On Saturday evening, January 23rd a presentation was made by the Maryhill Knights of Columbus Grand Knight George Isley and Deputy Grand Knight Bob Brown to the St. Boniface Cemetery Committee to their monument fund.
The donations given to the St. Boniface Church Monument Fund will be used to erect a memorial monument to recognize and commemorate the deceased ancestors buried in the “Old Walled Cemetery” whose tombstones are broken, cracked and deteriorated beyond repair. Some stones are in pieces and no longer erect. These monuments will be removed. Because there are no funds for this endeavour one large monument will be put in the cemetery with names entered on it listing the first and last name and year of birth and death for each person. The $1795.00 will help in assisting the Committee in paying for this monument that will be going into the “Old Walled Cemetery” this Spring.
An account has been set up for anyone wishing to donate to the “Monument Fund”. A tax receipt will be issued for those wishing one. The names going on the monument are: Lualia Adams , Johanna Allgeier, Christian Baumann, Joseph Berberich, Rosalia Bitschey , Boy Brohman, Hugo Brohman, Magdalen Brohman, Bertha Brohmann, Girl Bruder, Henry Diemert, John Drexler, Johanna Eisenbach, Willie Eisenbach, Caroline Fahrer, Philip Fahrer, Maria Fischer, Magdalena Forma, Maria Frank, Maria Anna Frank, Catherine Fromm, Mathias Gabel, Felix Gehl, John Gehl, Henry Goetz, Laurentius Goetz, Mary Goetz, Peter Halter, Eleanor Harnack, Agnes Hauck, Edward Hauck, Elizabeth Heintzman, Jacob Heintzman, Alice Hummel, Andrew Hummel, Martin Hummel, George Keller, Anthony Kerchner, Elizabeth Kirchener, Andrew Klein, Magdelena Kneflier, Elizabeth Knoepfler, Baby Kurtz, Gottleib Kurtz, Agnes Lanli, Catherina Lauber, Gottlieb Lehman, Theresa Lehman, Joseph Lehman, Frank Lehman, Henry Lehmann, Joseph Lehmann, Ernst Loeffler, Walburga Martin, Elizabeth Martin, Joseph Mattell, Joseph May, Alexander Miller, Michael Miyer, Joseph Raiter, Andrew Reinhard, Mary Ann Reinhard, Loyd Reinhart , Martin Reinhart , Philip Rellinger, Jacob Rider, Mary Rider, Mary Roth, Susina Roth, Alfred Schell, Anton Scherer, Elisabeth Scherer, Mickel Scherrer, Laurine Schmaltz, Heinrich Schmuck, Mary Schuett, Ida Schuett, William Schuett, Frances Seifried, George Seifried, Leslie Seifried, Magdalena Seitz, Michael Seitz, Wilhelm Seitz, Felix Shumacker, Maria Stieger, John Vagle, Andrew Weiler, Theresia Weiler, Jacob Weiler, Joseph Wendling, Mary Wilhelm, Gertrude Zettel, Lucas Zettel, Carrie Zettel, Michael Zettle, Johanna Zettwuch, Maria Anna Zinger, Albin Zinger, Louis Zinger, Alois Zinger, and Chrisostimus Zinger
The Monsignor Stephen Foerster Council 6024 Maryhill was formed in 1968 and throughout the past 48 years, their charity trust fund has assisted in various worthy causes through both volunteer hours and monetary contributions. The Knights of Columbus hold Spring and Fall Vegas Night’s which are very well attended, a car show, golf tournament and Valentine Dinner are there regular fund raisers .
Grand Knight George Isley commeted “ Our heritage is a vital part of our community’s history and we – Maryhill Knights of Columbus – are pleased to ensure that history may be preserved for years to come”.
Picture – Cemetery Committee members Bernard Brohman, Karen Zettel, Cemetery Chairman Diane Strickler, George Isley, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, Father Ron Voisin, Cemetery treasurer Karen Bennett and Bob Brown Deputy Grand Knight.