Tombstone Tuesday: Prechtel in St Joseph

Two years ago, I visited the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lockbourne, Ohio. It is the most beautiful cemetery I have ever been in.

When I photographed the cemetery, I photographed a number of stones while I was searching for relatives and doing volunteer work. I came across this stone:

Prechtel Family stone in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. Photo by Devon Lee
I searched and searched and and I was unable to determine any facts about these individuals. Since the photos were not of family members, I wasn't certain if I could ask the office about it. The folks in the office were courteous and provided the following information:
This monument is in St Cecilia SectionWe do not h ave any record of burial for Ellen or Donald. 
The following are interred on the lot:John Donald Prechtel (infant) DOD 1/5/1925Leona Prechtel died 12/25/1971 at the age of 82John J. Prechtel died 11/11/1969 at the age of 84
Thanks to that information, I was able to track down further information for the memorial page on Additionally, I was able to determine that their son Donald, is John Donald that the cemetery has a record of. Ellen does not seem to have been buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery though her parents had a spot for her.

I hope someday a Prechtel family member will be pleased with my research.


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