Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI
The Digging Out
(the Unearthing) of
by Bob HOHNEKE on 3 Sep 2008 at the
Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Cath. Cem.
During the PGS's 2008 Summer Transcription of the Town of
Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay,
Bob and Sue HOHNEKE were working on Section 5B with Sue taking the pictures
and Bob digging out the stones so they could be photographed and
transcribed. There had been quite a few stones in the cemetery that
were "buried" in the ground especially when they were located in a sunny
location as the sod would grow over the stone. The following is an
example of how the dense roots work their way over the in ground stone
creating the first step in making new soil.
On September 3, 2008, only a portion of Annastachia MACHIA's
stone was visible before being dug out. The 1977 transcription showed
it was a vertical stone on a base however on this day and time the stone was
on the ground and buried. No base was visible after being dug out.
The following in sequence pictures were taken by Sue of her husband Bob HOHNEKE in the
process of unearthing and cleaning off the stone. The unique
manifestation of the rainbow effect began and then dissipated as the
pictures were taken in sequence. It seemed as if Annastachia was
present and pleased at being "found"!
CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE THEM
It is interesting to note that the stone had
the name of the monument company inscribed on the lower right corner: "C. &
Town of Sevastopol-St.
Joseph Cath. Cemetery Page
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