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Sep 13

Tombstone Tuesday–Infant Daughter of William & Katie (Schaadt) Becher

Infant Daughter of William & Katie Becher, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

Infant Daughter of William & Katie Becher, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of the infant daughter of William and Katie Becher, located in row 7 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

INFANT Dau. of
Wm. P. & C.S. Becher
1914

This baby girl was the seventh child born to at William P. and Katie (Schaadt) Becher. [1] She was stillborn on 16 April 1914 at her parents’ home in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio.

She was buried on the 16th and S.S. Buchanan of Willshire was the undertaker. There is no entry for this child in the church records but information was obtained from her death certificate. [2]

Death certificate of stillborn daughter of William & Katie Becher, 1914.

Death certificate of stillborn daughter of William & Katie Becher, 1914.

Her parents were both from Liberty Township her grandparents were John and Anna Maria (Becker) Becher and Adam and Mary (Koch) Schaadt.

 

[1] Note: Although the tombstone shows the mother’s initials as “C.S.” the mother usually went by the name of Katie, spelling her name with a K. The C.S. probably stands for Catherine Schaadt.

[2] “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 Sep 2016), [female] Becher, 16 Apr 1914; from Liberty Twp., Mercer Co., Ohio, deaths, file no. 23955; FHL microfilm 1953914.

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