The will of John Franzmann was posted earlier this week. Today I want to share cemetery photos and clips from the local newspaper about this family. All photos were taken in Cave Hill Cemetery and all newspaper clippings from The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
John Franzmann, from Wollstein, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. April 20, 1820 – April 11, 1897. Louisa Franzmann, nee Loanaberger, October 12, 1824, in Reading, Pennsylvania, – August 30, 1907.
Most family members have their names and dates carved on the large stone, and also individual stones. The large stone was probably added at a later date. Daughter Louise Franzmann could have added it after the death of her brother George. She was the only remaining member of the immediate family, just nieces and a nephew.I could not find an obituary for John Franzmann, but this loving memorial appeared in the newspaper six years later.
Wife Louisa’s individual stone.
George Franzmann, October 10, 1864 – June 23, 1943.
George Franzmann’s individual stone.
Franklin Franzmann, born July 18, 1853, died September 25, 1885. Louis Franzmann, born November 15, 1857, died November 11, 1918.
Franklin Franzmann died at a young age.
There are no gravestones for Louise Franzmann and her brother Harry who died four years before Louise. Her parents and the rest of the brothers and sister went before them. I would think the side of the large stone on which George’s name is placed would have been left for her. Her nieces and nephews seem very loving as you can see from the following tributes in the newspaper. Was this just an oversight?
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