Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Frederick and Catherine Wagner

This lovely monument at Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Frederick and Catherine (Schmidt) Wagner. In the 1867 and 1876 Sandusky city directories, Fred Wagner is listed as a saloon keeper. His business was on Jackson Street, south of Water Street. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Fred Wagner, age 45, and his wife Kate, age 39, lived in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Both stated that their birthplace was Germany. They had a large family, that included:

Fred, age 18
Caroline, age 15
Louisa, age 12
Katie, age 6
Lotta, age 2

Frederick Wagner died in 1881, and he was buried at Oakland Cemetery on June 2, 1881. His cause of death was consumption, which we now know as tuberculosis.

Catherine/Catherina died in 1912, and she was buried at Oakland Cemetery on July 8, 1912.

Rest in peace, Fred and Catherine Wagner.

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