This gravestone was discovered on a walk through a small-town Iowa cemetery … on a search for the final resting places of our Clausen ancestors. The discovery of a gravestone for Clausen children came as a surprise. J.J. and M.J., the infant boys’ parents as inscribed on the stone, were most likely our great grandparents, Jacob and Martha.
One is struck in researching family history by the more prevalent loss of infants in earlier centuries. The children rest in peace, and my prayer is that their parents found a measure of the same until they were reunited.
He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart… (Isaiah 40:11)
(Wednesday’s Child is a weekly blogging prompt from Geneabloggers focusing on the gravestones of children.)