Saturday, May 18, 2013

Anna E. Scheufler

Anna E. Scheufler, daughter of L. & E. Scheufler died on May 16, 1896. She was age 23 years and 10 months.The translation of the inscripton on Anna's tombstone is:

In German:

Die Hand der Liebe
Deckt Dich zu,
Nun schlummre sanft
in Ewiger Ruh.

In English:

The hand of love
tucks you in,
Now slumber softly
in eternal peace.

The 1900 U.S. Census for Erie County indicates that Louis Scheufler was a dry goods dealer, who was born in Germany. He and his wife Elizabeth stated that they had been married for 39 years in 1900.

Many thanks to the librarians from the Local History & Genealogy Department from the Washington County Public Library for their kind assistance in translation!

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