This is the gravestone of Joseph Anton Brunswick, who was the grandfather of my husband's maternal grandmother, Rita Brunswick Tumbush. According to county probate birth records, he was born December 3, 1867 in St. John, Ohio (Mercer County), which is very close to Maria Stein. He was the fifth child of Andrew Brunswick, a German immigrant, and Philomena Oldendiek, the daughter of German immigrants.
Joseph married twice. He married a young widow, Bernadina Rolfes Vehorn, on April 4, 1894 at Maria Stein. She passed away December 27, 1905, a couple of weeks after giving birth to their seventh child. He remained a widower until 1925, when he married the widow Elizabeth Boeckman Droesch. He died September 30, 1940, and is buried in St. Wendelin Cemetery in Mercer County, Ohio. His obituary from the October 4, 1940 edition of The Minster Post is below:
Gravestone image source: FindAGrave.com; photographed by tut
Emily Kowalski Schroeder