Monday, April 30, 2012

A grandmother’s gravestone

Wife of, daughter of, son of. Not only do the familiar gravestone phrases forever link those who died to their families, but the words also can offer useful hints to later generations of family historians.

Such a hint is carved on the gravestone for Rosann Ullmer (d. 1851).


ROSANN.
Grandmother of
J. ULLMER JR.
died
Jan. 28, 1851.
aged
78 Ys. 8 Mo. 5 Ds.

Ullmer Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio

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