Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Lewis and Lena Homire

Tombstone of Lewis and Lena Homire.
The tombstone of Lewis and Lena Homire

This is the tombstone of Lewis and Lena (Junge) Homire located at Keystone Cemetery, Kane township, Benton County, Iowa.

The Lewis Homire is a half-2nd great grand uncle to me. His mother, Charlotte Kiesel-Homire, was my 3rd great grandmother. I'm not certain what her original maiden name was. After her husband William Kiesel died, in the early 1860s, Charlotte married William Homire and William Homire is the father of Lewis. Her daughter Mary A. Kiesel (with William Kiesel) married Alexander Brown Fowlie. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

The Homire's are buried in a plot adjacent to Henry Kiesel, a half-brother to Lewis Homire.

Kiesel and Homire tombstones
Kiesel plot adjacent to Homire plot

The tombstone reads as follows:
Lewis H. Homire 1867 - 1946
Lena Junge Homire 1873 - 1951
Married 1894
Parents of Emma, William, Herman, Clara, Rudy and Roy
Infants Buried on lot - Emma, William and Herman