In this series, some of the general surveys of Defiance County cemeteries will be shared, transcribed as written with a few punctuation and/or spelling changes for readability. The surveys were probably done around 1936.
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1. Name of cemetery:
Independence Cemetery, Independence, Ohio
2. Location, how reached:
On old U.S. #24, three miles east of Defiance, Ohio on the high bank of the Maumee River at Independence crossroads.
3. Name and address of caretaker:
Mr. A. Young, R. R. #4, Defiance, Ohio
|Photo from www.findagrave.com|
4. General description, size, etc.:
This burial plot contains 1 1/2 acres of well-kept land. It lies on a high bluff overlooking the Maumee River and is dotted by numerous shade trees. There are numerous gravel paths throughout and the markers are large and of granite and marble, and the entire plot is fenced. This cemetery is kept up by the Methodist Church and various people who have relatives buried there.
5. Names of important persons buried here and for what noted: None
6. Name and date of first burial recorded: Thomas Elliot, 1856
|Oldest Elliot tombstone there now - Samuel Elliot|
7. Markers of unusual appearance: None
8. Unusual epitaphs: "Life's work well done, she sleeps in peace."
9. Is cemetery used for new burials? Yes
C. Cadwallader and C. Gish, Reporters
Consultant: Mr. John Elliot, Independence, Ohio