Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Patrolman Robert C. Austin Shield #18090, 104th PCT patrolled the communities of Middle Village, Maspeth, Glendale and Ridgewood. Keeping the above locations safe from 1931 to 1963. Retiring after 32 years of faithful service.

Emma Austin, beloved wife, was entombed within.

Koltes, Riker, Hecker, & Metternich Posts

Louise C. Ball

  • Location: Lot 722A Map 5
  • Burial: June 4th, 1946
  • Grandniece of the 1st President, George Washington.

Charles S. Schepke

  • Buried in Lot 9365 Map 5.
  • Born: December 26, 1878
  • Death: February 27, 1933
  • Served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate First Class.
  • Citation: For extraordinary heroism while serving on the U.S.S. Missouri in remaining by a burning magazine and assisting to extinguish the fire, April 13, 1904.

George Uhrl aka George Uhrie

  • Location: Lot 6132 Map 5
  • Born: October 21, 1838
  • Death: September 28, 1911
  • Served in the U.S. Army, Sergeant of the Light Battery F Company, 5th U.S. Artillery.
  • At White Oak Swamp Bridge, VA, June 30th, 1862.
  • Citation: Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men.

William Koelpin

  • Location: Public 20 Map 3A Row 10 Grave 206.
  • Burial: January 4th, 1912
  • Served in the U.S. Army, Sergeant of Company I,
    5th U.S. Infantry.
  • At Upper Wichita, TX, September 9th, 1874.
  • Citation: Gallantry in action.

Christian Streile

  • Location: Public 21 Map 3A
    Row 9 Grave 78.
  • Served in the U.S. Army,
    Private of Company I,
    1st New Jersey Cavalry.
  • At Paines Crossroads, VA,
    April 5th, 1865.
  • Citation: Capture of flag.

William Lord

  • Location: Lot 469 Map 2
  • Born: February 13th, 1841
  • Death: August 4th, 1915
  • Served in the U.S. Army, Musician of Company C,
    40th Massachusetts Infantry
  • At Drurys Bluff, VA,
    May 16th, 1864.
  • Citation: Went to the assistance of a wounded officer lying helpless between the lines, and under fire from both sides removed him to a place of safety.
  • Location: Lot 14529 Map 3A
  • Born in 1833
  • Death: March 21st, 1887
  • Union Officer in the 32nd Indiana Regiment
  • Incident: September 8th, 1934
  • The ship was named for the Morro Castle fortress that guards the entrance to Havana Bay. En route from Havana, Cuba to New York City, the ship caught fire and burned, killing 137 passengers and crew members. The ship eventually breached herself near Asbury park, New Jersey. The devastating fire aboard the SS Morro Castle was a catalyst for improving shipboard fire safety.
  • Location: Lot 10434 Map 3A
  • Born: July 31st, 1869
  • Death: October 3rd, 1938
  • U.S. Congressman, he was elected to represent New York’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1921 to 1923.
  • Born: May 19th, 1811
  • Buried: July 3rd, 1886
  • Bio: In July of 1861, Botticher joined the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry, known as the Cameron Rifles and was given the rank of Captain. When he was exchanged for a Confederate captain from Virginia’s 7th army, Botticher rejoined his regiment, serving as captain of Company B at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was wounded at Gettysburg while serving with his regiment in the 11th Army Corps, and was discharged in June 1864 receiving a brevet rank of lieutenant colonel with the New York State Volunteers in September 1865. After the war, he continued as an artist, illustrator and lithographer. Many of his works are in the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Art History.
  • Incident: June 15, 1904
  • Passenger steamboat built in Brooklyn, NY. Caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City.  At the time of the accident she was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to a church picnic. An estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 people on board died. It is the worst maritime disaster in the city’s history, and the second worst maritime disaster on United States waterways. The youngest survivor of the tragedy, Adella Wotherspoon (nee Liebenow) unveiled the Steamboat Fire Mass Memorial on June 15, 1905 at the All Faiths Cemetery.