Tombstone Tuesday : Margaretha Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal

Margareth Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Margareth Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Margaretha Barbara (Hildner) Bernthal (12 February 1827-06 January 1895) immigrated to the United States from Germany sometime prior to her marriage to Georg Konrad Bernthal on 02 August 1854.[1] She died of dropsy and was survived by six children and twenty-eight grandchildren.[2] The deceased is laid to rest in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery not far from her husband.[3]

[1]Elaine Huber, translator, “St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan, Book I: (1847-1857)” (typescript, 1990, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Offices, Frankenmuth), No. 121. This family record provides her birth date as 11 February 1827.

[2]”St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan) Burials 1858-1916″ (typescript, 1993-, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Offices, Frankenmuth), 1895 : 1.

[3]St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery (Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan), Margareth Barbara Bernthal and Georg Konrad Bernthal markers, section 01; personally read, 2012.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday : Georg Konrad Bernthal

Georg Konrad Bernthal grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Georg Konrad Bernthal (28 February 1828-05 December 1893) immigrated to Frankenmuth from Roßtal, Bavaria in 1846.  He was a sibling of Tombstone Tuesday alumni Johann, Johann Leonhard, and Cunningunda (Bernthal) Weber.  He married Margaretha Barbara Hildner on 02 August 1854. Georg Konrad farmed the homestead established by his father, Georg Martin, in 1846.