Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Crypt Wayne Township Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project
Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Crypt


The crypt cornerstone was laid in 1859, and dedicated in 1860. The crypt is located below the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. The church is located on Cathedral Square which is bordered by Calhoun, Jefferson, Lewis, and Clinton. The persons who have the right to burial in the Crypt are Bishops of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.
Indiana DNR Location Listings:
Section 2, Twp 30N, Range 12E

The listings are in alphabetical order. One surname is listed per stone. If a stone contained multiple people, the names on the stone are listed in order, from left to right. Information that pertains to a single individual is listed after their name. If the information pertains to multiple names, such as a marriage date, it is listed after all the names.

In some instances the stones were very worn and hard to read. The DAR did a reading in 1932 and the Allen County Genealogical Society did a reading in the 1980ís. The information from these readings was used if the stones were unreadable or if the stones were not found.

There is no other information on any person other than what is listed. The photographs are copyrighted by the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR and may not be copied or published in any way for profit. Copies of the photos may be printed for your personal use only. Please give the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR credit when documenting where the transcriptions and photos were found.


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CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CRYPT, WAYNE TWP, ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA



Presently, the first four ordinaries--Bishops John Henry Luers, Joseph Dwenger, Joseph Rademacher and Herman Joseph Alerding are buried in the crypt. Also buried there are three rectors Msgrs. Julian Benoit, Joseph Brammer and Patrick Roche.

Alerding Herman Joseph RT. Rev. April 13, 1845-Dec. 6, 1924
4th Bishop of Fort Wayne Ordained Sept. 22, 1868 Consecrated Nov. 30, 1900

Benoit Julian RT. Rev. Mgr Oct. 17, 1808-Jan. 26, 1885
Ordained Apr. 25, 1837 Donestic Prelate June 12, 1883

Brammer Joseph Henry Very Rev Oct. 1, 1839-June 20, 1898
Ordained May 11, 1868 Builder of Catholic Library Hall July 3, 1881

D'Arcy John Michael Bishop Emeritus of Fort Wayne Born 18 Aug 1932 Brighton, Massachusetts;
Died 3 Feb 2013; Ordained 2 Feb 1957; Consecrated 30 Dec 1974

Dwenger Joseph RT. Rev. June 1, 1837-Jan. 29, 1893
2nd Bishop of Fort Wayne Ordained Sept. 4, 1859 consecrated Apr. 14, 1872

Luers John Henry RT. Rev. Sept. 29, 1819-June 29, 1871
First Bishop of Fort Wayne Ordained Nov. 11, 1846 Consecrated Jan. 10, 1858

Noll John Francis Most Rev In memory of Jan. 25, 1875-July 31, 1956
5th Bishop of Fort Wayne Ordained June 6, 1898 Consecrated June 30, 1925
Archbishop Ad Personum 1953 Burial Victory Noll Huntington, Indiana
Fournder of Our Sunday Visitor and influential in founding the National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Rademacher Joseph RT. Rev. Dec. 3, 1840-Jan. 12, 1900
3rd Bishop of Fort Wayne Ordained Aug. 2, 1863 consecrated June 24, 1883

Roche Patrick F. Rev. Mar. 15, 1852-May 12, 1910
Ordained June 11. 1881

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