Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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, July 17, 2019

Exploring Saint Anthony Cemetery in Milan, Erie County, Ohio

Sharing scenes from a recent but short visit to the Saint Anthony Cemetery, which is adjacent to the Milan Cemetery in Milan, Erie County, Ohio.  
This is not a large cemetery but one where a visitor can easily enjoy an interesting time touring the almost hidden away grounds.  Be sure to stop and read the plaques, and markers; and reflect upon the awe-inspiring beautiful religious statues and towering Crucifix that make Saint Anthony Cemetery distinctly remarkable. 
There is only one mausoleum at the Saint Anthony Cemetery and it is a prominent one erected for the Fries, Roberts, and Taylor families who are resting in peace in this majestic looking domed structure that one would normally expect to find in a much larger cemetery. 
On my visit, I quickly realized though that the mausoleum was spared by just a few feet from being seriously damaged by a large tree limb that had come down during a recent storm that had not yet been cleared away from the area. 
The popular blog "Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay" by Dorene Orshoski Paul, featured the Valentine Fries Family Mausoleum in a blog post of August 30, 2011.  Please be sure to check it out!
Also, the "Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo" Blog featured the Fries, Roberts, and Taylor Family Mausoleum, among notable statues and monuments in a May 17, 2011 blog post.  
Bronze plaque affixed to the back
of the slant marker for 
Pearl Harbor Survivor