So, here is is the tombstone and burial plot of my Great Great Great Grandfather, Claus Schlichtmann. His name and information are inscribed on the front of the monument and his mother, Anna Maria (von Holte-Schlichtmann) Katt, and daughter, Anna Maria (Schlichtmann) Genzer, are both memorialized on the side and back of the monument.
|Claus Schlichtmann, Born Sept. 4, 1831. Died July 5, 1899. A native of Germany|
|Claus' daughter, Anna Maria Genzen, Born Sept 14, 1860. Died Feb 3, 1896. A native of Germany|
|Claus' mother, Anna Maria von Holte (Schlichtmann) Katt, Born Nov 12, 1802. |
Died Jan 17, 1901. A native of Germany.
|Mystery stone, but I think it belongs to Claus' wife, Anna Sophia, or one of his other daughters.|
I enjoyed my first "tourist" visit (meaning, not there for a funeral) to the Tracy Public Cemetery, and I'm having fun getting to know my German ancestors. In fact, on my way back home to Oakland that week, I stopped in at the Tracy Area Genealogical Society office and did a little more research into my Schlichtmann and Bruhns families. What a treasure trove! More to come on that soon.