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 McDonoghville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States


Latitude: 29.9339308, Longitude: -90.04753119999998
McDonoghville Cemetery

Notes:
Technically in Gretna, a portion of the cemetery lies in the Whitney neighborhood in Orleans parish. John McDonogh established this burial ground in 1850 for his enslaved Africans. Buried in McDonoghville, he was the first Caucasian laid to rest in this cemetery.

Mr. McDonogh was a wealthy eccentric who died a generous philanthropist. He had moved from Baltimore to New Orleans in 1800, and acquired wealth through his own business interests. In 1818, he lost the election for a seat in the U.S. Congress and left New Orleans proper to settle in McDonoghville, which is in present-day Algiers.

John McDonogh was a holder of enslaved Africans and had educated a handful of his "slaves", granted them manumission, and helped them establish a model community at McDonoghville. His intent was to prepare them for a new life in Liberia, West Africa. In 1842, eighty of his former enslaved Africans left New Orleans for Liberia. The ship was provided by the American Colonization Society.
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Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville Cemetery
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville Cemetery
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Herman "Crip" P. Falterman, Sr. (d. 02 Feb 1960)
Julieus P. Falterman (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Terry Plaisance, Sr. (d. 1996)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville Cemetery
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville Cemetery
 
    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Herman "Crip" P. Falterman, Sr. (d. 02 Feb 1960)
Julieus P. Falterman (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Hellen C. Gros (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville.
Falterman Family Tomb at McDonoghville.
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Hellen C. Gros (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
Falterman Tomb At McDonoghville Cemetery.
Falterman Tomb At McDonoghville Cemetery.
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Herman "Crip" P. Falterman, Sr. (d. 02 Feb 1960)
Julieus P. Falterman (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Hellen C. Gros (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Terry Plaisance, Sr. (d. 1996)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
Jules Falterman, Herman Falterman and Terry Plaisance Sr. Heaadstone
Jules Falterman, Herman Falterman and Terry Plaisance Sr. Heaadstone
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Herman "Crip" P. Falterman, Sr. (d. 02 Feb 1960)
Julieus P. Falterman (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Terry Plaisance, Sr. (d. 1996)
 
Lin Joseph Falterman, Sadie Verdin Vincent and Helen Gros Headstone
Lin Joseph Falterman, Sadie Verdin Vincent and Helen Gros Headstone
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Hellen C. Gros (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
Lin Joseph Falterman, Sadie Verdin Vincent and Helen Gros Headstone
Lin Joseph Falterman, Sadie Verdin Vincent and Helen Gros Headstone
 
Located    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
Lin Joseph Falterman (d. 07 Jan 1957)
Hellen C. Gros (d. 23 Feb 1935)
Sadie Camelite Verdun (d. 26 May 1993)
 
McDonoghville Cemetery Gate Entrance
McDonoghville Cemetery Gate Entrance
 
    McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
 

All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID   Tree 
1. Arcement, Julien J.   24 Jul 1991McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I21678 Our Family Information 
2. Billiot, Elida Victoria (Aliska)   27 Feb 1955McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I11102 Our Family Information 
3. Falterman, Herman "Crip" P. Sr.   McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I11197 Our Family Information 
4. Falterman, Julieus P.   Aft 1935McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I11399 Our Family Information 
5. Falterman, Lin Joseph   Aft 07 Jan 1957McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I54 Our Family Information 
6. Gros, Hellen C.   McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I11009 Our Family Information 
7. Plaisance, Terry Sr.   Abt 1996McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I23897 Our Family Information 
8. Verdun, Joachim Barthelemy   12 Dec 1953McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I24106 Our Family Information 
9. Verdun, Sadie Camelite   29 May 1993McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I53 Our Family Information 
10. Verdun, Sidney Noel   04 Dec 1947McDonoughville Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location I24109 Our Family Information