04 October 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Delilah Kesler Petry & Samantha Petry

Delilah was born 4 May 1849 and died 15 May 1871.
Born Delilah Kesler, daughter of David Kesler & Rebecca Ott. Delilah married 9 MAR 1870 to Levi Petry. Together she & Levi had one child, Samantha.
Samantha (below) was born 13 Feb 1871 and died on 24 Jul 1871
Mother & daughter are buried side by side in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Washington Twp., Preble County, Ohio.

1 comment:

NKJLK said...

So sad. Such a commentary on the loss of life back when medical care was not as sanitary and often non-existent. Women and children were so fragile against birth and disease.
Here the mother died 3 months after the baby's birth and in 2 more months the father buried the infant.
Women may not have been as nutritionally healthy when they became pregnant. Whatever the cause is still as sad. And as in many cases mothers were unable to do a 'natural' delivery because of bone structure or the child was breech...so many possibilities...