A couple of weeks back, I was wandering about the Attica-Venice Cemetery located in Attica, Seneca County, Ohio. Why???? I was looking for my Lepard family. Fortunately, the cemetery is not too large and wandering up and down the aisles between the tombstones looking for Lepards was easy.
Not only did I find numerous relations from the Lepard branch, but also some Woollets. They were a bonus!
Toward the end of my visit....and with my feet and fingers beginning to freeze...I was still missing several important Lepard markers....one being the link to my Columbiana County, Ohio Frederick line.
I began walking the last area that was yet unexplored and there, several rows away, I saw the back of a tombstone. I was made of cement logs. Joyous and figuring I had found Isaac and Sarah Woollet Lepard and walked quickly to take a photo of the marker's back. Isaac was a carpenter....how appropriate to have a tombstone made of logs....lol
To my surprise it was NOT Isaac and Sarah, but their son, Edward G. Lepard and his wife Martha Hull Lepard. As far as I can determine, Edward was not a carpenter, but a factory worker. No matter....it was still one of my missing Lepard tombstones and not far away, I found Isaac and Sarah....the primary reason for my visit.
© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser
How interesting, Linda! So the little round stones didn't have dates on them? Do you think they were they all Woodsmen of the World markers? I have never seen markers like the round ones before, but I have seen some like Edward's. Glad you found them.ReplyDelete
There is so much character in the stones shaped like cut off trees!ReplyDelete
Wow, these are really interesting markers, Linda!ReplyDelete