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."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Spotlighting "Stone Revival Historical Preservation" - Brad Manzenberger, Conservator

Brad Manzenberger of Stone Revival Historical Preservation has been a leader in presenting documentation of critical significance that supports the important reasons for anyone to always adhere to all Do No Harm Best Practices to clean, repair, and reset gravestones that will ensure the most beneficial results afterward.


Sharing the latest from: 
"Stone Revival Historical Preservation": 
"Cleaning Headstones"
 August 19, 2016
(Above photo courtesy of Brad Manzenberger)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sheep Pen Cemetery Update: Gravestones of William Irwin Sr., Margaret Irwin, and Julia Ann Yohn are the Latest to Be Restored

Sharing the latest photographs from Scott Andersen of cleaned, repaired, and reset gravestones at Sheep Pen Cemetery, Madison Twp., Highland County, Ohio.  

Click on their names to read more about them on their "Find A Grave" memorials. 

For the first time in a long time, the gravestones of William Irwin, Sr. and his wife, Margaret McCormick Irwin, are standing upright next to each other and supported within their bases.  


The small broken marker for Julia Ann (Aber) Yohn - wife of William, has been cleaned, and placed in its base.  A section of the upper left corner of the stone that had broken off years ago has progressively become ill-shaped.  

Thanking Scott Andersen for all of the additional extensive restoration work that has brought these fragile grave markers back to their rightful and respectful presence in the Sheep Pen Cemetery.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Remembering a Civil War Veteran Buried at Sheep Pen Cemetery - Corp. Noah Turner "N. T." McVay

Remembering Corp. Noah Turner "N. T." McVay buried at Sheep Pen Cemetery in Madison Township, Highland County, Ohio. 

Thanking Scott Andersen for two new 2016 photos of Corp. McVay's gravestone after it was dug up out of the ground and put in a new base that was made for it. The photo on the upper left was taken in 2010 before it was dug up and properly cleaned, repaired and reset.