Sleep Mirrored

Photo by Michael Kleen

Monument to Aaron Erickson and family, titled “The Weary Traveler” and designed by Vatican artist Nicola Cantalarnessa-Papotti, in Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York. Buried here are Aaron (1806-1880), his wife Hannah Bockoven (1805-1897), and their son Aaron, Jr. (1838-1871). Their family home, at 421 East Avenue, is now the Genesee Valley Club.

Aaron Erickson (1806-1880) II
Aaron Erickson (1806-1880) I

Mount Hope Cemetery, adjacent to the University of Rochester, was founded in 1838 as a municipal rural cemetery and sprawls over 196 acres. More than 350,000 former residents are interred there, including abolitionist Frederick Douglass, suffragette Susan B. Anthony, and city founder Nathaniel Rochester.

Author: Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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