Pittsburgh, PA Cemeteries: Anyone recognize the cemetery name in Mary Ramer's death record?

+5 votes

I'm hoping someone more familiar with Pittsburgh-area cemeteries might recognize the name of the cemetery in Mary's record here. Fingers crossed! I've tried a number of variants of Belle---- and Beli---- and no luck yet!

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WikiTree profile: Mary Reymer
in Genealogy Help by K Raymoure G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)
For those interested, Mary was the wife of Civil War veteran William Ramer (Raymour) of the all-black 54th Massachusetts regiment. William and Mary had at least one son named Willie and I haven't been able to track their son beyond 1880 yet, but still working on it!

2 Answers

+7 votes

Wow, the writing on this is very difficult for me to read.  It looks to me like this might say, "Bellevue Cemetery," which apparently does exist in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA:


Bellevue Cemetery is also known as Quaill Cemetery, and formerly as Bayne Cemetery. It is located in Bellevue, a borough of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a plot of land deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1811.

by Cynthia Larson G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
I totally agree.  I think the gap in the second L is similar to some upward strokes in other places on the writing.  That would make it Bellevue
Thank you both!

Looks like she is memorial ID 190717003.

Note RE: memorial id 190717003; I created that one based on the information we've been able to surmise from here. smiley

+2 votes
Hey - sorry I am very late in responding to this.  I just saw this.

It looks like you are good with Bellevue Cemetery.  I am from Pittsburgh and am familiar with Pittsburgh/Allegheny County records (and cemeteries).  Given that Mary was living in Pittsburgh's 11th Ward in 1880 (an area of Pittsburgh known as "The Hill" and later/currently "The Hill District"), it is not surprising that she would have been buried further out in the suburbs.

By the way - here is a great map of Pittsburgh from 1872 that allows you to click on the various Wards of the city by number.  This is really helpful because the numbering of the city's wards changed in the early-twentieth century after Allegheny City became part of Pittsburgh.  The 11th Ward is depicted/clickable on this map:

by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
Thank you so much, Ray!

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