Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday’s child: Aloysius Muter

son of j & m
died june 9 1835
aged 1 year
& 4 mons

Like many gravestones in this and other old Catholic cemeteries, the stone for Aloysius Muter (d. 1835) bears a cross and the monogram IHS.

There are several interpretations of the monogram, one of which is that IHS represents the first three letters (in the Greek alphabet) of Jesus: ΙΗΣΟΥΣ.

Saint Joseph Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio

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