*** PLEASE WAIT ***

 
|Home Page| |Genealogy Lite|

Memorial to a German Colony
( Page posted: September 10, 2009 )
 
January 24, 2011
Posting archival photos of Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church

 
October 25, 2010
Our initial YouTube posting of the "Memorial to a German Colony, Part 2" video clip
Video of Cemetery was blocked from viewing in Germany. This had to do with an embedded royalty-free music score. We resolved that conflict, replaced the soundtrack, recompiled the video and uploaded the updated version. Previous visitors from Germany should now be able to view the Part 2 video. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
August 28, 2010
Memorial Page Update!
This webmaster has located the original video tape of the 2007 visitation to the Village of Muzhylovychi. That video tape has been converted into two individual video clips that are now included on this page. The first video shows the (then) condition of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church ... the second video shows the installation of the memorial itself (before the panel mountings). Each video is available for viewing below.

 
August 7, 2016
This year, the cemetery grounds required a major maintenance undertaking due to prior year's uncertain and incomplete work. Invasive tree saplings, bushes, grass, and weeds were encroaching on the cemetery grounds making access to the memorial itself difficult. Due to the effort of two project partnership individuals, the cemetery grounds were inspected, what needed to be done identified, work scheduled, and a local individual contracted. Donations for the future maintenance of this German Colonial Memorial are deeply appreciated and may be made through this office.


  My German Lineage ...

Our family consider themselves as Poles ... mine and my sibling's generation being born and raised in eastern Poland, prior to World War II, and before the partitioning of Poland (the region of our birth is now in western Ukraine.) However, my heritage is in actuality German (on the maternal side) - Austro Hungarian (on the paternal side.) It was only throught my systematic research into the family's ancestry that the full Germanic side of my family blossomed and revealed itself as a decisive and critical component of my heritage. This total Germanic discovery is best left for immediate family's consumption and is available only to those privileged to have access to our Genealogy pages.

However, one aspect of my Germanic ancestry that will de detailed here is the discovery that a certain small village called MUZHYLOVYCHI (initially called MÜNCHENTHAL in German then MUZYLOWICE in Polish), not far from present day L'viv (Ukraine), holds a special meaning to me. For in this village, I can trace my ancestry to the time period of the 1750s, when my great-great-grandfather settled in this hamlet when it became a German Catholic Colony (among others nearby - see MAP.) From that early time up until approximately 1895, the maternal side of my family lived, worked, died, and were buried (for the most part) in the nearby Roman Catholic cemetery. Therefore, the intent of this page is to honor the memory of the LAUTSCH ancestors that are traced back to this village

Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church...


Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church
Archival photo of the Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church.
Date: Unknown.
Photo: Courtesy of Brian Lenius, Canada







Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church
Archival photo of procession leaving the Visitation of Our Blessed Mary Church.
Date: Around 1909-1911.
Photo: Courtesy of Alfred Konrad, Stuttgart, Germany







Muzhylovychi ChurchI must reveal that I have traveled four times (since 2001) to this village. I have walked the paths to the village's abandoned and derelict (and in ruin) Roman Catholic church (shown on left) and the nearby, but equally abandoned and overgrown, cemetery. Although still sanctified (as I believe), these two relics of the past German Catholic Colony, long forgotten, appeared as if there was some hope in restoring each to its past glory ... or at least a semblance of respectability.




'MuzhylovychiThat very first year (2001) of my visit to Muzhylovychi, my path crossed an individual with a equal sense of interest in seeing these two relics restored ... Brian Lenius of Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. Together we (as principals) formed an informal partnership and devised ways to address these two items ... restore the Visitation of our Blessed Mary church and do something about the cemetery. In the end, we had the way but not the means to do anything about the church ... it was too far gone in its ruined state and beyond hope of salvaging any restoration, or even halting its further decay. That project was placed on hold (actually cancelled) for lack of funds. That project's plan may be read here ... Church Restoration.

A historical synopsis of the village of Muzhylovychi and the church may be read here ... History of Muzhylovychi (extracted from the project plan mentioned above.)

Before we leave the topic of the MUZHYLOVYCHI (or MÜNCHENTHAL / MUZYLOWICE) church, the reader may be interested in viewing this church in its various in-situ stages during our four previous visits. The church images will clearly demonstrate our interest in its restoration and the eventual reason for cancelling the project.

Visitation of our Blessed Mary Church - Year 2001
( All images in this gallery by author )
Year 2001 Year 2001 Year 2001
Year 2001 Year 2001 Year 2001
Year 2001 Year 2001 Year 2001
Visitation of our Blessed Mary Church - Year 2002
Year 2002 Year 2002 Year 2002
Year 2002 Year 2002 Year 2002
The two men in above-right image are from the Western Ukrainian Project and Restoration Institute - Ivan R. Mohytych (r) and his engineer. The partnership contracted the Institute for a detailed study on methods, ways, and means for church restoration. Study was received by partnership.
Visitation of our Blessed Mary Church - Year 2004
Year 2004 Year 2004 Year 2004
Year 2004 Year 2004 Year 2004
Year 2004 Year 2004 Year 2004
Year 2004 Year 2004 Year 2004
Visitation of our Blessed Mary Church - Year 2007
Year 2007 Year 2007 Year 2007
Year 2007 Year 2007 Year 2007
As is visible in the above-rightmost image, the west wall is practically on the verge of collapse. It is only a matter of time before the harsh weather conditions prevail, and the entire edifice is nothing more than a pile of bricks. Dangerous situation for the locals and visitors.


HINT: If video starts/stops often, PAUSE the playback for 45-60 seconds to allow the video buffer memory to fill. To resume playback press PLAY.

Münchenthal German Catholic Cemetery Memorial Project ...

However, the other project ... MÜNCHENTHAL GERMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY MEMORIAL PROJECT ... a project to memorialize all the departed German Colonists who are buried in this cemetery ... inspired us to undertake its formation, define its objectives, formulate a plan of action, establish design principles, solicit participants on two continents, and initiate fund raising to cover project costs.

From the onset, we (the two principals) strategized on the best approach to start this project. Because of the distances between Ukraine and North America, we needed a local (Ukrainian) business representative (handling our finances) and a local (Ukrainian) coordinator (handling all aspect of construction) for the memorial. We were fortunate in securing the services of two individuals that assisted us in the past in our L'viv genealogical efforts. These individuals were:

Olesya BoykoOlesya Boyko
(as our business representative)










Slavko FotSlavko Fot
(as our technical coordinator)










Because there are many elements to this project, only the key segments necessary to explain our efforts, our progress, and our achievemnts will be detailed here.

The Design ...

As principlas, we knew basically what we were looking for in a memorial design ... both of us explored (in person) the famous L'viv Lychiaky Cemetery looking at memorial designs and determining the best type of stone for the memorial. For the design itself, we asked Slavko Fot to submit for our consideration a proposal that best defines a monument typical for Eastern Europe (i.e., Ukraine.) At the same time, we asked Mr. Fot to outline the methods, procedures, estimated costs and a timetable for sculpting such a memorial, once a sculptor and the type of stone was selected.

Mr. Fot came back with a basic design proposal that met our initial perceived objectives. Shown below left is the monument itself ... below right, the construction configuration.

Memorial proposalMemorial proposal



















Using the sketches submitted, we wrote a PROJECT SUMMARY, which formed the basis for project management.

Before continuing with the project progress discussion, it is necessary to identify the project participants, besides the two principals, that made the project a success that it is today. Over a period of several months we sent out, to a select group of people, a solicitation letter and managed to secure adequate funding to initiate serious work. The following individuals came forth and financially supported this memorial project. Although the amounts donated to this project will not be noted here, every one of these individuals' contribution was deeply appreciated. Each of these project partners became an acknowledged owner of this memorial:(if any participant is not listed, we apologize for that omission.)

Canada
East Germany
United States
Kielman,Jerry
Lenius, Allan
Lenius, Anne
Lenius, Brian
Lenius, John
Lenius, Victor
Paish, Valerie
Proweciat, Leo
Tereshyn, Andy
Yost, Bill
Mr. Folta
Kraus, Werner
Mr. Massinger
Sept. Meeting (Halle)
( Explanation )
Rozylowicz, Edward
Wilbanks, Carol
Yost, Erich

Creating the Memorial ...

This segment of the project was difficult to manage efficiently ... communications between our coordinator, our representative, and the sculptor was at times erratic and subject to many language interpretation errors. Initial proposed costs were constantly changing ... agreement as to timetable for completion was subject to the health of the sculptor, the availability of our coordinator, and the type of stone that we selected; all ongoing problems.
Mr. Lenius, on a subsequent visit to Ukraine, resolved the stone issue, but the cost factor was still in dispute. Additionally, the principal sculptor died before serious work started ... fortunately, the sculptor's son agreed to continue with the work. Over a protracted time period all technical issues and escalating cost were mutually agreed upon and the creative process commenced ... at least on the actual stone monument itself.

Phase 1 ... quarrying and sculpting

Memorial sculptingMr. Fot, our technical coordinator, in concert with the sculptor visited several quarries to select the two types of stones to be used on the memorial ... the basic "white" stone for the memorial proper and a "black" stone to be used for the engraved plaques (to be discussed shortly.) The only way by which the results and the sculpting process may be described is by viewing images of this entire process. To that end, the gallery below should serve that purpose:




Memorial Stone Components and Sculpting
( All images in this gallery by Slavko Fot )
Memorial sculpting Memorial sculpting Memorial sculpting
Memorial sculpting Memorial sculpting Memorial sculpting

Phase 2 ... cemetery cleanup and preparation

The cemetery grounds are completely overgrown ... trees, saplings, weeds and general vegetation clutters the grounds. Before the finished memorial may be located and placed within the grounds, the entire cemetery must be cleared of the over growth. To indicate the condition of the original cemetery grounds prior to our project, one only has to view the images below:

Cemetery grounds - year 2002
( All images in this gallery by author )
Cemetery grounds - year 2002 Cemetery grounds - year 2002 Cemetery grounds - year 2002
Cemetery grounds - year 2002 Cemetery grounds - year 2002 Cemetery grounds - year 2002

While the memorial was being sculpted, the partnership contracted the Village of Muzhylovychi to undertake the laborious task of clearing the cemetery grounds of all undesired vegetation. This effort took several weeks. The progress on this work can best be demonstrated by viewing images showing what was found in terms of grave marker remnants, the cleanup work in progress (spring) and when completed (autums):

Cemetery cleanup 2004 - grave markers uncovered
( All images in this gallery by author )
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery cleanup 2004 - Spring
( All images in this gallery by author )
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004
Cemetery cleanup 2004 - Autumn
( All images in this gallery by Brian Lenius )
Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004 Cemetery grounds - year 2004

Phase 3 ... site preparation

Over the wintertime (2006-2007) the monument components were finished ... the sculpting was successful and it was time to erect the monument itself. First, the cemetery spot where the monument was to be placed had to be prepared with an access road ... then a foundation pit had to be excavated and a concrete pad poured. See images below.

Monument foundation preparation
( All images in this gallery by Brian Lenius )
Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation
Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation
Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation Cemetery grounds preparation
The man in the above-left image is Olexi ... a local man. Olexi dug the foundation pit by hand. Olexi is the de facto custodian this partnership relies on to maintain the cemetery on a contractual basis.

Phase 4 ... monument panels and engraving of names

A monument is purposeless unless it is associated with a specific message. Our purpose and intent of this monument was to recognize and honor the many people interred in this German Roman Catholic cemetery ... men, women, and children that for far too long have been forgotten. Now that the cemetery grounds have been restored to a semblence of order (partially at least in a cosmetic way) it was time to garner the names of the buried, compose a message of remembrance, and engrave the panels.

It was left up to
Brian Lenius to research (his expertise) the archived death records for this German Colony cemetery and determine, as best as practical, the names (and frequency of occurrence) of the buried. That was not an easy task and took an immense effort. In the end a list was compiled that included a total of 1,539 total names, encompassing 188 unique family surnames. Because the name panels on the monument are of finite size, and only three name panels are to be engraved, the task of winnowing the entire list to the most frequent family burials was troubling. What names to include and what names to exclude. The concensus was that the most frequent burials were to be included PLUS Death recordsnames of families that still held a profound interest in this cemetery, either by support or visitation to the cemetery. The process was not perfect but the only logical one at hand. A sampling of the top surname occurrences (greater than 1% of all burials) on the death records is shown at left. The surnames of LAUTSCH and MASSINGER, predominant in our ancestral link to this village, are near the top. Surname LENIUS, the co-principal on this project, is likewise near the top.

A complete MÜNCHENTHAL CATHOLIC CEMETERY BURIALS (1787-1905) is available here ... Burial List.



Now on to the business of designing the panel layouts, both for the surnames and the "message". The selected surnames were not laid out alphabetically (for placement optimization), were split over the three panels and in a font and font size for ease of readability. This was a crucial decision as to allow as many names as practical but still be readable when a visitor is standing within a nominal distance from the mmonument. EpitaphThe "message" engraved was a composite of many differing opinions among the people involved in this creative process. Eventually when a concensus was reached, it was decided that the "message" would be in three languages ... German (obvious), English (universal), and Ukrainian (host country.) The font and font size for the "message" was left to the discretion of the engraver so that the full text body fit within the borders of the actual panel. Lastly, a shorter "epitaph" panel (left) was conceived that dedicates this monument.

Describing the panels is pointless when a image of that panel is available. The gallery below shows all six panels ... white on black to indicate how the panel would look like when engraved on black stone. Please note, that the Ukrainian panel includes an etching of the church as it looked like in an old archival photograph.

Monument "Message" Panels
English Language German Language Ukrainian Language
English German Ukrainian
Message in English Message in German Message in Ukrainian
Monument Surname Panels
Surname panel Surname panel Surname panel

Phase 5 ... erecting the monument

Erected monumentThe culmination of many years of effort is the assembly of the monument in situ. When the spring weather cooperated and the ground was dry to support heavy equipment, the sculptor and his crew, with the support of the project coordinator, commenced with the assembly. Images below tell the entire story (unfortunately, only a few images were submitted by our coordinator.)





Monument Assembly
( All images in this gallery by Slavko Fot )
Monument erection Monument erection Monument erection
Monument erection Monument erection Monument erection
Monument Coating with Preservative
Preservative coating Preservative coating Preservative coating
We were advised that the preservative coating is mainly to prevent dirt buildup, necessating follow up frequent cleanup. The stone is durable enough to last for generations.

VisitationIn 2007, the author made a visit to Muzhylovychi for a first-hand look at the final monument (less panels, which were in the process of being engraved.) The gallery below shows the monument after a "one year aging".

Olexi, the contracted custodian, kept the cemetery grounds trimmed of vegetation.





Monument 2007
( All images in this gallery by author )
Monument 2007 Monument 2007 Monument 2007
Monument 2007 Monument 2007 Monument 2007
Monument 2007 Monument 2007 Monument 2007
Placing wreaths and candles
In memory of his ancestors, and even before the monument was consecrated, the author placed votive candles and wreaths on the monument, in the event that he may not get another chance to return.
In memory In memory In memory
In memory In memory In memory


HINT: If video starts/stops often, PAUSE the playback for 45-60 seconds to allow the video buffer memory to fill. To resume playback press PLAY.

Phase 6 ... finishing the monument with the panels

Engraved churchThrough late-2008 and early-2009, the sculptor worked on the panel engravings. During the course of this work, our project coordinator kept us apprised. Again, he sent us a few images of the completed panels ... just to let us know that the quality of the engravings was as expected and that they would be mounted on the monument as soon as weather permits ... sometime in mid-spring.





Engraved epitaphAmong one of our concerns was ... "will the engraved text be highly readable, considering the depth of engraving." As seen on the left, the verbiage is very discernible, highly readable. The partnership is pleased with the results. The balance of the panels ... surnames and "messages" are shown in the gallery below.



The plaque placement may be viewed here ... Placement.


Monument Surname Plaques
( All images in this gallery by Slavko Fot )
Surname plaque #1 Surname plaque #2 Surname plaque #3
Monument "Message" Plaques
English message German message Ukrainian message
Mounting the Plaques
Mounting the plaques Mounting the plaques Mounting the plaques
Mounting the plaques Mounting the plaques Mounting the plaques

Maintenance 2016

Since the erection of the Memorial in 2009, maintaining the cemetery grounds has been an ongoing desire but infrequently and incompletely achieved. The first custodian that took on this task has performed admirably but, because of declining health, has been less able to do a thorough job, if one was even done. Coordinating this maintenance effort long distance is impossible. As such, the cemetery grounds have suffered some neglect. However, this year, due to the effort of an individual with a personal link to L'viv, a maintenance custodian has been identified that took on the task of grounds maintenance. This project, noting the decline in the condition of this abandoned but sacred to the descendants ground, is making a determined effort to raise the funds to continue a maintenance regimes that includes a annual multiple clean-up and documenting the results for posting on this site. Below is a gallery of images of three individual visits and the work/results regarding the maintenance of the grounds and the condition of the Memorial itself ...

Cemetery Grounds - April 2016
( All images in this gallery by Andrew Tereshyn )
April 2016 April 2016 April 2016
April 2016 April 2016 April 2016
April 2016 April 2016 April 2016
April 2016 April 2016 April 2016
April 2016 April 2016 April 2016
The Memorial Monument - April 2016
April 2016 Monument April 2016 Monument April 2016 Monument
April 2016 Monument April 2016 Monument April 2016 Monument
Cemetery Grounds Clean-Up - May 2016
( All images in this gallery by Andrew Tereshyn )
May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
May 2016 May 2016 May 2016
Cemetery Grounds - June 2016
( All images in this gallery by Brian Lenius )
July 2016 July 2016 July 2016
July 2016 July 2016 July 2016
July 2016 July 2016 Above:
Brian Lenius
(project partner)
and

Gabrielle Witt
(Münchenthal descendant)
Cemetery Grounds - October 2016
( All images in this gallery by Brian Lenius )
Comments by Brian Lenius: Photos taken in the cemetery. The intent was to be able to look a bit more objectively at the whole cemetery. The condition of the cemetery is by far the best it has been to date. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating ... it was raining on and off. The objectives for photos on this trip were threefold. First, I wanted to take photos of the monument to show its continuing need to be cleaned. Second, I wanted to show the overall cleanup for reference as usual. Finally, the third objective was to take photos that give a good sense of the massive size of this cemetery. To that end, I took photos from both ends but with a reference to show size at least from one direction.
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: Photos taken along the "back" road to the cemetery. This is the planned "official" way into the cemetery. The road is uneven, but it can be navigated by a normal car with high clearance or an SUV.
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: (L)-(C) ... Taken from about half way from the monument to the SW end, looking toward the SW end. The cuttings were not yet removed in this area as they had just cut it and were waiting for it to dry before raking it into a haystacks. Villagers take it for hay. (R) ... These two metal grave markers were found while cutting the cemetery. They have been placed beside a stump at the south corner of the SW end.
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: Taken from the far SW end in the south corner looking toward the NE end and to show the massive size of the cemetery. I am standing to the left of the monument at the level below the mound. I am app. 6 ft. in height and the monument is about 14 ft. tall but appears higher due to the mound it is built on. The stunning part to me is that this is obviously very far from the SW end and yet the monument is nearly in the center of the cemetery, or barely half way to the NE end! The cemetery was previously measured for us and the dimensions revealed it is about the size of a football field!
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: (L) ... This is in the direction that would be facing directly west from the monument. (C) ... Not sure if this broken tombstone was found previously or not. No inscriptions on it. (R) ... Taken facing SW, showing the area that was recently cut but not raked yet. We should note that in the past when the cemetery was actually cut, it was not raked or only a few small spots thus always leaving a much rougher look. It is obvious in this photo that where the majority of the grounds were raked it leaves a much better impression.
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: (L) ... Taken facing SW showing the area that was recently cut but not raked yet. (C) ... Taken facing the SW toward the monument. Note the long object in the foreground. I have never seen this object before. That speaks to how the cleanup is closer to the ground and more complete than it has been in the past. The raking also makes a big difference. (R) ... Taken from the extreme NE end of the cemetery facing to the SW (toward the monument). In the foreground is the only fully complete standing tombstone. The surname is Wenzel. This is a prominent marker at the NE end of the cemetery that everyone has seen even when the cemetery was not yet restored.
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
October 2016 October 2016 October 2016
Above: Monument showing all sides and the mound it is built on. Brian Lenius shown in left image.
If a higher resolution of any image on this site is desired, please contact the author or the image-source contributor.
Donations for the maintenance of this Memorial are deeply appreciated. Contact Office

NOTE: The final appearance of the memorial monument is stunning when viewed in sunny weather and after the surrounding grounds around the monument are cleaned up, reseeded, and made ready for visitation. There is that faint hope that the base of the monument may be bricked over and rest benches provided for meditation.

At the time this page was initially published, there was no plan to provide a formal entrance to the cemetery grounds except by means of a nearby adjacent dirt farm road. Directional signs to the cemetery were in the discussion stage, but as yet nothing transpired. Ongoing cemetery maintenance (controlling weeds and saplings) is of concern as this partnership has limited funds in which to contract long-term care or any upgrades. This maintenance option seeks a long-term solution.

It is the intention of the author to post more decent, and more current, images of this memorial monument if and when he manages to make a return trip to Ukraine and his ancestral village (very unlikely) or a visitor makes them available..

To those visitors to this page that have ancestral links to this village, we trust that this successful project instills in them a desire to visit this lonely cemetery and considers a
financial donation for its upkeep..

January 2, 2010 ... the multi-national project partnership has achieved its goal of creating this memorial under difficult conditions and economic hardships. Having devoted countless hours, energies, funds and motivation to make this dream possible the challenge remains of raising adequate funds for the perpetual (as much as may be foreseen) care in maintaining the cemetery grounds and perhaps add some improvements around the monument itself.

Dedication ...

The author dedicates this effort to his LAUTSCH ancestors.
Their memory is cherished.

Lautsch family - 1909

LAUTSCH Family, 1909 (left to right):
Gizela Carolina Lautsch (1899-1950)
Margaritha (nee Jahnsohn) Lautsch (1870-1943)
Julia Lautsch (1897-1991)
Rosalia Lautsch (1903-1990)

THANK YOU for visiting.

Feedback ...

The author encourages, and welcomes, any feedback, comments, or critique of any manner regarding this particular web page and its cemetery restoration project. One does not necessarily have to have a direct link to the Münchenthal German Colony. With permission, all comments will be posted here. Please use our
contact page ... or the link below.

E-mail your comments


Additional comments welcomed ...

Lech S.
Opole, Poland
April 28, 2010
Reasonable English translation ... HERE
Doing web search for German cemeteries I came across your site by sheer luck. I never imagined that there was such a thing as a German Colony that far east, and in place called Galicia, which I never heard of. Today, I learned a little bit of German history. The partnership should be commended on a beautiful memorial.
Günter W.
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
January 12, 2010
Lots of time, effort, and expense involved, but the final result is outstanding. Considering the time, distance, and the language, the final memorial should be appreciated by all of the families involved. You and the partnership can feel very good about the commemoration of the Lautsch and the other families resting there.
Neel M.
Tucson, AZ, USA
January 8, 2010
Tomasz R.
Kozuchow, Poland
January 3, 2010
Reasonable English translation ... HERE

 
|Home Page| |Genealogy Lite|