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St. John's Church Cemetery

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Perry Twp.
Morrow County

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These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., May 31, 2004
This cemetery is located on the west side of route 314, on an small parcel of land, next to road & south of St. John's Lutheran Church, south side of (CR97).
My readings are preliminary, there are additional memorials that I haven't read or photographed.
The most recent update to this page was made on 30 June, 2008.

This is a small church cemetery located directly across road (CR97)from St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Itís fairly well taken care of, with most memorials still standing. Some of the memorials have proven to be difficult to read simply due to weatherization and age of stones. It appears that the oldest burial is that of Christian Baker, whose marker states his burial being in 1834. Itís possible that I may find older readable inscriptions, as the church sign mentions this church was first established in 1818. This is a preliminary report and only a sampling, representing about half of the total memorials existing here. I have made no attempt to place the readings in sequence or proper rows. As always, I have tried to read each stone carefully, but due to the weatherization of some, they are nearly worn smooth and makes it hard to be 100% sure of transcriptions. I will be delighted to update this report with any information that you know improves upon these readings. My first readings of this cemetery made on 26 April, 2004. I have made photo documentation of each stone read in this report. Robert M. Sizelove, Sr. ©
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Baker, Christian, 1765 - 1834, Pvt. 1St PA Regt., Revolutionary War
Buchner, Martin, died Sept. 16, 1872, aged 66ys 6mo 6ds
Bulls, Ezra, In memory of Ezra Bulls, died Dec. 20, 1842 in the 56th year of his age.
Devenbaugh, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Devenbaugh, died Oct. 29, 1846, aged 52yrs 29d
Foust, Louisa, wife of Daniel Foust, died Dec. 16, 1884, aged 85yrs 1mo 29ds
Foust, Samuel R., born July 24, 1840, died Mar. 20, 1892, aged 51y 7m & 29d
Hedding, Jane E., 1848 - 1900 -Mother-; John H., 1890 - 1903; Zachariah T., 1848 - 1928 -Father-
Hoffman, Barbara E., dau. Of S. & L. Hoffman, died Apr. 14, 1862, aged 8m 13d
Hoffman, Martin Luther, Jan. 27, 1850 - Aug. 14, 1908
Hoffman, Samuel, died Feb. 22, 1890, aged 67y 3m 2d
Hoffman, Lucinda, died Dec. 30, __, aged 70y 1m 2d [probably wife of Samuel]
Hofman, In memory of Adam Hofman, who departed this life May 29, 1848, aged 62years 1month & _days
Hosler, Catharine, wife of George B. Hosler, born July 20, 1798, died Apr. 20, 1888, aged 89y 9m
Hosler, George B., died Sep. 2, 1862, aged 68y 10m 19d [Civil War marker at base of his stone]
Hosler, Arty Alice, daught. of G.R. & E. Hosler, died June 19, 1869, aged 1 year 1mo 13ds
Hosler, In memory of Christenia, wife of Abraham Hosler, died June 12, 1842, aged 84yrs 5mo & 20ds
Hoy, Dorothy M., Apr. 7, 1844 - May 16, 1909; W. S. Hoy Jr., July 16, 1851 - Mar. 31, 1931. E.V. Lutheran Church
Hoy, Wm., died March 21, 1851, In the 45th year of his age.
Hoy, Calvin, Co. J, 136th Regt., O. V. I., died Sept. 7, 1864, aged 22ys 6mo 2ds
Paste, Charles, June 10, 1788 - Dec. 15, 1877; Hannah, his wife, Feb. 21, 1822 - May 22, 1897
Patterson, In memory of Esther, wife of James Patterson, died June 13, 1850, aged 76y 3m & 25d
Paxton, David, Co. E, 13th O M V I Nov. 20, 1897, aged 78yrs
Rinehart, Leah, wife of Jonas Rinehart, died Aug. 16, 1851, aged 26ys 6ms 1d
Rinehart, Mary Ann, daughter of Jonas & Leah Rinehart, died Dec. 22, 185_, aged 3yrs
Rule, Louisa, wife of Adam H. Rule, died Sept. 23, 1870, aged 33yrs 8mo 6ds
Rule, Caroline, Aug. 15, 18323 - Nov. 6, 1919
Russel, In memory of David, son of James & Lydia Russel, who departed this life Oct. 18, 1843, aged 17 years & 15 days
Russell, Robeart R., son of James & L. Russell, died Oct. 9, 1856, aged 7yrs 5mos 25ds
Serrler, Anna M., died June 30, 1851, aged 60ys 7mo 2ds -Time how short, Eternity how long- [Hard to be sure of surname]
Shirley, Barbary, wife of Ephraim Shirley, died Sept. 25, 1843, aged 22 years
Spear, George W., born April 10, 1831, died Oct. 20, 1846, aged 15yrs 6ms 10ds
Thuma, Jacob A., 1846 - 1919; Mary C. Hoffman, his wife, 1846 - 1906 sorry no image
Unknown, In memory of E__lan, wife of Wm. W___, who died July 21, 1845, Æ 25y 7mo & 22d
Weibling, In memory of Jacob, son of J. & C. Weibling, died Feb. 11, 1845, Æ 5mo & 11ds
Weighling, William, died Dec. 7, 1880, aged 79years 3mo & 13d

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