David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Charles and Dora Isler


For today's Tombstone Tuesday post I want to share this beautiful gravesite that I discovered in Zion Cemetery in Kettering, Montgomery, County, Ohio.  This is the final resting place of Charles A. and Dora Isler.  The stone's inscription reads: 
Father,
Chas. A. Isler
Died
Feb 16 1894
Aged 61 Y 8M
Mother
Dora Isler
Died
May 12, 1912
Aged 68Y 9M

According to the 1880 United States Census, Charles and Dora were living in Miami Township, Montgomery County, where Charles was a farmer.  Living with them were their son, Charles, their daughters, Evaline and Lottie, and Charles 2nd cousin, Erin Magdalene.

4 comments:

  1. Great post! I have seen this same stone at the Venice Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio! It is a lovely design.

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  3. I actually look for these tree trunk tombstones. This is a fine example and your photo captures the detail nicely. Good job!

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  4. These types of gravestones were common amongst the members of a fraternal organization called the "Woodsmen". You might find out if your ancestor belonged with this group.

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