While helping my Mother go through "stuff" we have run onto some interesting bits of information.
Funeral Costs for my Grandfather's parents.
The 1946 bill for funeral services for My Great Grandfather Christian Drewes total $364.50
The 1968 bill for my Great Grandmother Hatwig (Hattie) total was $787.00
My thoughts were : Great Grandpa got flowers , Great Grandma got a vault and underwear ...must have been some fancy underwear too for $3. The sexton of the cemetery also got a dollar.
Interesting the things that were kept. Great Grandpa did not have a funeral book...just a bill.
My Mother asked "What do we do with the funeral books? Throw them out? " So I brought three of them home with me...my Great Grandmothers, my Maternal Grandfathers and my Maternal Grandmothers. I will have a look through them and pass them down to my baby brother. My Grandmothers funeral book needs to be updated...so I shall do that.
I was hoping to find a proper obituary for my Great Grandparents. I found a newspaper death notice for my Great Grandmother.