|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Meerholz is a part of Gelnhausen, a city in Hessen, Germany. This "old community cemetery" opened in 1851 and is nondenominational and run by the city of Gelnhausen. A section is partioned off for burial exclusivly for the family of the Dukes and Princes of Ysenburg and Büdingen.is the burial place for the noble family of Isenburg and Büdingen. Please note that the counts and princes of this family called themselves "von Isenburg-Büdingen" or "zu Ysenburg und Büdingen", depending on the lineage.
Please note that the final resting places in Germany are not eternal, due to lack of space. This cemetery has a "period of repose" of 25-30 years. Once the time is up for a renewal of the "lease" the cemetery administration will place a small sticker on the gravestone to alert the family to contact the office of the cemetery. Unless the family of the deceased pays for another period of 25-30 years, or the grave is of historical importance (in that case the town will carry the costs), it will be leveled and re-used. Leftover stones will be collected and eventually crushed and used as gravel in road construction.
Other burial places in Meerholz are:
Mausoleum im Schlosspark
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