Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday- Duesing

Headstone for Joseph John Duesing and Caroline Agatha Nau Duesing
located at Holy Cross Cemetery in Windthorst, Kansas.

There are seven source citations, including Joseph's passport application which he filled out in his own hand that state his date of birth was June 16th, 1881.  The only place it shows as June 29th is here on his headstone.  There is a bit of a mystery here as to how the incorrect date of his birth ended up on his final monument.  Perhaps over time, no one could remember the exact date or documents weren't checked and verified before the stone was ordered.  Whatever the reason, it will remain a family mystery unless someone else out there knows a story behind the date.

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