Peter and Jensine Lawson
Peter and Jensine Lawson

Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY Photograph by A. Louise Myers at

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Peter and Jensine Lawson

Greenwood Cemetery

Brooklyn, New York


Of all the grand monuments in Greenwood, I would have to say this is my favorite. At first glance it appears to be a happily married couple, but it is actually of "Grandpa and His Loving Granddaughter." His wife, Sarah, is also buried here, but it is with his granddaughter Jensine he chose to be carved in marble. 


Jensine passed away, at age 24, nearly a year to the day after her grandfather, Peter.  


Jensine's epitaph reads: 


"The Earth, the Earth has lost a gem, Heaven has gained a star, the angels saw it shining here and called it from