Featured Gravestone – Cornelia Decker

Section:  St. Peter’s Episcopal

Material: White marble

Misc.:  Edges of stone are not visible and stone is partially embedded in the earth.  Visible portions are in very good condition with some staining, but little erosion.

Inscription:  In Memory of Cornelia, wife of Myron A. Decker, died April 28, 1853.

Cornelia was the wife of Myron A. Decker, a well-known manufacturer of pianos.  He was a founder of the piano-making company Decker & Sons.  Around the time of Cornelia’s death, he worked at the famous Albany piano company, Boardman & Gray. He later relocated to New York City.  Cornelia is not listed in the Common Council’s inventory of graves.

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