Maria Boertzler Monument, First Congregational Church of Etna Cemetery

Maria Boertzler monument

A beautiful work by a German craftsman. Father Pitt is not an expert in German, but the inscription seems to be in Franconian:

Hier ruht
die Gattin von
gb. Maria Wunderlin
Gebor. 1 Marz 1829
Gest. 28 August 1875

Ein freues Weib und
eine wahre Mutter
warst Du und das sagt
Alles! Alles!

Anyone with a better knowledge of German dialects is invited to submit a better translation, but here is old Pa Pitt’s attempt:

Here lies
the wife of
Johann H. Boertzler
Born March 1, 1829
Died August 28, 1875

A joyful wife and
a true mother
were you, and so says
everybody! Everybody!

See the transcribed inscription above

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