Gravesite of Charlotte Swadner Swigart
The photographs I am sharing for today's Tombstone Tuesday are those of my maternal great great aunt, Charlotte Swadner Swigart and her husband, Michael Swigart. She was born 15 November, 1832, the daughter of Henry and Eleanor Suman Swadner. She was married to Michael in March, 1855. She died at the age of 36 years, 3 months, 2 days. She and Michael had five children. I had some trouble at first locating where Charlotte was buried, but after some detective work, I found her, along with Michael and several of their children in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Beavercreek, Greene County, Ohio. Michael had been widowed two years before he wed Charlotte when his wife of only two years, Lyda Shank, passed away, leaving him with two young children. After Charlotte's death, he married again, this time to Hannah V. Rike and together they had two children. Hannah died in 1889 and Michael followed her in 1897.