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Broken

  JOHN EMMERT FEBRUARY 8, 1831 NOVEMBER 22, 1882   CATHERINE S. WIFE APRIL 18, 1835 OCTOBER 20, 1903   LEONARD J. EMMERT MAY 11, 1871 OCTOBER 22, 1938   GEORGE EMMERT APRIL 4, 1858 APRIL 25, 1859   CHRISTOPHER … Continue reading

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles

The Fraternal Order of Eagles metal grave markers come in many shapes and forms, including the various iterations found in the South Park Cemetery at Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.  Each marker version contains the letters F O E representing the … Continue reading

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Satan’s Defeat

St. Michael’s Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana, features two sculptures of St. Michael. The deep bas-relief statue at the entrance of the cemetery is made of a polished and unpolished red granite giving the statue a duo-tone effect.  Here St. Michael stands on the … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

ANGELINE CLARK DIED AUG 28, 1854 AGED 3 Y’S, 5 M’S, 16 D’S. The lamb is the symbol of the Lord, the Good Shepherd, which comes from the Bible passage, Psalm 23:1-6. The lamb also represents innocence, likely the reason why this motif usually … Continue reading

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Pain

A LA MEMOIRE DE LEON PHILIPPE BECLARD COMMANDEUR DE LA LEGION D’HONNEUR DECEDE A TANGER LE 7 MARS 1864 DANS SA 43EME ANNEE – LEONIE MARIE BECLARD DECEDEE A UN AN – MARIE BECLARD NEE DE KATARGI DECEDEE LE 10 … Continue reading

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Eternal Silence

The elaborate monument of A. Florens (1873-1885) in the Le Père Lachaise Cemetery honors a 12-year old child. The tomb, replete with symbolism, features a small limestone sarcophagus that sits in front of a sculpture flanked by two Ionic columns … Continue reading

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DIY

FAMILEE ALLOUARD MARIE MARADAN NEE CARSON 54 ANS ANTOINE ALLOUARD 1815 – 30 DECEMBRE 1891 MARIE ALLOUARD NEE DAON 1843 – 1920 HENRI ALLOUARD 1844 – 1929   The best way to assure that you get what you want on … Continue reading

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