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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."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sharing this story from Republic, Seneca County Ohio - "No Longer forgotten - Stone Marks Grave in Republic"

This story comes from Republic, Ohio from the "Advertiser - Tribune" by 


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REPUBLIC — "People drove past and mowed over an unmarked grave in Farewell Retreat Cemetery.
They didn’t know a man was buried there.
But after nearly 40 years, that’s no longer the case.
A stone now marks the burial plot for Julian B. Bordner, a Republic native who also lived in Tiffin and died Jan. 7, 1981.
Republic resident Dennis Niederkohr said Bordner laid in a grave with nothing on it for 38 years.
“He was forgotten,” he said."