This is the tombstone of the infant son of Adam and Catharine (Huffmann) Kable, located in row 2 of St. Paul UCC Cemetery, Rockford, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
Adam & Katy
Died Apr. 4
After losing two sons who were born prematurely in 1895 and 1896, Adam (1861-1948) and Catharine (Huffmann) (1862-1913) Kable had a third son who died shortly after birth or was stillborn on 4 April 1898, in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.
The deaths of their first two infant sons were recorded in Mercer County probate, but it appears neither the birth or death of this son was recorded. All three infant male Kables were unnamed and all are buried in row 2 of St. Paul UCC Cemetery. The two younger boys have identical tombstones but this tombstone has a different design, a heart shape. His parents are also buried in St. Paul UCC Cemetery.
The parents married 17 December 1890 in Mercer County. The mother’s name is spelled several different ways on various documents and grave markers–Katharine, Catharine, Katy, Hoffmann, Hoffman, Huffmann, Huffman. On this tombstone her name is spelled Katy but on her tombstone, in the same cemetery, her name is spelled Catharine.
This infant son of Adam and K/C Kable had the following siblings:
Charles/Carl E. Kable (1891/2-1973), married Cora Edna Bellows; married Eva Ann Wurster
Hulda K. Kable (1894-1985), married Philip Kerwood; married Leo Andrews
Male Kable (1895-1895)
Male Kable (1896-1896)
This child also had a half-brother from his father Adam’s first marriage to Margaret Miller:
Emil Kable (1889-1978), married Agnes A. Loree; married Lillian Weinman