Charles and Magdalena Hetrick Abbott Cemetery Plot
|Charles Abbott and Magdalena Hetrick Abbott's family cemetery plot marker, St. Clair Cemetery, Scott Road, off Washington Road (Rte. 19), Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh. Janice Garlock Donley Collection. See their cemetery plot, and a short narrative about them in The Family of Augustus/August and Rosanna Abicht/Abbott and other headstone markers in the cemetery tour.|
|Wider view of Charles Abbott and Magdalena Hetrick Abbott's family cemetery plot, St. Clair Cemetery, Scott Road, off Washington Road (Rte. 19), Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, 15228. St. Bernard's Catholic Church is in the background. Janice Garlock Donley Collection.|
There are four flat grave markers in this plot.
- Carl (Charles) Augustus Abbott (Born February 14, 1823, Saxe Coburg, Prussia, Germany; Died April 8, 1911) (husband)
- Magdalena Hedrick Abbott (Born April 15, 1830, France; Died December 7, 1910) (wife)
- Charles F. Abbott (1869-1892) (son)
- Henry H. Abbott (1853-1882) (son)
Mt. Lebanon Twin Towers United Presbyterian Church is across the road behind the marker.
St. Clair Cemetery is one of the oldest in the area. It was established in 1806 and is still in use. It was originally known as the Associate Reformed Congregation of Saw Mill Run and in 1858, it became the St. Clair United Presbyterian Church, and later became the Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church whose Twin Towers sits across the road from the cemetery. It is situated in Mt. Lebanon Township on Scott Road, off Rte. 19, (Washington Road), Pittsburgh PA 15228, behind what is now the Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church.
A log church was located in the lower corner of the graveyard and served as a schoolhouse as late as the early 1860s. In 1937, Edward Abbott (born 1856) recalled attending there in his first school years, before attending another school built on the site where Mt. Lebanon U.P. Church now stands.
There are many unmarked graves, especially in the area around where the log church once stood. Many of the markers are down, and some are out of place.