Bonaventure Cemetery’s Hartmann Sisters Statue is probably one of the most asked about by visitors to Bonaventure and one of the most overlooked at the same time.
Sculptor John Walz devoted a number of statues to the Hartmann family plot, but there are few statues more iconic than the monument placed here commonly called “The Hartmann Twins.” This has become misleading as the two sisters never knew each other but sculptor John Walz represents them cuddling as if they had been close in life. The sisters are depicted on top of either an inverted baptismal basin, child’s wash-tub or possibly a child’s crib. The inversion of the object is to show the close of a life. Watch the video on our page or check out our YouTube Channel, BonaventureTV The Hartmann Sisters
Also this monument is in need of serious cleaning and other preservation! If interested in sponsoring a cleaning of it, please contact The City of Savannah Cemetery Department’s Preservation Coordinator Sam Beetler at 912-651-6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’d like to know more about how to help this rare, precious and endangered monument!