Tombstone Tuesday: Bertha Elizabeth WEYRICH KOHL (1874-1947)

Nicholas & Bertha Kohl Grave Marker

Kohl, Nicholas & Bertha E. grave marker, St Johns Cemetery, Tipp City, Miami, USA; photograph by Luanne Shaw, 19 Jul 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2013.

Bertha Kohl Footstone

Kohl, Bertha “Mother” grave marker, St Johns Cemetery, Tipp City, Miami, USA; photograph by Luanne Shaw, 19 Jul 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2013.

Tombstone Tuesday: Nicholas John KOHL (1869-1949)

Nicholas & Bertha Kohl Grave Marker

Kohl, Nicholas & Bertha E. grave marker, St Johns Cemetery, Tipp City, Miami, USA; photograph by Luanne Shaw, 19 Jul 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2012.

Nicholas Kohl Footstone

Kohl, Nicholas “Father” grave marker, St Johns Cemetery, Tipp City, Miami, USA; photograph by Luanne Shaw, 19 Jul 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2012.

Enter Singing…

…leaping, turning handsprings, and generally reveling. Remember Fiske’s Law of Genealogy? Well, cousin Jan Branham has come through magnificently with the only known photograph of my 2nd great-grandfather, John Kelly. I am absolutely thrilled and refuse to wait for the next Wordless Wednesday (besides which, this post appears to contain words), so here you go.

Kelly, John. Photograph ca. 1900. Digital image. Original privately held by Jan Branham, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Richmond, Indiana. 2012.

Tombstone Tuesday: Charles J WEYRICH (1909-1955) and Marian V NELSON WEYRICH SCHAEFER (1908-1994)

Weyrich, Charles J and Marian V grave marker, David’s Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery, Ohio, USA; photograph by Valita Robinson Randolph, 24 Dec 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2009.

Charles is a cousin via my maternal grandmother. His wife Marian apparently remarried after his death (per her death certificate), but was buried next to him (per the cemetery’s posted records).

They had an unnamed son in 1939 who died at eight days, of erythroblastosis (which we now know is caused by Rh factor incompatibility). I don’t know where he is buried, as I can’t make out what’s scrawled on his death certificate.

Tombstone Tuesday: Herbert Vincent MCKINNEY (1873-1957)

Herbert Vincent McKinney's gravestone

McKinney, Herbert Vincent grave marker, Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA; photograph by Richard Holt, 7 Aug 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2009.

Herbert is Nellie‘s husband. Until I received this photo, I was missing his death date — it seems to fall between the cracks of the otherwise copiously available death data from Ohio.

Tombstone Tuesday: Eleanora Margaret (Nellie) TIERNEY MCKINNEY (1875-1973)

Nellie Tierney McKinney's gravestone

McKinney, Nellie Tierney grave marker, Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA; photograph by Richard Holt, 7 Aug 2009. Digital copy privately held by Jean Marie Diaz, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Linden, California. 2009.

Nellie is the biological aunt and adoptive mother of my grandfather John Herbert TIERNEY, and the only great-grandparent I ever met.