Lewis Knapp by Floyd Culver
-."w.wW.ieT. .w T. . CURIOUS TOMBSTONES. Milwaukee Pentlnel. "The biggest curiosity In Kenosha Is at th cemetery." said Floyd Culver, of that city "A man named Lewis Knapp, who used to reside there, had absorbed some peculiar ideas on the subject of religion, both ancient and modern, from a com pre- her.alve reading of the works of Voltaire, Tom Pains snd Robert O. Ingersoll. He lead these books with csre. but owing to the fsct that he was a man of but mod- erate education he waa able to understand ncne of the more Intricate philosophy which they contain and only comprehended their mtat atartllng statements. "Before his death, which occurred a few years ago. he had made a number of tomb- stones for himself and for deceased mem- j, of hIa immediate family literally cov- ered from tip to base with the most remark- able ststementn which were ever carved in- to stone. Ho refuted all dogmas, religions snd doctrines, from the daya of Confucius ft the present age. and also added some of the most blasphemous and blood curdling ba-ideas on creeds and churches which ever emanated from a maVa mind. Knapp died as be lived, scoffing; at an Jholy thing, aad now reals under his start- nng collection or torn baton es, which are always the object of- much Interest to curious visitors In the city." -W.wW.w.wW.w' .