Monday, April 11, 2011
Monument of C. L. Danner
C.L. Danner's life is honored by this monument at the Union Cemetery in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The inscription reads:
Aug. 24, 1838
Nov. 1, 1914
The book PIONEER RECOLLECTIONS OF THE EARLY 30's and 40's IN SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO tells us that in the 1880's C. L. Danner had a hardware store in Oak Harbor, Ohio, in partnership with a young man named John Vogel. The death record of Louise Rose Catherine Danner, accessed at Family Search Labs, indicates that the full name of C.L. Danner was Charles Louis Danner. Louise Danner, wife of C.L. Danner, passed away on January 13, 1923, and she also is buried at Oak Harbor's Union Cemetery.
At the base of the monument is the name of the person who created Mr. Danner's tombstone, C. Schlenk, Sandusky, O.
Christian Schlenk was once the superintendent of Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky,Ohio, and he also sold tombstones for the Sandusky Monumental Works. Though this tombstone is almost 100 years old, the name of C. Schlenk is clearly legible. It appeared to be almost sparkling in the bright Ohio sunshine when I snapped the digital photo of the base of the Danner monument.