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, October 9, 2011

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"Grave Addiction" is on Facebook!

Please check out Beth Santore's "Grave Addiction" site on "Facebook"! 

Some of its most recent photographs include those showing the cleaning and stone resetting work as it was done in progress at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Somerset, Perry County, Ohio on October 8, 2011.  

Abstracted from the description:

"On October 8, 2011 the Ohio Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies partnered with Historic Gravestone Services of New Salem, MA and the Perry County Historical Society to host a gravestone conservation workshop at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Somerset, Ohio."

Also, please note the "Ohio Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies" has their own "Facebook" Page where the photographs can also be viewed.

Beth has done an outstanding job of promoting cemetery preservation in Ohio through her own website of "Graveaddiction" and the "Ohio Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies".   

She has visited many Ohio cemeteries; both large and well-known, and small and little known, taking pictures of gravestones. 

Being extremely knowledgeable on the subject of gravestone symbolism, Beth includes explanations of the meanings conveyed by the various symbols carved in gravestones.  Understanding what the symbols represent can help us better identify the religious and other affiliations connected to the deceased during their lifetime.
From the "Ohio Chapter of Gravestone Studies" Website:

"General Information"
"For more information, please contact Beth Santore at graveaddiction@gmail.com"