Felix Emmanuel Schelling

Felix Schelling’s mother, Rose, was born in England and his father came from Switzerland. He too was named Felix, a music teacher, and they were married in Kentucky four years…

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Catherine Wagner Ware

Not many cemeteries can boast that one of their three tallest monuments pays tribute to a woman. This one clearly demonstrates that this person had great wealth. It’s one of…

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Daniel McBride Graham

Someone whose working life was a mix of several different occupations is often a person who  lived in several different places. Daniel’s journey was like that; his career path was…

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George Subers Broadbent

George was born in Morgantown, Berks County, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Adelaide Broadbent, immigrants from Yorkshire, England. Inspired by a pastor’s preaching, he felt convicted to leave the Episcopal Church…

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William Barber

It could be humorously said that William Barber was “cut out” to be a die engraver. Engraving is a special kind of artistry that involves both a design and the…

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Unknown Heroes

The phrase “sanctity of human life” holds special meaning in cemeteries. Rooted in the idea that human life is inherently sacred or precious, each body that was laid to rest…

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Pieter Haga

Only on a very rare occasion will the neat rows of white marble in the cemetery’s Naval Plot be interrupted by a different type of marker. The massive stone on…

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George Wesley Stroby

The Trilby String Band  was organized in 1898 and the first Mummers Parade was held January 1, 1901. The band’s last appearance was in 2014. A brief history of the…

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Pietro Stea

Workers opening a grave to investigate a poison-for-profit probe

A murder-for-hire scheme played out in neighborhoods across Philadelphia in the late 1930s that intrigued city residents for almost two and a half years. The bizarre story began in October…

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Thomas Hewlings Stockton

Thomas was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, the first of six children of William Smith Stockton and Elizabeth Sophia Hewlings. William was an author, editor and publisher. He founded…

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