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Old Saint Peters Cemetery

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Pleasant 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 08 Feb., 2010.
This cemetery is located between Tschopp Rd. NE & SR37 (Lancaster Newark Rd NE), north of Lancaster, on Carroll Eastern Rd. NE. It's nicely cared for, little church lot burial ground, located behind church. Ample off road parking next to cemetery. This very old cemetery contains lots of stones beautifully inscribed in German text. Photos taken 24 June, 2004. The readings are preliminary and not organized into proper rows, by rather alphabetized to make easier for research purposes.

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Aumgardner, Jacob B., Starb Oct. 15, 1829, alt. 37 J 6m hier lie _ derleib der starhlich Von leider_ traurig___,Dis _ ist von Goddes__, Ehrig __prest_ _ [inscription very difficult to read due to weatherization]
Catz, , Sier rubet, Daniel, gobn von Johann und Anna Margaretha Catz, Or murde geboren den 28 Jung 1823, und starh den 14, April 1842. in dem Alter von 18 Yahren 9 monaten und 16 tagen Os sale nur die Sutte bin, Mu de rich vier umgehen bin: Yeh seiber lebend die zuor, Gebring aus den Trummern. Mich verbor. J.W. Jungkurib Lithopolis [Catz, Daniel, son of Johann & Anna Margaretha Catz, born 28 June 1823, died 14 April 1842, while aged to 18 years 9 months and 16 days ; Verse at bottom and inscribed by J.W. Jungurib] Click here for close up view.
Cly, John, son of J. & E.J. Cly, died July 26, 1862, aged 1yr. & 11ds.
Doomy, In memory of Anna, consort of John Doomy and daughter of Joseph & Anna Maria Bury, who was born December the 15th 1805, and departed this life January the 20th 1842, aged 36 Years, 1 month and 5 Days; "God my Redeemer lives and ever from the skies Looks down and watches all my dust Till he shall bid it rise."
Doomy, In memory of Annette, daughter of John and Anna Doomy, born June 8th 1838, died Septbr 3 thr 1842, aged 4 years 2ms & 25ds "The lilies of the field That quickly fade away."
During, Dur rubet in dem berrn Patrus During, gestorben den 12 ten July 1827, alt. 13 11m 10 T. Ich hln__ __ Rosclein, In mein_ __ perlen, On kemderschncle odche__Und machtemir _ hald ein cn_. [inscription very weathered and weak towards center] [Master Rubet, son of Patrus During, died 12th July 1827, lived 13 years 11months 10days]
Fitzer, John Russell, Ohio, Pvt. Co. E, 357 Infantry, World War I, Aug. 18, 1891 - Oct. 5, 1968 Click here to view flagholder.
_eider, In memory of Adam , who died _, April __ [stone fragment, much of inscription not readable]
Freich, In memory of Joseph, who departed this life February 15th 1842, aged 53Y 1month & 26 days verse: "Our Jesus went before us And many sorrows bore, And we who follow after, Can never meet with more. John Strickler
Gall, Elizabeth, starb den 23 Dec., 1845 [died on Dec 23, 1845, remainder not readable]
Gebhart, K., died May 18, 1864, aged 34y 7m 12d
Gebhart, Caroline, wife of K.C. Gebhart, died Apr. 29, 18_5, aged 34y 7m 14d
Hansly, Henry Anis, died April 25, 1845, aged 62yrs 4 mo. 15ds.
Hoover, Ann Maria, Daughter of Frederic & Katherine Hoover, died Oct. 21, 1835, aged 2 years 2 mo & 21 days
Huber, In memory of Mr. Francis Christopher, born April 18, AD 1777 & died May 2 AD 18 [need to rephotograph, missed lower section with death year.]
Jackson, Isabell, died Feb. 26, 1863, aged 8y & 3m
Klai, Barbara, _ Gebohren den 29 July 1788 and Starb den 16 Sept. 1845 sie _ ihr leben auf 57 Jahr 3m. 21tag [Klai, Barbara, born on 29 July 1788, died on 16 Sept. 1845, she lived to age 57 years 3months & 21 days]
Lorash, In memory of Barbara, consort of H. Lorash, and widow of Jacob Crider, born October 30th 1780, died March 16th 1843, aged 62 years 4months and 14 days- Click here to see different view.
Miller, Elizabeth, wife of J. Miller, died Aug. 1, 1864, aged 64y 5m & 21d
Miller, Barbara, wife of John Miller, died Nov. 29, 1831, aged 35 years 7 m & 22 days "Oh; where are the eyes that once _-m'd upon me. And where is my friend I rejoiced _ to see; And where is the _ family's glow, She is gone "
Saladay, In memory of Peter, son of Jacob and Maria Saladay, born July 12th 1841, died Febry 7, 1844, aged 2 years 6months & 25 days. My parents dear weep not for me. My time was short and blessed is he that called me to eternity.
Saladay, Jacob, born May 15, 1802, died Feb. 3, 1887, aged 84y 8m 18d
Srech/Frech, Hie Rchel im Heffen peterus Srech, Geb den 23 Aprel 1826 Starb Den 31 Mertz 1830, Se_ne alt. 3 J 11m [Rchel, possible derivative of Rachel, daug. of Peter Srech or Frech, born on 23 April, 1826, died on 31 March 1830, lived to age 3 years 11 months]
Tschopp, Anna wife of D.Tschopp, Died Nov. 23, 1854, aged 49 years 3mos
Tschopp, Daniel, died Aug. 12, 1861, aged 65y. 9m. _d.
Werts, Anna, wife of Abright Werts, died Aug. 28, 1838, aged 32 years 6m. 9d. [sandstone memorial, still readable, but very fragile condition]

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