An Unusual Motif of Cattail and Sneezeweed

Monument for Mary H. Multop and Ada L. Kenner
Folks taking a casual stroll on the grounds will sometimes pause to take a closer look at a monument with an unusual motif of cattail and sneezeweed, both of which are widespread throughout the United States and can be found along the high tide margin of the wetlands in the Trenton-Hamilton-Bordentown Marsh just south of the cemetery.

It memorializes Mary H. Multop (1847-1909), wife of Peter Multop, and their 17-year-old daughter Ada L. Kenner (1888-1905), wife of Charles Kenner Jr.

The Common Cattail, or Typha latifolia, is the most common species of cattail. They have flat blade-like leaves, a dense, dark brown flowering spike, and reach a height of five to ten feet. Sneezeweed, or Helenium autumnale, is a member of the genus named by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in honor of Helen of Troy. With yellow, daisy-like flowers and slightly serrated, six-inch-long lanceolate leaves, they reach a height of three to five feet.

The monument is located in Section K, Lot 904.

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