Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Mr. and Mrs. Simon Guckert

This lovely monument honoring the memory of Simon and Barbara Guckert is found in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. According to U.S. Census records, Simon and Barbara were both natives of Germany. Simon was born in 1828 and Barbara was born in 1829. An article in the October 21, 1907 issue of the Sandusky Register indicates that Simon Guckert was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and he settled in Sandusky, Ohio in 1852. By the time of the 1870 U.S. Census, Simon and Barbara Guckert were residing in the 4th Ward of Sandusky, Ohio, and they had a large family of seven children, ranging in age from 1 to 13 years of age. Mrs. Barbara Guckert passed away at the age of 76 on October 1,  1906. After a brief illness, Simon Guckert died at his residence on Jackson Street in Sandusky on October 20, 1907. He was survived by two daughters, five sons, 26 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Rev. Theo. Stellhorn of the Zion Lutheran Church officiated at the funeral of Simon Guckert. The Guckert monument has S. Guckert across the front of the stone. The German words for father and mother, Vater and Mutter, are inscribed across the top of the Guckert monument, along with birth and death years for Simon and Barbara.

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