Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mrs. Philippine Loeffler

Roughly translated, the inscription on this grave marker is:

Here Lies

Philippine Loeffler

Nee Schmidt

Born 1852

Died 1874

It appears that the original grave marker was metal, with the inscription in German; and later a smaller stone was placed next in front of the metal marker.

Erie County Probate Court records list a marriage record for Leopold Loeffler and Philiphena Schmidt on July 3, 1873. Mrs. Loeffler had only been married for about a year when she passed away. Mrs. Philippine/Philiphena Schmidt Loeffler is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.


Diane Wright said...

WOW and WOW! I love that tombstone!

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks so much!