Historical sites such as cemeteries where gravesites as old as 200 years (some written in colonial German) are in dire need of maintenance or repair. We tour these historical cemeteries as a means to educate reunion attendees of the life and times of the colonial families therein buried. People from all over the country come to Lincoln and Catawba counties to visit these historic cemeteries. Often they will contact members of the Association for assistance in locating specific historic tombstones. In some cases where historic tombstones have been damaged or are missing, the Association’s goal is to afford the ability to repair or replace and therefore preserve these historic sites.
We initially plan to start with a budget of $500 for tombstone repair or replacement of historical markers. We estimate the expense of repair for a historical marker to be approximately $50-$100. We estimate the replacement of a historical marker to be approximately $250-300.
Once implemented, this project will depend on the financial goals and expenses as approved by the Board each year for its’ continuance."