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Elmwood Cemetery

Black River Twp.
Lorain 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 Gary R. Good, on 10 Mar., 2007.
The most recent update to this page was made on 17 May, 2008.

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Bowman, George L., M.D., age 57yrs; Amelia, his wife, age 46yrs; Paul Infant; George Lewis, age 2yrs
Cook, Margaret, nee Schlery, wife of Paul W. Cook, born in Kleinchester, Germany, Feb. 3, 1866, died Aug. 29, 1913
Dahl, Andreas, geb: 20 Okt. 1844, Gest: 23 Juli, 1901; Seine Frau, Sophie, Geb: 25 Januar, 1842, Gest: 13 April 1913 -Heir ruht in Gott, Mein achebter mann-
Friedel, Fredericka, wife of Charles M. Friedel, Dec. 4, 1851 - Aug. 9, 1900
Heinrich, Werner, Geb: 7 Jan., 1870, Gest: 18 Feb. 1893
Lawler (overview) See next entry for detailed inscription.
Lawler, I.D. & E.A. drowned from the yacht Leo, on her way from Lorain to Cleveland, Sept. 16, 1888 -He giveth His beloved ones sleep O'blessed promise given we gave to Him our lambs to keep Our treasures now in Heaven- (second page)I.D. Lawler, born June 14, 1862, aged 27yrs 3m 2d; E. A. Lawler, born Nov. 17, 1865, aged 23yrs 9m 29d
Osgood, Herbert, 1843 - 1903; Adelaide Bradley, his wife, 1845 - 1894; Mary Light, his wife, 1858 - 1903
Peters, Henry W., born Cleveland, O., Aug. 16, 1867, died Lorain, O., June 20, 1893
Sanford, James S., 1873 - 1907
Schieferstain, Lugwig, 1840 - 1901; Anna B., his wife, 1846 - 1928

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