8/13/2009

Day 219 - Many of you may or may not know my maiden name is Lotz (please read all the way to the end of this post!)


While Debbie and I were in Ohio this past weekend for our uncle's surprise party, Debbie wanted to go to the cemetary to find some of our grandparents graves. We had 29 to search for, dating back to 1878. We found 27 of the 29 but we did not find the 2 oldest, Wilhelm and Magalena Lotz from Germany. We searched and searched and just could not find it. There were over 53,000 markers in that cemetary. Even after going to the office and getting a map of where he and his wife were buried, we could not find it. Anyway, I took this picture of this huge marker with our name on it. Isn't it big??? We could miss this one for sure! :)
Also, towards the end of day 1 in the cemetary, we were looking for our great grandpa Carl Lotz and Debbie made a joking comment asking our great grandpa to give us a sign of where he was. That's when I looked up above and saw a big hawk flying over and it swooped down to the ground and flew right back up. Debbie saw it right then and jokingly said "Let's look over there first where the bird was!" So we went over where the bird had been and sure enough, there the 4 family member markers were!! We both had goose bumps!! So believe what you want but we really think that hawk was showing us the way to their graves. The End.

8 comments:

Cathy said...

I agree Sherri! If only the hawk had thought to show you the two you couldn't find! My DH is into genealogy and he set up his entire family tree on line in a program by genebase.com. (It's free.) They have lots of suggestions for finding old records....

Aunt T said...

Wow - Sherri! I have goose bumps too. That's amazing. How neat that you found where so many of your family members are buried.

Terea

Tami B. said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip down memory lane. I love all the photos of your trip.

Jennifer said...

That is wonderful! I just love this kind of thing. There is so much we can learn not only about ourselves, but our history and who we are by visiting our ancestors graves.

VERY cool about the hawk. Yes indeed, I do believe he was showing you the way.

Thanks for sharing. That's really cool!

Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

That is a sign for sure. Wow,it's amazing when things happen like that. What a fun learning adventure. Kim

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Definitely, I'd take that as a sign. I really believe in stuff like that. Creepy, but reassuring at the same time that someone is watching over and hearing us.

shuggy said...

wow. that's pretty cool! i love all your pictures!

deb said...

That's such an awesome story!!