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, July 1, 2011

Re-visiting Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio

My thanks to Linda Moore who took these two photographs during her recent visit to the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg. 

I have been trying to garner local interest and support for the Butcher Cemetery to continue not only regular maintenance of the grounds, but to also replace five Civil War Veterans grave markers that are there.  Most are barely readable and some are sinking into the ground and are almost out of sight.

Thank you, Linda, for visiting the Butcher Cemetery and providing your photographs which show that so many of the most beautiful tall statue type monuments have become broken into many pieces and crashed onto the ground and are now getting grown over by weeds as they sink out of sight unless restored back to being upright and in one piece as they once were. 

The Butcher Cemetery has 99 burials current listed on Find A Grave. 

Records being added on line for Edgewood Cemetery in Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula, Ohio

Click on title to link to the on-line records with headstone photographs currently offered on the website by the Ashtabula County Genealogical Society.
Additional information from the website:

"Ashtabula County Genealogical Society - Gravestone Photos"

"Edgewood (includes Edgewood Abbey).
West side of State Rd., south of intersection with US Rt. 20 (E. Prospect Rd.) east side of Ashtabula River. Coordinates: 41° 52’ 14” N, 80° 46’ 28” W

We started putting photos of Edgewood Cemetery on line at this link.

It is a large cemetery and will take time to get all the photos on line.

A Google Map of cemetery can be found at this link.

Thanks to Larry and Phyllis Willis for the photos.

Note: This is a partial listing, please check back often."

Spotlighting "Bishir Family Scrapbook" & Happy Fourth of July !!

Click on title to access the headstone page of the "Bishir Family Scrapbook."

This site is primarily for the surname of "Bishir", however, there are other surnames as well represented with tombstone photographs including:

 Hammond, Hardesty, Hills, Holaday, Hoover, Kainz, Leggett, Lind, Marshall, Moon, Murr, Pitzer, Ruse, Shaffer, Stroup, Taylor, and Willitt.  

The cemeteries are primarily in Highland County, Ohio.  

This is a nicely done family website! 
Enjoy browsing all of the links!   
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!!!