This is the tombstone of William H. Cordier, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
H.J. & L. B.
Sept 24, 1894
Aged 4 M. 28 D.
William was the son of Henry J. and Louisa Barbara (Deitsch) Cordier and was born 26 April 1894, as calculated from his tombstone.
William’s father Henry was a physician who practiced in Chatt, Rockford, and Celina at various times. William’s mother Louisa was born in Brehm, Ohio, and was the daughter of Jacob and Gertrude (Miller) Deitsch.
William’s infant brother and grandparents, Jacob and Gertrude Deitsch, are buried in Zion Chatt’s cemetery. The rest of the family are buried elsewhere.
William had four sisters, Myrtle, Alberta, and twins Luella and Luetta, and an infant brother who died in 1888 at the age of one day.
The Cordier name is only mentioned twice in Zion Chatt’s records, and unfortunately neither the birth nor burial of this child was recorded. There appears to be no information about William in Mercer County’s probate birth or death records either.
Additional information about William Cordier’s parents is in last week’s Tombstone Tuesday, “Infant Son of H.J. and L.B. Cordier.”