Stones Of Faith - Pennsylvania Germans and their Gravestones
ARTICLES

THE STONES

BY LOCATION

Pennsylvania and American German Gravestone Guide

Statistics

For Those Who Like Numbers...

County Distribution of Stones in Original Collection
CountyNumber of Stones% of Total (601)
Lancaster25142%
Berks12921%
Northampton8013%
Lehigh6411%
Montgomery234%
Lebanon325%
Bucks224%


Symbol Distribution by Type
1740 - 1910
(Norm is multiple symbols per stone)
Symbol% of Stones
Flower (other than Lily or Rose)23%
Lily-Tulip16%
Script Only (no symbols)16%
Arches13%
Star12%
Rose9%
Winged Figure8%
Heart7%
Sun/Sun Rising5%
Dots5%
Moon5%
Flowers in Vases4%
Willows4%
Hour Glass2%
Blooming Heart2%
Heads/Busts2%
Books2%
Bones and Skulls1%
Crown1%
Wreaths1%
Heads/Busts1%
Circles1%
Pal or Funeral Drape1%
Fleur de Lys1%
Urn1%
Grapes/Grapevines1%
Doves1%
Trees (other than Willows).7%
Book.7%
Clouds.7%
Roosters.5%
Angels.5%
Cherubs.5%
Obelisk.5%
Full Figures.5%
Sun Flower.3%
Lambs.3%
Ivy.2%
Handshake.2%
Winged Heart.1%
Scythe.1%
Finger Pointing.1%
Anchor.1%

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