Saint Anne's historic cemetery is divided between the modern portion of the cemetery on the top of the hill and the historic portion on the hill itself.

Historic Cemetery

The historic cemetery is older than the church itself.  Burials occurred in the historic portion of the cemetery prior to the time the church was completed.  When the church was abandoned in 1910, many families moved their loved ones but there is no record of the ones removed.  With the exception of one burial, no one has been buired in the historic portion of the cemetery since June of 1897.  The modern portion of the cemetery on the top half of the hill has been reopened to plots since 1991. 

In the historic portion of the cemetery, there are 48 identified plots, of which the occupants of 24 of those plots are known.  Set forth below is a list of the individuals who were at one time buried in the historic portion of the cemetery and below that lis is the "Map of HIstoric Cemetery and Numbers associated with Grave plots" showing the location of the known burial cites.  To activate the map,. some Browsers such as Microsoft Explorer version 7 require that you click the box icon on the top right (open in new window).

Sadly, some people believe it is clever to rob historic tombstones and many of the historic monuments in the cemetery have been stolen. The Preservation Committee is looking for pictures about the cemetery to help locate some of these monuments.  Please use our contact form to send to us any pictures you may have of the church and the cemetery.  The long-term hope is to use the pictures of these tombstones to rebuild the tombstones and replace them in their proper place in the cemetery.

Modern Cemetery
The cemetery is owned by St. Patrick’s Parish and managed by Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose Avenue, Sonora California 95370-5735. .You can contact Terzich & Wilson at  (209) 532-3131.

 

Numbers of Grave Plots Associated with the Map and their Occupants

No.

Name

Born

Died

Age

Note

1

Unknown

 

 

 

 

2

Da Conceic, Maria

1847

8-4-1865

18

 

3

Coyle, Mathew

1836

1-27-1865

29

Native of Westmeuth Co., Ireland.

4

McNally, Julie E.

2-10-1844

4-14-1864

20

Wife of John McNally.  Daughter of J.W. & Catharine Kelly.

4

McNally, John William

 

4-7-1864

-

Son of John & Julie E. McNally.  Stillborn.  Born at Columbia, CA.

5

Kean, Anne Barry

1835

1-21-1863

28

Native of Clare Co., Ireland.  Spouse - Daniel Kean.

5

Kean, Daniel

1836

11/16/1965

29

Native of Co. Clare, Ireland.  Spouse - Anne Kean.

6

Mullin, Catherine

1828

11-6-1865

37

Native of Cork Co., Ireland.

7

Dolan, Patrick

1837

12-4-1863

26

Native of Doura Co., Cavan, Ireland.  L.E. Nelson, Stonemason.

8

Unknown

 

 

 

 

9

Hawkins, Florence

 

 

 

 

10

Unknown

 

 

 

 

11

Hosty, Charles

1825

12-26-1855

30

Native of Tiuini, Galway Co., Ireland.  Erected by Brother - D. Hosty.

12

Unknown

 

 

 

 

13

C_____ie.

 

 

 

 

14

Loughry, Henry

1829

9-29-1859

30

Native of Tyrone Co., Ireland.  Erected by Affectionate Nephew.

15

Giblin, John

1834

4-23-1863

29

Native of Mayo Co., Ireland.

16

Unknown

 

 

 

 

17

Unknown

 

 

 

 

18

Harrigan, Eugene

 

9-13-1863

 

Native of Finner Hll Co., Denecal, ____.  N. Coyle, Stonemason.

19

Davis, Peter

1836

11-19-1858

22

Native of Co. Sligo, Ireland.  Erected by Affectionate Brother.

20

Unknown

 

 

 

 

21

Bulger, Michael

1827

1-19-1864

37

Native of Lower Canada.

22

Unknown

 

 

 

 

23

Unknown

 

 

 

 

24

Unknown

 

 

 

 

25

Unknown

 

 

 

 

26

Unknown

 

 

 

 

27

Unknown

 

 

 

 

28

Unknown

 

 

 

 

29

Unknown

 

 

 

 

30

Unknown

 

 

 

 

31

Unknown

 

 

 

 

32

Unknown

 

 

 

Rock Pile.

33

O'Hara, John James

1866

6/3/1975

?

Son of E. & P. O'Hara.

34

Unknown

 

 

 

 

35

Edwards, Mary J.

1857

6-27-1897

40

Native of Columbia, California.  Known as China Mary.

36

Unknown

 

 

 

 

37

Unknown

 

 

 

 

38

Reilly, Catherine

1833

5-24-1863

30

Native of Cavan Co., Ireland.  Spouse - Terence Reilly.

39

Luddy, William

1811

5-7-1860

49

Native of Tipperary Co., Ireland.

40

Sanguinetti, Benedetta

12-  -1809

12-27-1888

79

Native of Italy.

41

Unknown

 

 

 

 

42

Borrego, F.A.

1831

1872

41

Erected by Jos. Margo, his Brother.

43

Unknown

 

 

 

 

44

Unknown

 

 

 

 

45

Solari, Pietro

1837

3-13-1888

51

Native of Sardinia.  Columbia, CA Merchant.

46

Brady, Hubert - 90/442

 

4/17/1951

 

 

Map of HIstoric Cemetery and Numbers associated with Grave plots
St. Anne's Catholic Church, Columbia, CA