A Pioneer Mother.....Sarah Ann (Lanning) Schenck

In the foothills, mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado, is a single grave with a sandstone tombstone and old wrought iron fence. The grave site is surrounded by asphalt and a protective manmade berm on two sides. It is in the back of what used to be a lumber company storage area. The tombstone reads: Sarah Schenck, Wife of M. Schenck; b. Oct 11, 1827; d. Mar 11, 1862; 35 years 5 mos.

Source of text and pictures: Pat Bishop, THE TRAVELING GENEALOGISTâ„¢

A picture of the burial site of Sarah Ann Lanning

A picture of the tombstone of Sarah Ann Lanning