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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."

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Butcher (AKA Walnut Grove Cemetery) in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio is Now Listed on the Ohio Historic Inventory!

No. CHP - 1281-5

(The photograph at the top of this blog was taken at the rear of the Butcher Cemetery)
Contact information regarding the Ohio Historic Inventory:
Susan Tietz | National Register and Inventory Manager, State Historic Preservation Office

Ohio History Connection | 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

p. 614.298.2000 | f. 614.298.2037 | stietz@ohiohistory.org

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Sharing an Elyria Chronicle-Telegram story: "Is Avon Lake’s maritime mystery no more?" Are Two Missing War of 1812 Veterans Found?

Sharing the newspaper story: "Is Avon Lake's maritime mystery no more?" published January 29, 2015 and written by Jon Wysochanski of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

The account is about two lost War of 1812 veterans, Henry Van Poole and Richard Williams who according to the article, might be the two missing seaman that

"For years, Avon Lake has held a connection to the Battle of Lake Erie, with stories being passed down for generations that two dead seamen washed up on the shore after the battle." 

On the shore of Lake Erie just west of the end of Route 83 on Route 6 (Lake Road) is the Lake Shore Cemetery (AKA Avon Lake Cemetery) where there is a beautiful flat black marker that was installed and honors these two men, but as unknowns.
For anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating War of 1812 mystery, Mr. Bill Krejci who has done extensive historical research on these missing seamen, will be presenting his findings at an upcoming meeting of the Avon Lake Historical Society at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Waugaman Gallery, Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd. 

**The event is free and open to the public.**

“The oldest legible stone in the Lake Shore Cemetery is for Joseph Moore, an American Revolution veteran, and one of George Washington’s bodyguards,” Krejci said. “He died in 1822.”