For my first Tombstone Tuesday post, I'll start with the grave marker for my paternal grandfather, Joseph Andrew HUIGENS. He is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Rushville, Sheridan Co., NE.
My grandfather was born near Creighton in Knox Co., NE. He was named after his father's half-brother, Joseph WEND. He made his living as a farmer in Knox Co., NE and Sheridan Co., NE.
I was only six months old when he died, so I didn't have a chance to know him. Everyone says he had a great sense of humor. He passed that sense of humor on to my dad and I was also lucky enough to inherit it. I wish I had been able to get to know him.