Tombstone Tuesday: Henrich Weidner and Catharina Mull Weidner in Weidner Robinson Cemetery

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Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina
Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.)

A recent visit to the Weidner Robinson Cemetery was an opportunity to see the burial spot of Henrich and Catharina Weidner, as well as their replaced tombstones. To keep the ravages of time, weather, and vandals at bay, the original tombstones were moved to the Newton Historical Museum, Catawba County, North Carolina. (See last week’s Tombstone Tuesday: Heinrich and Catharina Weidner.)

 

Their replacement stones have the original German inscriptions, although in a more readable way than just getting every letter possible on each line with words broken between lines.

Henrich Widner- Replaced Tombstone in German. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.
Henrich Weidner- Replaced Tombstone in German. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.) 

English versions of the inscriptions were added to the other side of the replacement tombstone.

Henrichl Widner- Replaced Tombstone in English. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.
Henrich Weidner- Replaced Tombstone in English. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.)

Catharina’s replacement tombstone is also in German on one side.

Catharina Mull Widener- Replaced Tombstone in German. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.
Catharina Mull Widener- Replaced Tombstone in German. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.)

The other side also features an English inscription.

Catharina Mull Widener- Replaced Tombstone in English. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.
Catharina Mull Widner- Replaced Tombstone in English. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.)

Weidner Robinson Cemetery also includes a stone with information concerning the family history of the Henrich Weidner-Catharina Mull family.

Weidner Monument with Family History. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.
Weidner Monument with Family History. Weidner Robinson Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. (Click to enlarge.)

Thankfully it is all in English.

 

Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Heritage Ramblings post on the original Weidner stones- http://heritageramblings.net/2014/08/05/tombstone-tuesday-heinrich-and-catharina-weidner/

2) All photos taken by James R. Whitener, July, 2014.

3) Weidner Robinson Cemetery on Find A Grave- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2227187&CScn=weidner+robinson&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1668&

 

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10 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: Henrich Weidner and Catharina Mull Weidner in Weidner Robinson Cemetery”

  1. Hello, Catherine Mull was my husband’s 5th Great Grandmother and Christophel Mull his 6th. We were visiting the Mull family at Mull’s Chapel in Catawba County today to pay our respects. So close! Could you please send me the contact information of the owner of the Weidner cemetery? Thank you so much

    1. Marion- so sorry for the delay as your note is just now showing up in comments to be approved. I will pass on your note to my co-blogger who is the Widener descendant. Hopefully you found the information while you were in the area, or can easily return.

      Thanks for reading the blog!

  2. My husband and I will be traveling to Hickory, N.C. and will look at various family sites for about a week in October, flying out on the 16th. If you have a chance, I would be interested in having a phone number to visit the cemetery in Newton. I have family ancestors buried there: Dorothy Rose Robinson, Mollianna Whitener Robinson and Jesse Robinson, Henry W. Robinson and Annie Mae Robinson are a few.
    Sincerely,
    Cathy

    1. Hi Cathy-

      Glad that you found our website. I am passing your note on to the Widener descendant who wrote that post and he will respond. Have a wonderful trip!

  3. I would love to have any updates about the Whitener family like alote of people I’m 65 and have nothing to do and would like to find out more about my heritage I was always told about the fighting on King Mountain . Thanks for any thing and everything

    1. Hi Michael-

      So glad that you found the website!

      We would be very interested in you sharing what you know about the family- want to write a guest post?

  4. The Weidner Robinson cemetery is located on private property in Newton, North Carolina 27658. The owner is a descendant of Heinrich Weidner and owns the Weidner homestead. He should be contacted before any visit to the cemetery. I will email you to give you a contact telephone number.

    A listing of the known burials at the Weidner Robinson cemetery, Newton, North Carolina, can be found on Find A Grave.

    Allie – I would be interested in knowing how your grandfather is related to Heinrich Weidner (Whitener)

    Best wishes.

    Jim Whitener

    1. JOHANNES CHRISTOPHEL”Christopher’ MULL is my 5th great grand father. I plan to be in Newton in May 2017, and would like to visit the cemetery. Any assistance would be appreciated, in terms of contacts. Thank you.

  5. Hi there, I am just curious as to how you found the cemetery. I’ve looked it up everywhere and cannot find any real address for it. I would love a nudge in the right direction. I’m trying to help my grandfather visit it before he passes away. Any help would be truly appreciated.

    1. Hi Allie- Will send your note on to the person who did all the research and found this cemetery. How wonderful to help your grandfather fulfill this wish! Have you seen the other Whitener posts on the blog? Just click on “Family Trees” and scroll down to the Whitener-Underwood Tree to see all the associated posts. Let us know about your visit! And we would love to post information and artifacts from your line of the family.

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