Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spotlighting Jonathan Appell -- Gravestone Conservation and Preservation

Jonathan Appell has several cemetery preservation workshops scheduled for 2016 in western states.  

As he will be traveling through Ohio, he has some availabilty of time to hold a workshop in Ohio.  

If an organization wishes to schedule a hands-on cemetery preservation workshop conducted by Jonathan Appell, please contact him directly. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sharing a link to the video of William G. Krejci's presentation of: "Buried Beneath Cleveland - Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County”

Recorded on April 11, 2016 by Avon Lake Community Television at the Avon Lake Public Library and hosted by Heritage Avon Lake:

"He reveals the stories and locations of over 50 displaced cemeteries in the Greater Cleveland Area."
"The dead do not always rest in peace. Occasionally, they wind up in the backyard. As towns grew in Cuyahoga County during the late 1800s, many of its cemeteries were relocated to make room for urban sprawl. But not all of these graves made the journey. 

Author William G. Krejci tracks down more than fifty displaced cemeteries throughout the Greater Cleveland area. Discover the Revolutionary War veterans, famous scientists and illustrious dignitaries found beneath gas stations and grocery stores in this eerie history of Cuyahoga County’s forgotten dead."

Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Mystery Shrouds Deserted, Neglected Youngstown Cemetery" -- Spotlighting the Tod Homestead Cemetery

The Tod Homestead Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio has a history unlike most cemeteries. 

The story of those buried in the Potter's Field portion of the Tod Homestead Cemetery unfolds in detail in this "Youngstown Vindicator" news report:  

Below is an almost full 28 page listing of names of individuals buried in an overlooked Potter's Field within Tod Cemetery: