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Serbian Cemetery
Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Submitted by Liane Freedman, Mar 31, 2009, last edited Jan 03, 2012 [eltonscastle@yahoo.com]. Total records = 2.

Directions: In Aliquippa, travel Franklin Ave from Rt 51. Turn right on Superior Ave. Follow Superior all the way up the hill to Riverview Ave. The cemetery is located in a wooded area at the end of Riverview.

This cemetery was established by Serbian immigrants who founded Saint Elijah Eastern Orthodox Church near this site in Aliquippa between 1910-1912. They established this cemetery overlooking the church in 1916 to bury those of their congregation who died during the Great Flu Epidemic.

The cemetery was closed in 1919 with about 115 people buried in it. The church still owns the land where the cemetery is located even though the church moved to another location in 1956.

The cemetery is located on an extremely steep hill overlooking the Ohio River. It is overgrown with weeds and trees and is not maintained. Only a few stones remain. Even fewer are readible. Those stones remaining have been overturned and knocked down the hill. All except one of the stones were written in the Serbian alphabet. I attempted to translate them into the Latin alphabet.

I walked and read this cemetery on Aug 22, 2008. It includes all existing and legible stones or markers, with very few identifiable.

- Liane Freedman

Borota, Mihailo, b. 7 Jan 1881, d. 27 Sep 1916, Father
Otani, Mi--e, b. 1884, d. 1917

Misc:
??, ??, b. 185?, d. 1916
??, infant, b. 1914, d. 1915, broken stone
??, Jovan, b. 1882, d. 1916
??, M. B., b. no dates
Cop---s--, ??, b. 18?6, d. 1916
Kovac-vic, Velemir, d. 1916
Ndep, Alek-a, b. 5 Mar ????, d. 12 Jul 191?
T-ociva, Ov-je, b. 1895, d. no date

 

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