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Thucydides (#46887174)
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Dark hills at evening in the west,
Where sunset hovers like a sound
Of golden horns that sang to rest
Old bones of warriors under ground,
Far now from all the bannered ways
Where flash the legions of the sun,
You fade--as if the last of days
Were fading, and all wars were done.

(The Dark Hills by Edward Arlington Robinson, first published in 1920)

O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,

And, freed from all that's earthly vile,
Seem hallowed, pure, and bright,
Like scenes in some enchanted isle,
All bathed in liquid light.

(Verses 2 and 3 from My Childhood's Home I See Again, a poem written by Abraham Lincoln and published in the Quincy [Illinois] Whig by editor Andrew Johnston, 1847)

And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And must my trembling spirit fly
Into a world unknown

(first verse of 47b Idumea from The Sacred Harp hymnal, original text by Charles Wesley)

A tended cemetery is itself a living creature of earth and candles and flowers. But when there are no living to remember the stories and faces and names of a cemetery's dead, a cemetery dies.

(Time's Magpie by Myla Goldberg)

Es heißt nicht sterben
Lebt man in den Herzen
der Menschen fort, die man
verlaßen hat.

(Zitat auf einem Grabstein auf dem jüdischen Friedhof Ullstadt, ursprünglich aus dem Buch Charakter vom schottischen Schriftsteller und Reformer Samuel Smiles)

Media vita in morte sumus (Unknown, ca. 750 A.D.)
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Baby Rahe
Thank you so much for the note about Infant Male Rahe, b. and d. 1896. You are right, it looks like he was noted in Harvard Grove, but should be in St. John's. The Harvard Grove notation of "Independence" fits, since Garfield Heights was once part of Independence Township. I've added a memorial to St. John's and linked him up to his parents.

This child would have been my great-great-great uncle. I planted flowers on his parents' (and his, then) graves a few weeks ago.

Thanks for all your work on Find a Grave.

Added by Janice on Jun 17, 2016 7:57 AM
Nico M
RE: Leutenberg Thuringia
Dear T,
I am related to the Wandslebs which are buried in this plot. My great grandparents were Wilhelm Zwinkau and Toni (Wandsleb) Zwinkau. My mother had found these grave sites with the help of local residents shortly after the wall came down. It was quite an event…the area I think was overgrown. My mother was truly moved to tears when she found these years ago. It's actually amazing to me that this small cemetery was on findagrave. I didn't know there was another section (Russian).

Finding German grave stones can be difficult, as the country recycles them often…. Here's a photo (and post) of what happens:

What brought you to this particular spot? Just curious.

Thank you,
Added by Nico M on Apr 03, 2016 10:29 AM
Nico M
Leutenberg Thuringia
Thank you for the photos of my relatives' grave site in Leutenberg, Thuringia. There are not many photos of graves in Germany, and this particular site is quite small. Thank you.
Added by Nico M on Mar 30, 2016 6:43 PM
Peggy Rocchio
Bartul Anton "Tony" Palcic
Happy Holidays! I know this memorial is good hands. If I find out any further information, I will be sure to pass it onto you.
Added by Peggy Rocchio on Dec 18, 2015 4:40 PM
Fred Stohlman (155539220)
Good catch on finding the death record for Mary! I missed that. I've updated her record.

Yes, I did a full photo sweep of both St. John's in Garfield Heights (several years ago) and of Zion in Maple Heights (earlier this summer.) I don't claim to be perfect on them, for reasons of human error, unmarked graves, and illegible graves. But I didn't find Fred and Amanda in either place.

Yes, someone must have messed up Fred's death record. He can be in Maple Heights, or he can be in St. John's, but he can't be in St. John's in Maple Heights.

My best guess is that he is or they are in Zion, unmarked or missed by me. I looked through the history of St. John's Church, and the only confirmation in St. John's for a Stohlman was the oldest brother, Henry William. There are no other Stohlmans buried in St. John's. I suspect the family belonged to St. John's when their address was in Cleveland, but shifted to Zion when they moved to Bedford (later called Maple Heights.) So, my vote is Zion since almost all of his family is there, and her parents and siblings are there too. (Maybe I missed them over near her parents somewhere? I remember the parents' stone, and for some reason the photo didn't upload. I'll have to go back one of these days...)
Added by Janice on Dec 05, 2015 6:36 PM
Mabel (Zuelch) Link
Thanks for the heads up on her cemetery location.


Added by LindaC on Dec 02, 2015 9:28 AM
Frank K.
Nice photos taken at the Lohtorfriedhof. Thank you.
Added by Frank K. on Oct 03, 2015 8:12 AM
Bonnie Schow
RE: Lura Cochran
Thank you for the info! I am on ancestry and I found the tree to which you referred. It makes sense to me that she was married before. I really appreciate the help.
Added by Bonnie Schow on Sep 05, 2015 6:21 PM
R. Sage
Kolar photo request
Thank you so much!
Added by R. Sage on Aug 03, 2015 4:13 AM
Steve Newnom
Thank you very much for the headstone photo, I appreciate it!
Added by Steve Newnom on Aug 02, 2015 6:16 PM
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