German Cemetery, lakupa, Kolonia

Tombs in the German cemetery in Kolonia | Kolonia Town | Kolonia | Travel  Story and Pictures from Federated States of Micronesia
October 2020. Source: Google Images

The Site is of major significance and value to Pohnpeians as it serves as a reminded of events which took place during the German occupancy of Ponape. Two German Governors, one who died mysteriously in 1907 the same day he dug up the tomb of the first king and father of the monarchy or traditional leader system still employed in Ponape; and one killed on October 18, 1910, are among those who buried in the cemetery. The first Yapese man to come to Ponape, a contemporary of the Germans, is also buried in the cemetery.