Category Archive: Tombstone

Oct 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Halloween Edition

Boston (2009 photo by Karen)

Halloween is less than a week away and today I am going to deviate from my usual Tombstone Tuesday post and instead show some tombstone art I have photographed over the years. I hope you enjoy the photos. Some photos taken while we were in Boston, when our son Jeff ran the Boston Marathon in …

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Apr 29

Tombstone Tuesday–Paul A. & Elsie E. (Scaer) Roehm

This is the tombstone of Paul A. & Elsie E. (Scaer) Roehm, located in row 8 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ROEHM Paul A. 1903-1989 Elsie E. 1904-1998 Paul Andreas Roehm was born 6 September 1903, the first of nine children born to Andreas “Friedrich” George and …

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Apr 18

Happy Easter!

Religious themes are probably the most common type of tombstone art and around here Christian symbols are the most prevalent religious designs on the monuments. This Sunday is Easter and to celebrate of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ here are some of my favorite monument photos that remind me of the …

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Sep 14

Five Tips for Safely Reading and Photographing Tombstones

Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana. Photographed November 2011.

Cemeteries are some of my favorite places to visit. It doesn’t make any difference if I have family buried in a particular cemetery or whose tombstone I am looking at, I enjoy looking at and photographing tombstones. I have been photographing tombstones for some time now and have hundreds of tombstone photographs. Some of those …

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