Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"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."

Friday, April 19, 2013

Announcing Upcoming Restoration Work at the Rittman Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Rittman, Wayne County, Ohio

Sharing great news regarding the Rittman Pioneer Memorial Cemetery located in Rittman, Wayne County, Ohio which has 127 interments listed for it on "Find A Grave."  (Per Find A Grave, the cemetery is 84% photographed.)

The Rittman Historical Society has announced on its Facebook Page:

"Rittman Historical Society / Pioneer Cemetery"    

"A COMPANY RESPECTFUL INTERMENT PRESERVATIONS HAS BEEN APPROVED TO FINISH REPAIRING THE LAST EIGHT HEAD STONES. A MOTION WAS MADE AND APPROVED BY ALL ATTENDING MEMBERS TO PAY FOR THIS PART OF THE RESTORATION OF THE CEMETERY. MY THANKS GO OUT TO EVERYONE IN RITTMAN & WADSWORTH. I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK EVERY PERSON IN THE RITTMAN,WADSWORTH AREA FOR THEIR DONATIONS."

 Some of the surnames of those buried at the Rittman Pioneer Cemetery include:  

Albers, Blackwell, Calame, Fritz, Garver, Gish, Hatfield, Immel, Johnson, Lance, Leatherman, Miller, Ollinger, Pifer, Savage, Shank, Spitler, Wagaman, Wright, and Yockey. 

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