We were already armed with the information that Reb Izaak Reb Yekeles was buried the Ramah cemetery. Not only was it written on my great grandfather's tombstone, but my grandfather had told us this information. When my father told his parents that he was making this trip, my grandmother, Pearl, told my dad that she had a direct descendent who was buried there as well. When we got to the cemetery, we split up and got to searching for both graves. We found Reb Izaak quite quickly but it took us a while until we located the second grave... You have to imagine that although not huge, the cemetery is quite big and the stones are not easy to read... So many of them were rubbed smooth and we were afraid that we would not be able to find it. We finally located it at the far end of the cemetery by the back brick wall. It was surrounded by an iron fence and looked to be in good condition.... Turned out that my grandmother's great, great, great, great (and a few more greats) grandfather was a gadol known as the "Bach"...
Who would have guessed that more than 350 years later their direct descendants would marry each other????
This is Reb Izaak Reb Yekeles' kever, my father's father's ancestor.
....and this is Reb Yoel Sirkes, otherwise known as The Bach, my father's mother's ancestor... How amazing is that???