Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Ottilia Starck

The young child of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stark (sometimes spelled Starck) died on July 19, 1855. Unable to decipher the tombstone inscription just by looking at it, I checked the Oakland Cemetery interment card, as well as the ERIE COUNTY, OHIO CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, to double check the listings for Stark/Starck. Ottilia Starck was the baby's name, and she died at age four months. U.S. Census Records, available online at Heritage Quest indicate that the Otto Stark family had moved to St. Louis, Missouri by 1870. They left behind the graves of Ottilia and Amelia Stark in Sandusky, Ohio at Oakland Cemetery, but then went on to have two more sons, Otto Stark, Jr. and Leopold Stark.


lindalee said...

My mother was a Stark....but not this family. Interesting tombstone and very interesting name. Nice work.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks so much!

It seems like there a lot of tombstones of babies and young children at Oakland Cemetery, born to families who moved further west.