Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Mrs. Cecilia Herb Kromer

Mrs. Cecilia Kromer's tombstone is found at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Sandusky, Ohio. Her tombstone inscription is written in German.

Translated into English, it reads:

Here Lies
Cecilia Kromer
Born (Herb)
On 5th October, 1837
At Altdorf (Baden)
Died 29th May, 1876

Cecilia's husband Joseph Kromer, now widowed, is listed in the 1880 U.S. Census in Margaretta Township of Erie County, Ohio, with several children: William, age 23; Anthony, age 21; Joseph, age 20; Thrissa, age 14; Michael, age 12; and Anna, age 10. Later Joseph Kromer would marry Mary Ochs.

Extended hands, symbolizing Cecilia being welcomed into Heaven are found at a the base of her tombstone.

Scrolls and a wreath adorn the top of Cecilia Herb Kromer's tombstone.

Many descendants of Cecilia and Joseph Kromer still live in Erie County, Ohio to this day.


David said...

Thank you for mentioning Joseph Kromer's second wife, Mary Ochs. I've been researching the Ochs family from Fremont. It turns out that Joseph was married to Mary while Joseph's son, Joseph Kromer JR was married to Mary's half-sister Barbara Mary Miller

Dorene from Ohio said...

The Kromer and Ochs families were part of such a rich German American heritage in Erie and Sandusky counties!