Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Catharina BLITZ


I do not know who this Catharina BLITZ is. My ancestor, Valentine BLITZ, had the only BLITZ family in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It may be his mother who immigrated from Germany with him, one of his children or one of his grandchildren. There are no dates to point me in the right direction.

Catharina Blitz marker, Saint Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport (Lycoming), Pennsylvania; photo taken by DKE, 2009.


  1. How interesting. What a nice headstone to have no dates! I wonder if it is the original headstone? I could be wrong, but maybe this is a replacement headstone. I have headstones that look similar to this one from the 1870's so it doesn't even have to be a recent replacement. Maybe a search before that date would find her. Just a thought! Good luck :)

  2. Hi Tina,
    Do you know who has the cemetery records? They should be able to tell you the date of burial and possibly even more information, such as birth and death date, who owned the plot, etc. Some even have copies of obituaries in their files that they will give searchers. Good luck!