Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Carl Franz is buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemtery. THE ERIE COUNTY, OHIO CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909 lists these dates of birth and death for Carl:

born March 26, 1826
died Jan. 18, 1864

Clasped hands are at the top of the tombstone of Carl Franz, indicating a welcome to the heavenly realm. Mr. Franz's inscription is in the German language.


Lori said...

The clasped hands are one of my favorite symbols on a stone. I love the German inscription as well. Thanks for sharing!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Another story to be told. Thanks for sharing.

Bill ;-)

Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

lindalee said...

Great tombstone. I love the older ones with the symbols. Thanks for the post.