My pick for headstone of the week is found in Lancaster Cemetery in the heart of the city. This is one of my favorite cemeteries, and a relaxing, peaceful place to visit. My Headstone of the Week is also, not a headstone, but a row of grave markers for an entire family.
On a recent visit I found this row of grave markers for the BEITZEL family and had never seen any like it before. The row of four stands for eternity, a little crooked here and there, but remains never-the-less.
Among the granite and marble headstones these lonely iron markers remain after 100 years! Buried there, from left to right are:
Daniel H. Beitzel, 1870 to 1896 (SON)
George W. Beitzel, 1866 to 1905 (SON)
George W. Beitzel, 1827 to 1913 (HUSBAND)
Margaret R. Beitzel, 1846 to 1926 (MOTHER)
I love the unusual and simple. This family has gravemarkers like none other in this cemetery.
Linda’s Headstone of the Week, Week #3