May 2021 archive

Tombstone Tuesday-Susannah (King) Hartzog

This is the tombstone of Susannah (King) Hartzog, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Wife of Solom
on Hartzog Wa
s Born Dec 31’ 1811
& Died November
2, 1842 Aged 31
Years, 10 m. &
1 day

Old Friends Churches in Van Wert County

Last week I wrote about the Friends (Quaker) churches in northern Mercer County, as described by Gregory P. Hinshaw in his Brief History of the Churches of Van Wert Quarterly Meeting of Friends (Quakers).

Today, again using Hinshaw’s history, the Friends churches in neighboring Van Wert County.

Tombstone Tuesday-Ivy Symbol

Some tombstones are embellished with artwork that represents ivy leaves or ivy vines.
Ivy is always green and will survive under harsh conditions. Because of this it is associated with immortality and fidelity.