Independence, Louisiana, June 1999
Joseph Curtis Casanova, a son of Jacob and Martha Casanova, put the
Casanova Cemetery next to the old Casanova house that he built. This photo
of the house was taken by Jo Ann Morgan, granddaughter of Joseph Curtis
Casanova. Jo Ann hosts a Casanova family reunion on the first Saturday
in August every year in Hammond, Louisiana.
The following two photos show the entire (small) cemetery (and the old
house's new satellite dish). These photos were taken by David Patrick Murphy,
great great grandson-in-law of Jacob and Martha Casanova.
The information below that lists the names of folks buried in this cemetery was originally obtained from the Internet at http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/tangipahoa/cemeteries/casanova.txt. The given directions were a little vague, but you will find the cemetery behind the old Casanova house (photo above) at the point on Wesley Road where it turns sharply to the right. David Patrick Murphy and Jo Ann Morgan have provided some additional family information (shown in red) and have included photos (taken by Murphy) of a couple of the headstones.
Casanova Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Originally submitted by Don Johnson.
Updates submitted by David Patrick Murphy, DavidPatrick.Murphy@worldnet.att.net.
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Located approximately 3 miles east of Independence, La. 1/2 mile north of La. 40 on Wesley Road.
Originally copied by: Polly & Ronald Evans, March 02, 1997.
April 15, 1917
October 14, 1937
Lois was a daughter of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova, and she the wife of Carl Addison (a distant cousin).
Robert L. Casanova
1900 - 1932
Robert was a son of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Erma C. Smith
August 21, 1920
February 05, 1956
Erma was a daughter of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Joseph C. Casanova
January 31, 1873
October 07, 1958
Joseph Curtis Casanova was a son of Jacob and Martha Casanova and was a grandfather of Jo Ann Morgan. Joseph married Harriet Sabra Addison. Joseph built the house (photo above) that was next to the Casanova Cemetery.
Harriet A. Casanova
October 28, 1877
July 31, 1963
Harriet was the wife of Joseph Curtis Casanova.
Clyde Joseph Casanova (1910 to 1923). Clyde was a son of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova. Jo Ann Morgan said that there was originally a marker on this grave, but it deteriorated away.
October 20, 1915
December 22, 1923
Gladys was a daughter of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Martha Alline Casanova
May 24, 1907
February 11, 1913
Called Alline (may have been spelled Aline?). Alline was a daughter of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Mary Alice Casanova
July 03, 1913
August 08, 1913
Mary was a daughter of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Hansel O. Casanova
December 08, 1925
April 09, 1985
U. S. Navy - WW II
Hansel was a son of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova.
Infant Daughter of:
March 18, 1941
William Casanover (photo of tall headstone at
September 25, 1898
July 22, 1945
U. S. Army
William was a son of Joseph C. and Harriet A. Casanova. His name was inadvertently changed from Casanova to Casanover by the U. S. Army.
According to Jo Ann Morgan, this person's last name was Blackwell (and was related to Wilma, next grave). The Blackwells were offered space here by Joseph C. Casanova because they had nowhere else to be buried.
Wilma W. Blackwell
February 10, 1922
November 09, 1923
According to Jo Ann Morgan, the Blackwells were offered space here by Joseph Curtis Casanova because they had nowhere else to be buried.
March 01, 1860
July 05, 1926
A friend of Joseph Curtis Casanova. Phillip was originally from Chicago and came to this area to find work.
Christian Casanover (short headstone photo at right)
February 19, 1869
June 18, 1951
Husband of: Margaret Brunett
Christian was a brother of Joseph Curtis Casanova.
Charles W. Anthony
December 28, 1939
January 01, 1940
According to Jo Ann Morgan, Charles was a son of Ben Anthony. He was offered space here by Joseph Curtis Casanova because he had nowhere else to be buried.
Copyright 2000 by Sandra McLellan and David Patrick Murphy.
Last updated June 27, 2000, by Don W. Johnson, David Patrick Murphy, and Jo Ann Morgan.