Old St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Entrance to Old St. Patrick's Cemetery is on the corner of Church St. and Chapel St. in Grass Valley.
The first set of photographs were taken in the area you see behind the fence. The years, weather and vandalism has taken a toll on many of the gravestones. They are very difficult to read. Please advise me of any corrections that seem obvious. The trees in this particular area are old cedar. I am sure they have not helped the condition of the stones. More photos will be added to this section.
Site of the first Catholic Church in Grass Valley.
Dedicated on October 1853
Rev. John Shanahan, 1st Pastor
Served as Church 'til December 5, 1858
Served as first Catholic School (1859 - 1879)
Below this brief list you will find a list of persons interred in St. Patrick's cemetery, extracted from a list, supplied by Mr. Janicot.
Barrett, Benoit, Broderick, Brueman, Byrne,
Cademen, Campion, Carroll, Conlon, Cooper, Cosgrove
Doherty, Donovan, Dooling, Dunn, English
Gillick, Hanlon, Harrington, Hawkins
Kelley, LaMasney, Looney, Lynch,
Maguire, McAllister, McGovern, Meagher, Morgan, Moroney, Murphy
Nevin, O'Connor, Pierce, Phelan,
Reagan, Reid, Rigby,
Smith, Sullivan, Synson, Taylor
Williams, Williams2, Williams3
Census of Old St. Patrick's Cemetery
Abbreviations used are : d = died and c (circa) = about.
Adams, Seraphina; 7/23/1854 - 7/27/1860, Barrett, Richard J.; c. 1861 - 6/4/1889, Barrett, Richard; c. 1836 - 3/26/1860, Barry, J. A.; No dates, Benoit, Saraphine; c. 1838 - 11/27/1890 Bohannan, Catherine; c. 1835 - 1/25/1880, Brimskill, E.; No dates, Brislin, Ellen; c. 1805 - 3-11-1861, Brodrick, B. Honora; c. 1837 - 8/22/1868, Brueman, William H.; c. 1/17/1868 - 7/2/1868, Brueman, John A.; c. 12/27/1831- 2/11/1877 Brueman, Mary; c. 5/31/1872 - 3/7/1873, Brunstetter, Thomas Francis; 8/25/1860 - 7/14/1861, Brunstetter, Mary Ann; 6/14/1862 - 5/11/1865, Byrne, Mary; 1/10/1842 - 9/26/1887, Byrne, James K.; 6/19/1836 - 5/11/1890, Byrne, Charles H.; 12/18/1864 - 8/14/1892, Champion, Patrick; 3/17/1837 - 3/14/1874, Carroll, Charles; c. 1828 - 3/30/1863, Carroll, Annie; c. 5/6/1862 - 10/6/1862, Casey, William B.; c. 1836 - 10/5/1885, Chambers, Mary Ellen; c. 7/22/1838 - 12/22/1863 , Clinch; No marker, Conaty, Patrick; c. 1825 - 5/19/1889, Conaty, Ellen; c. 1810 - 2/11/1889, Conlon, Michael; c. 1827 - 12/3/1868, Conlon, Michael; d. 8/3/1865 Cooper, Deborah; No marker, Corbett, Edward S.; d. 11/23/1866, Corbett, Margaret; 7/28/1863 - 10/23/1864, Cosgrave, Miles; c.1833 - 6/15/1861, Cota, Lucinda; 12/31/1841 - 3/4/1866, Crowley, Anne; 1819 - 1857, Daly, Josephine; c. 8/16/1869 - 2/16/1871, De Almeida, Jose Silvira; c.1833 - 10/22/1886, De Almeida, Manuel; c. 5/16/1886 -8/16/1886, Derham, John; c. 1823 - 12/26/1866, Doherty, James; c. 1827 - 2/19/1879, Doherty, Margaret; 64 years old, Doling, John; c. 2/14/1861 - 5/7/1862, Doling, William H.; c. 3/14/1863 - 6/7/1863, Doling, John; c. 11/29/1860 - 10/29/1862, Doling, Mary; c. 11/11/1859 - 11/3/1862 , Donahue, Patrick; c. 1809 -12/4/1864, Donnelly, James; d. 5/18/1861, Donovan, Patrick J.; c. 1814 -9/10/1855, Donovan, Annie; 4 years old, Dowling, David; c.1825 -2/16/1857, Ducotey, Jane; c. 1820 - 5/24/1874, Ducotey, Augustin; c. 1822 - 8/16/1862, Duff, John H.; c. 1/25/1833 - 2/2/1883, Dunn, Mrs. B. ; 1819 - 1891 Continued on Next Page