Sunday, November 24, 2019

Langhorne Monument at Rock Creek Cemetery

Photograph by T. Renwand

This beautiful ornate cross at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C. honors the memory of the Langhorne family. John Devall Langhorne was an early graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He took part in the naval attack on Vera Cruz in 1847.  In 1853, John retired from the Navy and he started a banking business in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1884, he moved his family to Washington D.C. Mr. Langhorne died at the age of 91 on November 24, 1915. John D. Langhorne was survived by eight children at the time of his death. An obituary for John D. Langhorne appeared in the November 26, 1915 issue of the New York Times.

Photo credit: Thank you to my nephew for taking this picture.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mrs. Sophia Houpt

Sophia Heyer Houpt (sometimes spelled Haupt) was born in Pennsylvania in 1818 or 1819. She married George Washington Houpt. By 1850, George W. and Sophia Houpt were residing in Chatfield in  Crawford County, Ohio. There were four  children in the household at this time, ranging in age from ages two to eight, all born in Pennsylvania. Sadly, Mrs. Sophia Houpt died on November 18, 1875. She was buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Lutheran Church in Chatfield, now known as Nazareth Lutheran Church. Sophia's tombstone features a hand pointing down, and grasping a broken chain, which symbolizes the Lord reaching down and breaking the chains of death.

Mrs. Sophia Houpt's tombstone is located in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting.

Rest in peace, Sophia Houpt.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Archibald C. MacLeod, a Native of Canada

Archibald C. MacLeod was born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada on February 20, 1871. His parents, Donald and Margaret MacLeod, had both been born in Scotland. Archibald's occupation was wood carver. Archibald C. MacLeod was the second spouse of Mary Zipfel Grummel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Zipfel. Mr. Archibald C. MacLeod passed away on October 5, 1932. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His wife survived for many more years.