Tombstone Tuesday

Tombstone Tuesday – Genung

George H. Genung, born, 25 Nov 1937 and died, 29 May 1974.  Also on the stone are his wife, Diana S. Schinbeckler (born, 27 Oct 1942 and died, 28 May 1974), and his son, Scott D. (1973 – 1974). Copyright © 2010, Illuminated Ancestries. All rights reserved.

Tombstone Tuesday – Oberkoetter

Oberkoetter monument in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, located in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois. Tombstone of F.H. Oberkoetter, born 25 Jan. 1828 and died 22 July 1895.  Anna, his wife, born 7 Oct. 1836 and died 22 March 1903.  Note that I am not related to these individuals, and do not have further information on them.

Tombstone Tuesday – Elam Genung

Here lies Reverend Elam Genung.  He was born on 27 May 1796 in New Jersey, and died on 05 Nov 1845 in Indiana.  He was a Methodist preacher who founded the Trinity United Methodist Church in New Albany, Indiana, which was dedicated on 20 June 1817.  He is buried in the Hancock Chapel United Methodist Cemetery in Hancock Chapel, Harrison County, Indiana.

Tombstone Tuesday – Bair/Baer/Bahr

Rudolph Baer/Bair/Bahr was born on 31 Jul 1751 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died on 31 Oct 1819 in Stark County, Ohio.  He was said to be the first white settler in Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio.  He was also a member of the convention which formed the Ohio state constitution.  He was my 6th great grandfather.

Tombstone Tuesday – Swafford

 Joel Seagraves Swafford was born in 1846 in Tennessee, and died in 1919 in Missouri.  He married Margaret Hedrick, and they had 6 children.  He fought in the American Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery; which was a Union unit.