Thanks to Find a grave, I have a picture of my 2nd great grandparents, Philip and Helen Roesch's, gravestone. I don't know what I expected, if anything. I don't think it ever occurred to me to look for it because they were laid to rest in British Hollow Cemetery located in Rockville, Grant County, Wisconsin.
I was thrilled to see this beautiful stone with such amazing detail. What excited me most were the feathered wings. How special that they would choose to carry their German heritage to their grave.
These are the wings of an eagle and prominently displayed at the top of the stone. The wings are elevated and the wing tips are facing up indicating that they are about to take flight into heaven.