Tiedemann Family Monument


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Tiedemann Family Monument

Like many nineteenth century American parents, Hannes and Louisa Tiedemann experienced the grief of losing young children to diseases, such as measles, diptheria and typhus, which were so prevalent and deadly in that century. The Tiedemann family monument at Riverside Cemetery silently tells the story of the grief these parents suffered. On the back of the monument are the names of three of the couple's infant children who died from disease during the period 1863-1873. On another side of the monument is the name of the couple's daughter Emma who died from diabetes in 1881 at age 15. Contrary to rumors circulated about Franklin Castle" since the 1960s, none of the Tiedemann children died in the Tiedemann House, which was not completed until 1883.
Image courtesy of Jim Dubelko


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