These are the tombstones of my great grandfather Daniel Bartels sisters. I had discovered them last May on a trip to the MCKEESPORT VERSAILLES CEMETERY. Ella died last and there is no date inscribed on her stone. She had never married and I suppose she had pre purchased the stone and had no children to make sure the date was carved.
If I had known they were there I would have brought a bucket and cleaning brushed to clean the bird poop off of Emma’s stone.
A bigger mystery is why my mother never mentioned her Aunts. I guess she thought I would know this information by some sort of genetic osmosis.