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."

Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Nationwide Gravesite Locator" - From the United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Memorial Day Activities - Lorain County, Ohio

From the website of the "MorningJournal" - May 27, 2010. 
Click on title for an alphabetical city-by-city listing of parades and services to be held in observance of Memorial Day 2010 in Lorain County, Ohio.

Memorial Day 2010 - Memorial Day Observances in Madison, Lake County, Ohio

Click on title for a listing of Memorial Day services being held at various cemeteries in and near Madison, Lake County, Ohio.

Memorial Day 2010 Schedule - Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association

Click on title for Memorial Day Mass Schedules at all of the Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Update on Adams Street Cemetery - Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Click on title for story.
I am so thrilled to see our Cleveland "Plain Dealer" newspaper publish such a wonderful updated story about the ongoing restoration of the Adams Street Cemetery in Berea, Ohio.  The photos are great additions to the article as well.  It is very befitting to present the story of the efforts of these dedicated volunteers to help us honor all of the departed on Memorial Day 2010.
From the "Plain Dealer"
Listing of Memorial Day Events in Northeastern Ohio

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monroe Street Cemetery - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Click on title to read a great story about the Monroe Street Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio (featured on the website "Cleveland.com").  The story mentions that the first burial at Monroe Street Cemetery was 1818 and the most recent burial was 2006.  This means it can be considered an 'active' cemetery. 
Hopefully, a bright future will be on the horizon for Monroe Street Cemetery to receive the improvements it needs so people can once again visit and walk through its grounds.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

"Clean up at Rowland Cemetery" - Canton, Stark County, Ohio - Saturday, May 22, 2010

Above is link to the map location for Rowland Cemetery
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Canton OH

"As background, the Rowland Cemetery is a non-profit entity located in the SE end of Canton. The Cemetery is the final resting place of many of Canton's early families with names like Trump, Sherrick and Reifsnyder among the many others. The Cemetery covers virtually a city block and has a very meager endowment fund from which the interest is used to pay taxes, utilities, insurance and ground maintenance. That being said, interest rates are so low that the returns on our CD are insufficient to allow us to hire someone to cut the grass.
With Memorial Day rapidly approaching, we are calling on anyone who has a little free time to bring your mower, blower, rake or weed-eater and come on down. We had a large turnout from our friends at Anheuser-Busch a few years back and were able to clean up everything in 4 hours.
The clean-up has been scheduled for Saturday May 22, 2010 beginning at 8 AM. And will continue as long as needed.
Please check your schedule and RSVP if you can find the time to help out. I will be trying to get the word out through the radio/newspaper as well.
Thank you for caring.......and feel free to forward this as you deem necessary.
The NEOGS will be helping out throughout the season. We are also going to try and put as many headstones back on their bases. If anyone knows someone that could lend us a hand with the heavy headstones, we need something that is able to lift at least 5000 pounds. The picture I am using is one of the monument stones that we want to get uprighted. Also we are in need of a tree service that would like to donate its time.
To find the address of the cemetery go to google and type in Rowland Cemetery, Canton, OH and it will bring up mapquest with the location.
If anyone has questions or can help us with uprighting headstones please email me. haunthunter2000@gmail.com"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Elizabeth Allmendinger Seiter

My new picture frame with 'instant ancestors' !!!

On the back is a note: "Grandma" Seiter; Elizabeth Allmendinger Seiter who was born 8-28-1851 and died 3-12-1894. On May 26, 1871 she married Christian Seiter. There is an 'x' written in above the lady standing in the back at the far left; so I am assuming it is Elizabeth Allmendinger Seiter.
Click on title to link to a Rootsweb entry that seems to match this Seiter family.