Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Several weeks ago while wandering around the Metairie Cemetery, located at the end of the Cemeteries line in New Orleans, I came upon this mausoleum and statues of the two children.
I was more interested in the statue than the names, so unfortunately I can't provide much information on who is interred in the family vault. Apparently the two children are mourning the death of their dear aunt, Babette Vonderbank. In the urn is Uncle Ahrens. Find A Grave provided the name of the third person, Mathieu Vonderbank.
Googling the Vonderbank name I have been able to locate some information about the sculptor and those interred.
Metairie is filled with wonderful sculptural markers and they are what captured my attention while walking from mausoleum to mausoleum. I did not do to much in the way of actually taking notes and photographing the names as I usually do.
Vonderbank Children on flickr. This has a comment from a relative that is interesting.
Vonderbank listing on Find A Grave.
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