|Editors. Mercer County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions Quantity VI. Celina, OH: Mercer Co. Chapter OH Genealogical Society, 1990 discovered at Mercer County, Ohio Public Library in Celina.|
Whereas I used to be in Celina, Ohio, as I discussed final week, I discovered one other trace about John Duer. I had blogged twice this yr about my seek for his closing burial website.
A yr in the past in June, in a ebook in Allen County Public Library, (Editors. Mercer County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions Quantity VI. Celina, OH: Mercer Co. Chapter OH Genealogical Society, 1990, np.) I had found that he may lie in row 15 of Kessler Cemetery in Ohio. The transcription merely famous “John Duer, unreadable.”
Kessler’s trustee had years in the past despatched me a replica of their information however row 15 was lacking. Each of John’s wives have been buried at Kessler, together with a few of his youngsters, so it appeared logical that the ebook was noting his burial location.
My husband and I went out to the cemetery in March and located what we thought may be his grave nevertheless it wasn’t in row 15. The rows usually are not straight so it might need been, relying on how somebody counted from the newer part. I assumed it regarded extra like 14 however there was no stone in what I thought of 15 so I may see how somebody may interpret the rows in a different way. I used to be overjoyed anyway with the discover.
Besides, it wasn’t John’s burial place. Once we returned in Might with cleansing provides it grew to become obvious that it was for a kid with the identical title and who simply occurred to die the identical yr my John did. Sigh.
On the Mercer County Public Library, I discovered one other ebook, and this transcription was clear about what was recorded on the stone in row 15. That stone is now not standing in Kessler. You may see the highest pic of the web page.
What had me completely floored is that this ebook has the very same title web page because the one I discovered within the Allen County Public Library however the contents of the ebook differ. One will need to have been up to date nevertheless it doesn’t word that anyplace within the quantity I discovered in Celina. Here is what the web page seems like for the quantity in Allen County Public Library:
|Editors. Mercer County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions Quantity VI. Celina, OH: Mercer Co. Chapter OH Genealogical Society, 1990 discovered at Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, Allen, IN.|
At this level, I made a decision to name it a day on the library and I headed for the courthouse.
In the meantime, this want stays, too, however with each discover I get nearer to fixing this thriller.
Subsequent week I start my Creepy October collection. By the point that concludes I can’t wait to share my courthouse expertise AND the weirdest identification theft I uncovered from 1891. Keep tuned.