Tag: Pfeil (Magdalena)

  • Magdalena Pfeil Monument, South Side Cemetery

    A marble monument in what we might call folk-romantic style. The recording angel has been eroded by pollution and time, but it does not look as though it was ever a very skillful carving, Nevertheless, the whole effect of the monument is very pleasing.

    The epitaph (a poem commonly found on monuments of the era) reads:

    Dear mother, rest in quiet sleep,
    While friends in sorrow o’er thee weep,
    And here their heartfelt offerings bring
    And near thy grave thy requiem sing.