Saturday, October 6, 2012

Helen Burggraf

Miss Helen Elizabeth Burggraf died on October 9, 1918. Her death certificate stated that she was the daughter of John Burggraf and Jesse Goodwin Burggraf. Little Helen was age three years, three months, and twenty two days. The cause of death was listed as laryngitis.

Some ninety years after Helen's death, someone remembered her with a floral tribute. A sculpture of a lamb and cross symbolize that this youngster was a child of God.

Helen Elizabeth Burggraf is buried in Castalia Cemetery in Margaretta Township.

The inscription on Helen's tombstone reads:

She was too pure for earthly love
Pure as the angels that are free from stain
She left us to join them in heaven above
Where we shall all meet her again.

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