Fw: Re: German and Oppau Cemeteries
--- On Tue, 3/10/09, zubacon1954 <simpsonbill@...> wrote:
From: zubacon1954 <simpsonbill@...>
Subject: Re: German and Oppau Cemeteries
To: "Mark Meinhart" <meinhartstock@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 1:59 PM--- In Oppau@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Meinhart" <meinhartstock@...> wrote:
> Had a request about Oppau Cemeteries.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong with what I am posting.
> I was told that German Cemeteries - Gravestones were removed after 30-50 years if the descendants do not pay to keep them there.
> This is because of lack of land to keep them there.
> Any comments?
> PS: A few of you have visited Oppau, do you have any listings of the cemeteries or gravesites there from your visit?
I was in Oppau a few years ago and visited the cemetaries. Yes, that is true. You must pay for the maintenence or the gravesite is recycled. I believe though that the burial records are preserved.