Tag: Tombstone

Tombstone Tuesday-Knights of Pythias Symbol

The Knights of Pythias was officially founded in Washington DC in 1864 by Justus Rathbone, founded as a secret fraternal society for government clerks.

Tombstone Tuesday-Henry C. Buechner

This is the tombstone of Henry C. Buechner, located in row 11 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: Henry C. Buechner 1867-1931

Tombstone Tuesday-Knights of the Maccabees

In addition to the various symbols and artwork engraved on tombstones, fraternal organization symbols are also often seen on grave markers.

Tombstone Tuesday-Georg J Brenner

This is the tombstone of Georg J. Brenner, located in row 9 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Georg J. Brenner
Geboren
Oct. 11, 1797
Gestorben
Feb. 23, 1879
[Alter 82 Y, 4 M, 12 D]

Tombstone Tuesday-Sphere

You may have seen a grave marker topped with sphere or ball. The 3-D circle represents eternity and the unending circle of life.