I didn't see a sign for the cemetery. I improvised though...
|This helped me remember what cemetery I was looking at.|
Oh wait I lied.... there was a sign...
|Very tiny. hah.|
Charles, Cora, Russel (Rudy), and Jessie Persing (Maiden name escapes me right now). On the back is Morris and Florence Yeager (Persing).
Ok so thats it for Odd Fellows. Exciting I know. So I figure why not include the Hooded Grave one too?
Now I don't have any peeps in the Hooded Grave cemetery. But it's cool. It's located in Catawissa near one of the farmers market things (I can't spell it to save my soul. Cute giftshop inside though). Also near the red deer farm.
Everyone ready for story time again? Ok good.
So once upon a time people we buried in shallow graves and had either no coffin or a wooden coffin. From what my grandpa told me, there were things put over the graves to stop wolves from getting to the corpses. I just did some googling and found some more info on this cemetery. That will be posted lower down. Also found a video on youtube. I only took pictures from the car so I'll include the youtube video as well.
The one article says these are "Mortsafes". According to wikipedia they are designed to protect the bodies of the dead.
Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortsafe
Article from a newsletter: http://www.colcohist-gensoc.org/Essays/Cages%20on%20Graves%20Explained.pdf
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUzWiU6xvY (including creepy carnival music?)