Mystery headstone

The Guzman’s have no idea how long Wicke, Sr.’s headstone has been under their home, but are looking to get it back to its original place as soon as possible.

David and Elvia Guzman recently made the mysterious discovery of a headstone belonging to Henry Owen Wicke Sr. hiding underneath their home on Allen M Parks Drive.

The Guzman’s purchased the home in December 2019.

The headstone had been there since the home was purchased, but was submerged, upside down and under the house next to a brick pillar.

At the time, they believed the upside down headstone was a concrete slab and was a part of the foundation of their home. That is, until closer examination after buying the home, D. Guzman realized the concrete slab was actually granite, and not part of the foundation.

He then thought, “A headstone?”

D. Guzman made a call to a friend to help him dig out the heavy granite object. After finally being able to lift it from its submerged state, D. Guzman was shocked to find it was in fact a headstone.

Since its discovery, the Guzman’s have found little useful information about Wicke Sr. or where his headstone may have previously resided.

If one has information on Wicke Sr. or his place of burial, email D. Guzman at dguzman59@sbcglobal.net.

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