A Grave of an Amerikanerin


Hier ruht
Marie Zöhrlaut
aus Milwaukee, Amerika
*20. Nov. 1831 †20.Apr. 1893

(Just in case you need to find out what happened to your great-great-great Aunt Marie, who left the country and was never heard from again…)

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2 Responses to A Grave of an Amerikanerin

  1. paschberg says:

    The grave stands not far form the jewish cemetery, if I remember right. One would expect this style in Pere Lachaise or in Staglieno, not in Innsbruck. But this now might be a reason to view Innsbruck as a cosmopolitan place;-)
    Interesting is this http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.zohrlaut/1/mb.ashx. Should refer too the same women – maybe mistakenly date of death.

  2. Marcellina says:

    Thank you for finding that!
    I had assumed that she, like I, had moved here; perhaps had married an Austrian man. The 21. April may be merely the date on which the telegram was sent. It is an unusual gravestone even by American standards — the Zöhrlauts must have had money. The state of Wisconsin is a bit like Schleswig-Holstein (flat,lots of dairy, coastline) and a Milwaukee had many beer breweries.

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