Zmitrowicz Monument, St. Mary and St. Ignatius Cemeteries


Father Pitt was not able to read much beyond the name Zmitrowicz; the letters are fading, and he knows almost nothing of Polish. This is an elaborate variation on the standard East European cross-topped tombstone; note the charming folk-art angels and leaves in relief. Rusty streaks on the cross suggest that there might have been an iron crucifix there at some point; the statue leaning against the stone may or may not belong to this grave. St. Mary and St. Ignatius Cemeteries in Scott Township seem to have started as two neighboring parish cemeteries, but they are now one indistinguishable whole administered by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.


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