Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Four Young Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Warnke

In Block 62 at Oakland Cemetery is a four sided monument which honors the memory of four young daughters of Carl/Charles Warnke and his wife, the former Elizabeth Steitz. Elmira Warnke was born in 1859, and died in 1861.

Cora Warnke was born in 1868, and she died in 1869.

Laura Warnke was born in 1862, and she lived only until 1863.

Caroline Warnke was born in 1865, and she survived until 1869.

It is hard to imagine the deep sorrow in the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Warnke, when they had to bury four little girls between the years of 1861 and 1869. They did go on to have two more daughters who survived to adulthood, the Misses Alma and Clarissa Warnke. Carl/Charles Warnke died in 1928, and his wife Elizabeth died in 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Warnke are also buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

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