Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Otto and Minnie Dork

Otto Carl Dork 1869-1949
Wilhelmina (Kopkau) Doerk 1871-1915

Some people may chuckle when walking or driving by this monument and think, "Gosh, that's an unfortunate name." I wander by and think, "Hello, great-great-grandparents."

Otto was born in the village of Charlottenwerder, in West Prussia. Wilhelmina, or "Minnie", was born in the neighboring village of Peterkau. They both died in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan and are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing.
© 2012 Sally Knudsen