Mittenzwey Monument, Allegheny Cemetery

Time and industry have not been kind to this angel, but in spite of her blunted features and precarious-looking angle she still points heavenward. No inscriptions are visible except the shield with “Mittenzwey” (so Father Pitt reads it) at the angel’s feet; there may well have been other inscriptions, but old Pa Pitt could not detect any remnants of them. The monument probably dates from the early 1880s; a John G. Mittenzwey was buried in 1883.


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