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After guessing a few words of the — is proverb the right word for it? — I was able to find it via google on two other entries in findagrave.com, this one and this one. The complete inscription is very close to BERTHA M. Bertha M. Frau von Wife of JOHN SHRADER John ...


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Here's what I was able to read so far (original, and translation): Bertha M. Frau von John Shrader Gest. Mai 17, 1885 im Alter von 34 Jahr 6 Mon. und 28 Tage Im ... ... geliebt Amale Tochter von ... ... M. Shrader Gest. Mai 14, 1885 Im Alter von 4 Tagen Bertha M. Wife of John Shrader died May 17, 1885 aged 34 years, 6 months, 28 days ... Amale Daughter of J....


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You might be able to find something about your specific individuals by name (what is sometimes called "a lucky dip") but I suggest you are better off looking for general information about the individual railroads, since you already have the company names. One possible starting point: Mike Good's website Railroad Research Sources on the Internet. I found ...


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