Godleib R. Fritz Shield, Voegtly Cemetery

A bit of a mystery. This metal shield has fallen from some monument somewhere, and is now sitting on the base of the Kredel monument. Father Pitt has never seen a grave marker with a shield like this, so he does not know what kind of thing it would have been attached to—perhaps an iron post that has disintegrated? The rust has obliterated some of the letters, but Father Pitt is fairly sure of his reconstruction:

FRITZ
GODLEIB R,
NOV. 28 – 1858
JULY 11 – 1892

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