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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."

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Spotlighting The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve and their historic cemeteries preservation committees

The Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve's recent announcements have brought greater awareness to the public about their historic cemetery preservation committee that supports all historic cemeteries in the area of the Western Reserve.  There is also a separate Erie Street Cemetery Committee. 

"Board member Homer Taft has agreed to chair our historic cemetery preservation committee and City Landmarks Office planner Karl Brunjes is now chairing our Erie Street Cemetery Committee. While both committees are in support of preserving historic cemeteries, the Erie Street one is specific to our traditional involvement with Erie Street Cemetery, whereas Homer's is in support of historic cemeteries throughout the area."

"Cemetery Preservation Committee"

"The ESA is recruiting a committee of all persons interested in the preservation and maintenance of Western Reserve Cemeteries and especially the historic and early ones. 
Our goal is to facilitate sharing of knowledge and resources among folks interested in preserving our heritage. 
If interested, please contact Homer Taft at hstaft@yahoo.com."

Erie Street Cemetery on Find A Grave

Case Western Reserve University's "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History" describes the geography and history of the Western Reserve.