This lovely monument which honors the memory of Nicholas Ferback (sometimes spelled Ferbach) and his wife Anna is found close to Mills Street at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky. (The St. Joseph Cemetery is just across the road.) U.S. Census records indicate that Nicholas Ferback was a grocer in Sandusky, Ohio. According to the the 1880 Census, Nicholas was age 33 at that time, and was born in New Jersey. His parents had been born in Baden, Germany. Annie was 28, and she and her parents were born in Bavaria. They had two little girls, Emilie, age 6, and Annie, age 2, and an infant son named William. Philip Roth, age 28, and Katie Pfaff, age 16, also were living with the Ferback family in 1880.
Nicholas Ferback died on January 16, 1884, when he was only 37 years of age. His obituary appeared in the January 18, 1884 issue of the Sandusky Register. Anna's death certificate lists her death date as January 12, 1937. Anna had married Anton Herbert after the death of her first husband. Her father's name was listed as Christian Elman, but other records indicate the spelling of his surname as either Edelman or Adelman.
The memory of Nicholas and Anna Ferback Herbert is kept alive by the beautiful monument that bears their names at St. Mary's Cemetery.