteer Find-A Grave photographer who took the pictures, called the Chapel grand and impressive.  She says the chapel is in generally good condition but has some minor water seepage on one wall.  The wooden benches may be in need of some touch-up too.  Attached to the Chapel are two wings of an ordinary mausoleum structure.  The cemetery employee who took her there says it is the only one like it on the cemetery grounds… “and the cemetery is hugh!”
Buried in the Chapel are:
Marie Baron Scherer
b. 14 May 1897  in Italy
d. 3 Nov 1992 in Contra Costa, California
Luis Pradillo Scherer
b. 20 Jun 1895 in Mexico City
d. Apr 1964 in Volusia County, Florida
Wylda (Yolanda Ofelia) Baron Nimidoff
b. 7 Jul 1905 in Patterson, NJ
d. 25 Nov 1986 in Contra Costa, California
Demitri Alexander Nimidoff
b. 12 Feb 1896 in Russia
d. Feb 1968 in Lafayette, Contra Costa, California
Gean (Eugene) A Baron
US Navy – World War II
b. 29 May 1921, Cleveland, OH
d. Mar 1984 Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Baron Scherer Chapel

The Baron Scherer Chapel (“The Chapel on the Hill”) is located in the Bellevue Cedar Hill Memory Gardens in Daytona Beach. Fl.

Karen Szczeniak, the volunteer Find-A Grave photographer who took the pictures, called the Chapel grand and impressive.  She says the chapel is in generally good condition but has some minor water seepage on one wall.  The wooden benches may be in need of some touch-up too.  Attached to the Chapel are two wings of an ordinary mausoleum structure.  The cemetery employee who took her there says it is the only one like it on the cemetery grounds… “and the cemetery is huge!”

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Looking For The Dillons

November 17, 2009

Francis Dillon and Mary CrillyOn April 27, 1893, a Francis Dillon was buried in a plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.  On  December 16, 1897, he was removed from that original plot and moved to the Beattie family plot. I was easily able to find the death certificate for  Francis Dillon, who died April 23, 1893 and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. He was 43 years old.  That makes his year of birth around 1848.  It gives the cause of death as Pneumonia.  He was a single plumber who had been living in the United states for about the last 33 years.  According to the Death Certificate he was born in Scotland and is the son of Francis and Sarah Dillon.  It looks like he died at a tenement located at 88 New Chambers St.

When searching Census records for a Francis Dillon who was born circa 1848 in Scotland, I came across just one possible match and it was in the the 1861England Census.  In it, we find a family of Dillon’s living in Liverpool, England.

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The other day I found two photographs that seem to link two branches of the Tierney family together. The pictures come from the collection of Frank Noel and May (Berry) Tierney who lived in Larchmont, New York.  Frank Noel Tierney  and Raymond A Tierney were first cousins, so it makes sense that they new of each other, but these are the first photographs connecting the two  families.

Raymond Tierney and Family with Frank, Virginia and May

"Raymond Tierney and Family with Frank, Virginia and May"

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