Archive for September 7th, 2010

My heart stopped when I saw this monument in the Old Hudson Township Burying Ground. The three willow trees told me immediately that it was probably a monument for three children.


The monument doesn’t say much, but it paints a sad picture. During August of 1825 over less than two weeks, John and Anna Lanterman lost six year old Henry, then toddler Lafayette, and finally eight year old Alanson. I am guessing it was likely disease that took the three brothers so close together. The stone doesn’t tell us if the Lantermans had any other children, but even if they did, it must have been devastating to watch so many hopes and dreams evaporate.

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