From the Void

Mausoleum for Charles Rau and family in Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Interred here are Charles (1823-1911) and his wife Elizabeth (1809-1889), her daughter Arabella (unk-1887), and her daughter’s husband Emil Reisky (1845-1907). Charles Rau founded the Genesee Brewing Company (now High Falls Brewing Company) in 1878. He worked for Elizabeth’s first husband, George Marburger, but the two married after he died. Elizabeth’s daughter by her first marriage, Arabella, married Rau’s business partner, Emil Reisky.

Mount Hope Cemetery, adjacent to the University of Rochester, was founded in 1838 as a municipal rural cemetery and sprawls over 196 acres. More than 350,000 former residents are interred there, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass, suffragette Susan B. Anthony, and city founder Nathaniel Rochester.


About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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