Receipt for Burial
After arriving in the US – Francis Moretto passed away. I’m not sure what she passed away from, but child mortality was fairly high during that time period. The receipt shows that Pearl Pearch was paid $4 for a grave and opening the grave. Francis died December 29, 1906. My great grandparents also lost another daughter Theresa while a child. (Yes same name as my grandmother) The story was that my Great Grandmother had a sister with the same name, so when she lost her daughter Theresa she reused the name for my grandmother.
I also remember my mother mentioning that they went to find the grave in Clinton IN and the grave had washed away. I think it was Francis’ grave that is now missing since I remember my mother also telling a story about visiting Theresa’s grave.