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Tombstone Tuesday: A Visit to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY

Summer has always been my favorite season for many reasons: no school, outdoor weather, swimming, longer days, flowers and green grass, fresh farm produce, my birthday… 560 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Measles Memorial Cemetery

This cemetery was apparently a family cemetery on a plot of land owned by John W. Measles of Lavaca, Sebastian County, Arkansas since the first person buried there was John’s son Emil who died in 1891 at the age of twenty-two.  820 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday: Joachim and Sophia (Cammin) Wiese

It can often feel like a lost cause to submit Find A Grave Photo Requests for graves that are situated in enormous, urban cemeteries, but as I learned last week, when an anonymous contributor answered my plea for two photographs from… 839 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : Ann Bernthal

Ann Bernthal (1861-28 September 1861) was the daughter of Rev. Georg Bernthal and his first wife Maria née Von Renner. Little is known about Ann. Transcribed church records note she died the same day as her mother.[1] Her grave marker reads she was 8 months old.[2] She is buried at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bonfield, Pilot Township, Kankakee County, Illinois where her father was minister. 289 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Hiram Hezekiah Leviticus Luttrell

        Hiram Hezekiah Leviticus “Hez” Luttrell was born on July 19, 1867 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to parents Newton and Juliana Howard Luttrell.  Newton had served in the Civil War in the 41st Tennessee Infantry and was captured on February 16,1862 at the Battle of Fort Donelson (Tennessee), a decisive victory for the Union. 699 more words

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Tombstone Tuesday : Anna (Gallmeyer) Rook

Anna Christina Caroline (nee Gallmeyer) Rook (29 September 1884-28 September 1915) was born in Preble Township, Adams County, Indiana, the fifteenth of sixteen children born to Friedrich Wilhelm and Wilhelmina (nee Boese) Gallmeyer.[1] She married Rudolph August Rook, a young minister, on 20 July 1913 at Zion Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Adams County, Indiana.[2] Anna died one day short of her thirty-second birthday in Ruth, Huron County, Michigan where her husband preached at the local Lutheran church. 193 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

While in Sligo, one of the things I really wanted to visit was Carrowmore. The walk from town was pretty and a bit unique. No sidewalks or anything, just country walking. 445 more words