Month: November 2019

Researching my family

Carl was my maternal grandfather who immigrated from Romanshorn, Switzerland with siblings and died of typhoid at age 35 when my mother was 4 years old. At that time my grandparents were living at 220 Elm St, Newark. This Kohler headstone is for my maternal grandmother’s father, Philip J. Kohler (my namesake) and his wife, Christine M. Kohler (aka Christina).…

Resetting 25 toppled Headstones in one day

By planning the backhoe moves and over all operation using slings and hand tools, 25 headstones were reset in one very busy day. Work started in Section Y then moved to near by Section M. Some of these stones were reported down in a 1960 newspaper article. The depressions from the downed stones have since been levelled with dirt and…