Saint Elizabeth Cemetery

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Butler Twp.
Mercer 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 Frank Will, on 8 Oct., 2007.
The most recent update to this page made on 27 Nov., 2007.

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Belna, Rosmary, Febuary 1, 1955 - July 29, 2005; Rosemary, wife of Victor Belna, Married: January 22, 1977
Belna, Lucille, December 16, 1917 - December 2, 2004 Wife of Pete Belna.
Bettinger, Paul C., Jan 23, 1923 - Apr 24, 2006; Angela E., Mar. 19, 1929 - __, -Married Feb. 26, 1949-
Buschur, Joseph A., 1896 - 1918, Veteran of World War I
Droesch, Janet A.(Nerderman), 1947 - 2003
Dues, Clem J., 1911 - 2003; Regina K.(Bruns) Dues, 1912 - 2004 Regina, wife of Eugene S. Droesch.
Fortman, John "Doc", April 30, 1952 - August 10, 2003
Harlamert, Larry R., July 2, 1941 - June 2, 2005 Husband of Johanna M. Pleiman.
Kremer, Lorraine Theresa, April 29, 1956 - April 18, 2003 Daughter of Raymond and Jeanene Kremer. Wife of John P. Giere.
Lefeld, Harold M., 1923 - 2006 Husband of Wilma O. Schmitt.
Powell, Glen L., Feb 4, 1924 - May 8, 2003; Marie D., May 9, 1929 - __, Married 1947 Glen was a World War II Veteran.
Rutschilling, Gail M., June 23, 1957 - September 1, 2006 Wife of Dale L. Rutschilling.
Selhorst, Herbert "Herb", Nov 1, 1931 - Apr 23, 2005, Waveline (Keller), June 8, 1932 - __, Married Apr. 24, 1954

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