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Society Hill in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu

Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu Plaque
Inscription.  Commander / of the Royal American Order / of Isabella, the Catholic / Assistant Quarter-Master of the Navy / and Consul General of Spain / in the U.S.A. / He was born in Alicante in MDCCLXXI / and died in Philadelphia / on September 3, A.D. 1834.
Erected by Circulo Español of Philadelphia and the Government of Spain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1976.
Location. 39° 56.751′ N, 75° 8.931′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Society Hill. Marker can be reached from 4th Street south of Locust Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Old St. Mary's Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commodore John Barry (here, next to this marker); General Stephen Moylan (here, next to this marker); Thomas Fitzsimons (here, next to this marker); Mathew Carey, Publisher
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(here, next to this marker); Phillippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson DuCoudray (here, next to this marker); Emanuel Holmes (here, next to this marker); Michael Bouvier (here, next to this marker); Col. Charles Von Kusserow, (Oct. 3, 1832 - Feb. 3, 1879) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other markers at St. Mary's church and cemetery.
Additional commentary.
1. Death Announcement in the Philadelphia National Gazeite
It is with deep regret that we record the death of DON JUAN BAUTISTA BERNABEU, His Catholic Majesty’s Consul General for the United States. This distinguished gentleman sunk, on the 3d inst., under a very painful malady, which he bore for a long time with exemplary fortitude. He was born in Alicante, in Spain on the 14th of June 1772, and served his King, in honorable stations, upwards of forty years. A more loyal and zealous Spaniard never lived; and his enthusiastic devotion to the character
Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu Tombstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu Tombstone
and welfare of his country, and thorough performance of official duties give title to favors from the Spanish government, his very respectable family may claim much on his account, from its gratitude, justice, and liberality.
    — Submitted June 25, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

Additional keywords. Chevalier de Bernabeu
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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