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Click on a category below to see illustrative pictures.  Each category has a brief introduction to the topic, and each picture is identified by location.

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Languages on Tombstones

Often, immigrants prefer to have the inscriptions on their tombstones written in the language of their country of origin, especially if that language is used by the community in which they settled. For example, a small town in Texas settled in the late 1800s by German or Czech immigrants quite likely maintained the language of the “old country” for many years within the community, and so tombstones would be in German or Czech. Big cities had ethnic neighborhoods not only among the living but also in the cemeteries. The pictures in this category show a number of different languages from a wide variety of places. [If we have mistakenly identified the language, please let us know.]

 

 

     Chinese in Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

 

Chinese in Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

 

Chinese in Fairmont Cemetery - Denver, CO

Chinese in Fairmont Cemetery - Denver, CO

Chinese in Riverside Historic Cemetery - Denver, CO

 

 

 

             Chinese in Concordia Cemetery -     El Paso, TX

Spanish tombstone and cross with ceramic tile inlays in Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

Very elaborate plot with Chinese inscriptions in Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

             Angel with Spanish epitaph      Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

 

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