*Brown, John A. - Family Cemetery moved.

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*Brown, John A. - Family Cemetery moved. - Cemetery From page one not want the cemetery...
Cemetery From page one not want the cemetery disturbed because there probably would be little left of the remains anyway. The developer then agreed to install the .narkers and bypass the area that is now the median, Mrs. Burgess said. But she said the family never learned what happened to the monument that was there. "We went out one day, and It was just gone," she said. Mrs. Burgess is the great-great-granddaughter great-great-granddaughter great-great-granddaughter great-great-granddaughter great-great-granddaughter of Cpl. Brown, who she said farmed 900 acres along what is now St. Clair Avenue. He also operated a horse track where Reese's Drug Store now stands In the Bellemore Village Shopping Center on Nameoki Road. He and his wife are listed on the marker, located under some small trees In the median. Brown served in the Civil War with the 1st Missouri Cavalry and. was discharged after being wounded at a battle at Silver Creek, Mo. He died on Dec. 2, 1880, just two days short of his 41st birthday. His wife was just 35 when she died the next month, on Jan. 30,1881. The other two markers are those on graves of Mrs. Brown's family. Her parents, listed on a marker about 40 feet from the Browns', were William J. Emmert, who was born in April 1817 and died in March 1881, and Maria Emmert, who was born in February 1820 and died in January 1852. The other nearby plaque lists two other children of William and Maria. They are William Theodore Emmert, who was 18 when he died in May 1882, and Brittle Mae Emert, who was only 23 months old when she died in July 1877. One of the Brown's daughters, Mariea Jane, married William Bachmann and had seven children. One of the Bachmanns' daughters, Lelza, married John Lewis and lived in Madison. They had a daughter, Margaret, who was Mrs. Burgess' mother. . Another of the Bachmanns' daughters, Dora, married Charles Humcke and lived in St Louis. Dora Humcke's grandaughter, Sharon Humcke, 34, of Fort Wayne, Ind., visited the cemetery last year, hoping to find the grave of William Bachmann. Even though it was not there, she said, she was glad to see the grave of her great-great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, Cpl. Brown.

Clipped from St. Louis Post-Dispatch25 Oct 1984, ThuMain EditionPage 62

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri)25 Oct 1984, ThuMain EditionPage 62
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