Here is one example: Johann Sudermann #26667 (1817-1907) died near Gotebo, Oklahoma. His obituary from Mennonitische Rundschau confirmed that he died there. According to my aunt, he was buried in the Gotebo Mennonite Brethren church cemetery. When that church closed in the 1910s, all their graves were moved to the Gotebo town cemetery. I checked FindAGrave and found his name listed in the Gotebo town cemetery but with no photo I put out a photo request, and a volunteer kindly offered to do it but replied that there was no such tombstone in that cemetery.
My aunt and I went to the Gotebo town office to ask for information, and they gave us a cemetery register that showed an unmarked grave ("grave here" in the image below) in the Suderman plot at the cemetery. She had been told by older relatives, now deceased, that that was Johann Sudermann's grave. The Aster Wiebe buried in the plot was Johann's great-granddaughter who died at Gotebo in 1911, so it all made sense.
|Suderman family plot, Plot #10 West half, Cemetery register book, Gotebo City Hall, Gotebo, Oklahoma.|
Here's the new marker that we put up:
|Johann Suderman tombstone, Gotebo City Cemetery, Gotebo, Oklahoma, 1 mile east of Gotebo on Highway 9, south side of road, plot #10. Photograph by Viola (Fast) Funk on 13 September 2013.|