Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"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."

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Names in Stone - Mapping a cemetery

Two internet sources that offer tools to help someone interested in documenting tombstone locations in a cemetery:

1. Grave Mappers Blog: The "Grave Mappers Blog" is a useful source that can be utilized as a companion tool prior to reading the information provided on the website "Names in Stone."

http://www.blogcatalog.com/blogs/grave-mappers.html

http://gravemappers.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-can-i-do-at-names-in-stone.html


2. Names in Stone: Free limited memberships are available as well as monthly or yearly memberships that offer more expanded benefits.

Check the membership comparison chart to determine which type of membership best suits your needs:

http://www.namesinstone.com/MembershipComparison.aspx

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More before and after cleaning views of Jeremiah Duvall & family tombstones at Forest Cemetery in Circleville, Ohio

Please click on title for a slide show (from Photobucket) of the Jeremiah and Sigariah (Simmons) Duvall family members tombstones. Some shots show before and after cleaning views. All burials are in Section 11 at the Forest Cemetery (located on Court Street in Circleville, Ohio - Phone#: 1-740-474-4401)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brothers - but buried at different cemeteries














Before and after cleaning views of the grave markers of Limes Brothers, John and Milton, of Hardin County, Ohio.

Milton Limes is buried at the Hale Cemetery in Hale Township, on the north side of SR 273, near Ridgeway and west of Mount Victory. Hale Cemetery is maintained by the Hale Township Trustees.


Milton Limes;128th Reg't O.V.I. Co. "H" Private. b. June 20, 1841 d. December 20, 1929 . His wife was Margaret Ann Watson.



John Limes is buried at the Ridgeway Cemetery, located on the west side of TR 179, south of SR 273 in Hale Township. Ridgeway Cemetery is maintained by the Village of Ridgeway.


John Limes;180th Reg't O.V.I. - Co. "I" d. on June 29, 1889 at age 42. He was a Private. Discharged on May 28, 1865. His wife was Harriet M. Hogue.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dorothy Eleanor Provoznik stone at Calvary Cemetery - Lorain, Ohio


Calvary Cemetery on North Ridge Road in Lorain, Ohio is one of my favorite cemeteries! There are many reasons for my fondness for this cemetery not the least of which is that I have several relatives buried there on my mother's side of the family.
Here are "before" and "after" cleaning views of the Dorothy Eleanor Provoznik stone. The "before" photograph was taken in May of 2005 and the "after" photograph was taken two years later in May of 2007.
Dorothy Eleanor Provoznik was the daughter of Frank and Anna Edna (Zagorsky) Provoznik.
Anna Edna's parents were Michael and Marie Zagorsky. Michael Zagorsky was my maternal grandfather's brother (Andrew Zagorsky).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Walnut Creek Cemetery - Perry Township - Fayette County, Ohio











Photos of Harvey Limes' stone (above) and his mother's stone (Athaliah [Doster] Limes) (below) located in the rear older section at Walnut Creek Cemetery which sits across from Buckeye Hills Golf Course. The cemetery is maintained by the Perry Township Trustees. Walnut Creek is an active cemetery, however, like many older cemeteries contains a large older section with deteriorating gravestones.
The Harvey Limes' stone was once mostly hidden by a large bush. After chopping away the bush, however, rusted weedwhacker marks can now be seen on the stone due to careless grounds workers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg, Ohio - Nancy Brock Butcher stone re-set upside down






To the left is the Nancy (Brock) Butcher, wife of Dr. John Butcher original stone, at one point re-set, however, upside down.
Daughter, Anna (Butcher) Callendar is buried to the right.

Photograph taken in 2007

Monday, January 5, 2009

Follow up on Christian Cemetery - Williamsport, Pickaway County, Ohio




From: RAY W HORCH JR - January 5, 2009:

"I talked with Harvey on the third. I have been having some health issues, so I haven't been very active in much of anything lately. The last thing I helped Harvey with was to stain and seal a split rail fence across the front of the Cemetery. It looks really nice and Harvey is constantly working to keep the Cemetery in tip top shape."