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Woodland Cemetery

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Pleasant Twp.
VanWert 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 Lynn Davis, on 27 Jan., 2007.
This cemetery is located on John-Brown Rd., west of the city of VanWert, OH.
The most recent update to this page was made on 12 Apr., 2008.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Boroff, Ellen, 1 Jan., 1953 - 17 June, 1929 Ellen is the wife of Henry Michael Boroff & the daughter of Geo. & Anna (Peters) Dustman.
Custer, Peter, 26 Nov. 1800 - 12 Mar. 1883 Husband of Lydia (Heath) Custer.
Custer, Lydia (Heath), 6 may 1812 - 22 Jan. 1888 Wife of Peter Custer & daughter of John & Nancy (Tomlinson) Heath.(image pending)
Davis, Donald "Tink", 1916 - 1992; Marie (Tester) [wife of Donald], 1918 - 1994 Married July 19, 1939. Marie, daughter of Perry & Bertha Tester.
Davis, Gary L., 23 Apr. 1945 - 23 Mar. 2000; Elizabeth A.(Bladen), wife of Gary Davis Gary, son of Wilber & Myrtle Davis.
Dustman, Henry, 1788 - 1874; Salmon C., 11 Dec. 1857 - 18 Mar. 1860 Salmon C. is the daughter of George & Anna (Peters) Dustman, and granddaughter of Henry Dustman.
Dustman, George, 26 Dec., 1811 - 21 Feb., 1899 He is the son of Henry Dustman & husband of Anna (Peters) Dustman.
Dustman, Anna E., 16 July, 1819 - 6 Apr., 1904 Anna E. (Peters) Dustman, wife of George Dustman.
Dustman, Daniel C., 1845 - 1923 Daniel is the son of Geo. & Anna Dustman, and husband of Margaret (Larue) Dustman. Click here for overview of headstone for Daniel & Margaret Dustman.
Dustman, Margaret, 1844 - 1930 Margaret (Larue) Dustman is the wife of Daniel C. Dustman.
Dustman, Henry C., 1850 - 1928 - Father- Henry is the son of Geo. & Anna (Peters) Dustman and husband of Martha J. (Hester) Dustman.
Dustman, Martha J., 1852 - 1936 -Mother- Martha J. (Hester), is the wife of Henry C. Dustman.
Dustman, Freeman L., 1860 - 1934 Freeman is the son of Geo. & Anna (Peters) Dustman, and husband of Augusta "Gussie" Dustman.
Dustman, Augusta C., 1867 - 1946 Augusta C. (Rand) Dustman, wife of Freeman L. Dustman.
Gipe, Frederick H., 1907 - 1979; Sarah M., 1906 - 1974 Frederick H., son of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe. Sarah M. (Baxter) Gipe, wife of Frederick H. Gipe & daughter of O.W. & Dora (Tracy) Baxter.
Gipe, Harvey M., 1912 - 1990; Helena M., 1913 - 1998 Harvey M., son of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe. Helena M. (Kampf), wife of Harvey M. Gipe & daughter of Grover & Bernice (Knight) Kampf. image pending
Gipe, Billy Eugene, 1931 - 1942 Billy, son of Harvey M. & Helena M. (Kampf) Gipe.
Gipe, Foy E., 1898 - 1976; Helen E., 1899 - 1976 Foy E., son of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe. Helen E. (Hartman) Gipe, wife of Foy E. Gipe & daughter of O.Z. & Anna (Dixon) Hartman. Foy & Helen died on the same day, of different causes. Click here for view of photo under center decoration cover.
Mc Hugh, Emmanual M., 1915 - 2002, Father-; Helen Mae (Davis), 1922 - 2007 -Mother-; Mearl C., 1941 - 1966 -Son- Helen, wife of Emmanual & daughter of Jacob & Maggie Davis.
Poe, Jacob, 1843 - 1895; Lodema, 1848 - 1934 Lodema is the wife of Jacob Poe & daughter of Geo. & Anna (Peters) Dustman.
Shook, Henry, 1853 - 1941; Sarah, 1860 - 1932 Henry, son of Henry & Susannah (Bower) Shook. Sarah (Harvey) Shook, wife of Henry Shook & daughter of William & Sarah Harvey.
Shook, Herbert A., 1891 - 1970; Florence E., 1904 - 1993 Herbert A., son of Henry & Sarah Shook. Florence E. (Davies) Shook, wife of Herbert A. Shook.
Shook, Harvey D., 1901 - 1964; Bernice L., 1906 - 1978 Harvey D., son of Henry & Sarah Shook. Bernice L. (Weyer), wife of Harvey Shook & daughter of Rev. Thomas & Addie (McClure) Weyer.
Waltz, Emanuel, 1837 - 1912, Company K, 88thRegiment, ohio Volunteer Infantry Son of Andrew & Sophia Waltz.
Waltz, Naomi E. (Patterson), 1845 - 1931 Second wife of Emanuel Waltz.
Waltz, Josiah S., 1839 - 1909; Sally A. (Dustman), 1842 - 1927 Josiah, son of Andrew & Sophia Waltz. Sally, dauyghter of George & Anna Dustman.

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