Bethel Cemetery

Center Twp.
Williams 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 seperate 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 term , 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.

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The most recent update to this page made on 10 June, 2005.

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Young, Mary A., 1820 - 1904, 84y
Young, Hartman, died Oct. 10, 18__, aged _3y 10m 16d Difficult to be sure about given name and dates.
Haushalter, Jacob, died Sep. 24, 1883, aged 65y 8ms 20d
Jacobs, Charles F., son of E. & _ Jacobs, died Aug. 29, 1878, [or 1873], Æ _yrs 6m 10d
Unknown, George, son of J. & _. ... Stone not readable
Goller, G. W., Dec. 26, 1866 - Nov. 27, 1869; G., June 5, 1871 - July 22, 1871
Niederaur, Barbara, wife of D. Niederaur, died March 15, 1869, Æ 62y 1m 8d
Niederaur, D., died Apr. 29, 1979, aged 72y 7m 24d
Niederaur, Father & Mother Memorial
Yacky, Sophia, daut. of F. & P. Yacky, died Apr. 30, 18__, Æ 2_ys, 2m, 6d
Yacky, Philippine, wife of P.H. Yacky, died Aug. 29, 1870, Æ 56y 7m 5d
Yacky, Philip, died Mar. __, 1889 Æ 80y 5m 25d
Unknown, Mother Footstone
Unknown Footstone not readable.
Niedhardt, Charlotte S., 1858 - 19__
Niedhardt, Sophia, 1852 - 1926
Niedhardt, Christian G., died Oct. 10, 1900, aged 90y 11m 12d; Sophia, his wife, died Mar. 29, 1900, aged 79y 5m 21d
Binkley, Philippine N., 1854 - 1880
Fisher, Unknown, Aaug. 2, 1868, aged 65y _m_d Difficult to read this stone.
Klotz, Catharine, wife of J. Klotz, died Feb. 26, 1868, Æ 60y
Hinaman, Magdalena, wife of G. Himaman, died June 15, 1855, aged 72 y'rs
Hineman, Caroline, dau. of E. & M. Hineman, died June 2, 1863, aged 19y 6m 18d

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