Peter Wilbert Monument, Chartiers Cemetery


What a strange contrast in monuments: Peter Wilbert and his wife Christina died only two years apart, but he gets a splendidly artistic Gothic marble monument, and she gets as plain a block of granite as you’ll find in this section of the cemetery. One wonders whether the monuments were chosen to reflect the personalities of the deceased. Christina was born in 1818; she was six years older than her husband, and she came from Germany (so we read the inscription, but the ambiguous wording could also mean that Peter Wilbert came from Germany).


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