Tombstone Tuesday-Heavenly City Symbol
The Heavenly City in the clouds symbolism is often seen on older tombstones.
Ridge-Slater Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio
“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio
The columns and the open gates show the entrance to Heaven and the path leads the way to the city in the clouds. The divine star guides the way.
Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio
Greenbriar Cemetery, Van Wert County, Ohio
Unfortunately, many of the old marble monuments are weathering badly and their inscriptions and images are becoming difficult to read.
Greetings from the Chattanooga, Ohio, area. Yes, Ohio has its very own Chattanooga, aka Chatt, a small village in west-central Ohio, near the Indiana border. I have been doing family history research for over 20 years and am a Board-Certified genealogist, certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. My main genealogical interests are family research, cemetery research, and historical and genealogical research of the Chatt area, with a focus on two area Lutheran Churches, both named Zion Lutheran, one in Chatt and the other in Schumm, Ohio. Family names I am researching include Miller, Schumm, Brewster, Rueck, Reid, Headington, Huey, Bryan, Whiteman, Schinnerer, Scaer, Breuninger, Bennett, and a few others. I belong to several lineage societies, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, U.S. Daughters of 1812, First Families of Ohio, and First Families of Mercer and Van Wert Counties. I am also a retired dental hygienist and our church organist. I hope you enjoy Karen's Chatt.