St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Washington Co., IL

Below are photos my daughter Kate & I took while on a trip to Fort Massac for the 100th celebration of the George Rogers Clark Statue and dedication while in Metropolis, IL. On our way home which was Sunday, November 02, 2008, we had such a beautiful day we stopped at cemeteries along our route home. This was one of them. My most outstanding thing we found here were many many bases without their tops. to my amazement they had been put out to pasture with the cows. they are supposedly there for storage while the church is in the process of restoring this cemetery. And I mean they are literally put out to pasture.

You be the judge here. Also, many of them are written in a foreign language of which I have no idea if it's German or not but looks like it to me or could be Latin since it is a Lutheran church.
 

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Here you can see where they are many bases in this part of the cemetery with no tops to them. You can also see the tree line behind them with a fence. The tops were thrown there and we found some of them there. I'm not sure how many are there you can also tell the stones are leaning many of them still & does that mean they will soon loose their tops to put out to pasture????? .

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close up these that look like this are sepia. I forgot I had turned it on to read the stones better. It helps sometimes when taking photos and you are not sure if you will be able to read them or not.

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full view you can also see in the background where there are bases with no tops to the stones.

The two photos above are big thumbnails and hard to read so left them the same size as photo and made thumbnails if you click on them they open in another window with a much larger picture.

full view

close up

Here you can see where they are many bases in this part of the cemetery with no tops to them. You can also see the tree line behind them with a fence. The tops were thrown there and we found some of them there. I'm not sure how many are there you can also tell the stones are leaning many of them still & does that mean they will soon loose their tops to put out to pasture????? more on the next page.

broken stones put out to pasture!!! sorry 4 my shadow. sun was behind us as it was getting on in the late afternoon on Sunday when we arrived here.

 

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