Tombstone Tuesday – Valentin Gahr & Christof Gahr

Valentin Gahr
Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Phelps County, Missouri

Valentin Gahr is a brother of my gg grandfather, Christof Gahr.  The information on Valentin’s gravestone led to finding the family’s church records at the Family History Library in Salt Lake.  This is the record of Valentin’s christening.

I only have the translation for Christof.  Important information is that he was the 5th child, 4th son of the 2nd marriage, of George Jahr, Hatter in Spora and Mrs Rosina, born Bachmann from Hirschfeld.

This project is definitely on my to-do list.  I’m sure there is a great deal of information in these records.  Unfortunately, I think it will have to wait until there is a little money in the genealogy budget for translations!  In the meantime, I am very glad that someone decided to put Valentin’s birthplace on his gravestone.  If we had had to rely on Christof’s stone, we’d still be searching.


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