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Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery

 
 
Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
1. Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
In memory of the persons
Laid to rest between
1849 and 1912 by the
County of Sacramento at
New Helvetia Cemetery

Dedicated by the
Sacramento County
Board of Supervisors
Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission
2003

 
Erected 2003 by Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission.
 
Location. 38° 33.624′ N, 121° 27.165′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 43rd Street and Folsom Boulevard on 43rd Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Southeast corner of the New Helvetia Re-internment section of the East Lawn Memorial Park. The section is located near the Southwest corner of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. You Are Remembered – Rest In Peace (a few steps from this marker); Joseph H. McKinney (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Blue (within shouting distance of this marker);
Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
2. Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery Marker
September 11, 2001 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Albert M. Winn (approx. 1.2 miles away); General John A. Sutter (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  Lest They Be Forgotten – Again. Brochure published by the Sacramento County Cemetery Advisory Commission with support from East Lawn Memorial Park, giving the history of New Helvetia Cemetery and the relocating of remains. (Submitted on May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Flat Grave Markers
In 1916 New Helvetia Cemetery was converted to a park. Most of the monuments were removed and replaced with flat grave markers. In 1955-56 all remains were removed to prepare for the building of Sutter Middle School on the site. These grave markers made their way into residentís backyards and driveways to be used as pavers. There is an asserted effort being made to recover these markers and to place them at the cemetery where the person was re-interred. Many
A Second Marker Located at the New Helvetia Re-Internment Section Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
3. A Second Marker Located at the New Helvetia Re-Internment Section
of these markers now outline the New Helvetia Section at East Lawn Memorial Park.
    — Submitted May 14, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

2. News Account of the Washoe Explosion Written by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
See Photo #5 :

Published in the San Francisco Daily Morning Call on September 7, 1864.

"We compile an account of this terrible disaster from dispatches published in the evening papers. The explosion of the boilers of the Washoe took place at ten o'clock, at a point just above the Hog's Back, about ten miles above Rio Vista, on her up-trip on Monday night. One of the boilers collapsed a flue, and, it is said, made a clean sweep aft, going overboard through the stern of the boat. The cause of this dreadful calamity, according to D. M. Anderson, the engineer, (who died at the Sacramento hospital just after he made the statement,) was rotten iron in the boiler. At the time of the explosion there were one hundred and twenty-five pounds pressure on the boiler, with two cocks of solid water. The engine was high pressure. The upper works of the boat aft were completely shattered, some portions of them, with the state rooms being blown overboard. The boat had passed the Hog's Back about four or five minutes before the
Grave Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
4. Grave Markers
See Comment #1
explosion. She was about twenty yards off the left bank at the time, and the whole steering gear being destroyed, she took a sheer and ran ashore, her bow providentially touching a tree, to which those not injured fastened the boat. Had she not run ashore, almost everybody on board would have been lost, as they could not steer the wreck, and they had no boats, the steamer sinking gradually astern. The boat was set on fire in three places, which added to the horror of the scene. The fire, however, was put out by the few who were uninjured. The Chrysopolis was a long way ahead, and knew nothing of the matter. The Antelope being behind, came up and took off the wounded and a large number of the dead, and brought the first news of the sad affair to Sacramento."
Source:http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hgmt5.htm#terrible%20calamity
    — Submitted May 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyCemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Places
 
A Recovered Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
5. A Recovered Grave Marker
A Victim of the
Str. [Steamer] Washoe Explosion Sac. River Sept 5, 1864
See Comment #2
Grave Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
6. Grave Markers
To - A - Ya -Nu Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2009
7. To - A - Ya -Nu
"ELIJAH HEDDING"
1824 - 1844
Killed at Ft. Sutter
Beloved son of
Walla Walla Great Chief Peupeumoxmox
New Helvetia Cemetery Marker image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle
8. New Helvetia Cemetery Marker
Marker located at the original site of the New Helvetia Cemetery.
Click for more information.
Original Tombstone from New Helevetia Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
February 2010
9. Original Tombstone from New Helevetia Cemetery
This tombstone was discovered in Auburn, California in February 2010 as part of a surround planter area on private property. It is one of only two known original gravemarkers from the New Helevetia Cemetery. As a direct descendant of the Asch stone I am working with the Sacramento County Cemetery Comm. in trying to get the stone reunited with the family plot at the Sacramento City Cemetery. The tombstone was used for the brochure about the history of the New Helevetia Cemetery. "Lest They Be Forgotten Again"
 
 
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