Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Getting to Know Myers, Uhl & Company

 From about 1846 to 1881, the steam marble works company of Myers, Uhl & Company was in business in Cleveland, Ohio. The company made monuments, mantles, and cabinet slabs. According to a Guidebook from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the company was located along the old Ohio & Erie Canal in Cleveland, where the Flats are now located. (See page 13 in the guidebook entitled "Geology along the Towpath.") 

The two partners were George A. Myers and Charles F. Uhl. When I was walking through Oakland Cemetery several years ago, I ran into a monument made by Myers, Uhl & Co. It was a grave marker for Lydia Pero.

Along the bottom of the stone are the words Myers, Uhl and Co., though they are very weathered.

A Civil War monument at the Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, which honors the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

was designed by sculptor C.H. Brown, and was manufactured by Myers, Uhl & Co.

Image courtesy Wikipedia

Myers, Uhl & Co. made hundreds of monuments and household items in their over 30 year history. An article in an 1881 issue of Bradstreet's reported that the company had gone into receivership.

Senior partner George A. Myers died in 1887. He was buried in the family lot at Lake View Cemetery. Charles F. Uhl passed away in 1891. He was buried far from Cleveland in the Uhl Family Cemetery in Holmes County, Ohio. Thank you to Myers, Uhl & C. for their many contributions to honoring the memory of former Ohioans!

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muenchow


The final resting place of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muenchow is Oakland Cemetery, in Section K. On the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Frank Muenchow suffered a fatal heart attack, as he was driving the city bus. The bus crashed at the corner of West Monroe Street and Clinton Street in Sandusky, Ohio. Mrs. Muenchow, the former Annettie/Nettie Galloway lived until 1963.

A lovely picture of the couple is featured on the Muenchow stone at Oakland.

Rest in peace.