Virginia USGenWeb Archives

Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Cemetery,
Augusta County, VA
Tombstone Photographs

Photos in this section of the archives were submitted by:
Oscar Nuckols (on)
 Shelby J. Berry (sjb)


  J. William Berry 1890-1967 Emma B. 1894-1949(sjb)
 Ray Merlin Berry June 27, 1898-May 18, 1980 Neta Hanger Berry Oct. 1, 1899-July 9, 1983 (sjb)
 Rev. S.(Samuel) Wallace Berry Adele Hanger Berry May 25,1903-May 14, 1985 (sjb)
 Samuel H. Berry Nov. 26, 1866-Aug. 13, 1949 Sarah Catherine (Moore) Berry Aug. 24, 1869-Feb. 25, 1947. Samuel and Sarah are the parents. (sjb)
  Sydney Monroe Berry Jan. 10, 1905-Dec. 25, 1985 Helen Hanger Berry Fev. 11, 1909-Jan. 8, 1997 (sjb)
Margaret Jane Sarah Catharine Elizabeth Mary Virginia Ann Gray Henderson Hefner (10 first names)
daughter of George and Elizabeth Mary Hefner
Born Oct 22/1850
and departed this life
Dec 4,1857
aged 7yr,1mo,& 13 days.
Go home my friends and do not weep
I am not dead but here I sleep
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me 

Augusta Co death Record--Line 1239,Hoffner,Margaret,white female,died 12/4/1857,age 7-3-0,born Rockingham Co,died near poorhouse,parents Geo.W and Elizabeth Hoffner.

From the 1/23/1858 issue of the Staunton Republican Vindicator,her death is recorded as follows:
"On the 4th of December 1857,Margaret Jane Sarah Catharine,daughter of George and Elizabeth Virginia Hefner,aged 7 years 2 months and 12 days.
She was a little girl of more than ordinary promise,and engaged,perhaps,too much,the love of her parents and friends.Though young,she had knowledge enough of the way of life to take away the fear of death,and sweetly fell asleep in Jesus.--- Her parents have now a tender interest in heaven they never had before.May the Lord grant to the bereaved family,an eternal re-union in the blest world above.
The Rockingham Register please copy."

The father of this child married into my wife's line after two other very  interesting marriages.  The son of his first marriage had 5 first names and the daughter 10 first names as you can see on the tombstone. (on)


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