Cousins Succumb to The Strangling Angel of Children

***This post has been updated thanks to information from various descendents of the Lisberger and Gerst families. When I originally posted it, Josephine’s name was a mystery.***
I would stop at this marker on every visit to Green Hill Cemetery in an effort to decipher its inscriptions. It seems like letters would be fairly simple to read because they’re raised, but this was not the case. There was always some obstacle preventing me from making it out: the angle of the sun shining on the stone stumps, the lichen canopy, or the sense of rushed anxiety from people yelling just outside the chain link fence which borders the graveyard’s Jewish section.

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