Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Wilhelm and Caroliene Schuelke

This is the tombstone of Wilhelm and Caroliene Schuelke located at Westfield East Cemetery, Westfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin. Most of my other notes spell the last name Schulke.

They are my third great grand parents. They are the parents of Hulda A. Schuelke-Polsfuss, the mother of Alma M. Polsfuss-Schauer, the mother of June Schauer-Parker.

The tombstone reads:
Wilhelm Schuelke
Geb. 20, Mai 1825
Gest. 16, Dec 1910
Ade nun muss ich scheiden, ihr freunde gute nacht.
(Roughly: Farewell now must I depart, her friend good night.)

Caroliene Schuelke
Geb. 9, Apr. 1833
Gest. 9 Sept. 1913
Schlumer sanft du gute mutter
die du uns hast so geliebt du
wirst uns ja wohl verzeien wen
wir haben dich betruht
(Roughly: Slumber gently you good mother
that you us have so loved you
we will surely forgive
we are you saddened)