Tombstone Tuesday-Broken Flower Bud

A broken flower bud was most often carved on the tombstone of an infant or a young child and symbolizes that their life was cut short. They died too young. Their life ended too soon.

Broken bud, 1863.

Broken bud, 1878, Ridge Slater Cemetery.

Broken bud, 1857, Ridge Slater Cemetery.

Broken bud, 1857, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm.

Broken buds with cross, 1874, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm.



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    • Linda Gunsett on April 21, 2021 at 2:01 pm
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    My husband’s family also settled in Schumm Ohio.
    His name is David Gunsett, father Harry Gunsett,
    Grandfather Daniel Jacob Gunsett. I would be interested if you ran across the Gunsett clan in your research.

    1. Yes, I have written about some Gunsett connections in the Schumm area. I suggest using the search feature on Karen’s Chatt’s home page, searching for Gunsett. That should bring up the Gunsett-related blog posts. Thanks for writing!

    • Martha Lawler on April 21, 2021 at 6:20 pm
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    Thanks for all the information you share with us. When you had your problems several months ago, my e-mail address apparently got eliminated. It too me this long to finally realize I was not getting your blogs. I did enter my address in the regular box twice, but apparently it did not go through. So could you please put me back on your list.
    Thanks again, Martha Fisher Lawler

    1. For some reason, after having all those technical problems late last year, not all the e-mail notifications get sent out. Unfortunately, we cannot seem to get that fixed. It appears to depend on the person’s e-mail service. I get the notifications on my account but neither Joe nor I get notifications on our G-mail accounts. I know, it is strange. I will add your e-mail to the subscriber list manually, but you still may not receive the notifications. may be like G-mail and they don’t get delivered. I am not sure if it is spam setting. You might check that. Otherwise, all I can say is that I still write 2 blog posts every week and you can read them (and all posts I have ever written) by going to Karen’s Chatt home page. Sorry about the glitches. Thanks for writing.

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