Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI
on the Small
Stone in front of ZETTEL Family
Stone, Sec. 5A
Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph
ZETTEL Family Stone with Small stone with poem in front.
Center and Right: The Small Stone with the poem at the ZETTEL Family
Stone site, Sec. 5A.
Of Interest for your consideration and enjoyment:
There is a poem of unknown origin located on the small stone at the ZETTEL
Family Plot in front of the ZETTEL Family Stone (for Father Rudolph and
Mother Mary Gertrude and Mary G.) in the Town of
Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery/Sec. 5A. which is difficult to read.
PGS Member Ginny HAEN is a relative of the ZETTEL's and asked for Sue
HOHNEKE's help in decifering the verse. The first part of
the poem is worn but after much computer magnification and decifering, Sue HOHNEKE has filled in what
is illegible on the stone and submits that the verse reads as follows:
*First: Written as a poem (author
"As (or now) thou art in silent slumber
Ever with thy grave alone
Thou no more will join our number
Then no more our sorrows show
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When this mortal life has fled
Then in heaven, with joy to greet thee
Where no far(e)well tears are shed."
*Second: Written here as the
words read on the stone (author unknown):
"As (Now) thou art in silent
slumber Ever with
thy grave alone
Thou no more will join
our number Then no
more our sorrows
show. Yet again we
hope to meet thee
when this mortal life
has fled; Then in
heaven, with joy to gre-
et the(e), where no fa
(r)well tears are shed."
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