Family Unearths 140-Year-Old Tombstone In Their Front Yard

Posted by admin on Jul 31, 2010

Imagine finding something that would make you think someone might be buried in your front yard. For a LaGrange (Indiana, USA) family, that something was a tombstone.

No one likes mowing the lawn. But the Ackerman family now has a reason to think twice about the chore.

That rock turned out to be a tombstone. It reads, “Wife of Jacob Gage.” The date of death is 1872. Whoever this was, died almost 140 years ago. And their gravestone is now lying in April Ackerman’s driveway.

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