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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Talking Tombstones of Föhr ~ Boldixsum, Germany


Here rests in God
Seel Lobbe ~ last name is not legible
Daughter Anna so born 1711 the 15th
June. Married to the Shipman Nikels Jappen
1735 the 30th December. 
During the marriage were born 2 daughters and after
the husband died in 1740 in November 
during a journey to St. Valert,
she walked into another marriage
to Commander Namen Frerck 1744 the 4th December.

Unfortunately the remaining information on this stone is underground. 


It is a fine example of the 'Talking Tombstones of Föhr' ~ a North Frisian Island off the coast of Germany ~ The tombstones are so called because of the amount of personal information they contain and the carvings upon them also depict a wealth of information too.

Pictured above we can see the woman ascending to heaven with the five daughters from her second marriage looking on from one side and her first two daughters looking on from the other side and are shown smaller and lower.
















2 comments:

  1. Wow -- so MUCH detail! I had never heard of these Talking Tombstones -- very interesting!

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    1. I have lots more from where these came from ~ as you can imagine!

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