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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."

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sharing this Must Read Story! "The lost and found infirmary cemetery" -- Wyandot County, Ohio

"The lost and found infirmary cemetery

Published online on August 13, 2018 by the Findlay-Hancock County Norwestern Ohio "Courier" newspaper.  By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF
Sharing news stories like this one are a true joy!  They are a welcome departure from reading almost daily reports about cemeteries in Ohio having been vandalized, or the ongoing thefts occurring in them.  These issues, and those about active cemeteries becoming orphaned through no fault of their own, seem to dominate cemetery related news articles.  Sadly, the stark realities with them need to be shared because they adversely affect many people.  
So it is that reading this one provides us so much proof that cemetery preservation in Ohio is definitely going strong and those involved with it are making a significant difference!  

Congratulations to everyone who has been connected with this effort and has contributed to it.
Excerpted from this news story:
“We firmly believe this endeavor was supposed to happen!,” Mary Reinhart, a member of the committee organized to memorialize the cemetery, said in an email. “We have had so many wonderful people join in our quest and give so much time and talents to get this project to flow so well!”