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 Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, United States


Notes:
1299 El Camino Real, Colma, California 94014. Opened 1 Jan 1889, Home of Peace, Congregation Emanu-El's third and current cemetery, is located on 25 acres of beautifully maintained landscaped gardens at the foot of San Bruno Mountain in the Town of Colma. http://www.emanuelsf.org/lc_cemetery.htm


Cemetery Photos

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Crypt of Rachel Morris King - Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California
Crypt of Rachel Morris King - Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California
Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum - Crypt 24-3. Photograph courtesy of Joyce Pilgrim, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (www.raogk.org) 
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Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum
Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum
 
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Entrance to the Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum
Entrance to the Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum
 
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Headstone for Jacob H. Van Straaten, Native of Holland
Headstone for Jacob H. Van Straaten, Native of Holland
Photograph courtesy of Diane Reich 
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Rachel King Niche - Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California
Rachel King Niche - Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, California
Emanu-El Indoor Mausoleum - Crypt 24-3. Photograph courtesy of Joyce Pilgrim, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (www.raogk.org) 
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Rachel Morris King - Crypt
Rachel Morris King - Crypt
I was born and grew up in Hawaii. Whenever we visited San Francisco, my grandmother would always want to go and visit the grave of her mother (Rachel Morris King). As kids we never wanted to do this, and never went to the grave: kids don't like visiting graves. My grandmother would lament that once she'd died, nobody would remember where her mother, Rachel, was buried.

But my grandmother did not foresee the internet, and how it helps us to research everything -- including our ancestry. I became interested in genealogy simply because I wanted to find Rachel's grave.

I found it, and my wife and I visited it for the first time today. We brought red carnations. 
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The Van Straaten Grave at Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum, Colma, California
The Van Straaten Grave at Home of Peace Cemetery and Emanu-El Mausoleum, Colma, California
The grave of Benjamin & Hannah Van Straaten (died 1920) and their son Isaac (born 28 Feb 1860, died 7 Nov 1874) - Photograph by Diane Reich, used with her kind permission.