Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI


  ZETTEL POEM

on the Small Stone in front of ZETTEL Family Stone, Sec. 5A

Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery


 

   

Left:  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 unknown):

"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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