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Un-named Cemetery

 

I talked with about half a dozen people living in or near Miltonsburg trying to discover the name of this cemetery. No one could give me a name. This little cemetery is located about 1,000 yards along MC Rt. # 2 from the intersection of Rt. # 2 and Rt. 145 at the south end of Miltonsburg.  (See below for more detailed directions to this cemetery.) It is in a small grove of trees and is easily seen on the north side of Rt. # 2. This cemetery has 14 stones, most of them readable.  The majority (8 to be exact) are members of the Schell line.  Three are members of the Zungger line.  There is one Keylor and a couple unreadable stones."

 

The chart below is the approximate orientation of the cemetery. The top of the chart is approximately the north side of the cemetery. The numbers in the grids of the chart correspond to grave markers. The monuments in the cemetery are oriented, relative to each other and to the dimension of the cemetery, approximately as they appear on the chart below.

 

The picture of this un-named cemetery found under the chart shows the layout of the stones. There were probably more monuments at one time. The photographer was facing approximately north when this picture was taken.

 

Below the picture, the numbers in the chart are repeated along with all of the readable information copied from the stones. The data were collected without the aid of tracings, shaving lather, or other techniques to aid the reading. In some cases, it would appear that with some aid, more data could be read.

 

This cemetery is located at latitude N 39o 49.604' and longitude W 081o 09.741'. This latitude/longitude reading was made at the edge of the road by the cemetery. The elevation at the road was 1290 feet above sea level.

 

Please direct any questions to Richard Harrington

 

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The trees in the background, beyond the cemetery above is approximately north.*

 

 

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Stone Information

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John Zungger died Jan 29, 1872 (or 1887)

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Unreadable

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Samual Keylor d. June 17, 1889

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Unreadable

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John Zungger b. Dec 5, 1816 d. Apr 18, 1884 67 y 1 m ?8 d

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Lydia wife of John Zungger d. Feb ?, 1882 aged 66 yr 9 mo ? days

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Andrew Schell d. M? 27, 1879

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Elizabeth Schell d. Sept 14, 1841

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John Schell d. Dec 29, 1853 --- This stone had a second name on it: Christian son of A & M.E. Schell d. Aug 9, 1850 aged 18 days

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Maria Schell d. Dec 13, 1856

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George A. Schell b. March 15, 1790 d. Apr. 9 18?? Aged 81 y & 25 da

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? Schell (this stone could probably be read with an aid.)

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Stone no longer readable but was daughter of ? and the name of parent ended in "ret" -- it probably was Margaret, the same name as on stone # 14.

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Margaret J. dau. of George & Margaret Schell d. 1847

 

Details relating to the location of this cemetery:

 

There are at least two small, old cemeteries near Miltonsburg, Ohio. (There is also a large, active cemetery about one quarter mile south of Miltonsburg on Ohio Route # 145 that is not discussed here.) The Un-named Cemetery is at the south end of Miltonsburg. The other cemetery, named the Schell Cemetery, is located at the north end of Miltonsburg. Both are on Monroe County Road # 2. The following provides details for locating these cemeteries.

 

Route # 2 begins a few miles to the southeast of Miltonsburg, Ohio as a road running to the northwest off of Ohio Rt. # 800.  Rt. # 2 intersects Rt. # 145 just south of Miltonsburg and becomes the same road with Rt. 145 heading north for maybe half a mile.  This combined road (Rt. # 2 and Rt. # 145) is the main road running through Miltonsburg.

 

At the north end of Miltonsburg (in the direction of the town of Malaga) Rt. # 2 splits off from Rt. # 145 and continues in a northwesterly direction toward Calais, Ohio.  In fact, that is one way to get to Calais.  It is this northern branch of Rt. # 2 that goes by the St. John's Catholic Church.

 

The Schell Cemetery at the top of a hill guarded by greenbrier, blackberry, raspberry, weeds, and small trees, is located on the northern branch of Rt. # 2 that goes by the Catholic Church and on toward Calais.

 

The Un-named Cemetery is on the southern branch of Rt. # 2 that leads back toward Woodsfield and intersects Rt. # 800.

 

* During the year 2003, all the trees and bushes surrounding this cemetery were removed. Only the tombstones remain. As a result, the appearance of this cemetery will be different from this picture.

 

Chart, photo, and data from stones provided by Richard Harrington e-mail: Richard Harrington

 

 

 

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