Grove-St. Mary's Cemetery

Pleasant Twp.
Hardin 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 seperate 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 term , this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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.

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Leoffert, Margaret, wife of N. Leoffert, died Jan. 15, 1896, aged 84y 6m 2d Anna Margaretha Frischkorn, was born July 13, 1811 in Germany & died Jan. 15, 1896 in Ohio. She was the daughter of Nicholas & Anna (Dorm) Frischkorn.
Leoffert, John N. died Oct. 19, 1868, aged 24y 7m 20d John Nikolas Leoffert was born Feb. 22, 1809 in Gernmany & died Oct. 19, 1868 in Hardin Co., OH. He emigrated from Germany in 1837.
Lotz, Nicholas, born June 30, 1832, died Mar. 17, 1912, aged 79y 8m 17d He emigrated from Germany in 1837.
Lotz, Catharine, 1st wife of Nicholas Lotz, born Sep. 30, 1838, died Sep. 18, 1859, aged 20y 11m 18d Catharine was the daughter of Nikolas & Anna Margaretha (Frischkorn) Leoffert. She was the first wife of Nicholas Lotz.
Lotz, Eva, 2nd wife of Nicholas Lotz, born Feb. 18, 1841, died June 8, 1916, aged 75y 3m 20d Eva was the sister to Nicholas's first wife Catharine. Her parents were Nikolas & Anna Margaretha (Frischkorn) Leoffert.
Lotz, William, 1879 - 1941; Clara E., 1884 - 1941 William was the son of Nicholas & Eva Lotz, born Apr. 29, 1871, died June 10, 1941. Clara Edna Rostorfer, was born Dec. 21, 1885, and died Jan. 13, 1941. She was the daughter of John George & Alice Everline (Snyder) Rostorfer.
Lotz, Nicholas, 1856 - 1952; Josephine, 1867 - 1952; Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas, Jr., June 15, 1851 - Dec. 19, 1897 Nicholas, first son of Nicholas & Catharine Lotz. Nicholas, Jr. was born 1856, died Aug. 3, 1952. His first wife (Elizabeth) is also buried next to him. His second wife Josephine Bloom, was born Nov. 21, 1867 & died Mar. 15, 1952. They were married in 1900.
Lotz, Mary E., 1865 - 1887; Louis, 1858 - 1925; Rosa A., 1871 - 1953 Louis was the second son of Nicholas & Catharine Lotz. His forst wife Mary Elizabeth ? is buried next to him on his left. His second wife Rosa A. is buried on his right. Rosa gave him a large family of 12 children.
Lotz, Frank, 1890 - 1911 George Frank Lotz was the eldest son of Louis & Rosa Lutz (Lotz).
Lotz, Henry A., 1881 - 1953; Jessie A. his wife, 1879 - 1923 Henry Adam Lotz, son of Nicholas & Evalina (Leoffert) Lotz. Henry was born July 6, 1881, died Mar. 6, 1953. His second wife, Jessie Anna (Althauser) Lotz, is buried next to him. She was the daughter of George W. & Barbara Althauser. She was born in Feb. 1879, died 1923.
Lotz, Herschel E., Oct. 21, 1913 - Dec. 3, 1989; Evelyn, his wife Herschel Edmund Lotz, son of Adolph & Amanda G. (Reinhart) Lotz.
Lotz, Adolph, 1879 - 1955; Amanda, 1884 - 1983; Flora, 1878 - 1907 Adolph was the son of Nicholas & Evaline (Leoffert) Lotz. Adolph was born Nov. 14, 1879, died Mar. 16, 1955. He was 1st married to Flora, she lived a short life. He then married Amanda G. Reinhart, dau. of Philip & Sara (Frideger) Reinhart. Amanda was born Sept. 25, 1884, died May 13, 1983.
Lotz, Elnora May, Feb. 3, to Sept. 23, 1907 Elnora was the first born child of Henry Adam & Jessie Anna (Althauser) Lotz.
Lotz, Gertrude, Infant daughter of Nicholas & Eva (Leoffert) Lotz, born 1875, died Jan. 1876, aged 1yr & 25 d
Lotz, Eva Rosena, she was born and she died in 1959 She died the same year as her mother Catherine.
Lotz, Katherine, 1877 - 1963 She is the daughter of Nicholas & Eva Lotz. She was born July 16, 1877, died Jan. 24, 1963. Katherine was never married, buried next to her mother Evalina.
Lotz, John, 1866 - 1940; Louesa, 1866 - 1943 John was the first born son of Nicholas & Eva Lotz. He was born Dec. 21, 11866, died June 6, 1940. His wife Louesa (Winebrenner) Lotz, is buried next to him.
Lotz, Herman, 1900 - 1978; Estyl, his wife, 1906 - 1982 Herman was the son of John & Louesa (Winebrenner) Lotz. He was born Nov. 14, 1900, died Feb. 1978.
Lotz, Oscar W., April 3, 1917 - Apr. 30, 2001; D. GEraldine, his wife, Feb. 26, 1921 - _ -Married June 8, 1940- Oscar was the son of William & Calra (Rostorfer) Lotz.

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