Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mrs. Dorothea Hemminger

At Oakland Cemetery is this stone which is flush with the ground. The top of the stone features two hands shaking, which symbolizes saying farewell to one's earthly existence. Dorothea, wife of Jacob Hemminger died on February 29, 1864, at the age of 54 years, and 3 months.

On page 298 of SANDUSKY THEN AND NOW, is a listing for Jacob Hemminger, who was born on August 27, 1819, in Esslingen, Germany. He was married to Dorothea Schuman in 1846. Following the death of Dorothea Schuman Hemminger, Jacob married Adelheid Faist. They had five children. Jacob died on September 29, 1881, and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky.

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