20 January 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Jacob Kunkle

I “met” Jacob Kunkle on a walk through the cemetery adjacent Zion UCC in New Providence. Jacob, according to his stone, was born 19 September 1822 and died 7 July 1906. His wife, Elizabeth, is buried next to him. 

Elizabeth predeceased him. Jacob appears on the 1900 Census as a widower. He is a boarder living with James and Lizzie Broome and their daughter Carrie. Jacob lists his occupation as a tanner. The census also shows that both of Jacob’s parents were born in Pennsylvania. They are all living in Providence Township, Lancaster County. 


Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 

Photo and text by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.