Category Archives: Louisiana Cemeteries News

>John A. Amelung stockholder and President Fireman’s Charitable Association

>http://books.google.com/books?id=zAnvQKmXzLYC&lpg=PA139&ots=1yLwD9URJq&dq=John%20A.%20Amelung%20New%20Orleans%20Louisiana&pg=PA139&output=embedIs the young widow, Amelie Mercier, who married Judge Canonge the former wife of John A Amelung?  Not likely considering the dates, however, John Amelung is noted to have passed from an article in The New York Times in September … Continue reading

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>Louisiana Cemetery Preservation 2008-2010

>Since 2008 over 40 reports concerning abandoned, neglected, endangered, or unknown cemeteries in Louisiana have been made from either the newspapers or online submissions at the website.  In some cases the dates of the report submission are incorrect (April 27th).  … Continue reading

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How to submit a cemetery report

How to submit a cemetery report If you have found a cemetery that is NOT listed with the Louisiana Cemetery Board as an ACTIVE cemetery and that contains graves 50 years of age or older, and is unkept, abandoned or … Continue reading

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Minden Cemetery Walk

In my mailbag: November 13th The Minden Cemetery Ghost Walk “Living History Lesson” Price: $10 adults / $4 children under 12 (tickets at gate only)Old Minden Cemetery off Pine St. on Bayou Avenue in Minden, La.Time: Noon – last tour … Continue reading

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Sweet Olive RESCUE

From the Louisiana Graveyard Rabbit “..Sweet Olive RESCUE on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’re looking for volunteers for a large-scale cleanup of the cemetery that will include weed removal, painting and general maintenance of the … Continue reading

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Louisiana Veterans State Cemetery at Leesville

The Ft. Polk newspaper has published that there will be a new State cemetery built at Leesville, Louisiana. This project was fully funded and will provide 595 standard burial plots; 1,190 preplaced crypts; 264 cremains gravesites; and 256 columbaria niches. … Continue reading

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Updates from NOLA GYRabbit and LAORLEAN

Shrimp balls – yummy link to RootsWeb LAORLEAN postNOLA Cemeteries Graveyard Rabbit – NOLA GYRabbit post discussing the Oaks in Lafayette Cemetery #1. I would request that interested parties check out the Live Oak database to see if any of … Continue reading

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