Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mrs. Auguste Witt

Not much is known about Auguste Witt. Records from the ERIE COUNTY CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, provide these dates of her birth and death:

Mrs. Auguste Witt
born September 15, 1815
died February 12, 1899

The interment card database for Oakland Cemetery states that Mrs. Witt was buried on February 14, 1899 at Oakland Cemetery, at the age of 83. The cause of death was listed as old age. Mrs. Witt's actual tombstone inscription features the abbreviations for the German words born and died:

geb. for the German word geboren,which means born

and gest. for the German word gestorben, which means died, indicating that Mrs. Auguste Witt was most likely of German descent.

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