Der ehemalige anglikanische Friedhof mit einer Kapelle in der Bauweise der englischen Neugotik befindet sich an der Kreuzbuchstrasse in Meggen bei Luzern. Auf dem seit 1874 bestehenden Friedhof fanden Anglikaner aus der Region Luzern, aber auch aus anderen Orten in der Innerschweiz ihre letzte Ruhestätte. Ich habe die Grabsteine fotografiert, auf den meisten sind die Inschriften noch mehr oder weniger gut lesbar. Speziell an den Inschriften der Grabsteine ist, dass manchmal auch die Todesumstände erwähnt werden.
This old English cemetery with a chapel is situated at the Kreuzbuchstreet in Meggen near Lucerne in Central Switzerland. On this cemetery were burried members of the English Church who
lived and died in the Lucerne area or in other places in the region of Central Switzerland.
I took pictures of the old headstones, on most of them you can still read the inscriptions.
The inscriptions on the headstones sometimes also mention the circumstances of death.
Inschriften auf dem Englischen Friedhof in Meggen bei Luzern, Schweiz im Mai 1905
Inscriptions in the English Cemetery at Meggen near Lucerne, Switzerland in May 1905
Inschriften auf dem Englischen Friedhof in Meggen bei Luzern, Schweiz im Juli 2014
Inscriptions on the English Cemetery at Meggen near Lucerne, Switzerland in July 2014
Francis Lee Dopfer, died October 1923
Henry Anderson, Church warden, 1870 died 1942
In Loving Memory of
Hugo Grün, July 24th 1860 – June 14th 1934
Annie C. Grün, born Cox, Feb. 19th 1860 – Oct. 11th 1934
Julia Chanes, died Lucerne, May 1930
The Lord need thee and bless thee.
Sacred to the Memory of
Cordelia Schermerhorn Steward
The beloved wife of John Steward
Born at New York, June 23rd 1849
Died at Carlsbad, June 12th 1920
at the seventy first year of her age.
She was at Carlsbad in 1885, and from 1911 to 1916,
always with husband John Steward, except 1915 and 1916.
(see the guestlist at the National Library of the Czech Republic)
You can find her death entry in the churchbook of Carlsbad as follows:
1920 am 12. Juni um 3h nachmittags in Karlsbad Nr. 766 Königsvilla
Mrs. Steward Cordelia, verheiratet, gebürtig in New York,
angeblich geboren am 23. Juni 1849 (70 Jahre alt),
Todesursache Lungenödem, wird nach Luzern überführt.
Lisa Morrison widow of James Graig Howie J. P.
1873 Aberdeen – 1951 Luzern
In Loving Memory of Swenddlen Gladys Rose
Born 8. Februar 1909 – September ????
Sacred to the Memory of
Michael Arthur Castle who died at Lucerne
the 9th of December 1885 in his 68th year of age.
Richard Bayldon Guest and Elizabeth his wife
of Cudworth, Barnsley, England
Born July … died at Lucerne …
In Loving Memory of
Charles William Parker of Merton Surrey
Born September 5th 184?
Died September 5th 1904
Result of a carriage accident near Lucerne
Watch therefore for you know not
what hour your Lord doth come.
John Horsley Haslam,
Vicar of St. Saviour's., Denmark Park
died at Lucerne, 27. August 1904, aged 54
Ann Jane Cannon, born at Douglas, Isle of Man
April 20th 1859, died at Lucerne, March 24th 1901
In Memory of Henry Devenish Leigh
Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Died at Luzern May 2nd 1903 aged 38
John Henry Brown, died May 20th 1903
Eldest son of the late John Brown of
Carlisle, England, born July 24th 1840
In Loving Memory of … …
Wife of James Kenyon
She died at Seeburg, Lucerne
July ?? 1896, aged ?9 years
Henry A. Carson B. D. T. C. D.
Vicar of Santry County Dublin
Died at Lucerne, Sept. 1st 1895
We also bless Thy Holy Name
For all Thy Servants departed this life in…
In Loving Memory of dear Father
Born at Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
December 7th 1826 died at Lucerne July 19th 1895
In the midst of Life we are in Death.
In Loving Memory of Joseph Zobel
from Calcutta, born 24th June 1856/58
Died Lucerne 5th April 1921
Mary Bleecker Seymour Tibbits April 26 1927
Mary Edith Treat Richards October 27 1939
Herbert Hanson Derwent, The beloved son of
Eusebius Mary Derwent of Middlesbro, England
Drowned near Meggen 29 June 1898 age 21
In trying to save another.
For account of accident see "The Times" of 1st July 1898
or in the "Evening Express" of Thursday June 30 1898
"Drowned in Lake Lucerne: A Central News telegram from Lucerne on
Thursday says: A sad boating accident, by which a young Englishman
and a young lady have lost their lives, occurred on Lake Lucerne
yesterday afternoon. A party of five English people who were staying
at an hotel on the borders of the lake took a small boat for a sail., in the
course of which the craft was capsized by a suddenly arising and violent
squall. Three of the party were saved, but Mr. Herbert Derwent, 21 years
of age, and Miss Emilie Schuler, aged twenty, were drowned. Up to the
present their bodies have not been recovered."
Auch diverse andere britische Zeitungen berichteten über dieses Unglück,
so in Suffolk, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire und Manchester. Diese
Zeitungsartikel kann man bei findmypast lesen, wenn man dort registriert ist.
Auch die Neuenburger Zeitung "L'Impartial" berichtete am 1. und 2. Juli 1898:
"Lucerne. 30 juin. Hier après midi, cinq anglais, en séjour dans la pension
Seeburg, avaient entrepris une promenade en petit bateau sur le lac. Ils
ont été surpris par un violent orage et leur canot a chaviré. Une jeune fille,
miss Emilie Schuler, et un jeune homme, M. Herbert Derwent, se sont noyés.
Leurs corps n'ont pas encore été retrouvés. Les trois autres personnes ont
pu être sauvées."
"Lucerne, 1er juillet. Les corps des deux Anglais qui se sont noyés dans
le lac au cours d'une promenade en petit bateau viennent d'être retrouvés.
Le jeune Herbert Derwent était fils unique; son père est actuellement en
séjour dans l'Oberland bernois."
Im Intelligenzblatt der Stadt Bern vom 4. Juli 1898 steht unter anderem zu lesen:
"Beide Leichen wurden in der Orangerie zu Altstadt untergebracht (vermutlich ist
damit Altstatt/Altstad in Meggen gemeint). Die Uhr des Derwent ist um 4 Uhr
18 Minuten still gestanden, und daher auch das Unglück wohl um diese Zeit
passiert. Derwent sei der einzige Sohn eines betagten Vaters, der letzte
Woche ebenfalls in Seeburg war, und gegenwärtig im Berner Oberland sich
aufhält. Fräulein Schuler ist eine Waise." (Miss Schuler was an orphan)
Der Census von England besagt allerdings etwas anderes. 1881 findet
man die Familie Eusebius und Mary Derwent mit 4 Söhnen, auch 1891
tauchen diese alle wieder auf und 1901 lebten ebenfalls noch 3 Söhne.
Der älteste bei einem Onkel in London, die anderen noch in Yorkshire.
Frances Emma Clossop
Born July 23rd 1823
Died Sept 28th 1899
Honored to the Memory of
Maria Brown, daughter of William
and Elizabeth Brown of West Derby Liverpool
sister of W. C. Brown of Cromwell Crescent
S. Kensington, died Lucerne 20th August 1900
Elizabeth, beloved wife of Ernest Williams
Born July 1849, died 28. Feb. 1902
and also the ashes of Ernest Williams
who died Dec. 10th 1914 aged 69 years
in Loving Memory of FANNY (wife of)
W. O. Williams R. N. of Dropmore House Canterbury
died April 10th 1900 in her 86th year
In Loving Memory of William Henry Griffith
Died at Lucerne, July 17th 1887 aged 57
In Memory of Thomas Dunnill of Dublin, aged 59 years
Accidentally drowned whilst crossing the
bridge in course of construction at Lucerne 19 July 1870
Remains removed from the Old Town Cemetery September 26th 1903
Thomas Dunnill war offenbar der Besitzer des Unternehmens
"Thomas Dunnill, wool broker, Dublin". Als solcher war er seit
Jahren sehr bekannt bei allen, die in den Wollen-Handel involviert
waren. Dies kann man dem "Bradford Daily Telegraph" entnehmen,
den man ebenfalls bei findmypast einsehen kann.
Zeitungsbericht über den Unfall: Flintshire Observer, Friday 29 July 1870
"Fatal Accident at Lucerne. A most sad accident has befallen a middle-aged
gentleman from Dublin, named Dunnell. He was staying at the "Swan," in
Lucerne, and was to have left Lucerne on the very day of his death, but
being anxious to see something of Swiss farming he post-poned his leaving
for Interlacken until the following morning. Returning from a pleasant drive,
he expressed a wish to walk over the new bridge, which is all but completed.
One of his fellow travellers agreed to accompany Mr. Dunnell. The two
traversed the bridge to the point of its completion. They left at this point,
and attempted to go across some planks to the temporary tramroad which
runs parallel with the new bridge. The friend, of light weight, succeeded in
doing so. Mr. Dunnell, a heavy man. displaced the planks, and when his
friend looked back he saw him struggling in the water, and soon the current
twisted him round and round, and after two appearances on the surface he
sank and his body, though an interval of two days has elapsed, has not yet
been recovered. His wife saw from her window the commotion near the lake,
but little dreamt at the time that her husband was the cause of it."
Erected by Caroline Thomson in Memory of her
beloved husband William Mann Thomson, advocate Edinburgh
died suddenly on Mount Pilatus on 9th August 1858
In Loving Memory of Frank Clarence Carter
born August 8th 1870, also his wife Lavinia
of Leeds, Yorkshire, England
In Loving Memory of
Agnes Joana Keith
Oldest daughter of
John and Agnes Keith
Born at Aberdeen, 16 Nov. 1856/66
Died at Lucerne 9th August 1876
Sacred to the Memory of
J. H. Cromwell Russell
born at Cheshunt Park
Hertfordshire 23. August 1806
died at Schwyz 14. June 1892
Erected by his loving daughter
Frances Cromwell Russell
In loving Memory of Martha Elizabeth Neumann
Beloved wife of C. Neumann
daughter of the late B. Butten…/Batten…
May 1833 – January 1894
Martha Elizabeth Neumann 1867-1952
Sacred to the Memory of
Professor Conrad Neumann
Born … died March 1917
Zudem auf der Liste der Gräber von 1905:
Arthur Macnamara, barrister-at-law,
born 24. April 1861, died 16. August 1890.
Killed by a fall on the lower slopes of the Düssistock
(dieser liegt im Maderanertal im Kanton Uri, Schweiz)
South Wales Daily News, 22. August 1890
"Mr Arthur H. Frere writes: As another lamentable Alpine accident
occurred on Saturday last, by which an intimate friend of mine, Mr
Arthur Macnamara, lost his life, I hasten to give a short account of what
actually took place, in order to forestall any possibility of erroneous
reports being circulated. Mr Macnamara and his friend Mr Cornish, both
experienced mountaineers, left the Hotel Alpenclub, in the Maderanertal,
on Saturday morning at six to ascend the Dussistock without guide, the
ascent being easy and free from danger. At 5 p.m., when only an hour and
a half from the hoteJ, Mr Macnamara, who was running down a grass-slope,
slipped, and rolling over, fell and was killed on the rock below, His mother and
two Sisters were at the hotel. My information is derived from my brother, who
was with them at the hotel. I wish to mention that the mountain is well known
to me, and that the accident, occurring where it did, on the lower slope,
might have happened to anyone in the course of an ordinary walk."