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This is my 3x Great-Grandmother's cemetery monument.Her name was Johannetta Muller. She was born in Kirchen, Altenkirchen, Germany in 1837 and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA January 15th or 16th in 1875. I am having a difficult time understanding the rest of the engraving. Any help would be appreciated!


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    The first name on the grave stone reads Johannette (with a final e). Does that make sense?
    – Jonathan Herrera
    Jun 3, 2022 at 23:00

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Feel free to edit.

Hier ruhet in Gott
aus Kirchen
Regierungsbezirk Koblenz
gest. 15 Jan 1875

Which translates to

Here rests in god
from Kirchen
District Koblenz
died on 15th January 1875

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    The first name reads Johannette, while the question says Johannetta But I think it is rather clear that the last letter is an e.
    – Jonathan Herrera
    Jun 3, 2022 at 22:59
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    I kind of see "Hier ruhet in Gott", which was also common, but we would need a higher resulution version to be sure. The last part is hard to decipher.
    – HalvarF
    Jun 4, 2022 at 6:06
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    Definitely "Hier ruhet in Gott".
    – Paul Frost
    Jun 4, 2022 at 10:05
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    "Hier ruhet in Gott" is also confirmed by comparison. An image search turns up plenty of headstones beginning with that phrase, but here are two in Frakturschrift, with the peculiar Fraktur "G" in "Gott": "frühes Verkehrsopfer and "Evangeliest".
    – marquinho
    Jun 4, 2022 at 10:44
  • Yes, the G is huge in Fraktur. Thanks, I'm pretty much convinced now that it's not "unvergessen", so I'll edit again.
    – HalvarF
    Jun 4, 2022 at 11:26

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