Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Gerhard Linneman

Grandview Cemetery
Monessen, PA

This is the tombstone of my great-great grandfather, Gerhard Linneman. He is buried alongside his wife and two of his children in a plot on a hill overlooking the Monongahela River. I will post more details about his death soon.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Church Record Sunday - Methodist Sunday School

This is my grandmother's Sunday School Certificate from 1924-1925 (click on it for a larger view). Agnes Speck would have been about 9 years old and her family attended the Methodist Church in Monessen, PA. It is signed by her teacher, Mrs. Shutterly. My grandmother was good friends with Eleanor Shutterly, who lived next door to the Speck family on Donner Avenue.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Funeral Card Friday - Charles A. Merz

Charles August Merz was my great-grandmother's (Elizabeth Linneman Speck) second husband. While I am not a descendant of Charles, he was the only grandfather that my father knew, so I have heard many stories about "Pap".