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Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria had at least seven zinkers that I spotted while I was on my visit there – that puts it in the lead in the tally. The day was unbearably hot and the cemetery has limited shade in the old sections, so I only got photos of three, and there could have been some that I missed.

The Snaveleys have a small obelisk-style monument.

Snaveley (3)

Snaveley (2)

Grace and Mary Nelson (who I am guessing might have been half-sisters, based on the fact that they have the same father and two different mothers listed) have a monument with a book on pedestal.

Nelson (2)

The Helfer monument is in another shape that I’m not quite sure of the correct word for.

Helfer

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Schuyler (2)

Schuyler

Schuyler (3)

Schuyler (4)

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The first three lines of the epitaph are from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song “Free Bird.” I can’t find any source that has the last line, but it could have been added as more appropriate by the family or been something this couple wrote or said to one another while still alive.

Valenti

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I’m as free as a bird now
As God has set me free.

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