David's Reformed Church Congregation

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Grace Emert

On February 2 of this year, I wrote of the tragic story of Grace Emert.  (You can read my previous post here)   I had stumbled upon the information that Grace had been murdered by her brother, Raymond, who subsequently committed suicide.  According to her Ohio death certificate, Grace had been buried at Hillgrove Cemetery in Miamisburg, Ohio.  Even though a picture of her gravesite was already available online, I wanted to visit myself and take my own photographs.  It was a long, rough Ohio winter and it took me until our vacation time in June before we made it to the cemetery.   Even though the cemetery is still actively in business, we didn't go to the cemetery office for the directions to her gravesite. Like many people, I enjoy just walking throughout the area,  hoping I will find the persons I seek and making new discoveries along the way.  On this particular trip, we did locate many of the Emert family members, as well as a few persons I still need to research.  Luckily, it was a beautiful day because finding Grace took a while.  Interestingly enough, Grace and Raymond lie side by side and share their tombstone. I find that very strange considering the circumstances.
As of today, I have found no further information about Grace or Raymond.  So much of why they died as they did remains and may always remain a mystery.  But, I'm glad she can be remembered.

So, today, I am sharing the tombstone of Grace Emert, my 2nd cousin, 2 times removed.

The Gravesite of Grace A. and Raymond E. Emert

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is a tragic story but intriguing. I can see why you'd want to visit their graves.
    I love cemeteries as well. I don't need much of a reason to go to one at all! :-)
    I've enjoyed looking around your blog and as a fellow Ohioan I thought I'd stop and say Hi!
    Take care,
    Cindy (Genealogy Circle)