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Hirstein Cemetery, Morton Township, Illinois, August 2019

I went by Hirstein Cemetery, where many of my oldest ancestors in America are buried, in the first weekend of August. It was a hot day, but the clouds in the sky made for beautiful light.

This obelisk had not been broken before, and it has not been repaired well.

But overall, the monuments for their age and being limestone looked good.

The Christian Naffziger tombstone below has become illegible again, after having been marked out with black paint in the past.

The rest of the cemetery, as seen below, has some interesting monuments, many of which are very old, but some of which are contemporary.

The one below is very old, and the broken column is often a symbol of a life cut short too early. I cannot read how old the person was when they died, however. 32 years old?

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