Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Anna Margaret VanGilder

My paternal gggg grandmother Anna Margaret VanGilder. To date little work has been done on her ancestry. There is some confusion as to her maiden name. The pension file for her husband, Jacob VanGilder has her maiden name's first letter written over. It is either Gibler or Kibler. There is some evidence that there was a Frederick Gibler also living in the Morgantown, West Virginia area when the VanGilder removed from Maryland and he could be her brother.

Anna was born about 1754, Bingen on the Rhine, Germany and died at age of 95 on September 16, 1849 in Marion County, (West) Virginia.

Anna's tombstone is very weathered and almost unreadable. She shares a marker with her husband,
Jacob VanGilder. His information is on the back of this stone. They are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winfield District, Marion County, West Virginia in the old section. There are literally hundreds of VanGilder's and their descendants in the old and new Mt. Zion Cemetery. It is a walk through my history.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this tombstone goes way back. Wonderful for you to have found it.