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Eva Ellrodt’s Historical Tomb in Wunsiedel

Eva Ellrodt Wunsiedel

Eva Ellrodt

The marble grave stone shows a relief image of Eva Ellrodt. In her right hand she holds a book in her left hand standing before her is a scroll or cartouche with the inscription. On the sides of the head are the Arms of the families Elrod (over a three-mountain of a heart pierced by an arrow from the three roses grow) and Pertsch (two crossed fish).

The inscription reads: In the year 1639 29 July 3 at 3 o clock pm, the honest and virtuous women, Eva, born Pertsch, beloved wife of Jacob Ellrodt, fell asleep in her redemptor at the age 28 years 37 weeks. He will awake her to eternal joy. Amen.

Inscription continues: For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God whom I shall see for myself and my eyes shall behold, and not another. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. [Phil 1, v. 21].

The deceased was born on 11.11.1619, the daughter of John M. Pertsch Wunsiedler superintendent and his wife Catherine, born a Kellermann. She was married to her husband Deacon Jacob M. Ellrodt on 11.22.1631 in Wunsiedel. (Hunter I, 3; Röttgermann 482, 3)

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