Category: Tombstone

Tombstone Tuesday-Hannah Miller

This is the tombstone of Hannah Miller, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Hannah,
Wife of
Georg Miller
died Feb. 7
1849
aged 65 yrs

Tombstone Tuesday-Lamp Symbol

A lamp inscribed on a tombstone symbolizes immortality of the spirit and resurrection. It may also symbolize wisdom, faithfulness, and holiness.

Tombstone Tuesday-Christena Magdalena (Ehret) Huber

This is the tombstone of Christena Magdalena (Ehret) Huber, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Christena
Huber
Died
July 4, 1880
Aged 66 Y, 10 M, 2 D

Tombstone Tuesday-Wheat Symbol

Today’s tombstone symbol is wheat, a symbol that I do not see very often on a headstone.

Wheat and other grains are some of the oldest symbols for growth and life. Wheat used to be harvested by a reaper with a scythe, which brings to mind the Grim Reaper.

Some Cemetery Statue Photos

Halloween is this Thursday and today I am taking a break from my usual Tombstone Tuesday to instead post some of my favorite photos that I have taken of cemetery statues.