I was looking through funeral cards while waiting for a friend to arrive to brain-storm events for our Cub Scout Wolf Den and came across this card for Adelbert W. Boegel. What struck me about this card and why I decided to share it today was because it had a piece of information on it that I rarely see on funeral cards. It actually had which plot Adelbert was buried in!
"In Loving Memory Of
Adelbert W. Boegel
Born To Life
March 22, 1911
Born To Eternal Life
May 27, 1986
Services Sat. May 31, 1986
St. Boniface Church
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery
Blk. 18 Sec. 3 Lot 325 No. East
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; they will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen."
According to the family tree my mother-in-law gave me, Adelbert was the son of Raymond Boegel and Catherine Schrauth and the grandson of William Boegel Sr and Katherine Melzer.
With just a quick search the family tree that was given to me can be verified through US Census records that show Adelbert with his parents, Raymond and Catherine, at the right age and in the right location. I'm still working on verifying all the information in the handwritten tree they gave me, but for now I have no reason to believe that they would be wrong.
As to the burial information I did some checking online and St. Boniface Church is on Glendale Road in Washington County, Wisconsin, but their cemetery isn't Holy Cross. It would appear that Holy Cross Cemetery is in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. I began thinking that maybe the cemetery name had changed, but 1986 wasn't that long ago. Then I had another thought...you know...the obvious kind...maybe he really was buried in a different cemetery. So I checked directions on Google Maps and found that the church and this cemetery are only about 15 minutes apart. Very feasible although I still don't know why he wouldn't be buried in the church cemetery unless Holy Cross was where the rest of his family was buried.
The fun of genealogy...there's always something else to look into!