Leonie Madeleine Schuler was born in France in 1840. She immigrated in March of 1845 to America with Catherine, her mother and her younger brother, Henri, known in the US as Harry. (Harry is my great great grandfather.)
The family reunited with their husband/father, Louis Schuler and settled with many other French/Germans in the fourth ward of New Orleans. Louis and Catherine went on to have seven more children. By 1880, Leonie is the only family member remaining in Louisiana. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in the tomb pictured above. Also in this tomb is Frank/Francois Goulemus, Leonie's husband and six other people, Kleins, Karchers, Vitranos, all names I do not recognize. Why do I not know these people? You wouldn't be buried with friends or casual acquaintances, members of what in genealogy circles we would refer to as the F.A.N. club, would you? My thinking is that these six other people must be relatives or closely connected to Leonie or her husband. But who are they?
I have never been to the Greenwood Cemetery or visited New Orleans. Its only been about two years since I discovered that the Schulers, who I had identified as quintessential New Yorkers, ever lived in another place. I am still very much a novice when it comes to researching Louisiana and in particular, New Orleans.
Plot 17, Henderson-Magnolia-Hawthorne of Greenwood Cemetery is known as the Klein-Goulemus plot. My first clue that maybe these new found ancestors are connected to Leonie's husband's family. But no other Kleins are listed on this tomb. Who are the parents of these young children?
The remaining graves are: