My headstone of the week is one of my ancestors, and probably an ancestor of half of Lancaster County! It seems like everybody in Lancaster County descends from either Hans Herr or Hans Graf/Graff/Groff! I descend from the latter. The above headstone helps to establish my family in Pennsylvania before 1700.
The picture was taken over 10 years ago before we had moved to Pennsylvania, whether it looks the same today is unknown. Behind this stone is what I believe to be his original grave marker.
I have letters written about this family and is one reason I started my genealogy quest many years ago. My great-great-grandmother’s sister was relating stories passed down from her grandmother about Hans Groff to my great-grandmother. I am fortunate my family saved books, letters and photos and that I am now the caretaker of most of them!
Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #31