Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mrs. Paulina Schweneken

Mrs. Paulina Schweneken died on July 12, 1892. She was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. An obituary from the July 14, 1892 issue of the Sandusky Register stated simply that the funeral of the late Mrs. Paulina Schwineke was to be held at the family residence at the corner of Harrison and Sandusky Streets in Sandusky on July 14, 1892.

With the help of the Department of German Studies from the University of Cincinnati, I was able to learn the English translation of the inscription on Paulina's tombstone.

In English the inscription reads:

A faithful mother's heart
has stopped beating.
All of your pains have been allayed,
and your laments have been silenced.

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