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Green Mount Cemetery

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Green Mount Cemetery was incorporated March 15, 1838 by William Gwynn, Robert Morgan Gibbs, Fielding Lucas, Jr., John Skinner, John S Laffite, Samuel D. Walker and John H. Latrobe.  It was established by an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland.   It was dedicated July 13, 1839.  Green Mount was the name given because the land was purchased from the heirs of Robert Oliver and Green Mount was the name of his estate.  Mr. Oliver had a beautiful estate on the northern boundary of Baltimore City.   The early design of the cemetery was laid out by Benjamin Latrobe.  


From the Baltimore Sun, January 12, 1839
The size of the lots will not be less than sixteen by twenty feet, containing three hundred and twenty square feet, and the price will be one hundred dollars payable in installments as expressed in the terms of subscription.

The cemetery originally consisted of sixty acres, but has expanded.  It is reported that more than 65,000 individuals are buried there, many famous and a few infamous, such as John Wilkes Booth, the Lincoln assassin.  Among the noteables are General William Winder (defender of Baltimore in the War of 1812); Major Samual Ringgold (killed in Mexico in 1845); Commodore Lynch (explorer of the Red Sea in 1848); Johns Hopkins, Thomas Wildey (founder of Odd Fellowship in the US); John McDonogh, J.W. Garrett (President of the B&O Railroad); William Walters and many, many more.


The first interment occurred December 27, 1939, that of an infant.  The mausoleum is of the Egyption order and is large enough to contain eighty bodies.  The cost was $3400.  The chapel, a Gothic structure of brown stone, with stained glass windows cost $30,000 and is said to duplicate the original which may be found in Germany.  The gateway's original cost was $10,500.  The cemetery is bounded by York Road, Hoffman, Ensor Streets and North Avenue. Although not in the best part of town, it is a beautiful and most exceptionally maintained cemetery that when you are walking through provides a sense of calm and a park-like atmosphere. 


There was, at one time, a requirement that a ticket be obtained for entrance.  Sunday's were only open to lot holders and friends of the family (also with a ticket).


The cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

 
1501 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202-3925
410-539-0641
 
Photos taken 8-21-2010

Albers, Major Solomon 1776 to 10-13-1839 Keyser, William 11-23-1835 to 6-3-1904
Albert, William Julian
 8-4-1816 to 3-29-1879Kurtz, Johann Daniel
3-30-1763 to 6-30-1856
Altvater, Garrett 1841-1915 Lautenberger, George 1845 to 1906
Baetjer, Charles 4-29-1875 to 7-28-1950 Lautenberger, Elizabeth 1819 to 1919
Baetjer, Edwin 1868-1945 Lautenberger, William 12-5-1838 to 4-21-1909
Baetjer, Edwin 1921 to 7-29-1944 (KIA) Lautenberger, Katherine 8-6-1849 to 6-29-1920
Baetjer, Howard 1879 to 1968 Lautenberger Monument Unreadable
Baetjer, John G. 1843-1915 Lucas, George 5-29-1824 to 12-16-1909
Baetjer, John A. 1878-1879 Lucas, William 8-1819 to 6-1897
Baetjer, Walter 1893-1972 Lucas, Wm, Jr. 1854-1928
Baumgartner
Marburg, William A. 1886-1921
Berenstecher, John A. 10-18-1811 to 5-18-1855 Marburg Family Plot
Berenstecher, Cath S. 8-10-1811 to 9-23-1861 Marburg, William A. 3-30-1814 to 7-16-1873
Bertsch, Jacob 10-22-1822 to 9-10-1895 Marburg, Edward 11-30-1847 to 7-10-1871
Bertsch, Dorothea 9-6-1822 to Unreadable Marburg, Frederick 6-3-1855 to 7-9-1895
Bier, Jacob
Marburg, Louis Henry 1-3-1845 to 2-1-1880
Biermann, Louis 11-1847 to 10-1918 Marburg, Charles 10-27-1842 to 2-2-1907
Biermann, Johanna 2-1848 to 12-1906 Marburg, William A. 6-14-1849 to 1-10-1931
Boehm Masoleum Various McKeldin, Theodore 11-20-1900 to 8-10-1974
Bolte, Henry 2-22-1837 to 10-10-1897 Miller, Jacob 12-10-1807 to 8-27-1875
Bosche Family Plot
Muhlhofer, Mary E.S. 1-12-1840 to 11-13-1867
Brandt, Jacob 5-26-1861 to 12-5-1910 Moale, John 1797 to 4-14-1842
Brandt, Jacob 1-22-1812 to 1-12-1881 Müller, Jacob
Brandt, Miriam Dodge 9-7-1832 to 11-3-1894 Munnikhuysen, Howard 6-19-1843 to 9-6-1896
Brandt, Edward Conant dod: 4-2-1887 Nicholai, Charles 1834 to 1918
Broumel, James 1820 to 4-16-1890 Nicholai, Charlotte 1838 to 1919
Clackner, Capt. Joseph 6-22-1778 to 11-2-1874 Numsen, John 7-9-1827 to 5-7-1896
Clackner, Rebecca 7-26-1786 to 10-12-1874 Numsen, Elizabeth 4-25-1826 to 1-15-1912
Copenhaver, Augustus 2-14-1816 to 11-3-1901 Ober, Gustavus 7-7-1861 to 5-20-1918
Copenhaver, Elizabeth Raine 11-12-1828 to 3-25-1905 Oler, William H. 9-6-1819 to 7-18-1889
Copenhaver, Susan 1818 to 2-11-1846 Oster, William 7-22-1876 to 9-1-1897
Copenhaver, Carrie 2-12-1858 to 11-8-1909 Oster, William Ward 2-18-1855 to 7-29-1921
Diffenderffer, Octavius 6-18-1830 to 4-2-1883 Prager, May 3-11-1870 to 7-1-1924
Diffenderffer, William 5-5-1849 to 5-22-1908 Raab, Adam Gottlieb 7-9-1753 to 10-31-1813
Dochtermann, William 8-1-1853 to 4-17-1909 Rauch, John 6-24-1824 to 12-17-1912
Duker, J. Herman 12-1-1873 to 11-3-1930 Rauch, Ella 1-29-1870 to 8-15-1923
Ehrhardt, J. Henry 1850-1887 Rauch, Sarah 3-11-1836 to 3-3-1914
Ehrlicher, M.B. 1-26-1801 to 12-26-1882 Reeder, Charles 1787 to 1855
Fahnestock, Harry 6-18-1853 to 4-11-1936 Reiter, Harry S. 1-11-1872 to 10-20-1952
Fahnestock, Albert 11-20-1851 to 8-2-1939 Reiter, Herman and Elizabeth
  Riefle, Henry Ferdinand
5-15-1812 to 5-6-1862
  Riefle, Henry Francis
10-18-1838 to 5-5-1920
  Riefle, James Henry
3-7-1871 to 11-14-1955
Fessenden, Stephen 1856 to 1929 Riehl, Charles Captain 10-17-1841 to 12-22-1918
Fessenden, Lucile 1856 to 1939 Rieman, Robert
Frick, James Swan 11-30-1848 to 9-26-1927 Rinehart, William Henry
9-13-1825 to 10-28-1874
Frisch, John Unreadable Rodenmayer, Leah 10-20-1820 to 2-21-1887'
Fritz Family Plot
Rodenmayer, William 12-30-1816 to 10-30-1886
Froehlich, John C.
Sauerwein, Lillie 4-5-1864 to 12-3-1883
Fuller, William 5-20-1820 to 6-8-1876 Sauerwein, Frank C.
Fuller, Amanda dod:  5-3-1890 Sauerwein, Mary Y 2-14-1844 to 1-15-1929
Froehlich, Rebecca E. Wilmot
Scherer, Eleanor 1856-1934
Gail Family Plot
Schmeisser, Ernst 3-9-1851 to 4-5-1923
Gault, Albert 10-16-1837 to 7-28-1800 Schwartz, Edward 1875 to 1952
Gault, Sarah Ellen 6-1842 to 6-12-1910 Shober, Henry 7-27-1861 to 12-29-1924
Gebelein
Shober, Bertha Christian 1-1-1863 to 7-27-1952
Gehrmann, Dr. A.J. 8-22-1846 to 11-17-1870 Shryock Plot 12-7-1832 to 7-15-1907
German, T.F. 10-24-1829 to 10-29-1908 Shryock, Richard 1856-1921
Greiner, J.E.
Shutt, Augustus P. 6-19-1816 to 7-10-1881
Hack, Frederick
Shutt, Hilda 1856 to 1945
Halbach, Herman F. 1-6-1851 to 1-24-1894 Shutt, Augustus L. 1845-1918
Halbach, Emma C. 11-29-1854 to 1-27-1943 Slingluff, Charles 8-23-1800 to 11-17-1871
Hanzsche, Frederick 1854 to 1918 Slingluff, Eliza 11-29-1807 to 9-8-1885
Heighe Family Plot
Shutze, William 1840-1926
Hess, Dr. Frederick 1800 to 8-23-1891 Swinehart, Earl  9-21-1875 to 7-20-1958
Hess, Mary 1811 to 4-25-1886 Tegmeyer, John dod:  1904
Hilken, Henry 1847-1937 Tegtmeyer, George August 3-10-1780 to 10-1821
Hilken, Emma Hinrichs 4-27-1855 to 4-6-1902 Tegtmyer, Ann Catherine Unreadable
  Vogeler, August
 3-2-1819 to 6-12-1908
  Vogeler, Charles
 5-13-1851 to 8-5-1882
Hisky, Joseph 3-13-1783 to 4-8-1850 Waldenburg, Frederick
Hisky, Elizabeth 8-29-1811 to 8-30-1841 Weiskittel, Herbert 10-14-1896 to 5-16-1980
Hoen, Ernest 7-23-1828 to 6-16-1892

Hugelmeir, August 8-18-1862 to 11-19-1942

Hugelmeir, Belle 1-18-1862 to 1-5-1954

Hussey, Obed 1792 to  8-1860

Keyser, Charles, Sr. 1-11-1854 to 8-22-1914

Keyser, Charles, Jr. 10-28-1884 to 3-6-1917

Keyser, Samuel 6-26-1870 to 2-3-1939

Keyser, Wilson 9-29-1849 to 11-5-1905

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