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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 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.
These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Lori Sue Baus, May 23, 2005.
This cemetery is located at 1827 Erie Street South, Massillon, OH.
The most recent update to this page was made on 18 Dec., 2005.
David, 1877 - 1963, Florence M., 1882 - 1945;|
Geis, Jacob P., 1859 - 1935; Flora, 1860 - 1927 Florence M. Basler was the daughter of Jacob P. & Flora Geis. Each individual also has a separate stone in front of the group headstone that echoes the information on the large stone. Click here to view the small stone for Jacob P. Geis, 1859 - 1935; and here to view small stone for Flora Geis, 1860 - 1927. (Section 14)
|Baus, Frederick J., 189- - 1912; Harry J., 1892 - 1918; Ida M., 1873 - 1940; Howard M., 1894 - 1949; Jacob, 1867 - 1952 Jacob & Ida Mae (Hose) Baus were the parents of Frederick J., Harry J. & Howard M. Baus.|
|Baus, Harry J., 1892 - 1918 This stone located beside the Baus group stone, echoes some data inscribed on first memorial.|
|Baus, Jacob C., Nov. 19, 1908 - Feb. 1, 1973 -Father-|
|Geis, Albert, 1875 - 1950 -Father-|
|Geis, Mae Belle, 1881 - 1928 -Mother-|
|Geis, Caroline, 1863 - 1943|
|Geis, Edward, 1879 - 1918|
|Geis, John P., 1854 - 1931 -Father-|
|Geis, Susanna M., 1857 - 1937|
|Geis, Elmer J., 1881 - 1941; Jennie M., 1884 - 1969|
|Geis, George L., Sr., Mar. 24, 1867 - May 17, 1841; Edith, Feb. 25, 1879 - Dec. 23, 1961; George L., Jr., Feb. 27, 1914|
|Geis, Louis A., 1906 - 1958; Anna Ruth, 1905 - 1999|
|Geis, Louis A., Ohio, TEC5, 4421st QM DEPOT CO, World War II, July 11, 1906 - Dec. 12, 1958 Military marker echoing data on previous stone.|
|Geis, Minnie, 1885 - 1960|
|Geis, Peter, 1855 - 1925; Mary E., 1854 - 1932; Nist, Donald E., Feb. 11, 1919 -Grandson-|
|Gise, Lewis W., 1838 - 1922|
|Gise, Wilhelmina, 1835 - 1920 Wife of Lewis Gise.|
|Gise, Robert Paul, 1875 - 1916 Son of Lewis & Wilhelmina Gise.|
|Pratt, Charles B., 1878 - 1954; Elizabeth M., 1876 - 1942|
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