Family Reunion: A Child’s Tombstone Recovered

Posted by admin on Apr 19, 2010

A little lamb, literally, has found its way home after spending many, many years lost.

History buff Dave Roper of East Alton, Illinois, USA, had no idea that his interest in genealogy eventually would lead him on a mission to return the tombstone of a young girl to her family’s plot at Alton Cemetery.

Someone who enjoys mysteries, Roper helped return a limestone tombstone found by Emily Ottwein at the home she purchased on Kirkpatrick Street in an area once known as the Lower Town section of Edwardsville.

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