Stones Of Faith - Pennsylvania Germans and their Gravestones

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Pennsylvania and American German Gravestone Guide

Emanuel's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emanuelsville,
Moore Township, Northampton Co. PA - Group 2

Photos Copyright: Richard Mammana

Martin Herbster Stone
Martin Herbster
172? - 1769
Martin Herbster Stone
Reverse of Martin
Herbster stone

Stone reverse reads:
''Rest well in the cool (place) for only a short while. The curtain is about to arise on the approaching eternity*, then you shall appear, with skin and bone**, before the chair of the Lamb."

Note:
* The German literally translates closer to "it will soon play the act, the approaching eternity" but this is awkward and difficult to understand.
** I believe "skin and bone" alludes to the body of the deceased being resurrected, like Christ, with incorruptible flesh."

Group 2

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