Section: Lutheran Ebenezer Church
Material: White marble
Stone lies at the end of a row and at a slight angle to it. Edges are partially embedded in the earth with usual darkening and some chipping. Inscription is legible, though the first line of smaller text is somewhat faint. Very stylized willow and urn motif.
Inscription: To the memory of Martha J. Ross wife of John F. Tuger born in the city of Banbridge, County Down Ireland March 20, 1825 died April 3, 1850. Frederick Richard their son died Aug 7 1850 aged 4 months & 14 days.
Martha’s husband, John F. Tuger, was a native of Germany who worked as a cabinetmaker in Massachusetts and Albany. Following the death of his wife and son, John Tuger relocated to Michigan and, later, to St. Louis where he was later described as “one who stood high in the esteem of all, not only as a business man, but as an energetic, progressive citizen.” He remarried while in Michigan; his second wife, Christina Wagner, was born in Bavaria. By his second wife, he had three children. John F. Tuger died on November 4, 1900.