Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Antis Z


This is one of the more interesting names I have come across in my cemetery wanderings. His full name is Antis Z. Walley. He was the son of Zachariah and Eunice Walley, and was only 17 when he died in 1875.

Many of the earliest settlers in this area came from Pennsylvania. There is still an Antis, Pennsylvania. Perhaps that's what he was named for.

I didn't dare attempt to move the broken stone, so photographed what I could. I rather like the composition and mystery to go with his name.


Photographed in Aux Sable Cemetery, Aux Sable Township, Grundy, Illinois

© 2013 Sally Knudsen

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I'm always coming across names that I have never, ever heard of before, and "Antis" is one of those. Is this name German, or possibly Dutch?

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