This is the tombstone of Heinrich Romeo Brandt, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed ROMEO, Son of L. & M. Brant, Born Apr 10, 1876, Died Mar. 31, 1894, Aged 17 y. 11 m. 21 d. His tombstone is next to that of his parents.
According to the church records of Zion Lutheran, Chattanooga, Heinrich Romeo Brandt was born in Mercer County on 10 April 1876, the son of Ludwig and Margaretha (Haffner) Brandt. He was baptized by Rev. Hugo Willert on 25 June 1876 with Georg Haffner and Carolina Haffner as sponsors. He was the 5th child of Ludwig and Margaretha.
Romeo’s mother passed away in 1889. He was confirmed the next year, on Palm Sunday, 30 March 1890, by Rev. Christian Reichert. He went by the name of “Romey” at that time.
Romeo died of consumption on 31 March 1894 at 3:30 in the morning at the age of 17 years, 11 months and 21 days. He was buried on 2 April in the parish cemetery, services by Rev. J. F. C. Soller. Survivors included his father, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
His surviving siblings would have been Mathilda Henrietta, Gustav Adolph, Otto Arthur, Benjamin Franklin, Anna Maria Louisa, Samuel Clarence and Carl Rudolph Walter.