Sugar Grove Cemetery

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Berne Twp.
Fairfield County

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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by William Fischer, Jr., on 19 July, 2007.
This cemetery is located at (393713N 0823237W), Buckeye Road opposite, St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Berne Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Adcock, George W., n.d., Company D, 17th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War
Carpenter, George, 1847 - 1887
Elder, John L., d. 31 July 1873, Aged 32Ys 7M & 16Ds
Foster, James H., 1845 - 1905
Hamilton, William , 12 February 1841 - 4 June 1919
Hummel, George F., 1841 - 1906, Company I, 17th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War; Mary M. Pannabecker Hummel, 1842 - 1935
Johnston, George W., 24 December 1842 - 31 December 1929, Company B, 76th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War; Mary C. Johnston, 20 September 1842 - 20 June 1910
Potts, Jerome B., 1842 - 1919, Company K, 58th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War; Emma D. Potts, 1857 - 1923
Rudolph, William F., 11 June 1845 - 24 February 1885
Sherwood, Joseph, 1846 - 1882, Civil War Veteran
Wachter, George R., n.d., Company F, 67th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War.
Westenbarger/Westenberger, Louis, n.d., Company H, 32nd Ohio Infantry Regiment, Civil War.

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