Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wendelin Lieb

According to records found at Ancestry, Wendelin Lieb was born at Momlingen, Germany on October 19, 1841, and he died in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio on October 30, 1898. His wife is listed as Anna Marie Wernig. Wendelin Lieb's tombstone in Oakland Cemetery is in the shape of a tree stump, which represents a life cut short, or a life interrupted. It is very likely that the monument honoring Wendelin Lieb was made by his brother Ambrose Lieb, who had a marble works in Sandusky for many years.

Obituaries for Wendelin Lieb appeared in the Sandusky Register on October 30 and October 31, 1898.
Mr. Lieb had died in a dreadful accident, in which he fell from his buggy, was knocked unconscious, and the flames from his cigar engulfed his body. His obituary stated, "The accident was a particularly sad one and the family has the sympathy of the community." Mr. Lieb was considered a well known resident, and was known for being a hard worker. Wendelin's faithful horse was found standing beside his lifeless body. The funeral was held at the family home at the corner of Jefferson and Putnam Streets.

3 comments:

Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing this picture, I don't think I've ever seen a tombstone like this. If I do see one now I'll know what it means. What a sad death.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Mr. Lieb's death was definitely a tragedy!

Jodi Logan said...

Your family lives in Sandusky, a hundred years after your death, Rest in Peace, 4th Great Grampa Lieb. Wish I would have heard stories of the old country from your other Great Grandchildren from past decades.
Jodie