Carmelita Leightizer 
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Re: “The unclaimed dead beneath
our city's streets

Fact is there is 12 thousand souls buried in the Old buring ground in Halifax which from 1749 -1844 covered the streets surrounding what remains of the burial ground present day.So we are in fact walking and driving upon graves of ancestors. Not all were paupers there is in fact a Hessian soldier buried under the streets.The soldiers name was Johann he faught in the American Revolution for the British for Canada.According to the nova scotia archives Johann was buried in the Old burial ground in Halifax in 2017 family have been told that there would have been nothing left of his body by the time roads were constructed which is not the point and doesn't make it ok. The city of Halifax did in fact take into consideration the upper class noteworthy persons before the streets were built and made sure those graves were protected.The original graveyard extended to under the library.Maybe this Canada Day we can all think of Johann Michael Leuthauser- Hessian soldier.

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Posted by Carmelita Leightizer on 06/09/2017 at 5:35 PM

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