Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Amen

The gravestone of Ann Elisabeth Zahm is one of several old stones in Saint Joseph Cemetery that bear the those words commonly understood to belong on gravestone: “rest in peace.”


In memory of
ANN.ELISEBETH
consort of peter
ZAHM
died jan 29 1847
aged 17 years 11 mos & 20 ds
may she rest in peace
amen

Several markers in this cemetery appear to have been carved by the same stonecarver, who favored lowercase letters. None show the carver’s signature.


Saint Joseph Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio

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