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.
English versions of the inscriptions were added to the other side of the replacement tombstone.
Catharina’s replacement tombstone is also in German on one side.
The other side also features an English inscription.
Weidner Robinson Cemetery also includes a stone with information concerning the family history of the Henrich Weidner-Catharina Mull family.
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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