Stuttmeister Tomb in Colma

A curator for the Oakland Museum called me yesterday and asked me to e-mail him the photograph of my kinfolk having a picnic in the Oakland Hills. I had just returned from Dot Dotsons in Eugene where Jo framed a enlargement of this historic event in a antique frame I purchased. She did a splendid job!

Thanks to the Trust my uncle Vincent Rice left me, I have more funds to investigate and record my lost family history. Being poor I have had to endure hardship in order to visit my newfound daughter and newborn grandson in California. Tyler’s father was not there for his son, so when I went to see him for the first time I made a point to ground him in the history of my father’s people whom I and my cousin had just discovered were in a tomb at Cypress Lawn in Colma.

We three were the first kin to enter this tomb in many years. Tyler took an early lunch when Heather breast-fed her son on a marble bench facing the Tiffany window. Afterwards we went atop a hill and had a picnic next to these beautiful angels. Heather told me Tyler remembers being there. I was amazed when I saw his eyes follow a plane in the sky, and then smile.

My friend, Joy, had given me a special AA coin with the image of an angel on it for my late sister, Christine Rosamond, that I slipped into a crack made by an earthquake.

When we drove through San Francisco on our way home, I told Heather this was her and Tyler’s town now, for the Stuttmeisters are listed as a pioneer family, and made the Blue Book. In some respects, this was a Baptism.

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5 Responses to Stuttmeister Tomb in Colma

  1. Murray Oltmana says:

    Jon,

    Great pictures and a great story.

    Take care,
    Murray Oltman (Matilda Oltman Stuttmeister’s great great nephew)

    • hi Murray;

      I would like to use your Adams genealogy on this blog.

      Jon

      • Murray Oltman says:

        Jon,

        Gladly, although the Adam’s family geneology references the Oltman line relative the marriarge of Matilda’s Oltman’s brother. I have Oltman specific geneology that takes Matilda’s line back 3-4 generations; I’ll be gald to forward it to you. Please send me your contact information. Murray Oltman [Murray@theOltmans.com]

  2. Murray Oltman says:

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