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Zesiger Cemetery

Salem Township, Monroe County, Ohio

 

 

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This Zesiger Cemetery is located on the south side of Ohio Route # 78, 2.6 miles from the intersection of Ohio Routes # 78 and # 7 in Clarington, Ohio. There are 7 tombstones in this cemetery although one of the stones is not planted in the ground and is leaning against another that is firmly planted. This small cemetery is located between two houses that face Route @ 78 at a distance of about 50 yards from each.

 

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It appears likely that the Zesiger Cemetery could have been originally much larger and that it could have been encroached upon in later years by people claiming the land for a home sites. The massive size of two of the stones probably served to protect the few remaining graves. At the time of this inventory, stone # 5 was not secured in the ground and was leaning against stone # 6.

 

Approximate width of cemetery (perpendicular to Rt. # 78) is 15 feet

Approximate depth of cemetery (measured parallel to Rt. # 78) is 15 feet

Top of above chart is roughly southwest

 

 

Names listed by Stone Number

 

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Rudolph Zesiger died Mar 21, 1872 aged 61 yr, 4 mo, 11 da

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Mary wife of Rudolph Zesiger died Aug 27, 1877 aged 62 yr, 10 mo, 28 da

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Elizabeth wife of Issac N. Smith died Feb 11, 1880 aged 20? Yr, 4 mo, 12 da

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Jacob Zesiger died Apr 27, 1882 in his 29th yr

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Walter L. Smith died Mar (or May) 25, 1880 aged ? mo (This stone is not fixed in the ground but is leaning against stone # 6

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Center part of this large stone is missing no inscription exists

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Benjamin Zesiger son of R & M Zesiger died Oct 1st 1859 in his 19th year

 

Inventoried, Measured, and Charted November 16, 2003 by R.E. Harrington

 

Latitude/Longitude/elevation measurements for the Zesiger Cemetery were made with a GPS on the headstone of Rudolph Zesiger (1810 1861). Accuracy = +/- 18 feet; elevation corrected to ground level = 700 feet; latitude = N 39 o 45.441; longitude = W080o 54.411

 

 

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