Jesus Christ in the Crypt (Schmidt) - Taos, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 30.321 W 092° 04.839
15S E 580160 N 4262287
The tomb of a Parish Priest and his devotion to Christ.
Waymark Code: WM154K2
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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County of cemetery: Cole County
Location of cemetery: MO M & 5200 Shamrock Rd., Taos
Number of graves: 1,160

This tombstone art is the re-creation of Christ in the Tomb. It is a brick crypt with an open area to view Christ lying in state after the crucifixion. Fr. Schmidt dedicated his life to Christ and wanted his future time to be attached to Christ.

Text on the Structure:

in Memoriam
Pastor of
St. Francis X. Church, Taos, Missouri
1885 --- 1917
Born in Germany December 16, 1845
died in Taos ---October 23, 1917
Requiescat in pace

Information on Father Schmidt:
Father Joseph Schmidt assumed charge of the church, and is now the priest. He was born in the Province of Westphalia, Germany, December 16, 1845, and when but fifteen years of age began preparation for the priesthood, receiving orders in the year 1870. He immigrated to America in September, 1869, and first had charge of a congregation at St. Johns, Franklin Co., Mo. He then was transferred to Cape Girardeau, Mo., afterward to River aux Vases, St. Genevieve County, and later to Taos, Cole County, where he is now situated. There is a school in connection with the church, which is doing good work and is thriving; a secular male teacher has charge of it, teaching ten months in the year.

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