The 1900 census is one of my favorites because of columns 11 and 12; ‘mother of how many children’ and ‘number of those children living’.
The genealogist side of me sees this information as an important piece of the family group puzzle.
But as a mother the numbers tug at my heart, especially when there is a face attached to them.
As in the case of Mrs. Mary Neumuth:
The child that Ferdinand and Mary Neumuth lost was their six-year-old daughter.
Martha Neumuth was laid to rest in section 8 of Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis shortly after her death on 06 Aug 1891.
Her headstone is painstakingly detailed from the top of her pearl necklace to the buttons on her boots.
This is especially touching since her parents’ headstones are so unassuming.
You can see a photo of Martha’s parents here.
I hope you’ll consider leaving flowers for them.