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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Anna (Gersbacher) Taschner

Anna Maria "Ann" Gersbacher was born in St. Louis, Missouri on 25 August 1886. She was the daughter of my 2nd-great-grandparents John Gersbacher and Kunigunde Dreier. She was their first American-born child, and their only American-born child to survive to adulthood. She married Fredrick Taschner on 19 May 1934. Ann died in St. Louis on 2 March 1978 and was buried on 6 March 1978 in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, section 010K, lot 0024E. Her gravestone may have been purchased and placed at the same time as her husband's; the two stones have the same design. Her death date was never inscribed, but the Archdiocese of St. Louis' burial search database shows that she is buried in the grave. My maternal grandmother, her niece, flew from New Jersey to St. Louis to make her funeral arrangements.

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