John E. Denike and Jacob Jackson, Jr. (1812-1866)

Conservation Assessment

Name(s): Jacob Jackson, Jr. (1812-1866) and John Denike (1807-1854)


Sacred to the memory of John E Denike
Born December 13th 1807 Died December 30th 1854 aged 44 years and 17 days

He’s gone aloft
Why should we mourn departed friends
Or shake at death’s alarm?
Death’s but the servant Jesus sends
To call us to his arms.

Jacob Jackson Jr.
Born October 2d 1812 Drowned in the Potomac River July 19th 1866

“Around thy name our dearest memories cling.”

Type of Marker: Headstone and footstone
Material: Marble

Historic Integrity: Altered
Structural Integrity: Good
Material Integrity: Fair
Legible Inscription: Poor

Marker Details
Inventory Number: 101
Historic Number: 388
Cemetery Section: 4
Ledger Book: Page 23, Number: 135
Marker Height/Length (in): 58
Marker Width (in): 27
Marker Thickness/Depth (in): 0
Footstone Height (in): 16
Footstone Width (in): 16
Footstone Thickness (in): 1

Prior to Restoration

Issues: Biogrowth, blistering, erosion, sugaring, sunken
Comments: This might be the top half to a broken bottom that might still be buried.  If that is the case it will need to be pinned back together.  Headstone is lying horizontal on the ground in front of footstone.
Recommended Treatment: Cleaning w/biocide, consolidation, excavating, resetting

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.