Bear Creek Cemetery

Madison Twp.
Montgomery County

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These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Christine Bitner, on 21 March, 2004
This cemetery is located at 172 North Union Rd., Dayton, Ohio, 45427.
This page updated on 23 March, 2006.

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Reid, Carl Alvin, 1915 - 1963; Mary Magdalene (Silcox), his wife, 1920 - 1997
Rosell, Charles Steven, 1962 - 1993 "Steve" is a grandson of Carl & Mary Reid.
Reid, Thomas Edwin, Jr., Pvt. U.S. Army, born Oct. 16, 1957, died Sep. 27, 1979 Viewing back of headstone/attached Army plaque.
Many of the transcriptions listed below contain special information referenced from a web site, used to determine parents surname. Sorry, but due to rootsweb/usgenweb restrictions, I'm not permitted to post the urls on this page, but Christine might be willing to share the link with you. If you send Christine an inquiry, please include county, township and cemetery names along with memorial stone inscription, so that she knows which individual you're researching. All these memorials are located in the "old" section, which is located on the west side of Union Rd. In some photos you can see "Hillgrove Cemetery" in the background. Hillgrove is now considered part of Bear Creek.
Heeter, Sebastian, [Jr.], 27 Dec. 1818 - 28 Aug. 1891 Sebastian was born and died in Madison Twp., Montgomery Co., OH. He is the son of Sebastian, Sr. & Elizabeth (Rarick) Heeter. Sebastian & Catherine are my 3rdgreat grandparents.
Heeter, Catherine, wife of Sebastian Heeter, 18 Apr. 1821 - 10 May 1897 Catherine, born in Libertytown, Frederick co., MD, died Montgomery Co., OH. Daughter of Matthias F. & Sally (Martin) Ernst.
Heeter Memorial overview.
Heeter, Samuel, 17 Nov. 1816 - 23 Nov. 1882, aged 66y 6ds Samuel, son of Sebastian & Elizabeth (Rarick) Heeter. Married Rheuhanna Nation on 17 Dec. 1840 in Montgomery Co., OH.
Heeter, Rheuhanna, wife of Samuel Heeter, 8 Apr. 1813 - 5 Oct. 1906, aged 98y 5m 27d She is the daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth (Moser) Nation. Born in Campbell Co., KY, died Madison TWp., Montgomery Co., OH.Samuel and Rheuhanna had 6 children.
Heeter, Abraham, 3 Sep 1819 - 16 Aug. 1889 Abraham, son of Henry (1796-1860) & Hannah (Vaniman)(1800-1886) Heeter. Married Catharine on 4 Sep 1851.
Heeter, Catharine [Cass], wife of Abraham Heeter, 12 Feb. 1830 - 2 Apr. 1910 Daughter of David (1803-1883) & Elizabeth (Bowman)(1804-1867)Brumbaugh.
Heeter, Perry, Aug. 20, 1862 - Oct. 29, 1933, 71yrs 2mts 9days Son of Abraham & Catharine (Brumbaugh) Heeter.
Heeter Heeter memorial overview.
Rarick, John, May 8, 1821 - Feb. 26, 1895 Rarick is the name of my 4thgreat grandmother Elizabeth Rarick-Heeter and many of her descendants are buried in this part of the cemetery, I am certain there is a connection.

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