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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

W. P. A. Cemetery Survey - Mock Cemetery, Delaware Twp.

In this series, some of the general surveys of Defiance County cemeteries will be shared, transcribed as written on the original W.P.A. reports, with a few punctuation and/or spelling changes for readability.  The surveys were probably done around 1936.

For more up to date information on the cemeteries, check out this chart on our website:

Mock Cemetery 
(also known as Funk Cemetery, noted in Washington Twp. on current record)

1. Name of the cemetery: 

The Mock Cemetery, named after the people who owned the farm on which it was plotted out.

2. Location, how reached:

Just across Mud Creek from the Moats Cemetery, and to the left of the Delaware Bend Road going north out of Delaware Bend.  It is just five miles from Delaware Bend and eight miles by road north and east of Sherwood.

3. Name and address of caretaker:

Being still in Delaware Township, Mr. A. J. McFeeters is expected to take care of it, but has not been able to find time to fix it up this year.  It is a township graveyard.  Mr. McFeeters' address is Sherwood, Ohio.

Mock/ Funk Cemetery on www.findagrave.com
4. General description, size, appearance, etc.:

This Mock graveyard is very small.  There are only twelve markers in it and only about twice as many graves.  It sets on a knoll on the north bank of Mud Creek across from the Moats Cemetery.  It is fenced in with ordinary wire and has a wooden gate.  There is a farm house just above the grave yard.  There are nice stones; there is one large maple tree on the lot.  It belongs to no church and at one time was almost a private burial plot.  It is not kept up - many of the grave stones are fallen over and most of them are hard to read.  There is one Civil War Veteran buried in it.

5. Name and date of first burial recorded:

Dosson Funk, 1856
 6. Names of important persons buried there:

All the grave stones in this cemetery are of Funks, sometimes spelled Funck.  No other stones are here; however, there are other graves without markers.

7. Markers of unusual appearance:

All the markers are old, of the slab and pedestal type, but none are unusual or odd.

8. Unusual epitaphs:  None are unusual

9. Is cemetery used for new burials?  

This cemetery has not been used in this century.

C. Cadwallader and C. Gish, Reporters
Consultant: A. J. McFeeters, Sherwood, Ohio

(The Works Progress Administration was formed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in reaction to the Great Depression as a means of employing Americans and stimulating the economy.  Established in 1935, one of the projects of the W.P.A. was to conduct Historical Records Surveys, one of which included finding information on cemeteries and the graves of veterans.  The W.P.A. was disbanded in 1943, but the historical information provided on these surveys continue to be of interest and are, thankfully, preserved.)


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