Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Brief Life, Found.

19th century New York was no easy place to live. Regardless of social status, childhood illness and death touched every family and the Feitner's were no exception.  It was a bittersweet discovery when searching the New York State census of 1875, I found that Jacob and Anna had another son. They welcomed and lost their son Charles shortly after moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan in 1875.  Charles was born in February, and died in July; with his burial in nearby Green-wood Cemetery, in what is now an unmarked plot. A brief life, but I was glad to add his name to the family tree to be forever remembered.

With sincere thanks to Bob Collins for photographing the grave site at Green-Wood Cemetery.