Santa Clara County Genealogy

Cemeteries



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Agnews Historic Cemetery
Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Beth David Memorial Garden
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Ed Levine Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Gavilan Hills Memorial Park & Catholic Cemetery
Hacienda Cemetery and Memorial Park
Hebbard Cemetery
Hidalgo Cemetery
Holy Cross Cemetery
Home of Peace Cemetery
Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery-Gilroy
Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery-Saratoga
Islamic Cemetery House of Peace
Kell Cemetery
Laguna Cemetery (historic)
Los Gatos Cemetery
Madronia Cemetery
Masonic Cemetery
Mission City Memorial Park
Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View Pioneer Park
Mount Hope Cemetery
New Almaden Hilltop Cemetery
New Almaden Village Cemetery
Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park
Old Mexican Cemetery
Orthodox-Greek Cemetery
Pioneer Cemetery
Rebecca Cemetery
Rudell Cemetery
St. Mary's Catholic, Old
St. Mary's Catholic
San Jose Cemetery
Santa Clara City Cemetery
Santa Clara Protestant Cemetery
Santa Clara Catholic Mission Cemetery
Santa Clara Protestant Cemetery
St. Johns' Baptist Church Cemetery
Town Cemetery 

Alta Mesa Memorial Park
Photograph by Ron Filion
January 2006


Agnews Cemetery
Lafayette St. at Agnew Rd.
Santa Clara, CA
Agnews Insane Asylum

Sonoma County Residents...—"According to the information from DDS there are 607 documented burials here from 1889-1906. We counted 386 markers. This means that there are 221 missing gravesites."

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Alta Mesa Memorial Park
695 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306-3840
650.493.1041
Webshotsphotographs, Fall 2003

Family History Library: Cemetery and sextons records

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California Tombstone Projectphotos

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2655 Madden Ave
San Jose, CA 95116-1838
408.258.2940

Lookup Volunteers:
Debbie Peevyhouse

Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1882-1987

The Silent Place Where Local History Is Written in Stone
By Patricia Loomis (San Jose News, August 2, 1982)"operated by St. Patrick's parish [from 1882] until 1975 when it was purchased by the Archdiocese of San Francisco"

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Ed Levine Cemetery
(see Laguna Cemetery)
Milpitas, CA

Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
22555 Cristo Rey Dr
Los Altos, CA 94024-7424
650.428.3730
Family History Library: Card index to burials, ca. 1971-1988

Webshots—photographs, 2003?

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Gavilan Hills Memorial Park
(aka the Masonic and Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery (IOOF) Cemetery)

Office:
Habing Family Funeral Home
129 Fourth Street 
Gilroy, CA  95020     
408.847.4040

Lookup Volunteer:
Jeanne Filice

Tombstone Index—by Jeanne Filice

Phil Sheridan Camp 4—listing of Union Veteran Burials

Find a Grave

California Tombstone Project, Santa Clara Countyphotos.

Small Index of Burials—USGenWeb

Hacienda Cemetery and Memorial Park
371038N  1214907W
New Almaden, CA
Hacienda Cemetery and Memorial Park

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Hebbard Cemetery
Alma, CA
Family History Library: Card index to burials, 1862-1889
Hidalgo Cemetery
Lat/Lng: 37 10 15, -121 50 03

(see Oak Hill Cemetery)
Almaden Times, Living at the mines, circa 1880-1914 (June 3, 2004)—"The Civilian Conservation, under the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt, cleared the area after the Great Depression and the interred were moved to Oak Hill Cemetery."
Holy Cross Cemetery
(see Kell Cemetery)
San Jose, CA

Home of Peace Cemetery
(part of Oak Hill Cemetery)
300 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95113
408.297.2447

Lookup Volunteer:
Debbie Peevyhouse

Home of Peace Cemetery (templesanjose.org)"In 1869, the Bickur Cholim Society (later renamed Temple Emanu-El) purchased this land from the City of San Jose. Serving the entire Jewish community, this cemetery is still owned and operated by our congregation."

San Jose History, Home of Peace Jewish Cemetery

California Tombstone Project, Santa Clara Countyphotos.

Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery
(see Gavilan Hills Memorial Park)
Gilroy, CA

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
14500 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA
Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogy Society
- an online book on the history and burials
- tombstone photographs

Family History Library: Card index to burials, ca. 1911-1987

Kell Cemetery
(aka Holy Cross Cemetery)
"hill land at the end of Canoas Avenue"
San Jose, CA
Family History Library: Cemetery headstone inscriptions, 1850-1899

The Silent Place Where Local History Is Written in Stone, By Patricia Loomis (San Jose News, August 2, 1982)—"Most of those buried in the old Kell graveyard were moved to the new cemetery [Calvary], but records were destroyed in a fire in the office of the San Francisco Archdiocese and some graves, including that of Louis Pellier, 'father of the valley's prune industry' were never found."

Laguna Cemetery
(aka Ed Levine Cemetery)
3100 Calaveras Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
408.262.6980

"The first burials occurred in the early 1860's, with the last burial in 1914. Most of the 44 plots had been sold by 1867. The plot map includes the names of Josiah Evans, Mary and Jacob Miller, J. Weller, Felter and Pomeroy. By the 1950's only a few headstones remained. Because so many headstones are missing, the names and number of those buried in the cemetery is unclear."County of Santa Clara Parks, 2006.

"The Laguna Cemetery is also located on the Spring Valley Area. This pioneer cemetery was used from 1863 to 1912. Destroyed by vandals and neglected for years, it has recently been renovated. Stop by the cemetery gates and enjoy the fascinating memorial which provides a glimpse into the lives of the people buried there."County of Santa Clara Parks, March 2007.
 

 

Plot listing

County of Santa Clara Parks-Ed Levin Park

The Silent Place Where Local History Is Written in Stone, By Patricia Loomis (San Jose News, August 2, 1982)" Calvary became home to several pioneers originally interred in the Laguna Cemetery, now long abandoned and incorporated into Ed Levin County Park east of Milpitas. Among these were members of the Frederick Brandt family who ranched what is now the park today."

Ed Levin Cemetery aka Laguna Cemetery

California Tombstone Projectphotos.

Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1900-1905

Los Gatos Cemetery
2255 Los Gatos Almaden Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
408.356.4151
Phil Sheridan Camp 4—listing of Union Veteran Burials

Picture from the Past, A longtime Los Gatan recalls the history of memorial park (Los Gatos Weekly Times, May 26, 1999)

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Webshotsphotographs, 2003?

Madronia Cemetery
14766 Oak St
Saratoga, CA 95070-6098
408.867.3717

operated by the Saratoga Cemetery District
 

The Saratoga Historical Museum has an alphabetized list of all the burials at Madronia cemetery including headstone transcriptions. 

Saratoga Chamber of Commerce"Madronia Cemetery dates back to the 1850's, when Jose Ramon Arguello donated land for a burial ground. ...The first burial in 1854 is believed to have been a small boy drowned in the creek. The McCartysville (former name of Saratoga) residents formed a non-profit cemetery association named Madronia, after the red-trunked madrone trees on the site..."

Family History Library: Death records, Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California : ca. 1900-1930 

Family History Library: Madronia cemetery tombstone inscriptions

Family History Library: Treasurer's book, Madronia Cemetery, Dec. 1880 to Oct. 1913

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Webshotsphotographs, 2003?

Interment.netFred Kemmerle.

Masonic Cemetery
(see Gavilan Hills Memorial Park)
Gilroy, CA

Mission City Memorial Park
(aka Santa Clara City Cemetery, Santa Clara Protestant Cemetery)
420 N. Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA   95050
408.615.3790

Lookup Volunteer:
Debbie Peevyhouse

Official Site"The first records at the cemetery are dated 1864..."

Mission City Memorial Park Index—index to the burials by the Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society.

Phil Sheridan Camp 4—listing of Union Veteran Burials

Family History Library: Cemetery headstone inscriptions, 1863-1984

Find a Grave

California Tombstone Projectphotos.

Mount Hope Cemetery
250 Spring Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA  95037

Office address:
Habing Family Funeral Home
129 Fourth Street 
Gilroy, CA  95020     
408.847.4040

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California Tombstone Projectphotos.
 

Mountain View Cemetery
(see Mountain View Pioneer Park)
Mountain View, CA

Mountain View Pioneer Park
1146 Church Street
Mountain View, CA
History of the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, California..."The deed for this grant was recorded on March 19 1861, and the name 'Mountain View Cemetery' came into general usage thereafter. This cemetery site was where the Mountain View Pioneer and Historical Society placed its first plaque on March 3 1957."

Now and Then"The land was donated to the city as a park in the early 1900s. For some reason, the graves were simply placed down, and covered with dirt. Bodies were not removed to another cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery, became Pioneer Memorial Park....an actual home to Mountain View's pioneers...The remains of the pioneers still are buried underneath the park."

Haunted Mountain View

New Almaden Hilltop Cemetery
Almaden, CA
Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1876-1906
New Almaden Village Cemetery
Almaden, CA
Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1855-1920
Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park
(aka San Jose Cemetery, Town Cemetery and Pioneer Cemetery)
300 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125-1401
408.297.2447

Lookup and Photos Volunteer:
Debbie Peevyhouse

Lookup Volunteer for:
Beth David Memorial Garden
Islamic Cemetery House of Peace
Debbie Peevyhouse

Partial Transcription of Oak Hill Memorial Park

Phil Sheridan Camp 4—listing of Union Veteran Burials

There are four independently owned and operated cemeteries are within Oak Hill:

  • Islamic Cemetery House of Peace
  • Home of Peace Cemetery
  • Beth David Memorial Garden
  • Orthodox-Greek Cemetery
Family History Library: Cemetery headstone inscriptions ca. 1838-1985

Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions of unmarked graves, ca. 1922-1950

History San Jose: An index of headstones from San Josť’s Oakhill Cemetery and Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.

History San Jose: Record Books from Oakhill Cemetery circa 1860 – 1910.

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California Tombstone Projectphotos.

Old Mexican Cemetery
Lat/Lng: 37 10 25, -121 50 19

Pioneer Cemetery
(see Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park)
San Jose, CA

Rebecca Cemetery
Saratoga, CA
Family History Library: Card index to burials, ca. 1911-1987
Rudell Cemetery
Lexington, CA
Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1872-1908
San Jose Cemetery
(see Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park)
San Jose, CA

St. Johns' Baptist Church Cemetery
Piedmont Road
Milpitas, CA
Family History Library: Cemetery inscriptions, ca. 1902-1985

California Tombstone Projectphotos.

St. Mary's Catholic, Old
Gilroy, CA

Fronts an alley between Church and Hanna Streets, North of First Street

Lookup Volunteer:
Jeanne Filice

Tombstone Index—by Jeanne Filice
St. Mary's Catholic
1000 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
408.847.5151

Lookup Volunteer:
Jeanne Filice

Tombstone Index—by Jeanne Filice

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California Tombstone Projectphotos.

 

Santa Clara Catholic Mission Cemetery
(aka Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery)
490 Lincoln St
Santa Clara, CA 95050-5806
408.296.4656

Lookup Volunteer:
Debbie Peevyhouse

Official Site

Partial Index of Burials: A-L | M-Z | Transcription #2

Phil Sheridan Camp 4—listing of Union Veteran Burials

Find a Grave

California Tombstone Projectphotos.

Santa Clara City Cemetery
(see Mission City Memorial Park)

Santa Clara Protestant Cemetery
(see Mission City Memorial Park)

Town Cemetery
(see Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park)
San Jose, CA


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