Batsch-Stapf-Angloch Shaft, South Side Cemetery

An attractive marble shaft that reminds old Pa Pitt of the rook from a chess game. It was put up in about 1877 to mark the plot of an intertwined set of German families. Fridolin Batsch, who died in 1877 at the age of 31, is almost certainly the same woman who came into the United States from Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1866, at the age of 21. Since she came steerage, the family must have done well in the next decade to afford this monument.

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