I think I read that spellings were not consistent back then. It makes it hard for those of us who don't know much to have anything translated using one of those online translators or even a dictionary. I have run across several letters and documents belonging to my great-grandparents that I just gave up on. But I figured, surely I could manage a tombstone. NOT! Well, thank you so much for your help. The letters were very clear so I knew that was what it said, but your translation and clarification will help me if I run across another German tombstone.