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Pleasant Dale Cemetery (Steele Cemetery)

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana

The Pleasant Dale Cemetery, originally known as the Steele Cemetery, is located on the north side of County Road 300 North, between roads 400 West and 500 West in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana. The coordinates are 40 degrees 47 minutes 15 seconds North Latitude and 085 degrees 01 minutes 26.42 seconds West Longitude. (Elevation is 826 feet.) A large monument in the cemetery has the inscription:

    "Record of
  Steele Cemetery
  Martin Coffman
      deeded to
 James Russell   |
 Wm. Brown      } trustees
 Gideon Billman |
      on Jan. 10, 1846
 Sec.14,Tp.27,Range 13. 1/2 acre
         Samuel L Rugg,
                Recorder."
[inscription on monument]

From the Introduction in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association booklet of the Articles of Association, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations, published in 1944: "January 10, 1846, nearly one hundred years ago, the pioneer citizens residing in Kirkland Township and vicinity, selected as a burial place for the departed dead of the community, a beautiful shady plot in the forest on the Coffman farm (known today as the Zimmerman homestead.)... The original one-half acre of land was purchased for a burial ground for the sum of $2.00, deeded January 10, 1846 by Martin Coffman to James Russel, William Brown and Gideon Billman -- Trustees of the Steele Cemetery (Later changed to Pleasant Dale Cemetery). Recorded in deed record C. page 287, by Samuel S. Rugg, recorder of Adams County. Other trustees who have served are Frank Arnold, William Arnold, Edward Arnold, William Zimmerman, Edward Zimmerman, Milton Zimmerman. Present trustees -- Fred Adler, Samuel Henschen and Oliver V. Dilling. Secretary -- Victor Byerly. Term of trustees -- Three years. Term of Secretary -- One year."

Improvements to this cemetery have been the addition of white vinyl fencing along the east and north property lines, a new white vinyl sign by the road, and most recently (blacktop/asphalt) paving of the circular drive, as well as other landscaping.

The Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association holds an annual meeting and operates under the 1944 Rules and Regulations. Most of the record keeping has been since this time of organization. Each officer has maps of the cemetery which identify ownership of each sold lot.

This extraction was taken from walking the cemetery during the month of May 1998 and was compared with the 1957 published reading done by the Mary Penrose Wayne, DAR Chapter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Errors and discrepancies were noted in this typescript. The use of this record was helpful in interpreting a few older worn stones that were difficult to read in 1998. Then, a comparison was made with a copy of the two maps (the original older section and the newer addition) that are the cemetery association's official records. Earlier versions has been corrected, updated, and revised in August 1999 and April 2000.

Variations in this reading from most cemetery records are that a description of the stone is include and that personal and genealogical notes are mentioned with the gravestone inscriptions. This is part of a larger work in progress, Pleasant Dale Cemetery Families, which notes the interrelatedness of many of the Kirkland Twp. families buried in this cemetery. Apparent extraneous material is also included in this list, so that a researcher may gather clues for further investigation. Local newspaper obituary notices are now included. Newspaper obituary notices are used with permission.

Contact Thomas Liby for these or more photographs available as attachments to E-mail.

This reading follows the order of beginning at the south west corner (closest to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren building across the road) and reading the stones from south to north. Whereas the 1957 reading copies the information from the stones starting from the first row north and then returns down row 2 reading toward the road (and basically reverses reading odd numbered rows one direction and even numbered from the other direction), each of the sixteen rows are started from the end closest to the road in this extraction.

The surnames in the index are grouped alphabetically and then individuals with the same last name are listed by row and lot sequence.

[view of Pleasant
Dale Cemetery looking northeast]



An Annotated Record of the Gravestone Inscriptions
of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery

ROW 1:

1. pd0101   Henry REBER died May 18, 1886 aged 68y 9m 18d
Nancy wife of Henry Reber died Nov. 30, 1880 aged 58y 10m 29d
"Nancy (Bibler) REBER," from 1957 published DAR reading
[gray stone column on gray stone base with ball or cap missing from top]
10 118 Reber Henry w m 62 1 Farmer Hanover Hanover Hanover
Nancy w f 58 wife 1 1* OH VA VA
Ezra w m 28 son 1 Farmer OH Hanover OH
Mary w f 20 dauinlaw 1 keeping house OH OH OH
Samuel w m 6/12 grandson 1 IN OH OH
*maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled
1880 IN Adams County, Kirkland Township, p.14
{Heinrich Reber d 5-18-1886 age 68 y 9 m 18 d, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}
{Nancy (Bibler) Reber d 11-30-1880 age 58 y 10 m 29 d, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

  Died.--Mrs. Henry Reber, of Kirkland township, died from a stroke of palsy on Tuesday night at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Reber was sixty odd years old, and was universally respected. She leaves two married sons to mourn her loss.
Decatur Democrat. Vol. 24, No. 35. Decatur, Adams County, Indiana Dec. 2, 1880 p.3, col.3

2. pd0102   Infant ... .. REBER died Jun 9, 1882
"Infant dau. of Eli and Leah Reber, Jan.9, 1882," from 1957 DAR reading
[small upright gray slab]

3. pd0103   Infant son of Eli & Leah REBER died Mar 10, 1886 (1880?)
[small upright gray slab]

4. pd0104   Chester E. SMITH 1903-1904
[small gray granite block]
{Cemetery map gives Chester E. Smith died 1904 14 Yrs.}

5. pd0105   REBER Mary 1859-1934 Ezra 1851-1928
[upright red granite on gray granite base]

To Hold Reber Rites Saturday
Funeral Services For Ezra Reber To Be Held At Honduras Church
  Funeral services for Ezra Reber, 76, who died at 1:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Kirkland township, will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock and at the Christian Union church at Honduras, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment will be make in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The Rev. Jay Smith, of Craigville, will officiate at the funeral services.
  Mr. Smith (sic)[s/b Reber] was stricken with paralysis early last winter and had been in poor health since that time. He suffered a second stroke about a week ago, causing his death.
  The deceased was a son of
Henry and Nancy Reber, and was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, November 2, 1851. On January 1, 1879, Mr. Reber was married to Mary Elizabeth Stalter of Allen county, Ohio. Seven children were born to this union, five of whom survive. Two, Samuel and Meta, died when about two years old.
  Mr. Reber had resided on the same farm in Kirkland township, four miles south and three miles west of Decatur, since he was four years old. He was a member of the Christian Union church at Honduras. He retired from the occupation of farming about two years ago.
  Surviving are the widow and five children, namely; Marion, of Decatur; Mrs. Van Bowman and Mrs. Ocie Hendricks, of Monroe township; George, of Washington township; and Earl of Root township. There are 27 grandchildren and one great granddaughter surviving, also.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVI. No. 235. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, October 4, 1928 p.1, col.4

Mary Reber Dies Today Widow of Ezra Reber Dies This Morning At Home Of Daughter
  Mary E. Reber, 73, widow of Ezra Reber, died Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Bowman, two miles west of Monroe.
  Mrs. Reber was born December 29, 1860 [cf. gravestone], a daughter of Noah and Ellen Stalter. Her marriage to Ezra Reber took place on January 1, 1878. He preceded her in death six years ago.
  The following children survive: Marion Reber, Mrs. Van Bowman, Mrs. Noah Hendricks, Earl and George Reber, all of Adams County. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Bowman home, and at 2 o'clock at the Christian Union church at Honduras. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Rev. Jay Smith will officiate. S. E. Black will have charge of the funeral.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXII. No. 146. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, June 19, 1934 p.1, col.8

Mrs. Mary Reber Taken By Death
Dies Tuesday and Funeral To Be Held Thursday At Honduras Church.
  Mary E. Reber, 73, widow of Ezra Reber, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Bowman, two miles west of Monroe.
  Mrs. Reber was born December 29, 1860, a daughter of Noah and Ellen Stalter. Her marriage took place on January 1, 1878. Her husband died six years ago.
  The following chilldren survive: Marion Reber, Mrs. Van Bowman, Mrs. Noah Hendrick, Earl and George Reber, all of Adams county. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
  One sister, Mrs. Rebecca Gearhart, Bluffton, also survives.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian Union church at Honduras. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Rev. Jay Smith will officiate.
Evening News-Banner Vol. V. No. 196 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, June 20, 1934 p.1, col.2

6. pd0106   Armeady dau of E & ME REBER died Aug 5, 1867 aged 11...28d
"not listed by 1957 DAR reading"
[south side inscription]
{Armeda Reader Died 1887 14 Yrs., from cemetery map}
Samuel son of E & M.E. REBER died ... 1881 aged ...7d
"Samuel, son of E. & M. Reber, d. April 12, 1881, Age 1 y 4 mo 7 da.," from 1957 reading
[north side inscription on small upright gray stone shaft on gray limestone base]

gap of 10 lots

7. pd0107   Wesley 1858-1921 Mary E. 1854-1908 HOUSEHOLDER
[upright stone with decorative slant top]

Death of Mrs. Householder From Pneumonia.
Lancaster Township Lady Died This Morning.--Funeral Wednesday.
  Mary, wife of Wesley Householder, died this morning at three o'clock at their home north east of this city. While she had suffered some from lung trouble she became sick with a severe attack of pneumonia last Thursday and her death soon followed.
  Mrs. Householder was the daughter of Constantine and Sina Miller and was born in Fairfield County, Ohio. Her age was fifty-four years, eleven months and three days. She was united in marriage to Wesley Householder and leaves a husband and three children, Herbert, aged 21, Naomi, 19, and Martha, 16. Both her parents are dead.
  Mrs. Householder has been a resident of this county for many years and leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The funeral will be held at Pleasant Dale, Adams county, the funeral cortege leaving the house at twelve o'clock Wednesday.
The Evening News Sixteenth Year No.111 Bluffton, Indiana Tuesday, February 4, 1908. p., 2, col.4.

gap of 4 or 5 lots

8. pd0108   BEAL son Lester M 1904 mother Margaret C. 1880-1964 father John W. 1868-1961
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]
{John Beal May 22, 1961, from cemetery map}
{Lester Beal Died 1904 1 mo. 25 days, from cemetery map}

9. pd0109   {Infant of J & C BEAL 1901, from cemetery map, but no stone found in 1998 or 1957}

10. pd0110   Osa A. dau of S.C & N.J. MILLS Born & Died May 17, 1901
[small gray polygon stone embedded in ground between rows 1 and 2]
"not listed in 1957 reading"

11. pd0111   Sylvanus C. MILLS 1850-1937
[gray granite blockquote]

Former County Resident Dies
Sylvanus C. Mills Dies Monday At Grand Rapids, Michigan
  Sylvanus C. Mills, 86, for many years a resident of Adams county, died at Grand Rapids, Michigan at 5 o'clock Monday morning, it was learned here today.
  Paralysis was given as the cause of death. The deceased, who was the father of several local people, was born in Wells county on June 11, 1850, the son of Samuel and Magdalene Bender Mills.
  He moved to Kirkland township of this county, after his marriage to
Elizabeth Stoneburner in 1875. The couple resided on a farm in that township until the death of his wife in 1890. In the year 1910 he moved to Grand Rapids, where he had resided since.
  In 1892 he was married to Nancy Shell, also of Kirkland township, who still survives. Three children were born to the first union. They are O. P. Mills, of Decatur; Mrs. John Beal, of Decatur route one and Ross Mills, of Detroit.
  Three children also survive by the second marriage: Mrs. Frank Andrews, Detroit; Hubert, and Mrs. Orpha Chamberlain, both of Grand Rapids.
  The deceased for a number of years taught school in Adams and Wells counties, and was engaged in farming before leaving the state.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon a 3 o'clock at the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe and burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXV. No. Ten. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, January 12, 1937. p.5, col.1,2

12. pd0112   Nancy J. wife of Sylvanus C. MILLS 1871-1958
[gray granite block]

Mrs. Nancy J. Mills Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  Mrs. Nancy J. Mills, 86, of Hesperia, Mich., and a native of Adams county, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Angola hospital after a year's illness of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Aug. 20, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shell, and resided in this county until moving to Michigan approximately 40 years ago. Her husband,
L. C. Mills, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Mills was a member of the Methodist church at Hesperia.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Andrews of Angola, and Mrs. John Arriago of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Hubert Mills of Grand Rapids, Mich; one step-daughter, Mrs. John Beal of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Baxter of Fort Wayne; one brother, John Shell of Hesperia; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, one step-son, two sisters and one brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LVI. No. 58. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, March 10, 1958 p.1, col.2

13. pd0113   Roscoe C. MILLS 1883-1956
[red granite block]

Roscoe Mills Dies Tuesday Afternoon
Funeral Services Friday Afternoon
  Roscoe C. Mills, 72, of Hesperia, Mich., a native of Adams county, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Mercy hospital in Muskegon, Mich., following an illness of six weeks of complications.
  He was born in Adams county July 27, 1883, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Mills, and was never married. He had resided in Michigan for several years.
  Mr. Mills was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Surviving are a brother, Oliver P. Mills of Decatur; a half-brother, Hugh Mills of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. John W. Beal of Decatur, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank C. Andrews of Angola and Mrs. Orpha Arrigo of Phoenix, Ariz.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. John E. Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No. 8. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, January 11, 1956. p.1, col.6

long gap

14. pd0114   Abraham B son of N BELL? died Feb. 1, 1849 aged 2 Yrs 2 Mos 15 Days
"Abraham, son of C. & S. BEERY, d. February 1, 1819 - age 2 yrs.," from 1957 reading
[white marble laying in ground middle of second row in front of small upright book sized white marble slab with A.B.B. inscription]

ROW 2:

15. pd0201   Conrad AMSPAUGH Died Sept 11, 1895 Aged 68y 10m 10d four lines of faint text
"Conrad Amspaugh, d. Sept. 11, 1895, Age 65 y. or 68 y. 10 mo. 10 da Civil War marker at this grave.," from 1957 reading
[upright white marble shaft]

gap of 2 lots

16. pd0202   GLICK Carrie M. 1876-1947 James 1873-1947
"Carrie M. Click, 18760-1947," from 1957 reading
"James Click, 1873-1947," from 1957 reading
[white granite slant on concrete base]

17. pd0203   Mabel V. dau. of J & C. GLICK Died Jan 22, 1907 aged 8 Y. 7M. 6D.
"Mabel V. dau. of J. & C. Click, d. Jan 22, 1907, Age 8 y. 2 mo. 5 da.," from 1957 reading
[small gray granite slant on gray granite base]

Obituary.
  Mabel Viola Glick, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Glick departed this life January 22, 1907. She was taken ill two weeks ago with a severe cold. Bronchial- pneumonia developed and her death resulted. She was born March 16, 1898, age eight years, seven months, and six days.
  Though but a little girl her last words should be remembered by everyone. She said, "I want to go where Jesus is," and just a short time before her death she told her mamma, "I am getting ready to go."
  Mabel has joined that innumerable throng, who have preceded her to that land of eternal bliss and happiness where there is no heartache, trouble, pain, or death, and where sorrow or sadness never come. She will be greatly missed by her parents, classmates and friends, as she was liked by all who knew her.
  There is left to mourn her death a father, mother, two grand-mothers, one grand father and a large circle of friends.
  The funeral service was held at the C.U. church at Craigville, Thursday January 24, at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Pain. Interment at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Chronicle Volume 39 Number 31 Wednesday, January 30, 1907. p.4, col.2.

18. pd0204   Floyd B. son of S.L.& L. DRIVER Died July 20, 1906, aged 1 y. 9m. 4d. Gone but not forgotten. (faint line of text)
"Floyd B. son of S.L. & L. Driver d. July 20, 1906, Age 6 y. 9 mo. 4 da.," from 1957 reading
[small upright gray on dressed stone base]

Baby Drank Fly Poison And Is Dead.
Two Year-Old Baby of Mr. and Mr. Samuel Driver Died Last Night, After Three Days Suffering.
  The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Driver, living east of this city in the edge of Allen county, died last night [Thursday] as the result of drinking poisonous water from one of the tin receptacles known as the "Daisy Fly Killer". The box had been left sitting where the baby could get hold of it and it got the cork out in some manner and it is supposed drank a good portion of the water. It had just been freshly filled and there was a pretty good quantity of liquid in it. The poison was first drank on Tuesday, when the baby became seriously sick, but on Wednesday it appeared some better. It became worse yesterday again and passed away last night. The attending physician said there was no doubt in his mind but that the fly killer was responsible for the baby's death and this case should prove a warning to others to keep the poison out of the reach of small children. The poison is in a long flat box, through which wicks protrude from round holes in the top. A cork is placed in one hole through which water is poured onto the poison in the box. This poisonous water follows the wick and flies lighting on it die in a short time.
The Evening News Fourteenth Year No.252 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, July 20, 1906. p.2, col.4.
[Bluffton Chronicle Volume 39 Number 4 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, July 25, 1906. p.1 col.7.]

19. pd0205   Gladys L. dau of S.L. & L. DRIVER died Feb 17, 1909 aged 3ds.
[small upright gray on dressed stone base]

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Driver, of Adams county, passed away at 4 o'clock this morning. The death of the child was very sudden. Three days ago the little girl was born to them. The funeral services were held this afternoon.
The Evening Banner, Volume X. No. 75 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday February 17, 1909. p.3, col.4

20. pd0206   EILER Martha E. dau. of G.G. & C.E. Eiler, died July 15, 1902 aged 14Y. 10M. 10D. At Rest.
"Martha E. dau of O.F. & C.E. Eiler, d. July 15, 1902, Age 14, y. 10 mo. 10 da.," from 1957 reading
[red granite block on broken dressed stone base]
calculated birth date: 5 Sep 1887

21. pd0207   Father Jesse W. STONEBURNER born Feb.9, 1850 died Jan 9, 1909, aged 58y.11m.
Mother Sarah R. his wife, born Aug.13, 1855, died Mar.28, 1931, Aged 75Y.7M.15D.
"Mother, Sarah R. Stoneburner, his wife, b. Aug. 18, 1855, d. March 28, 1931, Age 75 y 7 mo. 15 da.," from 1957 reading
[upright black granite on large gray granite base]

22. pd0209   Ida L. STONEBURNER 1878-1905
"Ida Lucinda Stoneburner, dau. of J. W. & S. R. Stoneburner, d. June 25, 1905, Age 25y 11 m. 13 d.," from 1957 reading
[small gray granite block sharing common concrete footing with Willis]

23. pd0209   Willis W. STONEBURNER 1899-1900
"Willis, W, son of J. W. and R. Stoneburner, d. Dec. 8, 1808, Age 1 y. 5 mo.," from 1957 reading
[small gray granite block]

24. pd0210   Infant son of J.M. & V. PETERSEIM Died July 28, 1908
[small upright stone on dressed stone base]

gap of 5 lots

25. pd0211   Anna May RUPERT 1897-1947
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

Mrs. Anna Rupert Answers Summons
  Mrs. Anna May Rupert, 49, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the home of a sister,
Mrs. Mildred Straw, of 204 East Arnold street. The decedent had been ill one and a half years, and had been a resident of Spencerville, O., for the last 10 years.
  Mrs. Rupert was born Oct. 5, 1897, in Kirkland township, Adams county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall, and was united in marriage to Lowell Rupert Oct. 17, 1928. There were no children born to the union.
  Surviving are the husband, the parents, who reside one mile east of Craigville; three brothers, William and Walter Leimenstall of Uniondale, Lloyd Leimenstall of Decatur; four sister[s], Mrs. Mary Fells of Monroeville, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Mildred Straw of this city. Two sisters are deceased.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home to the home of the parents Sunday morning.
  Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Monday at the Craigville Christian Union church of which the decedent was a member. Rev. J. Smith assisted by Rev. G. M. Sills will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XVIII, No. 243 Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, August 16, 1947 p.1, col.2.

26. pd0212   Attabell NELSON Apr. 12.-1926-Oct. 14.
[smaller gray granite block]

27. pd0213   Rosetta NELSON 1900-1926
[small gray granite block]

Death Claims Rosetta Nelson Mrs. Rosetta Nelson, of Fort Wayne Dies At Local Hospital
  Mrs. Rosetta Nelson, 26, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams county, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital at 11:35 o'clock last night, after a short illness. Death was said to be due to blood poisoning. Mrs. Nelson was brought to the local hospital from her home at 1428 East Lewis street, Fort Wayne, last Friday.
  Rosetta Leimenstall Nelson was born in Wells county, August 16, 1900. She was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall, of near Curryville. When still very young, Mrs. Nelson moved to this county with her parents, where she lived until her marriage to Charles Nelson, of Fort Wayne, six years ago.
  Besides the husband, three children survive. They are: Richard Leland, Lawrence Edward and Anna Belle. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall and five sisters, Mae, Mary, Hazel, Martha and Mildred, and three brothers, William, Lloyd and Walter, survive.
  Mrs. Nelson was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral arrangements have not yet been ar- (continued on page three) ranged, but they will be held from the home of Mrs. Nelson's parents, near Curryville, in this county. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Adams county.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXIV. Number 106. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, May 4, 1926. p.1, col.6; p.3, col.1

28. pd0214   [illegible writing on small upright white stone embedded in concrete footing]
"------d. February 15, 1881, Age 27 d. by the stone of____ Rosetta Nelson,1900-1926.," from 1957 reading
{Alford D. CRIST Died 1851 11 months, from cemetery map}

gap of 5 lots

29. pd0215   Abraham STONEBURNER 1854-1932
[gray granite block]

Dies At Home Of Son Here
Abraham Stoneburner, 78, Dies Following Extended Illness
  Abraham Stoneburner, 78, retired Adams County farmer died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son, Israel, on Fourth street. Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of five weeks.
  Mr. Stoneburner had been making his home with his son in this city the past two years.
  He is survived by three children, Tom of Kendallville, Bertha of Auburn, and Israel; four grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters who reside in Adams County. His wife preceded him in death many years ago.
  The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXX. No. 181 Decatur, Indiana, Monday, August 1, 1932. p.1, col.7

Retired Farmer Called By Death
Abraham Stoneburner, 78, Dies At Home Of Son In Decatur.
  Abraham Stoneburner, 78, retired Adams county farmer, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his son, Israel, on Fourth street in Decatur. Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of five weeks.
  Mr. Stoneburner had been making his home with his son in that city for the past two years.
  He is survived by three children, Tom, Kendallville; Bertha, Auburn; and Israel; four grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters who reside in Adams county. His wife preceded him in death many years ago.
Evening News Banner Vol. III. No. 232. August 2, 1932 p.3, col.8

16. pd0216   Father and Mother STONEBURNER [front]
Israel Stoneburner, died May 26, 1903 aged 77Y. 3M. 25D At Rest [inscription on south side of stone]
Catharine wife of I.Stoneburner died Dec. 21, 1870, aged 42Y. 1M. 14D. I am going home.
[north side of upright gray granite shaft]

Israel Stoneburner Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Friday Afternoon
  Israel H. Stoneburner, 66, native and former resident of Decatur, died at 7:15 o'clock this morning at his home, 908 East Lewis street, Fort Wayne. He had been in ill health for five years and bedfast for the past eight weeks.
  After spending most of his life in Decatur, he moved to Convoy, O. until three years ago, when the family moved to Fort Wayne. He was a retired salesman.
  He was born in Decatur Sept. 3, 1883, a son of Abraham and Rachel Johnson Stoneburner.
  He was a member of the First Methodist church of this city and the Masonic lodge here.
  Surviving are his wife, Beatrice, two sons, Roger and Richard Stoneburner, both of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, and one brother. Thomas Stoneburner of Fort Wayne. Three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services wil be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Zwick funeral home, with burial in the Decatur cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLVIII. No. 92. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, April 19, 1950 p.1, col.2

17. pd0217   ZIMMERMAN Susanna Zimmerman Bell 1844 - 1927 Peter Zimmerman 1835 - 1880
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Peter Zimmerman Died 1880 44 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Susan Belt Died 1927 82 Yrs., from cemetery map}

large evergreen

18. pd0218   Kamnie B., daut. of P.&S. ZIMMERMAN, died Oct. 15, 1877, aged 3y.7m.24d.
"Kannie, dau. of (P. & S. Zimmerman) October 15, 1877 (sunken in ground)," from 1957 reading
calculated birth date: Saturday 21 February 1874
[small upright slab]

19. pd0219   Oliver P., son of P.&S. ZIMMERMAN, died Jan.? 27, 1863?[8?], aged 3y.26d.
"Oliver, son of P. & S. ZIMMERMAN, d. Jan. 27, 1863, Age 3 y. 26 da," from 1957 reading
[small upright white slab on brown sandstone base identical to Kamnie's, both resting on new concrete footing.]

20. pd0220   Prissila, dau. of Gideon & Lydia ... (rest of inscription embedded in ground)
"Priscilla, dau. of Gideon and Lydia Ballman or BILLMAN (stone sunken in ground," from 1957 reading
[upright white slab]
{Prissila Billman Died 1855, from cemetery map}

ROW 3:

1. pd0301   {Mildred May BAUMGARTNER Died 1922, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957}

2. pd0302   Bertha BAUMGARTNER 1881-1912
"Bertha Baumgartner, b. Dec. 1, 1881, d. Oct. 26, 1912," from 1957 reading
[gray granite block]

3. pd0303   Mary E. WRIGHT 1866-1912
[red granite block on larger red granite block on concrete footing]

4. pd0304   Tenna V. dau. of E.R.&M.E. WRIGHT 1893-1913
"Tonna V. dau. of E.R. & M.E. Wright, 1890-1913," from 1957 reading
[red granite cylinder resting horizontally on red granite base, sitting on concrete footing.]

5. pd0305   Erasmus R. WRIGHT 1858-1921
[red granite block]

6. pd0306   Bertha M. dau. of B.&M. FISHER Oct.21.1900
"Martha M., dau. of B. & M. Fisher, Oct. 21, 1900," from 1957 reading
[small red granite block flush with ground]

gap of 2 lots

7. pd0307   Olive C. MILLER 1882-1950
[small gray granite block]

Miss Olive Miller Claimed by Death
 Miss Olive Miller, 67, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Hoover, on East Market street, after an illness of one week. Her death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis.
  Surviving in addition to Mrs. Hoover are two other sisters, Mrs. Nettie Carpenter, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Mary Schwenk, of Washington, and a brother, Manuel Miller, of Monroeville.
  The body will removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, Adams county, of which the decedent was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XX No. 87 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, February 13, 1950 p.1, col.3

8. pd0308 &nbps; MILLER George W. 1852-1932 Elizabeth 1854-1907
[gray granite slant]

George W. Miller Dies.
  George W. Miller, 80, died at 5:30 Thursday evening at his home at Magley, Adams county. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant church with burial in the cemetery nearby.
Evening News-Banner Vol. IV. No. 50. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, December 30, 1932 p.1, col.5

9. pd0309   LIBY Emma I. 1881-1967 Jonas A. 1876-1943
[gray granite block]

Rites Tuesday for Mrs. Emma Liby
  Mrs. Emma I. Liby, 85, of 707 West Market St. died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Nuring Home. Death, due to a cerebral hemorrhage, followed an illness of three years.
  A native of Darke County, O., Mrs. Liby was born Nov. 28, 1881, a daughter of
Marcellus and Chloe Detrick Norris. Her marriage to Jonas Liby, who preceded her in death in 1943, took place in 1902.
  Mrs. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Burroughs of Bluffton and Mrs. John (Mary) Donaghy of Ossian Route 2; four sons, Walter of Muncie, Lloyd of Detroit, Lester of Bluffton and Robert of Colton, Calif.
  Three sisters, Mrs. John (Nora) Fulk of Bluffton, Mrs. Charles (Vera) Wolfe of Kingsland and Mrs. Rhuben (Alice) Smith of Peterson, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXVII No. 188 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, June 12, 1967 p.1, col.2.

10. pd0310   NORRIS Chloe E. 1856-1931 Marcellus C. 1853-1933
[larger gray granite block]

Chloe Norris Dies Today
Mother of Monroe Woman Dies At Bluffton This Afternoon
  Bluffton, April 3--(Special) Mrs. Chloe E. Norris, 84, died at her home at 421 West Lancaster street Bluffton, this afternoon at 2 o'clock following a four weeks illness.
  The deceased was born April 13, 1856 in Rockingham, Virginia, the daughter of Abraham Detrick and Hahaly (sic) Judy. She was married in Georgetown, Ohio to N. C. Norris (sic), who survives.
  The children who survive are
Emma I. Liby of Bluffton; Jesse C. Norris of Arcanum, Ohio; Adam W. Norris, William Norris, and Nora Fulk of Bluffton; Virnie Wolf of Waynedale, Esther Kensey (sic) of Richmond, Michigan, and Alice Smith of Monroe. There are two children deceased, Elizabeth Liby and Katherine Norris. John Detrick of Salem, Ohio is the only brother living. the deceased was one of twelve children in the family. Forty-one grandchildren survive.
  Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Brethren Church, four miles east of Craigville, with the Rev. D. M. Byerly officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXIX. No. 80. Decatur, indiana, Friday, April 3, 1931. p.1, col.2

11. pd0311   Katy, daughter of M.C. & C.E. NORRIS 1891-1909
"Katy V. dau. of C.E. and M.C. Norris b. Sept. 10, 1891, d. April 1, 1909 Age 17 y. 6 mo. 21 da.," from 1957 reading
(Norris Cath. F W 17 Apr 1 1909 Kirkland Twp H-24 16 WPA Death Records)
[small gray granite block on larger base]

gap of 2 lots

12. pd0312   Jas. DOLAN Co.A. 69 Ohio Inf.
"James Dolan, Co. A. 69 Ohio Inf.," from 1957 reading
[upright slab with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

gap of 3 lots

13. pd0313   Carl F. HELMRICH 1897 - 1901
[gray granite block]
{Carl Frank Helmrick 3 y 11 m 6 d 1-9-1900 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church, Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}

concrete urn

14. pd0314   LEIMENSTOLL Charles R. 1873-1948 Attaway 1877- 1953
[red granite slant on red granite base]
{A. Limmenstall Died 1904, from cemetery map}

Chas. Leimenstoll Answers Summons
  Charles Leimenstoll, 74, died at 1 a.m. today at his home one mile east of Craigville, following an illness from heart trouble. He had been seriously ill a week.
  Born in Ohio June 17, 1873, the decedent was the son of
Reinhart and Rachael Martin Leimenstoll. His marriage in Adams county Oct. 17, 1896, was to Attaway Barton, who survives. He resided in Wells and Adams counties most of his life.
  Surviving besides the widow are three sons, William and Walter Leimenstoll, both of Uniondale, and Lloyd Leimenstoll, of Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Fell, of Monroeville, Mrs. Lawrence Zimmerman, Decatur route; Mrs. Martha Crozier, of Craigville; and Mrs. Ralph Straw, of Bluffton; 18 grandchildren, and six sisters, Mrs. Susie Hovager, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rosie Leimenstoll, Mrs. Catherine Ehrman and Mrs. Lena Sherlock, all of Decatur, Mrs. Sadie Straub, of Willshire, and Mrs. Pearl Huffman, of Preble. Three daughters, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  The body will be taken Friday morning from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Union church at Craigville, of which Mr. Leimenstoll was a member, in charge of Rev. Jay Smith. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIX. No. 146. Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, April 22, 1948 p.1, col.2.

Mrs. Leimenstall Dies at Hospital
  Mrs. Attaway Leimenstall, 76, who resided near Craigville, died at 4:20 Thursday afternoon at the Clinic Hospital after an illness of six weeks.
  The decedent was born July 28, 1877 in Adams County to Jeremiah and Barbara Ann Gaskill Barton. Her marriage to Charles Leimenstall took place Oct. 17, 1896 in Adams County. He died April 22, 1948. She was a member of the Evangelical Mission Church at Craigville.
  Surviving are three sons, William and Walter Leimenstall, Uniondale and Lloyd Leimenstall, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Fell, Monroeville, Mrs. Mildred Straw, Bluffton, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, Decatur and Mrs. Martha Crozier, Craigville; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister; Mrs. Jennie Summers, Fort Wayne.
  The body is at the Jahn Funeral Home where friends may call after 5 o'clock this afternoon.
  The body will be taken Saturday morning to the residence where friends may call after 10 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the residence and at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Mission Church with Rev. Roscoe Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery in Kirkland Township.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXIII No. 270 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, September 18, 1953 p.1, col.8.

15. pd0315   Infant dau. of C.&A. LEIMENSTOLL died Dec. 13, 1909
[upright gray slab on gray stone base]
{Infant Dau. of C. & I. Limmenstall 1905, from cemetery map}

gap of 1 lot

16. pd0316   ..._ry Died Mar. 2, ___
"Rassis S. ???? of ERNEST ??? d. 1880 can't decipher," from 1957 reading
[illegible inscription on ornately carved upright white slab on base]
{Rasshus Ernst Died 1869 19 Yrs., from cemetery map}

17. pd0317   John ERNST, Member of Co.H. 42nd Regt. Ohio Vol.Inft., died at St.Louis, Mo. in service of his country Mar.24, 1863, aged 42Y.8M.
[south side inscription on upright gray shaft with cap, on cubic base]
Rebecca A., wife of John ERNST born May 30, 1824, died July 28, 1909, aged 85Y.1M.28D.
[north side of shaft]

18. pd0318   Margaret wife of George STEELE died Nov 30, 1896, aged 98y.1m.2d.
[inscription on south side]
George STEELE died Feb. 22, 1882, aged 82y.10m&16d.
[inscription on north side of short upright white marble shaft, with broken marble cap, with U.S. Flag on GAR 1961 1865 star holder]

19. pd0319   William T. STEEL died Oct 21, 1870, aged 27yrs.6mo.
[ornate upright white marble shaft, with faint Underhill& Mattison, Fort Wayne inscription in lower right corner with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

20. pd0320   Elizabeth Stoneburner MILLS, 1848 - 1890
[red granite square block on dressed stone base]

large evergreen tree

21. pd0321   Mary daut. of S.&C. DIEHL Born Dec. 15, 1827 Died Apr. 27, 1853 Behold, ye travelers passing by
As you are now, so once was I
So I am now, so you must be
[Prepare?] for death, and follow me
[white slab lying in ground between tree and next stone, lower left corner of white marble broken]

22. pd0322   Caroline his wife 1828 - 1918
John HARTMAN 1792 - 1870
[large upright gray granite block on gray granite base]
{John Hartman 1792 - 1870, Caroline his wife 1828-1918 from St Luke Reformed, p.54}

23. pd0323   ____(name) ____(name) A__(date) _ 27, 18__(date)
[illegible on small white stone leaning against larger Hartman]
{Infant of C & J HARTMAN 1852, from cemetery map}

24. pd0324   Infant dau. of J.& C HARTMAN ... 18...
[broken white marble slab laying on concrete base]
{Infant of C & J Hartman 1858, from cemetery map}

25. pd0325   Jacob B. son of M&B ... died Oct ;... aged 11y ... &20ds. [small upright white slab]
{Jacob COFFMAN Died 1846, 11 Yrs., from cemetery map}

26. pd0326   Margaret. dau of D.&_ ___ died ... aged 2y.8m.&11ds.
[all of inscription difficult to read on small upright white slab]
{Margare COFFMAN Died 1841 2 Yrs., from cemetery map}

27. pd0327   Susanna, dau. of DL... Died Mrch , aged 31 d.
[small upright white slab very faint]
{Sussannah COFFMAN Died 1851 34 days, from cemetery map}

ROW 4:

1. pd0401   Jay B. 1849-1938 Jennie his wife 1851-1924 STOUTENBERY
[upright red granite on gray granite block]

Jay Stoutenberry Dies at Hospital
Aged Adams County Man Dies Here; Funeral To Be Friday
  Jay B. Stoutenberry, 89, of Adams county, died at the Wells county hospital at 6:30 this morning, following an illness of four weeks of general infirmities.
  The decedent was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Stoutenberry and was born September 23, 1849. He was married June 27, 1877, at Union City to Miss Rebecca Shannon, who preceded him in death.
  Mr. Stoutenberry was a veterinarian and resided on a farm one-half mile south of Honduras. He had been a resident of Adams county 54 years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Beavers of Decatur, Mrs. William Douglas, Union City, and Mrs. Amos Stoutenberry, R. R. Decatur, a half sister, Dr. Elizabeth Conger, of Indianapolis, a half-brother Paul Stoutenberry, of Bluffton. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until the funeral hour.
Evening News-Banner Vol. X. No. 20. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, November 23, 1938 p.1, col.8.

Dies Of Shock Received in Fall
Mrs. J. B. Stoutenberry, Aged Resident Of Kirkland Township, Dies
  Mrs. J. B. Stoutenberry, age 73, well known resident of Kirkland township, died at her home, ten and one-half miles southwest of Decatur at 11 o'clock last night. Death was due to the shock suffered when she slipped and fell January 2.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Shannon, and was born in Darke county, Ohio, January 14, 1851. She was married to J. B. Stoutenberry in 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Stoutenberry have resided in Adams county since 1883. She was a member of the Christian church.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry is survived by her husband, three daughters, three sisters and ten grandchildren. The daughters are, Mrs. A. J. Beavers, of Kirkland township; Mrs. W. M. Douglas, of Union City, Ind.; and Mrs. Amos K. Stoneburner, of Kirkland township. The sisters are Mrs. William Duvall, of Anderson; Mrs. Anna Ruffenbarger, of Muncie, and Mrs. John H. Berry, of Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church at 10 o'clock Friday morning, the Rev. D. M. Byerly and the Rev. Gleason, officiating. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XXII. Number 56. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, March 5, 1924. p.1, col.1

2. pd0402   Jacob B. STOUTENBERRY Died Jan. 29, 1899 Aged 82y. 7m. 14d.
[upright gray granite]

3. pd0403   Mary LANDIS wife of Jacob HELLER Born in Dark Co. Ohio July 14, 1849 Died Nov. 8, 1912
[upright gray stone on gray stone base]

4. pd0404   Jacob C HELLER Aug. 9, 1851 Jan. 20, 1940
[upright white marble on white marble base]

5. pd0405   John H. Son of J.H.&S. LANDIS Died Aug. 7, 1898 Aged 10y. 2m. 19d. Gone but not forgotten.
[small upright column on dressed stone base]

6. pd0406   J M LANDIS Died Aug 8 1902 Aged 36Y 1M 1D
[three lines of faint text on slant of chisel shaped gray pedestal on gray base on dressed stone footing]
{John Landis Died 1902 36 Yrs., from cemetery map}

7. pd0407   LANDIS Ruth 1921 - 1997 Bertha L. 1895 - 1989 Earl S. 1890 - 1968
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Earl Landis 4-17-68, from cemetery map}

Earl Landis Dies; Saturday Rites Set
  Earl S. Landis, 77, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at his home three miles west of Monroe. He had been in failing health the past four years.
  Surviving are the wife, Bertha, seven sons, one of whom is Clifford of Monroe; two daughters, one of whom is Miss Ruth Landis of Monroe; a brother, Jesse Landis of Bluffton; four sisters, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur from 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday.
  The body will lie in state at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren from noon Saturday until services at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXVIII No. 143 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Thursday, April 18, 1968 p.3, col.6.

gap of 2 lots

8. pd0408   {"Unknown" and Joseph HAWK, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

9. pd0409   Ruth M. LANDIS 1921 1997 Zwick, Sefton & Jahn
[metal funeral home marker embedded in newly poured square concrete footing]

gap of 1 lot on cemetery map

10. pd0410   FUGATE Mary E. 1865 - 1944 Peter E. 1862 - 1940
[upright red banded granite on polished red banded granite base]

Mrs. Mary Fugate Dies This Morning
Monroe Resident Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fugate, 78, widow of the late Peter Fugate, died at her home in Monroe this morning at 12:20 of a heart attack.
  She had been in poor health for a number of years but was not considered to be seriously ill. After retiring Wednesday night she suffered the attack and died before a physician could be summoned.
  Mrs. Fugate was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Weyrick, and was born October 17, 1865, in Randolph county. She was a member of the Christian Union Church of Zion.
  She is survived by a son, Clyde Fugate, of Plane, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. Earl Landis, of Monroe. There are a brother, Frank Weyrick, of Ridgevile, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  The body will be taken from the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe to the residence Friday morning and may be viewed after Friday noon.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLII. No. 125 Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, May 25, 1944, p.1, col.5

11. pd0411   FUGATE Abraham 1833 - 1912
[south side inscription]
Anna Mary 1841 - 1895
[north side inscription on upright polished red granite on gray granite base]
50 116 Fugate Abraham w m 47 1 Farmer OH PA Scotland
1 116 Fugate Annie Mary w f 39 wife 1 keeping house OH NY NY
2 Edwin w m 17 son 1 working on farm 1 OH OH OH
3 David F w m 12 son 1 working on farm 1 IN OH OH
1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township census, p.13,14.

A Pioneer Dead
Abraham Fugate of Kirkland Township Succumbed Last Night.
Lacked a Month
Of Being Eighty Years of Age--Long a Resident of County.
  In the death of Abraham Fugate, which occurred Sunday night at 11 o'clock, Kirkland township lost one of its most highly esteemed pioneer residents, who has resided in this vicinity forty- nine years or more.
  His death occurred at the home of his son,
D. F. Fugate, three miles south and a half mile east of Peterson after an exended illness from cancer of the stomach.
  Mr. Fugate was a native of Ohio, being a son of Peter Fugate. He was born January 29, 1833, and was just exactly a month less than eighty years of age. His wife, Anna Mary Fugate, died several years and surviving are the two sons, P.E. and D. F. Fugate. Francis, Millie, Lilly, John and Cora are children, who have passed into the great beyond. He also leaves two sisters residing at Millersburg and Akron, Ohio.
  Mr. Fugate was one of the substantial farmers of the county, who endured the hardships of pioneer days, but rose above them and his works in the behalf of the community will be a lasting memorial to him.
  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, December 31, leaving the home at 9:30 o'clock for the Pleasant Dale church, where the Rev. Dan Byerly will conduct the services. Interment in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume X. Number 310. Decatur, Indiana. Monday Evening, December 30, 1912. p.1, col.4

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12. pd0412   FULK Emma A. wife of P.M. Fulk Died Aug. 2, 1907 Aged 41Y. 9M. 8D. Peter M. Fulk Died Feb. 8, 1932 Aged 83Y. 10M. 8D.
[upright dark gray "pearl" granite on gray granite base]

Peter Fulk Dies Monday
Aged Man Known Here Dies At Home of Son In Philo, Ohio
  Peter M. Fulk, 84, well known in Adams and Wells counties died at 8 o'clock. Death resulted from old age and complications.
  Mr. Fulk was born in Warren Ohio, March 25, 1847. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Fulk and Arthur and John Fulk of Bluffton. His wife Emma and a son Jacob preceded him in death.
  The remains were taken to the home of John Fulk at Bluffton and funeral services will be conducted at that place 421 West Lancaster street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXX. No. 34. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, February 9, 1932. p.1, col.6

Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Peter Fulk Died Yesterday
The Community Shocked
The Funeral Will be Held Sunday at Ten O'Clock from the Pleasant Dale Church.
  Mrs. Peter Fulk, one of the best known and most respected women of Kirkland township, died Friday at her country home at eleven-thirty o'clock after an illness dating back several months, death resulting from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Fulk, although ailing from some time past, had not been considered in a dangerous condition until two weeks ago, when she took a sudden turn for the worse, and was confined to her home and bed. From that time on her decline was rapid, death relieving her from all suffering at noon Friday. She was a member of the Pleasant Dale church, and was a devoted worker in its behalf, and a conscientious Christian. Her many kind acts and deeds of charity will be sadly missed by those who came in close touch and contact with her. The entire community was shocked to learn of her untimely death, and her grief stricken husband has their heartfelt sympathy. The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Pleasant Dale church at ten o'clock, standard time, and interment will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. She leaves a husband, four children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The deceased was an aunt of W. E. Fulk of this city.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume V. Number 187 Decatur, Indiana, Saturday Evening, August 3, 1907, p.1, col.7

13. pd0413   Jacob L. son of P.M. & E.A. FULK Jan. 13, 1895 June 27, 1913
[upright dark gray granite on gray granite base]

14. pd0414   Here rests in peace
Friederike MARTIN wife of Reinhard D. LEIMENSTOLL Born Feb. 20, 1851, Died Oct. 6, 1895 Aged: 44y. 7m. 16d. Text: John 14. 1- 4.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given:
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in heaven.
[inscription on south side of white marble pedestal topped by large white marble ball]
{Friedrika Leimenstoll was a member at St Luke Reformed Church in Honduras IN}

15. pd0415   Reinhard D. LEIMENSTOLL, Born Sept. 18, 1842, Died May 10, 1923 Aged 80 y. 7m. 22d.
[inscription on north side of pedestal]

16. pd0416   Lena SHERLOCK 1884-1964
[gray granite block]
{Gene Sherlock, from cemetery map}

17. pd0417   HOVARTER Susie Aug. 14, 1876 Mar. 6, 1964 J. Wesley May 23, 1878 Feb. 22, 1956
[long gray granite block]

18. pd0418   Mary E., dau. of J.W. & S. HOVARTER Aug. 15, 1902 Oct 14, 1902 two line inscription at bottom: Budded on earth To bloom in heaven.
[small gray upright slab]
{Mary Ellen Howater 2 m 29 d 11-16-1904 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths - St Luke Reformed Church, Book II 1886-1921 Rev. O.P.Vitz}

19. pd0419   Catherine EHRMAN 1883 - 1975 Wife of Wm. Ehrman She Prayed
[inscription on front of small polished upright gray granite]
Ehrman A wonderful stepmother with love, Robert
[inscription on back]

Thursday Rites Set For Mrs. Ehrman, 82
  Mrs. Catherine M. Ehrman, 82, of Decatur Route 2, widow of William H., died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Decatur Community Care Center, where she had been residing for two years.
  A lifelong resident of Adams County, Mrs. Ehrman attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Kirkland WCTU and Kirkland Ladies Club.
  She was a daughter of
Rinehard and Rachel (Martin) Leimenstoll and was married June 28, 1931 to William H. Ehrman, who died March 28, 1956.
  Survivors include two stepsons, Robert Ehrman of Decatur and Floyd Ehrman of Decatur Route 2; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edna M. Shady of Decatur Route 2; a sister, Pearl Hoffman of Preble; four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Winteregg - Linn - Haggard Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLV No. 79 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Tuesday, February 4, 1975 p.3, col.3

20. pd0420   EHRMAN Elsena 1879 - 1930 William H. 1875 - 1956
inscription on front of upright light gray marble
EHRMAN Parents of Edna M. Shady, Floyd W., Harold F., K. Robert
[inscription on back]

William H. Ehrman Dies At Hospital
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  William H. Ehrman, 80, well known Kirkland township farmer, died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of two weeks.
  A lifelong resident of Kirkland township, he was born Oct. 5, 1875, a son of Nathan and Elizabeth Fuhrman-Ehrman, and was married June 23, 1931, to
Catherine Leimenstoll, who survives.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dortha Shady, two sons, Floyd W. and Robert Ehrman, all of Kirkland township; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Katie Hampel of Fort Wayne. One son, three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, one-third of a mile north of the old Kirkland high school, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Zwick funeral home and will be taken to the residence, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No. 75. Decatur, Indiana Thursday, March 29, 1956. p.1, col.3

Adams County Lady Expires
Mrs. William Ehrman Is Victim of Death; Funeral Thursday
  Mrs. William Ehrman, 50, Adams County died Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home in Kirkland township. Death was due to complications.
  Mrs. Elsena Ehrman was born at Salem, Ohio, November 7, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart Leimenstall, both deceased.
  On April 13, 1898 she was united in marriage to William Ehrman and since that time, has resided on the present farm in Kirkland township, to this union were born three children who survive. They are Edna Shady of Fort Wayne, Floyd Ehrman at home. Four grandchildren and the husband also survive.
  The following brothers and sisters survive: Charles Leimenstall, of Craigville; Mrs. Louise Helmrich of Magley; Mrs. Susie Hovaster (sic) of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Rosa Leimenstall of Detroit, Mich., Miss Catherine Leimenstall of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Lena Sherlock of Corunna, Sadie Straub of Peterson; and Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble.
  Mrs. Ehrman was a member of the Beulah Chapel church for many years.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Kirkland township and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church, Rev. Carl Thompson of Etna Green, Indiana will have charge of the funeral services and will be assisted by Rev. Byerly. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVIII. No. 35. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, February 10, 1930. p.1, col.3

21. pd0421   Harold F. son of Wm. & E. EHRMAN Sept. 16, 1912 Sept. 26, 1912
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
[small gray granite slant on new concrete footing]
"Harold C., son of W.H. & S. Ehrman, d. September 6, 1912, Age 12 da.," from 1957 reading

gap of 9 lots

22. pd0422   Father Mother CRIST
[front of gray column]
Sarah, wife of S. Crist Died Aug. 20, 1886(?) Aged 77 y. 9(?)m. & 18 d.
[inscription on south side of column]
Samuel CRIST Died ... Aged ...
[difficult to read]
"Samuel Crist, d. August 12, 1847, Age 48 y. 3 mo. 1 da.," from 1957 reading

23. pd0423   two small slabs leaning against upright Crist column
__CA______ Died

24. pd0424   Margaret Ann CRIST Died ...
[bottom broken, missing bottom]
"Margaret Crist, same kind of stone as John Crist, the soldier, sunken in ground and can't read," from 1957 reading
{Margaret Crist Infant 1854, from cemetery map}

25. pd0425   John CRIST Died in the service of his country Oct. 10, 1862 Aged 33 Y. 2M. 3 D.
[American flag over shield in concave dish carved over name on white marble slab] "John Crist died in service, 1861-1865, marker at grave," from 1957 reading
{John Crist Died 1864 33 Yrs., from cemetery map}

ROW 4 AND A HALF:

1. pd04h1   [pair of gray slabs, with no apparent inscriptions, behind Fugate (Abraham and Anna Mary) monument - footstones]

long gap

2. pd04h2   six lines of faint text
first three lines fade to illegibility
for the ... Car
ried her away.
Far beyond the hills.
[small gray upright slab behind charcoal colored Fulk monument]

long gap

3. pd04h3   Augusta MOSIMAN Died Nov. 26, 1898 Aged 74y. 9m. 27d.
Religion filled her soul
with peace.
Upon a dying bed.
Let faith look upon
sorrow cease.
She lives with Jesus
overhead
[large shaft on base]

4. pd04h4   {Sarah SPARKS Died 1869 68 Yrs., from cemetery map}

ROW 5:

1. pd0501   Doris Marie Henschen STUTZMAN 1918 - 1994
[small gray granite slant on new concrete footing]

2. pd0502   HENSCHEN Alice B. (Meyer) Mar. 3, 1920 ____ married Aug. 18, 1940 Harold E. Aug. 14, 1917 ____ Our Daughter Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Steele
[west side inscription on polished upright gray granite on gray granite base on new concrete footing]
Henschen Our Grandchildren Erin, Christopher
[east side inscription]

3. pd0503   HENSCHEN Blanche Yaney 1886 - 1969 Samuel D. 1887 - 1956
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]
"d. April 17, 1956, Age 68 y. 8 mo. 20 da.," from 1957 reading
Blanche Henschen Died 3-9-1969, from cemetery map}
{remarried Landis after death of Samuel}
The son of Mary Margaret Spangler and Jacob Ernst Henschen, Samuel David Henschen was born 28 July 1888, according to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Centennial booklet.
Henschen, Samuel D 1887/07/28 Kirkland Twp/Adams Co/IN 1956/04/17 Bluffton Wells Co Hospital Zwick Pleasant Dale Kirkland Twp ZSJ7p057, from Indiana Death Record

4. pd0504   YAGER Naomi 1902 - ____ Laurin D. 1902 - 1945
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]
{members at PD, Laurin was a Sunday School teacher}

Laurin D. Yager Is Claimed by Death
  Laurin D. Yager, 42, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, two miles north of Craigville in Lancaster township, following an illness of two days. Death was due to a heart attack.
  Born Oct. 5, 1902, in Adams county, the decedent was the son of William and Lucinda Hocker Yager. He was married in Adams county July 18, 1930, to Naomi Gilbert. He resided his entire life in Adams and Wells counties, and at one time served as a vice chairman of the AAA committee in Lancaster township.
  Surviving are the widow; the mother, near Decatur; two sons, Don Allen and Wayne, and a daughter, Ellen Rose, all at home; four brothers, Herman Yager, of Philadelphia, Kenneth Yager, of Fort Wayne, Charles Yager, near Spencerville, and
Samuel Yager, Decatur route 2, and a sister, Mrs. Rachael Sautbine, Decatur route. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
  The body will be taken Tuesday noon from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, of which Mr. Yager was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.XVI. No.140. Bluffton, Indiana Monday, April 16, 1945. p.1, col.4.

5. pd0505   ZIMMERMAN Eliza A. 1861 - 1930 Ezra E. 1864 - 1945
[upright polished red banded granite on red banded granite base]

Local Man's Father Is Taken By Death
  Ezra Zimmerman, 80, former Adams county resident, died Tuesday at his home in Allen county, where he had lived for the past 8[?] years. Surviving are two sons, Charles F. Zimmerman of Decatur and James R. Fort Wayne; two brothers, C. M. and W. D. Zimmerman, both of Adams county; four grandchildren and one great- grandson.
  Funeral services will be held at 1[?] p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren, southwest of Decatur. Friends may call at the Yager funeral home in Berne until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLIII. No. 297, Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, December 19, 1945. p.1, col.1.

Death Calls Local Woman
Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman Is Victim of Heart Ailment This Morning
  Mrs. Eliza Alice Zimmerman, 69, wife of Edward E. Zimmerman, 618 North Second street, a resident of this city for the last fourteen years, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital this morning at 3:19 o'clock.
  Death was due to heart trouble with which Mrs. Zimmerman has been afflicted for the last several years. The deceased was in fairly good health until Thursday afternoon, when her condition suddenly became serious, and she was removed to the local hospital.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was born in Jennings county, December 18, 1861, the daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Pierce. She was the last of twelve children in the family to die.
  On October 21, 1886, she was united in marriage to Edward Zimmerman, who survives, and they made their home in Adams county until fourteen years ago when they moved to Decatur, and since then have resided in this city.
  Surviving besides the husband are two sons, James R. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and Charles F. Zimmerman of Kendallville. Four grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 618 North Second street, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and at the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. B. F. Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVIII. No. 304. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, December 26, 1930. p.1, col.7.

Mrs. E. Zimmerman Dies at Decatur
Mrs. V.S. Pease Learns of Sudden Death of Her Aunt.
  Mrs. V. S. Pease received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman, 69, who died early this morning of heart trouble, at her home at Decatur.
  Mrs. Eliza Zimmerman was born in Decatur county, Indiana, near Westport, on December 18, 1861, a daughter of
Reuben E. and Elizabeth Pierce.
  Surviving are the husband, two sons, James R. Zimmerman, of Fort Wayne, and Charles Zimmerman, of Kendallville; and four grandchildren.
  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman home, 624 North Second street, Decatur.
Evening News-Banner Vol.II. No.44. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, December 26, 1930. p.1, col.4.

6. pd0506   Jessie A. CHRONISTER 1865 - 1928
[small red granite block]

{gap of 2 lots on cemetery map}

7. pd0507   Florence L. ZIMMERMAN 1912 - 1918
[small red granite block (concrete slab over grave)]

TURN FOR WORSE
Became Apparent in Case of Florence Zimmerman Yesterday.
SECOND OPERATION
Was Held--Child Died This Morning--Daughter of Clint Zimmerman
  Florence, age six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Zimmerman, living a little east of Honduras, died this morning at five o'clock at the Hope Hospital, Fort Wayne. Three weeks ago the child had an operation for appendicitis and was thought to be recovering. Her parents were down Sunday with the expectation of finding her able to come home. She grew much worse, however, and yesterday the operation for adhesions of the bowels was decided upon. Her strength, however, had become so depleted that her death ensued this morning.
  The parents have five other children surviving. They are Josephine, Bertaline, Edgar, Catharine and Harold.
  The body was brought here and taken to the Gay, Zwick & Myers morgue to be prepared for burial after which it will be taken to the home. The funeral arrangements had not been made at time of going to press.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XVI. Number 248. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday Evening, October 22, 1918. p.1, col.3.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

8. pd0508 &nbps; Jessie Edna KAEHR 1898 - 1931
[gray granite block]

Mrs. Jessie Kaehr Dies at Ft. Wayne
Wife of Reuben Kaehr Passes Away at Irene Byron Sanitorium.
  Mrs. Jessie Edna Kaehr, 33, wife of Reuben Kaehr, Bluffton, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the Irene Byron sanitorium in Fort Wayne following an illness of six years of tuberculosis.
  She was born in Preble on Jan. 16, 1898, a daughter of Perry V. and
Jennie Zimmerman Lewton, and was 33 years, 9 months and 5 days of age at the time of her death. Her marriage to Reuben Kaehr took place at Hillsdale, Mich., on Sept. 11, 1915.
  Surviving besides the husband are four children, Marion, Alice, Vernon and Carl, all at home. One sister, Mrs. Geraldine Beery, resides at Toledo, O.
  Mrs. Kaehr had been a resident of Wells county for the past eight years. She was a member of the Pleasant Dale church, Adams county.
  The body will remain at the McBride funeral parlors in Bluffton until shortly before the funeral which will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Pleasant Dale church in charge of Rev. Dan Byerly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol.II No.297. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, October 21, 1931. p.1, col.4.

9. pd0509   Jennie E. LEWTON 1875 - 1920
[small red granite block]

10. pd0510   {Infant Child of Jenny LEWTON, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

11. pd0511   James BELL Died Aug. 29, 1900 Aged 65Y. 5M. 19D.
[inscription on front of tall upright gray column]
Farewell, dear father, hear/heed?
day rest. Weary with
years. and weary with
pain. F... w... in
wehn happy place.
We shall behold thy
face again.
[inscription on south side of column]

Drops Dead.
James Bell, a Former Bluffton Livery-man, Expires from Heart Trouble in Adams County.
  Mrs. Andrew Sprague received a telephone message this morning that her father, James Bell, had dropped dead at half past ten this morning at his farm a mile and a half south of Peterson.
  Very few people in Bluffton were not acquainted with Mr. Bell, "Jim" Bell being the familiar appellation by which he was known. For many years he was in the livery business in Tom Souders' location, and as he was a jolly, good hearted gentleman everybody like him. After selling his barn he moved about fifteen years ago on a fine 160-acre farm in Adams county. He was breaking a colt some two years ago and some part of his heart was ruptured in the contest with the animal. He recovered and worked hard until the day of his death, although he would take temporary attacks that would incapacitate him for a few days. Mr. Bell was for years the only republican councilman in Bluffton having been elected from the first ward on one occasion. He was about sixty-five years old.
  Among his children are John Bell, the barber; Mrs. A.M. Sprague; Mrs. Naz Ruth, of Muncie, and Mrs. Johns White, of Ada, Ohio. His second wife is still living. Mrs. Sprague drove to Peterson this afternoon to learn the particulars of her father's death and the time of funeral.
Bluffton Chronicle Volume 32 Number 9 Wednesday, August 29, 1900. p.4, col.4.

12. pd0512   Anna GERBER 1880 - 1925
[gray granite block]

gap of 4 lots
two concrete footstones

13. pd0513   {William KINSEY, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

14. pd0514   Walter Clement, son of I.F. & D.J. YANEY 1890 - 1913
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]

peony bush

15. pd0515   Mother, Florence, wife of S.D. HENSCHEN 1888 - 1915
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]
Daughter of Dora Jane Macy and Israel Franklin Yaney, Florence Frances Yaney was born 8 July 1888. She married Samuel David Henschen and they had three daughters: Margaret Jane, Frances Lucille, and Mildred Bernadine. Samuel and Florence were members at Pleasant Dale. She was song director and also sang solos. The last song she sang was _When the Roll is Called up Yonder, I'll Be There_. Becoming ill in the spring of 1915, she died 14 May 1915.

Called By Death
Mrs. Saml. Henschen Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon at Her Home.
Death Resulted
From Paricarditus Developed from Inflammatory Rheumatism--Ill Long.
  After having been a sufferer for some time from inflammatory rheumatism, Mrs. Samuel Henschen, a well known Adams county lady, was relieved by death yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at her home, three miles southwest of Peterson. Although everything known to the medical science was done to allay the rheumatism, it proved of no avail, and the trouble finally developed into paricarditus, which was the direct cause of death. Mrs. Henschen's maiden name was Florence Yaney. She was born in Adams county July 8, 1833, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yaney. Her entire life was spent in this county and in early womanhood she was united in marriage to Samuel Henschen. To this union were born three children, Margaret, aged six years; Lucile, aged five and Mildred, age eight months. Four brothers and sisters also survive, they being Orval Yaney, residing in Oklahoma; Augustus, George and William, residing in Adams county, and Blanche, Beatrice, Edith and Alice, at home. No date has been set for the funeral arrangements, pending word from the brother in Oklahoma, but the service will be held at the Pleasant Dale church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XIII. Number 116. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday Evening, May 15, 1915. p.1, col.6

concrete planter

16. pd0516   Mother, Margaret, wife of H.W. WOLFENSBERGER 1908 - 1937
[taller polished red granite slant on gray granite base]

Mrs. Wolfenberger Answers Summons
Body of Former Resident of Kirkland Township Returned For Burial
  Mrs. Margaret Henschen Wolfenberger, 28, a native of Adams county, wife of Homer William Wolfenberger, of Chicago, died Wednesday at the Frances Willard Hospital in Chicago, following an appendix operation. She had been ill 10 days.
  Born in Kirkland township, Sept. 9, 1908, she was a daughter of
Samuel and Florence Yaney Henschen. She was a graduate of the Kirkland township high school, and was a graduate nurse from the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne, where she afterward served for four years (continued on page seven)(continued from page one) as floor superintendent. Thereafter she took a post graduate course in Chicago, where she had lived since. Her marriage was solemnized in Illinois in January, 1934.
  Surviving are the husband and one daughter, of Chicago; the father and step-mother, of Kirkland township; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Freels, near Bluffton, and Mildred Henschen, at home, and one brother, Harold Henschen, at home. The grandparents surviving are Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yaney, all of Kirkland township.
  The body arrived in Bluffton this afternoon and was taken to the Jahn funeral home, where it may be viewed by friends until Friday evening, when it will be taken to the home of the father, in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, of which Mrs. Wolfenberger was a member, in charge of Rev. Weller, and Rev. Leo Miller, of Fort Wayne, assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol.VIII No.170. Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, May 20, 1937. p.1, col.8., p.7.

17. pd0517   YANEY Dora J. Macy 1862 - 1958 Israel F. 1857 - 1946
[long polished red granite slant on gray granite base]
{I.F. Yaney lived on farm 1/2 mile south of Kirkland School [SE corner of 300N and 500W]}

18. pd0518   Edith Yaney SHAFER Aug. 29, 1896 Jan. 11, 1987
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]

19. pd0519   RABENOLD Dau. Elisa 1845 - 1865 Mother Rachel 1809 - 1868
[red granite block on concrete footing]

gap of 6 lots

20. pd0520   August ARNOLD, Died Feb. 18, 1865 Aged 46 y. 2?m.
The ...
branch of the just
shall flourish
when they sleep
in dust.
[faint five line inscription]
"d. February 18, 1865," from 1957 reading
[upright gray column with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

ROW 6:

1. pd0601   LASH Anna M. 1860 - 1937 Chas. H. 1854 - 1943
[small white marble slant on white marble base]
{Anna M. Lash Died 1936 76 Yrs. 28 Days, from cemetery map}

Charles H. Lash Dies This A.M.
Retired Farmer of Craigville Dies at Hospital; Funeral Friday A.M.
  Charles Henry Lash, 88, retired farmer of Craigville, died at 2 a.m. today at the Wells county hospital from infirmities. He had been seriously ill the past three weeks.
  The deceased is the grandfather of Don Lash, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of this county and Auburn, who is widely known as a distance runner. The grandson and his wife will attend the funeral.
  Charles Henry Lash was born at Bolivar, O., on Sept. 22, 1854, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lash. He was united in marriage to Anna Keefer, who preceded him in death on Apr. 9, 1937.
  One son, Brandon R. Lash, of Craigville, survives. Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
  Mr. Lash was a member of the United Brethren church at Craigville.
  The body may be viewed at the McBride funeral home until 9 o'clock Friday morning, at which time, it will be taken to the United Brethren church in Craigville for funeral services at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIV. No. 108. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, March 10, 1943 p.1, col.4.

Mrs. Charles Lash Called By Death
Grandmother of Don Lash, Indiana Athlete, Succumbs At Auburn
   Mrs. Anna Kiefer Lash, 76, wife of Charles H. Lash, three miles north and two and one-half miles east of Bluffton, died at 6:30 this morning at the home of her son, Brandon Lash, at Auburn.
  She had been ill the past two years from dropy and eight weeks ago she was taken to the home of her son for special care.
  She was born in Chambersburg, Pa., on Aug. 15, 1860, a daughter of Jeremiah and Sophia Hobbs Kiefer. Her marriage to Charles H. Lash took place at Wilmot, O., on March 11, 1886. They moved to Wells county 51 years ago.
  Surviving besides the husband are the son, Brandon Lash, of Auburn; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother surviving are Mrs. Charles Goodman, of Canton, O.; Mrs. Etta Lincke, of Alliance, O.; Mrs. Albert Behr, of Oberlin, O., and Robert Kiefer of Van Wert, O. Five sisters and one brother are deceased.
  Mr. and Mrs. Lash are the grandparents of Don Lash, of Auburn, who set a new world's record in the two-mile run for Indiana university this year.
  The body will be at the McBride funeral parlors in this city until the time of the funeral, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Craigville United Brethren church in charge of the Rev. Moore. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol. VIII. No. 135. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, April 9, 1937 p.1, col.4.

gap of 2 lots

2. pd0602   Winona, wife of O.L. BRENTLINGER 1893 - 1919
[gray granite block]

3. pd0603   Chauncy L. son of O.L.&W. BRENTLINGER Dec. 21, 1911 Dec. 29, 1911
[gray diamond shaped slab embedded in base]

4. pd0604   Violet May dau. of Orvill L & Nona H. BRENTLINGER Died Mar. 21, 1904
[thick gray diamond shaped slab embedded in concrete base flush with ground]
"d. May 21, 1904, from 1957 reading>

5. pd0605   {Mary Jane HOMES Died 1918 76 Yrs., from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

gap of 2 lots

6. pd0606   Reuben PIERCE Feb. 26, 1856 Mar. 16, 1916
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Mrs. Rueben Pierce, of Curryville, died Wednesday from stomach trouble and age, and her funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. She was seventy-seven years old, and was the mother of twelve children. It is a singular fact that none of them is dead, in fact hers is the first death of the family, even her husband, who is seventy-eight, surviving her. A reunion was held this spring, at which all were present. Among the children in the city are: Mrs. Mary J. Holmes and William Pierce. Bert Tucker and Otis Holmes are grandchildren.
Bluffton Chronicle Vol. 32 No. 10 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, September 5, 1900. p.11, col.4.

7. pd0607   PIERCE David H. May 31, 1851 Aug. 11, 1914
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]

large evergreen tree

8. pd0608   Elizabeth E. PIERCE Born Feb. 6, 1823 Died Aug. 29, 1900 Aged 77Y. 6M. 23D.
R.E.Pierce born Feb. 7, 1821 Died Feb. 24, 1904 Aged 83Y. 17D.
[polished top and face of upright charcoal granite on gray granite base]
"Elizabeth Pierce, February 6, 1825- August 29, 1900," from 1957 reading

gap of 1 lot

9. pd0609   MILHOLLAND (inscription on top) Joseph 1840 - 1916 Sarah A. his wife 1844 - 1914
[upright red granite on gray granite base with U.S. Flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

gap of 4 lots large evergreen tree

gravestones jog east to row 6 1/2

10. pd0610  
{Emanuel Miller Died 1973, from cemetery map}

Mrs. Walter Sills' Father, 88, Dies
  A retired farmer and father of Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills of Bluffton Route 1, Emanuel J. Miller, 88, of Decatur, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Decatur Hospital, where he had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks.
  A son of George and Elizabeth Miller, he was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Ohio. His marriage to Sylvia Brentlinger, who survives, took place Oct. 6, 1906.
  Mr. Miller was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross and Mrs. Dorothy Springer, both of Decatur, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers of Berne, Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook of Decatur Route 6 and Mrs. Nettie Mabis of Payne, O.; two sons, Lloyd of Monroe Route 1 and Zeal of Decatur Route 3, 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur, where services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. Oliver J. Dearing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXXIII No. 263 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, September 10, 1973 p.3, col.4

11. pd0611   MILLER Sylvia J. 1887 - 1980 Emanuel J. 1884 - 1973
[long gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Mrs. Sills' Mother Dies at Age 92; Rites Saturday
  Mother of Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills of Bluffton, Mrs. Emanuel (Sylvia J.) Miller, 92, of Decatur died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Decatur Hospital where she had been a patient one week. Death followed an extended illness.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Miller was born July 24, 1887 in Adams County to Chauncey L. and Margaret Bedford Brentlinger. Her marriage to Emanuel Miller, who died in 1973, took place Oct. 6, 1906.
  In addition to the daughter in Bluffton, she is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross, Mrs. Dorothy Springer, both of Decatur, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers of Berne, Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook of Decatur Route 6 and Mrs. Nellie Mabis of Payne, O.; two sons, Lloyd Miller of Monroe Route 1 and Zeal Miller of Decatur Route 5, 28 grandchildren, 60 great- grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at 9 a.m. Saturday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 10 a.m. in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. L No. 177 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Thursday, May 29, 1980 p.3, col.4

12. pd0612   Josephine, wife of M.C. BERRY died May 11, 1893 Aged 27 Y. 26 D.
four lines of text on face of upright gray
She sleeps ...
But her spirit
... is ...
... an angel of light.
[weathered marble column on marble base]

large evergreen tree

13. pd0613   Cerrcja(?) E., daughter of M.C. & J.P. BERRY. Died Feb. 1, 1883. Aged 2y. 2m. 12d.
Dear lovely baby, to part with you
Hath racked our hearts with pain
But though our loss is great we
trust,
Tis your eternal gain.
[difficult to read inscription on north side of small pedestal on gray base]
{Georgie Berry Died 1889 2 Yrs., from cemetery map}

14. pd0614   Martha P(?)., dau of D.W. & S.E. HARTMAN, died Nov. 15, 1885 Aged 9 M. 19 D.
[upright weathered gray shaft, lettering does not stand out to read]

15. pd0615   HARTMAN David W. 1863 - 1912 Sarah E. 1863 - 1937
[inscription on east side of upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

gap of 1 lot

16. pd0616   Henry BILLMAN, died Feb. 26, 1880 Aged 50 y. 2m. 7d.
[inscription on west side of white base of remaining (missing) column on brown sandstone base]
Susan, Dau. of H.&M. BILLMAN Died Aug. 9, 1898 Aged 26y. 10m. 6d.1
[inscription on south side of white base]
{Susie CHRONISTER Died 1898 26 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Henry Billman d 11-9-1880 age 50y 2m 7 d Pleasant Dale, from St Luke Reformed church records, p.54}

large evergreen tree

17. pd0617   Mary, wife of H. BILLMAN Died Nov. 9, 1880 Aged 49y. 6m. 12d.
[inscription on south side of matching white base of missing column on brown sandstone base]
{Mary his wife d 11-9-1881 age 49 y 6 m 12 d, from St Luke Reformed church records, p.54}

five small upright gray slabs in two rows in front of row 7 line of markers:
{Children of Abram Fugate, from cemetery map}

18. pd0618   Lily J. FUGATE Died N?an. 31, 1873. Aged 2y. 4m. 17d.
[north marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 14 September 1870

19. pd0619   William A. FUGATE Died Oct. 12, 1866 Aged 6m. 19d.
Children of A.S.A.M. (in ground)
[center marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 23 March 1866

20. pd0620   Sarah E. FUGATE Died Feb. 3, 1865 Aged 8m. 2d.
[south marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 1 June 1864

21. pd0621   Cary B. FUGATE Died Oct. 17, 1877 Aged 2y. 10m. 23d.
[(center) marker of second row]
{Cary 2 Yrs. Died 1879, from cemetery map}
calculated birth date: 24 November 1874

22. pd0622   John W. FUGATE Died March 24, 1874 Aged 1y. 1d.
[south marker of second row]

calculated birth date: 23 March 1873

23. pd0623   Sarah E., dau. of J.& G. MORISON Died Sept. 12, 1877 Aged 9y. 3m. 2d.
Gone in her young years,
Afar from life's cares.
{Sarah Read Died 1877 9 Yrs., from cemetery map}
John H. READ Died Sept. 15, 1885 Aged 56y. 8m. 5d.
Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep
Come hid in now(?)
[two lines of text on east side of small white block with opened Holy Bible carved on top]
"Civil War Marker," from 1957 reading, none in 1998
calculated birth date: 10 Jan 1829, for John
calculated birth date: 10 Jun 1868, for Sarah

24. pd0624   Stephen son of F. & P. ARNOLD Died ___ 10, 1884 Aged 11y. 11m. 18(?)d.
[faint inscription on west side of broken small white marble pillar]
Stephen Arnold 1870 - 1884 son of Polla & Frank
[brass plate affixed to east side of white marble base]

The Old Gun was Loaded.
  On Tuesday morning the report reached this city that a young man by the name of Stephen Arnold son of
Frank Arnold, who has resided in this county for a number of years had shot himself. Upon investigation of the matter it was learned that the night previous, the young man in company with a friend had been coon hunting and succeeded in treeing a coon which they left and returned to Mr. Arnold's house to await day-light. In the morning they made preparations for going into the woods and shooting the coon. The young man took the old rifle and was examening (sic) it for the purpose of seeing whether it was loaded or not. He was warned to be careful as it might contain a load. He replied that there was no load in it, but that it was very dirty, and placing the ramrod on the hammer attempted to blow through the barrel. The result was as might have been expected, the ramrod slipped from the trigger, the gun was discharged and its contents entered his mouth, shattering his teeth and passing into his brain causing instant death. The deceased was quite young, would have only been fifteen years old the 22d of this month, had he lived. The parents and friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their sad bereavement. The funeral took place Wednesday and was largely attended.
The Decatur Democrat Volume XXVIII. Number 33. Friday, November 14, 1884. p.3, col.6.

25. pd0625   Polla ARNOLD 1839 - 1873 wife of Frank
[inscription on brass plate affixed to west side of marble base]
[illegible inscription on north side of base of poorly mended break in weathered small white marble pillar]

ROW 7:

1. pd0701   Rosa A. dau. of J & C. GLICK Died Jan 9, 1897 Aged 28 D. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
[upright gray slab on concrete footing]
calculated birth date: 12 Dec 1896

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2. pd0702   MANKEY Sophia his wife 1856 - 1945 Christian 1860 - 1938 Sarah E. his wife 1863 - 1896
[red granite slant on gray granite base]
{Sofa Mankey Died 1945 89 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Mrs. Christ Mankey 88 4-15-1945 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev H.H.Meckstroth, p.53}
{Christian Mankey 77 3-20-1938 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev. Louis C. Minsterman, p.53}

Christian Mankey Dies Early Today
Death Follows Illness Of Carcinoma; Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday
  Christian Mankey, 77, retired farmer, died at 12:55 this morning at his home near Craigville, of carcinoma, following an illness of five months.
  He was the son of John and Elizabeth Kinsey Mankey, and was born in Whitley county, Oct. 29, 1860. He was married twice, the first time on Mar. 23, 1882 to Sarah E. Bridegan, who died Oct. 5, 1896. On July 29, 1900 he was united in marriage to Sophia Barger, who survives.
  He was a resident of Wells county for the past 49 years and was a member of the Pleasant Valley M. E. church.
  Surviving besides the widow are the following children: John W. and James D. Mankey, of Decatur, R.R. 2; Mrs. Susan Rhodes, of Fort Wayne; Forrest E. and Harvey R. Mankey, near Decatur; and Irvin Mankey, of Bluffton; 26 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Rothgeb, of Bluffton. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, pastor of the Vera Cruz Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol. IX. No. 117 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, March 18, 1938 p.1, col.4

Sophia Mankey Is Claimed By Death
  Mrs. Sophia Mankey, 88, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the home of a niece, Mrs. Gracie Mankey,two and a half miles north and one mile east of Craigville, following an illness of four years of complications. Mrs. Mankey has been an invalid the past four years at the home of the niece.
  Born July 19, 1856 in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of Nicholas and Susie Smith Barger. She was united in marriage July 29, 1900 in Adams county to Christian Mankey, who preceded her in death March 18, 1937. Mrs. Mankey was a life-long resident of the Methodist Pleasant Valley church.
  Surviving are four step-sons, Wesley Mankey and Harvey Mankey, both of Decatur route 2, Forrest Mankey, of Craigville route 1, Ervin Mankey, of Bluffton; a step-daughter, Mrs. Susie Rhodes, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Edward Barger, of Craigville route, Jacob Barger, of Decatur route. Three sisters, Mrs. Suzanne Arnold, Mrs. Rosa Wolf and Mrs. Mary Bryant, and two brothers, William Barger, Sam Barger, and a step-son, are deceased.
  The body was taken to the Jahn funeral home and will be removed Saturday forenoon to the home of the niece.
  Burial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township in charge of Rev. Homer Studabaker and Rev. Russell Weller assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XVI. No. 138. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, April 13, 1945 p.1, col.6

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3. pd0703   Mary E. BARGER 1873 - 1954
[red granite block on concrete base]

4. pd0704   Edward BARGER 1858 - 1945
[upright red granite on red granite base]

5. pd0705   Minnie M. BARGER 1873 - 1900
[red granite block]

gap of 1 lot

6. pd0706   Nicklous BARGER Born in Heimberg Switz. Died Feb. 28, 1896 Aged 75Y.7M.
[polished red granite pedestal on red granite base with U.S. flag in GAR 1961 1965 star holder]
calculated birth date: 28 July 1820

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

7. pd0707   BYERLY Fern E. 1896 - 1949 Dean 1892 - 1969
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Dean Byerly dies at home in Florida
  Dean Byerly, 76, retired Decatur insurance man, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Sarasota, Fla., following an illness of only a few days.
  Mr. Byerly was the operator of the State Farm Insurance agency in Decatur for a number of years before retiring several years ago. He and his wife have resided in Sarasota for the past three years.
  Born in Kirkland township, he was a son of Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Byerly. His father was one of the founders of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  He was first married to Fern Filer, who died in 1948. He was later married to Reva Hammond-Stauffer.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Arden Byerly of Banning, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Eileen) Neher of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Lloyd Byerly of Monroe; three sisters, Mrs. Homer (Lulu) Arnold of Decatur, Mrs. Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. Glennis Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at teh Hawkin funeral home, 135 North Lime street, Sarasota, with burial in Florsota memorial gardens at Oneca, Fla.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXVII No. 28 Decatur, Indiana 46733, Monday, February 3, 1969 p.1, col.5

8. pd0707   WELKER Suie T. 1868 - 1958 Sarah C. 1868 - 1952
[polished gray granite slant on polished gray granite base]

Suie T. Welker Dies Late Sunday Night
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Suie T. Welker, 89, retired Adams county farmer, died at 11:50 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bowman, in Van Wert, O., following a year's illness of complications.
  Born in Adams county Sept. 18, 1869, he was a son of Frederick and Catherine Brentlinger-Welker, and was married to Catherine Chronister Jan. 20, 1895. he lived in St. Mary's township practically his entire life until the death of his wife in 1952.
  Surviving are four sons; Jesse Earl Welker of Decatur, Gerald Welker of Lima, O., and Fred Welker of Goshen; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Shook of Decatur, Mrs. Groce Tope of near Decatur, and Mrs. Ethel Bowman of Van Wert; 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sons, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. Mr. Roth, of Van Wert, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery, west of Decatur. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LVI. No. 58. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, March 10, 1958 p.1, col.6

Mrs. Sarah Welker Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Set For Wednesday
 Mrs. Sarah Catherine Welker, 83, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 6:48 a.m. today at her home on Decatur route 5, following an illness of seven months.
  She was born in St. Mary's township Jan. 25, 1868, a daughter of Conrad and Catherine Lenhart-Chronister, and was married to S. T. Welker Jan. 20, 1894. Mrs. and Mrs. Welker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1944.
  She was a member of the Bobo U.B. church.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are six sons, Jesse Earl of Wren, O., Harley of Van Wert, O., Fred C. of Ligonier, Matthias of Decatur, Gerald of Lima, O., and Charles, of Dixon, O,; four daughters, Mrs. Edison Bowman of Van Wert, Mrs. Lena A. Shook of Decatur and Mrs. Gladys Kreischer of Van Wert; 53 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ed Chronister of Fort Wayne. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. W. F. Ensminger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. L. No. 5. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, January 7, 1952. p.1, col.2.

9. pd0709   {Lulu BYERLY, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

Mrs. Lulu Byerly Is Taken By Death
Dies Thursday At Peabody Memorial
  Mrs. Lulu Byerly, former resident of Kirkland township, died Thursday at the Peabody memorial home at North Manchester, where she had been employed as a nurse. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while on duty about three weeks ago and her condition had been critical since that time.
  Her husband, the Rev. D. M. Byerly, preceded her in death. Mrs. Byerly was an active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren while residing in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are four stepdaughters, Mrs. John Taylor of Pennville, Mrs. Charles Neuenschwander of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Schwartz of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Homer Arnold of Decatur, and three stepsons, Dean and Loyd Byerly of Decatur, and Ray Byerly of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Peabody home, with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery at Huntington. The body was removed to the Bender funeral home at North Manchester, where friends may call until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No. 70. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, March 23, 1956, p.1, col.6

10. pd0710   Daniel M. 1866 - 1935 Dora his wife 1862 - 1920 BYERLY
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Rev.Byerly Dies Today
Former Pleasant Dale Pastor Dies At Fort Wayne This A.M.
  The Rev. D. M. Byerly 69, one of the pioneers of Adams county and builder of the Byerly homestead in Kirkland township died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Schwartz in Fort Wayne at 5 o'clock this morning of apoplexy.
  Rev. Byerly made his home with the Dean Byerly family in Kirkland township and had been visiting his daughter at the time of his death.
  On November 26, Rev. Byerly suffered a severe heart attack and was believed to be recovering.
  the deceased was born near Lima Ohio, on September 25, 1866. He was married on February 14, 1888 to Miss Dorothy Hueson who preceded him in death on September 3, 1920. To this union were born 11 children, two of whom died in infancy. The following children survive: Mrs. Etta Taylor or Pennville, Dean Byerly, Lloyd Byerly and Mrs. Lulu Arnold of Decatur; Clint and Ray Byerly of Craigville; Mrs. Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. Glennys Schwartz of Fort Wayne and Chester Byerly of Ossian.
  In the fall of 1921 Rev. Byerly married Mrs. Lulu Paulling Mendenhall of Huntington, who survives.
  There are five brothers, three sisters, 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren surviving.
  In his early life Rev. Byerly taught in the public schools in Ohio. He moved to Adams county in the spring of 1888, and located in Kirkland township where he assisted in the founding of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren. He was ordained to the ministry in 1889. Failing health caused his retirement from the ministry in 1932. During his ministry he served 10 years as president and secretary of the general mission board of the middle district of Indiana.
  The body will be removed from
(continued on page three)
the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon and may be viewed by friends at the Dean Byerly home after 6 o'clock.
  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Otho Winger, president of Manchester College at North Manchester, assisted by the Rev. Russell Weller, pastor of the Pleasant Dale church will conduct the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXIII. No. 289. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, December 7, 1935. p.1, col.2; p.3, col.3

next two stones jogged slightly east from line of row 7

11. pd0711   Daniel J. son of D.M & D.N. BYERLY Died Sept. 19 1904 Aged 7m.8d.
[gray diamond shaped slab resting in concrete footing]
calculated birth date: 11 February 1904

12. pd0712   Georgie J. son of D.M. & D.N. BYERLY Died Apr. 8, 1897 Aged 6y. 1m. 26d. Darling we miss thee.
[chisel shaped gray stone on concrete base]
calculated birth date: 13 Feb 1891

13. pd0713   HOWARD Margaret C. 1874 - 1948 Edwin S. 1869 - 1952
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

[gap of one lot]

14. pd0714   Wm. DRUM Co. B. 101 Ind.Inf.
[white marble upright slab with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

15. pd0715   Amy C. Dau. of J.E. & S.F. WARD Died June 26, 1909 Aged. 17 y. 1m. 9D.
four lines of faint text
[gray upright slab in concrete base]

16. pd0716   Bertha E. WARD 1911 - 1913
[small black granite block on concrete footing]

ROW 8:

1. pd0801   {Issac FRIEND Died May 1905, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

large evergreen tree

2. pd0802   John PARRISH Died May 1, 1892 Aged 78Y. 5M. 26D.
Margaret PARRISH Died Dec. 23, 1896 Aged 80Y. 15D.
[large red granite slant on gray granite base with GAR 1861 1865 star flag holder]
calculated birth date: 5 Nov 1813, for John
calculated birth date: 8 Dec 1816, from Margaret

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3. pd0803   hier vuhtin Gott
Wilhelm Pinnst
geb. 21 Diz. 1823 in Polritz Prob Sachlin
geh 1. Marz 1902
Age 76 Jahr 2 M. 9d
Text: Philmon 3:12
"Wilhelm PRINGEL, b. 21 Dez. 1825 in Poliritz Prov. Sachlin, Gest. 1 Marz, 1902, alter 76 yahr, 2m. 8T," from 1957 reading
[south side inscription on weathered white marble pillar on white marble base]
{William Pingel Died 1893 76 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Wilhelm Pringel 76 y 2 m 4 d 3-1-1902 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}
___ ___ in Gott
Chotte Sophia PRACT
geb. 11 Marz 1826 hohengabreg Prob. Sachlen
gelt. 7 Doz. 1893
A. 67 Jahr 8M. 26t
ten lines of very faint German text
"?Hette Sophia Pringel, b. 11 Marz, 1826 in Hohangohrin Prov. Sachlin Gestorben 7 Dez. 1893, alter 67 y. 8 m. 26 T.," from 1957 reading
[north side inscription]
{Sophia Pringel 68 y 8 m. 27 d 12-10-1893 Dunker(Pleasant Dale), from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921, p.51}

gap

[following 2 stones on 4 lots:]

4. pd0805   children of A & F BRAGHT
[west side inscription]
Infant Daughter Born & Died Oct 21, 1890
[south side inscription]
G. Martin Born Apr 6, 1890 Died June 27 1890 [or 96] Aged 2Ms 21ds Text: Mark 10: 13-14(?)
[north side inscription on chisel shaped weathered gray marble on weathered gray marble base]

gap of one lot

5. pd0805   Frank O. son of A & F. BRACHT Born Aug 1, 1898 Died Jun 13, 1899 Aged 5M 9d. Text Ma__ 9:27
[west side inscription]
Nellie R. dau. of G A BRACHT Born Feb 2, 1898 Died Apr 21 1898 Text: John 7:17(?)
[south side inscription]
Infant son of A. & E. BRACHT Born & Died August 30 1900
[north side inscription on chisel shaped weathered gray marble pedestal on gray marble base]
{Franz Otto Pracht 5 m 9 d 1-15-1899 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}
{Nellie Rosy Pracht 2 m. 17 d 4-26-1898 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}

6. pd0806   Naomi wife of T.H. GOLDNER 1902-1938
[red granite block with peony bush (in front of) on east side of stone]

7. pd0807   BRACHT Lydia L. 1882 - 1975 Fred J. 1880 - 1959
[red granite slant on concrete footing]
{Fred BRACHT 12-13-1959 72 Yrs., from cemetery map}

Fred J. Bracht, 79, Dies at Fort Wayne
  Fred John Bracht, 79, of Fort Wayne died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after an illness of 1 1/2 hours. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
  He was born June 4, 1880, in Henry County, O., to Albert and Frederica Pingle Bracht. His marriage Dec. 21, 1900, in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, was to Lydia Henschen, who survives.
  A resident of Allen County more than 30 years, Mr. Bracht was a retired farmer and also was a retired employe of the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. He had operated a stand at the Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne 30 years.
  He was a member of the Craigville United Brethren Church and attended the Gospel Temple in Fort Wayne.
 &nbps;Surviving, in addition to the wife, are a son, Irvin Bracht of Bluffton Route 2, two brothers Charles Bracht of Florida, and William (Billy) Bracht of Bluffton; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Siebert, Mrs. Sophia Rittenour and Mrs. Sara Bench; all of Midland, Mich.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
  A daughter, Naomi Goldner, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home.
  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. F.H. Pflugh will officiate, and burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXX No. 36 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, December 14, 1959 p.3, col.1

gap of 1 lot

concrete footing

gap of 1 lot

8. pd0808   ARNOLD Mother Caroline 1869 - 1946 Father Albert 1867 - 1932
[red granite slant on gray granite base]
{Caroline Arnold 1869-1946 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}
{Albert Arnold 1867-1932 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

Albert Arnold Dies Thursday
Kirkland Township Resident Succumbs To Illness of Heart Trouble
  Albert Arnold, 64, prominent Kirkland township farmer, and life long resident of Adams county, died at his home in Kirkland township at 10 o'clock Thursday night, January 21, following a four years' illness with heart trouble.
  Mr. Arnold was born in Kirkland township, May 2, 1868, the son of Frank and Polly Liby Arnold, both of whom are deceased. He was united in marriage to Caroline Kruetzman, April 24, 1893 in a ceremony performed at Magley. Mrs. Arnold survives.
  The deceased was a member of the local Zion Reformed church.
  The following children survive: Mrs. Augusta Hoopengardner of Angola, and Earl Arnold of Decatur. Four grandchildren, and two brothers and sisters survive; Edward Arnold, Charles Arnold of Decatur; Mrs. Sarah Martin, Decatur, and Mrs. Rosa Milroy of Hudson, Ohio. Two brothers, Stephen and William, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home, and at 1:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church, with the Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann, pastor of the Zion Reformed church officiating. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXX. No. 19. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, January 22, 1932 p.1, col.5

Mrs. Albert Arnold Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Thursday Morning
  Mrs. Caroline Arnold, 76, life-long resident of Adams county, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening at the Adams county memorial hospital. Death was caused by diabetes and followed an illness of seven years.
  She was born in Preble township December 17, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kruetzman. Her husband, Albert Arnold, died in 1932, since which time she had resided with a son, Earl Arnold, of Kirkland township.
  She was a member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church of Decatur.
  Surviving in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Gusta Hoopengardner of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Elzey of Detroit, and Mrs. Lydia Scherry of Linn Grove; three brothers, Ernest Kruetzman of Kirkland township, John of Louisville, Ky., and Fred of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Gillig & Doan funeral home, where friends may call after 7:30 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLIV. No. 190 Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, August 13, 1946. p.1, col.2.

9. pd0809   ARNOLD Eliza P. 1884 - 1966 Edward L. 1884 - 1969
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
{Edward Arnold Jan 19, 1969, from cemetery map}
{Lyde Arnold, from cemetery map}

10. pd0810   Frank ARNOLD 1841 - 1917
[south side inscription]
Susanna his wife 1850 - 1924
[large upright polished red granite in gray granite base with U.S. flag in holder]
{Frank Arnold 76 y 1 m 10 d 12-26-1917 Dunker, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Rev W.H.Schroer, pastor., p.52, 54}
{Susanna Arnold 1850-1924 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

Mrs. Arnold Died Today
Aged Kirkland Township Lady Succumbs To Illness Of Pneumonia
  Mrs. Susanna Arnold 74, well-known resident of Kirkland township, died at her home seven miles southwest of this city at noon today. Mrs. Arnold had been ill nearly all winter, suffering from pneumonia and a complication of diseases.
  Mrs. Arnold was born in Switzerland but resided in Adams county more than fifty years. Her husband Frank Arnold, died two years ago. She is survived by three sons, William, Charles and Ed. Arnold all of Kirkland township; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Martin, of Washington township and Mrs. Rosa Milroy, of Ohio; four brothers, Edward and John, of Wells county and Samuel and Jacob Barger of Adams county; one step-son, Albert Arnold; and three sisters, Mrs. Rosanna Wolf, of Tocsin, and
Mrs. Sophia Mankey and Mrs. Mary Brown of Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XXII. Number 65 Decatur, Indiana Saturday, March 15, 1924. p.1, col.2.

11. pd0811   Sarah E. ANDREWS & Infant Dau. 1884 - 1908
[small gray granite block resting on white marble slab on top of concrete base]

12. pd0812   Charles W. CRIST Died Apr. 25, 1902 Aged 23 Y'rs. 2M's. 1 Day.
[west side inscription on large red granite slant on concrete base]
calculated birth date: 24 February 1879

13. ___ ___ Died __ 14, 18__ Aged __ __ __ four lines of faint text
[broken weathered white marble slab]
{Elmer CRIST Died 1880 4 Yrs., from cemetery map}

14. pd0814   Elias CRIST Died July 8, 1916 Aged 80Y. & 16 D.
[south end inscription]
Elizabeth wife of Elias CRIST Died Mar 24, 1899 Aged 58Y. 8M. 29D.
[north end inscription on polished red granite cylinder on large gray base]
calculated birth date: Wednesday 22 June 1836, for Elias
calculated birth date: 23 June 1840, for Elizabeth

Funeral Held This Morning
  Rev. D. T. Stephenson, of Muncie former pastor of the Decatur Methodist church, conducted the funeral services this morning for the late Elias Crist, at the family home on Line street. He paid a fine tribute to the deceased, and to pioneers in general, who laid the foundation for the success and prosperity enjoyed by the present generation. The I.O.O.F.conducted its ritualistic service also and pall bearers were chosen from its body. Burial took place in the Steele cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XIV. Number 162. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, July 10, 1916. p.2, col.5

gap of 1 lot

15. pd0815   CRIST John F 1871 - 1949 Huldah J 1876 - 1951
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

John F. Crist Dies After Heart Attack
Dies Fighting Fire At Home In Monroe
  John Franklin Crist, 78, died of a heart attack at 7:15 a.m. today as he battled a fire which threatened his home in Monroe.
  A member of the Monroe volunteer fire department since its founding, he suffered a fatal stroke when he got out of bed against doctor's orders to man a small fire extinguisher.
  Death occurred before the arrival of a physician. He had been ill six months and bedfast for a week.
  He was born in Washington township August 20, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Crist. He had lived in Monroe for more than 50 years. He was the town electrician, a member of the Modern Woodmen, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving are his wife, the former Hulda Jane Everhart; two sons, Raymond and A. D. Crist; a daughter, Mrs. Creo Myers, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Andrews, Decatur. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  The body will be removed from the Lobenstein funeral home, Friday evening at 6:30 and may be viewed until the funeral, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2 o'clock at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. W. H. Hall will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Monroe fire chief Chester Brodbeck said the fire began about the chimney in the middle room of the house. He said Mr. Crist fought the flames single-handed before the arrival of his son and volunteer firemen. Chief Brodbeck theorized that the "smothering smoke and the fumes from the extinguisher" might have caused Mr. Crist's attack.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLVII. No. 34. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, February 10, 1949 p.1, col.6.

Mrs. Hulda Crist Dies Sunday Night
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Mrs. Hulda Jane Everhart Crist, 75, a lifelong resident of Adams county, died at a Fort Wayne hospital at 7:45 o'clock Sunday evening following an illness of six weeks of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Sept. 7, 1876, a daughter of David and Francis Everhart. Her husband, John Crist, died in 1949. She had resided in Monroe for the past 52 years.
  She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church, the Royal Neighbors and the Adams county home economics chorus.
  Surviving are two sons, Raymond E. Crist and A. D. Crist, both of Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Creo Meyers of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Ab Everhart of Monroe. A grandson, Kermit Crist, is serving with the U.S. navy in Japan. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at the Monroe Methodist church, the Rev. W. L. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Lobenstein funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLIX No. 219. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, September 17, 1951 p.1, col.6

16. pd0816   Jacob SMITH Aug 10 1846 Dec 27 1877
[upright gray granite on gray granite base with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

17. pd0817   ZIMMERMAN Jonathan 1837 - 1887 Elizabeth his wife 1841 - 1880
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]

18. pd0818   Jacob P. CRIST Jan. 3,, 1831 Oct. 8, 1909 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
Nancy A. his wife May 26, 1838 Mar. 10, 1922
[west side inscription on very large granite monument on double gray granite base]

Jacob Crist Dead.
Jacob Crist, who for sixty-four years had been a resident of Adams county, and one of the best known and most wealthy resident[s], died Friday at his home, after several weeks' illness. He was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, January 31, 1831, and when fourteen years of age came to Adams county with his parents, where he has since lived. January 15, 1857, he was married to Nancy Parrish, who survives. Three daughter[s] also survive -- Mrs. Emma J. Diehl, Mrs. Ada Schooly, of Elkhart; Mrs. John Floyd, of Monroe. Ell Crist, of Decatur, and George, of Kirkland township are his brothers. He also leaves a sister.
Bluffton Chronicle, Volume 43. No.16 Bluffton Indiana Wednesday, October 13, 1909, p.1, col.6
The Evening News. Eighteenth Year, No. 8. Bluffton Indiana Saturday, October 9, 1909, p.1, col.5
Record of Steele Cemetery Martin Coffman Deeded to James Russell Wm. Brown Gideon Billman trustees on Jan. 10, 1846 Sec. 14, Tp. 27, Range 13. 1/2 acre Samuel L. Rugg Recorder
[east side inscription]

19. pd0819   Marion W. son of J.P. & N.A. CRIST Died Oct. 27, 1876 Aged 16y. 4m. 16d. To good for us to Heaven he is gone.
[gray pedestal with gray limestone cap, gray stone base]
calculated birth date: Monday 11 June 1860

20. pd0820   Ellavil ___ of JF&NA CRIST Died Sep 28 1872 Aged 1Y 2M 18D
two lines of faint illegible text
[upright white slab on gray base]
calculated birth date: Monday 10 July 1871

Death of Little Ellavill.   Ellavill was the daughter of Jacob and Nancy Crist. She departed this life September 28, 1872, aged one year, two months and eighteen days.
  Ellavill was a lovely little girl, the darling of her parents, and much loved by the family. She was sick nearly all summer, but not thought dangerous. About the first of September she became worse; the 10th of September doubts were entertained of her recovery. Brother Crist begin to think it doubtful his attending Conference, as he was the delegate. Fifteenth September, Ellavill still worse; many doubts of her recovery. Nineteenth September, Ellevill thought to be better. Brother Crist, taking always great interest in the good of the church, concluded he might venture, and, trusting in the Great Head of the Church, he came to Conference. Thursday evening, 20th September, Ellavill worse. Brother Crist gone Sister Crist much troubled about Ellavill, as she still grew worse. Sister Crist and all the children prayed for the good Lord to let Ellavill stay until Brother Crist came home. Sevral (sic) time it was thought that she was gone, but she revived, again. Brother Crist was detained at Conference until Monday, and then took the cars for home. On the way he heard his child was dead, but when he came home he found her alive. This afforded great comfort to the aggrieved family, that the Lord would permit Brother Crist to go to Conference, do his duty as a man of God ought, and take care of his little Ellavill in his absence and permit her to live till he returned. What a strong hold is the Lord in time of trouble! The sick child knew its father, and rested better in his arms than anywhere else. It remained with the family and friends until Saturday night, at 11 o'clock, the Lord called Ellavill away, and sweetly she left her friends below and took her flight to the land of ever-lasting rest. Brother and Sister Crist brought Ellavil forward last spring, at the Bukhead Chapel, for baptism and I shall never forget the smile upon her face when I dedicated her to God; and on the 29th of September, Ellavill lay in her coffin in the same altar, while I preached her funeral for a large and attentive congregation, using Hymn 622; "The morning flowers display their sweets, &c. Text, Luke viii., 52: And all wept, and bewailed her, " &c. I now ask for Brother and Sister Crist the prayers of all good people, and also for their three children, that they may all be at last brought safe home to live with Ellavill in heaven.
  No more the pleasant child is seen,
    To pleas its parent's eye;
  The tender plant, so fresh and green
    Is in eternity.
          B. F. Perry, Pastor.
St. Mary's Circuit, October 17, 1871.
The Decatur Eagle. Vol. 16. No. 39 Decatur, Ind., Friday, Jan. 10, 1873 p.4, col.2

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

21. pd0821   Julia Howard EHRSAM 1911 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

22. pd0822   Joseph B DRUM 1860 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Joseph Drum Dies Sunday Relative Of Local Residents Dies Sunday At Curryville
  Joseph Drum, aged 75, died at his home in Curryville Sunday shortly after noon after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Drum, retired farmer, was well known here, being an uncle to Dorphus and Noble Drum, both of this city. Death was due to complications.
  Mr. Drum was married to Elizabeth Margaret Welty on August 28, 1901, in Adams county. Surviving besides the widow are the following step-children: Mrs. Orris Mossman, of Plymouth; Mrs. Alta Clark, of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Hugh Souder, of Bluffton, Mrs. A. Dine, of Dunfee, and Charles and Dan Welty, both of Adams county.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Dunkard church south of Preble, with the Rev. Matthew Worthman, pastor of the Reformed church in Bluffton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXIV. No. 59. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, March 9, 1936. p.1, col.8

23. pd0823   George DRUM 1862 - 1917
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

A Sudden Call
Comes for G. W. Drumm, Prominent Curryville Merchant -- Fell Dead
Sunday Afternoon
At Bluffton -- Was a Brother to Mrs. James Ward of This City.
  George W. Drumm, aged fifty-four, half owner of Drumm Brothers' general store at Curryville, brother of Mrs. James Ward, and uncle of Mrs. Hugh Thomas Vail, this city fell dead from heart trouble at Bluffton yesterday afternoon while umpiring a baseball game between Curryville and the Bay Piano factory team. He had run from second base to third while umpiring the bases and collapsed while slowly walking across the diamond.
  Drumm had not been a sufferer from heart trouble previously, as far as is known.
  Early in the game some of his decisions occasioned a great deal of protest and he told a bystander that he had difficulty in seeing the plays, expressing doubt as to whether or not he could finish the game. The game was in the fourth inning and the score was 2 to 2 when the fatal interruption occurred. He gave only a few gasps after members of the teams reached his side, but they continued to work with him until a physician arrived and pronounced life extinct.
  Mr. Drumm was born and raised in Wells county and for several years has operated a general store in partnership with his two brothers. He was a bachelor and the only surviving relatives are the following brothers and sisters: Joseph B. Drumm, Peter H. Drumm, Mrs. William Stalter and Mrs. Margaret Howard, of Curryville, and Mrs. James Ward, of Decatur. His two brothers, Joseph and Peter Drumm, were in the crowd at the game.
  The body was removed by Coroner Thoma.
  The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at the Dunkard church.
  Mr. Drumm was also an uncle of Allen Stalter, an assistant in the county auditor's office; and of Nathan Stalter, son-in-law of County Auditor John Mosure.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XV. Number 130. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, June 4, 1917. p.1, col.5

24. pd0824   Julia E. Dau. of J.P. & F. DRUM Died Jan 14 1879 Aged 1y. 7m. 13d.
[weathered gray marble slab in concrete footing]

25. pd0825   {Fannie DRUM, from cemetery map}

Craigville Woman Claimed by Death.
Mrs. Francis Drumm Died Sunday Morning -- Funeral Monday Afternoon.
Mrs. Francis Hartman Drumm, residing east of Craigville passed away Sunday morning about 4:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness with Bright's disease and the other infirmities of old age.
  Mrs. Drumm was born in Pennsylvania on February 2, 1833, a daughter of Philip Hartman and Susanna Hess. She moved to Indiana in 1844 with the other members of her family and in 1858 was united in marriage to John Philip Drumm, who died on June 15, 1896. The family has resided near Craigville for a number of years.
  The following children survive Mrs. Drumm: J. B. Drumm, George W. Drumm, Peter H. Drumm, Mrs. William Stalter, Mrs. James E. Ward, Mrs. E. S. Howard. In addition to these three children are dead.
  The funeral services and burial took place at the Pleasant Dale church and cemetery at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Heller officiated.
Bluffton Chronicle Volume 43 No.50 Wednesday, June 8, 1920. p.5, col.3.

26. pd0826   John P. DRUM Died June 27, 1892 Aged 67Y. &M. 14D.
eight or nine lines of illegible text
[large weathered gray marble pedestal on two marble bases on massive gray stone base with black metal star GAR 1861 1865 US flag holder]

West Driveway between Rows 8 and 9

ROW 9:

large evergreen tree

1. pd0901   Eli REBER June 1, 1819 June 6, 1916
[upright chisel shaped gray stone shaft]
"Eli Reber, June 1, 1849-June 6, 1916," from 1957 reading
19 65 Reber Eli w m 31 1 Farmer OH -- VA
20 Leah w f 23 wife 1 keeping house PA PA PA
21 Lewis w m 6 son 1 at school 1 IN OH PA
22 Carrie w f 3 dau 1 IN OH PA
23 Charles w m 2 son 1 IN OH PA
1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township census, p.8. [sup dist no 6 enum dist 197]
27 39 39 Reber Eli head w m June 1849 50 M 27 OH Germany OH
28 Leah wife w f May 1852 48 M 27 6/4 PA PA PA
29 Iva A dau w f Mar 18?? 14 S IN OH PA
1900 IN Adams County Kirkland Township census,
{Eli Reber b. 6-1-1849 d 6-6-1916 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

2. pd0902   Leah REBER
[small gray block embedded in ground, name only]
Leah (Hoffman) Reber his wife no dates Pleasant Dale, from St Luke Reformed, p.54}

gap of 1 lot

3. pd0903   LEIMENSTOLL Rosa 1880 - 1967 August 1878 - 1938
[red granite slant]

Funeral Rites Tuesday For Crash Victim
August Leimenstoll Dies Saturday In Hospital; Second Fatality
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon for August Leimenstoll, 59-year-old Magley resident who died in the Adams county memorial hospital late Saturday of injuries received in an auto accident more than a week ago.
  Leimenstoll died Saturday afternoon at 12:11 o'clock as result of a crushed chest, two fractured legs, a fractured clavical and other injuries received a week ago last Thursday when his car overturned on Federal road 224, west of the city.
  It was Adams county's second traffic fatality of the year. Leimenstoll's condition has been critical since his admittance to the hospital on the day of the accident. Hospital attaches held some hope for his recovery, however, until late Saturday morning.
  The deceased was a native of Germany, being born there September 4, 1878. He came to this country when 24 years of age, settling in Adams county.
  At the time of his death he was employed as a highway worker. He was a member of Adams lodge 1311, Loyal Order of Moose of this city.
  Surviving, besides the widow, are two children; Miss
Rachel May Leimenstoll of Magley and Edward R. of Detroit; two grandchildren; Marilyn and Margaret Leimenstoll.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the S.E. Black funeral home in this city with the Rev. David Grether, pastor of the Magley Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery west of the city.
  The details of the accident, which took Leimenstoll's life were never learned. He was riding alone at the time of the crash and there were no witnesses. Authorities expressed the belief that he had either fallen asleep or lost control of the car, which overturned several times.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXVI. No. 186. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, August 8, 1938. p.1, col.6

Rosa Leimenstoll dies at Detroit
  Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Rosa E. Leimenstoll, 86, of Magley, who died Friday morning at New Grace hospital in Detroit, Mich. She had resided with her daughter in Detroit since December of last year.
  She was born in Ottawa county, O., July 7, 1880, a daughter of Reinhard and Rachel Martin-Leimenstoll, but had resided in Adams county practically her entire. Her husband, August Leimenstoll, preceded her in death.
   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rachel) Van Ness of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Ehrman of Decatur route 2, and Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One son, Edward, and two brothers and five sisters are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Jack Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXV No. 83 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, April, 8, 1967. p.1, col.6.

Leimenstoll, Rosa E. 1880-07-07 Magley/Adams Co/IN 1967-04-07 Detroit/MI WL Pleasant Dale
Indiana Death Index

4. pd0904   Victoria STONEBURNER 1886 - 1962
[polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]
{Victoria never married, taught children at Bible School at PD}

Victoria Stoneburner Is Taken By Death   Miss Victoria Stoneburner, 76, of 601 Studebaker street, died at 2:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for the past three months.
  She was born in Kirkland township April 7, 1886, a daughter of J. J. and Sarah Kistler-Stoneburner, and was a lifelong resident of that township until moving to Decatur in 1957.
  Miss Stoneburner was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, its Ladies Aid society, and taught Bible and Sunday school classes.
  Surviving are two brothers, Floyd K. Stoneburner of Kirkland township, and Miles W. Stoneburner of Albion, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Dilling of Huntington, and Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Wednesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LX No. 102 Decatur, Indiana, Monday, April 30, 1962. p.1, col.8.

5. pd0905   ARNOLD Alice 1899 -1996 John 1899 - 1985
[polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]

Alice Arnold
  Alice Arnold, 97, Ossian, a former rural Decatur resident, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Ossian Health Care.
  She was born on July 3, 1899 in Adams County to Jesse and Sarah Kistler Stoneburner and married John Arnold on March 12, 1921. He died on January 17, 1985.
  She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of God.
  Surviving are a son, Robert Arnold, Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernie (Phyllis) Hindenlang, Decatur; a son- in-law, Richard Maloney, Lady Lake, Floriday; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Charles Arnold; a daughter, Mary Maloney; four sisters and five brothers.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCIV, No. 279 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, November 25, 1996 p.2, col.3

6. pd0906   Holy Bible
Heaven and Earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away.              Luke 21:33
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a
light unto my path.             Psalm 119:105
God's word shall not return void.  Isaiah 55:11
Remember Friends as you pass by as you are
now, so once was I. As I am now, you will
soon be. Prepare to meet God, and Follow me.
                     Listen! I stand at the door
                   and knock; if anyone hears my
                   voice and opens the door, I
                   will come into his house and
                   eat with him, and he will eat
                   with me.       Revelation 3:20
                   But if we walk in the light,
                   as He is in the light, we have
                   Fellowship one with another,
And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son
Cleanseth us from all sin.                 1 John 1-7
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.    Matthew 11:28
Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever
does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no
one goes to the Father except by me."      John 14:6
Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will
be saved.                             Romans 10:13
Listen Hear what God says: Today is the Day
for salvation.                    1 Corinthians 6:2
  Robert ARNOLD
  317th Signal Corps  Korea War
  Station Pirmasens Germany
[tall polished black granite with small white angel on top with scripture verses inscribed on west face, with Jesus standing at the door knocking engraved within text. Six scenes etched on east side

7. pd0907   Faith Byerly MYERS 1900 1997
[red granite slant on concrete footing]

8. pd0908   BYERLY Jesse S. 1870 - 1930 Jessie A. 1875 - 1954
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

Jesse Byerly Dies Sunday
Prominent Farmer Dies Following Operation at Local Hospital
  Jesse S. Byerly, 60, prominent Adams County farmer died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, Sunday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock following an operation which he underwent Sunday for cancer. For the past year the deceased had been ailing, but his condition seemed greatly improved the last few weeks. He became suddenly ill Saturday night and was taken to the hospital Sunday morning at 1 o'clock where he underwent an operation later in the day.
  Mr. Byerly was born at Lima, Ohio, November 19, 1869.
  Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Jessie Byerly and the following children; Mrs. Lois Graham of this city, Victor Byerly of Kirkland township, Mrs. Faith Grandstaff of Detroit, Dwight Byerly of Arcola, Mrs. Hope Bryan of Kirkland township, and Miss Dorcas Byerly of Detroit, Michigan.
  The following brothers and sisters also survive the deceased: D. M. Byerly, David Byerly, Mrs. Laura Driver, Mrs. Ella Early, Chester Byerly, Oscar Byerly, I. W. Byerly, Mrs. Pearl Vane, Fred Byerly, and Mrs. Mary Landis.
  The deceased was a well known farmer and had resided on the present Byerly farm for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church, with Rev. Otho Winger, of Manchester College, officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVIII. No. 59. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, March 10, 1930. p.1, col.8

Mrs. Jesse Byerly Dies This Morning
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Mrs. Jessie A. Byerly, 79, of Decatur route 2, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of three months of complications.
  She was born in Lima, O., April 1, 1875, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Early, and had lived in Adams county for 45 years. Her husband, Jesse Byerly, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lois Graham of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Faith Meyers of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Bryan of Decatur route 2 and Mrs. Carl Mann of Ossian; two sons,
Victor Byerly of Decatur route 2 and Dwight Byerly of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Russell, Schuyler, John and Dean Early, all of Lima, O., and Charles Early of Toledo, O., and three sisters, Mrs. Levi Minch of Union City, Mrs. Mike Roeder of Lima, O., and Mrs. Tom Edwards of Gomer, O.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John D. Mishler and Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Gillig & Doan funeral home to the Victor Byerly residence, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday, after which it will lie in state at the church until time of the services. The casket will not be opened after the services. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LII. No. 292. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, December 13, 1954. p.1, col.4

9. pd0909   YAKE Sarah M. 1880 - 1942 Gust A. 1882 - 1956
[upright white marble marker on white marble base]

Gust Yake Dies At Farm Home Monday
Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon
  Gust Yake, 74, retired farmer and a resident of Kirkland township most of his life, died suddenly at his home two and one-half miles south of Peterson, at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon following a heart attack.
  He was born in Ottowa (sic) county, O., Feb. 19, 1882, a son of Herman and Wilhelmina Martin Yake. His first marriage was to Maggie Brown, who is deceased. He was then married Dec. 8, 1942 to Pearl Heller, who survives.
  Mr. Yake was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the widow are three brothers, William Yake of Sturgis, Mich, Lewis Yake of Bluffton route 4 and Henry Yake of Switz City and three sisters, Mrs. Edward Hessert of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Chester King of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Wilbur Worthman of Craigville. One brother, one sister, and a half- brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Yake residence and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be returned from the Zwick funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No. 167 Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, July 17, 1956. p.1, col.6

Mrs. Sarah M. Yake Dies Last Night
Kirkland Township Resident Is Dead
  Mrs. Sarah Margaret Yake, 61, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, died last night at 11:40 o'clock at her home, following an extended illness. She had been ailing for five years and seriously ill for the past eight weeks.
  Mrs. Yake was born in Kirkland township August 7, 1880, the daughter of Rebecca Jane Cochran-Brown and James D. Brown, Sr. She was married to Gust Yake February 7, 1907.
  Her husband and a sister, Mrs. Orval Heller of Preble, survive. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at the Beulah Chapel Methodist church, with Rev. E. J. Arthur officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The body will be returned to the residence from the Black funeral home this morning, where it may be viewed until time for the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XL. No. 80. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, April 3, 1942. p.1, col.5.

10. pd0910   {Irvin Mankey 1969, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

Attack Fatal to Ervin Mankey, 73
  Ervin Mankey, 73, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Bluffton, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital. Death was due to a heart attack following surgery.
  A son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mankey, he was born in Wells County Sept. 11, 1895. He was married to Pearl Biberstine, who preceded him in death in 1961.
  A member of the Park UB Church, he was a retired employe of the Estey Piano Corp.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Berniece) Troop of Ossian Route 2; one son, Christian R. of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Wesley of Decatur and Forrest of Bluffton Route 4; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Rev. Walter Graeflin will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXIX No. 219 Bluffton, Indiana, 46714 Saturday, July 19, 1969 p.1, col.4

11. pd0911   {Pearl Mankey 1961, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

Mrs. Ervin Mankey Dies; Ill 6 Weeks
 Mrs. Pearl Mankey, 65, wife of Ervin Mankey, 718 South Marion St., died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at the Wells County Hospital. She had been critically ill six weeks.
  A native of Adams County, Mrs. Mankey was born Nov. 24, 1895, the daughter of David and Mary Moser Biberstine. Her marriage to Mr. Mankey, who survives, took place Oct. 1, 1914 at Decatur.
  Mrs. Mankey was a member of the Park United Brethren Church and had been a resident of Wells County 41 years.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Hall of Marion and Mrs. Lewis (Bernice) Troop of Fort Wayne; a son, Chris of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Also surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Ida Hirschy of Monroe Route 1; Mrs. Jenna Bauman of Decatur; Mrs. Mary Strahm and Mrs. Clara Hartman, both of Berne, and Mrs. Goldie Bauman of Monroe; three brothers, David Biberstine of Muncie, Michael Biberstine of Warren and Christ Biberstine of Berne.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral Home.
  The body will be taken to the Park United Brethren Church at noon Saturday for services to be held at 3 p.m. Rev. Virgil E. Hull will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXI No. 257 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, September 1, 1961 p.1, col.5

12. pd0912   Mary S. E. dau of I. & P. MANKE Died Mar. 3, 1923 Aged 5Y.1M.21D.
Our darling
[inscription on top of gray upright slab in concrete footing]

calculated birth date: Thursday 10 January 1918

13. pd0913   {gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}
{Betty Jean Booher on cemetery map for new section, no stone in 1998}

14. pd0914   Ruth L BOOHER 1918 - 1921
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Chester's and Pearl's]

15. pd0915   Chester BOOHER 1888 - 1954
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Ruth's and Pearl's]

16. pd0916   F Pearl BOOHER 1890 - 1967
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Ruth's and Chester's]

17. pd0917   BURKETT Elizabeth 1867 - 1921 George W 1860 - 1956
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

18. pd0918   Charles Wm. son of C.C. & C.L. WOLF died Oct. 1, 1928 Aged 3M.24D.
[small upright gray slab on gray base]

19. pd0919   HENSCHEN Mary M. 1860 -1940 Jacob 1856 - 1950
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

Death Claims Mrs. Henschen
Mrs. Jacob Henschen Dies Wednesday At Kirkland Township Home
  Mrs. Jacob Henschen, 81, of Kirkland township, lifelong resident of Adams county, and sister of Mrs. Eliza Spangler of Decatur, died at her home in Kirkland township, one half mile west of the Kirkland high school, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Death was due to infirmities. Mrs Henschen had been ill for the past seven weeks.
  Mrs. Henschen was born in Root township, Adams county, on October 29, 1858, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Baker- Spangler. On December 15, 1878 she was married to Jacob Henschen, the ceremony taking place in Preble township. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Surviving besides the husband are the following children: Charles, Wells county; Sam, rural route 2, Decatur; Noah, Salem; Mrs. Fred Bracht, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ida Yaney, route 2, Decatur; Mrs. Lewis Kreigh, Orwell, Ohio; Mrs. Cora Wolfe, rural route, Bluffton. One sone is deceased. One sister, Miss Eliza Spangler of Decatur, and two brothers, Dan Spangler of Mishawaka, and Charles Spangler of Peru, thirty-two grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren also (continued on page eight) survive. Three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland with Rev. Moore and Rev. Russel Weller, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be moved to the Henschen home Friday afternoon from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXVIII. No. 170. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, July 18, 1940. p.1, col.5; p.8, col.6

20. pd0920   HENSCHEN Franklin O. Sept. 6, 1893 Jan. 4, 1919 17Co. 5Bn. 159 D.B.
gone but not forgotten
[upright gray granite marker on gray granite base with U.S. Flag in World War 1917 1918 holder. concrete slab over grave]

21. pd0921   Dessie B. ZIMMERMAN 1886 - 1927
[upright gray granite marker on gray granite base]

Miss Dessie B. Zimmerman Dies
Death Ends Extended Illness For Former Decatur Woman At Richmond
  Dessie Bell Zimmerman, 41, died this morning at the Richmond State hospital; following an operation performed a week ago Tuesday. She had been in ill health fourteen years, following a nervous breakdown. Miss Zimmerman was the daughter William Zimmerman, former county assessor and Eliza Zimmerman and was born in Kirkland township, January 1, 1886. Surviving besides the father, is one brother, John Earl Zimmerman, of Kirkland township. The mother died ten years ago last July.
  The remains will be brought here tonight and taken to the home in Kirkland township, from where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock, Rev. D. M. Byerly and Rev. C. A. Maynard officiating. Interment at the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXV. No. 253. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, October 26, 1927. p.1, col.7.

22. pd0922   ZIMMERMAN William 1863 - 1934 Eliza A. his wife 1866 - 1917
[large gray granite on gray granite base]

Former Adams Assessor Is Dead
William J. Zimmerman Dies At Chicago; Return Body to Decatur.
  William J. Zimmerman, 71, prominent Kirkland township farmer and former Adams county assessor, died Friday at Mercy hospital, Chicago, where he has been a patient for three weeks. Death was due to injuries sustained in a fall from a hay mow in a barn two years ago.
  Mr. Zimmerman served as justice of the peace of Kirkland township for eight years following his election in 1896. From 1923 to 1927 he served as Adams county assessor. He also was Kirkland's first township assessor. He was a member of Beulah Chapel church.
  Surviving are a son, John Zimmerman, Peterson, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Ford Worthman, Craigville.
  The body will be returned to Decatur for burial.
Evening News-Banner Vol. V. No. 263 Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, September 8, 1934 p.3, col.1.

THE DEATH CALL
Answered by Mrs. William Zimmerman--Result of Two Years' Illness.
ILL OF PARALYSIS
Was Fifty-one Years of Age--Funeral at Pleasant Dale Church.
  Mrs. Eliza A. Zimmerman, wife of William R. Zimmerman, died last night at 9:30 o'clock, following a two years' illness, death being due to paralysis. Had Mrs. Zimmerman lived until October 11, she would have been fifty-one years of age.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was the daughter of George and Catherine McWhirter and was born in Allen county, October 11, 1866.
  The husband and two children, John E. and Dessie Zimmerman are living. There are the following brother and sisters: Mrs. H. W. Crist, of Elkhart; George McWhirter, of Johnsonburg, Pa.; Mrs. E. H. Lane, Fort Wayne.
  Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman lived a short while in this city on Fifth street coming here from their farm several years ago. After a short residence here, they returned to farm life.
  She was well liked and a large number of friends are greatly bereaved.
  The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church, leaving the house at two o'clock. Rev. Byerly and Rev. Leech will officiate.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XV. Number 157. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, July 9, 1917. p.1, col.3.

23. pd0923   Emma Liby MARTZ 1897 - 1973 Mother
[red granite block on concrete footing] {gravestone on lot discovered to contain infant's body, burial in row 10}

Emma V. Martz dies at hospital   Mrs. Emma V. Martz, 75, of 126 Walnut street, Monroe, wife of Ferdinand Martz, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. She had been a patient there for 12 days and in failing health for two months.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Women's Fellowship and longtime member of the WCTU.
  Born in Jefferson township on Aug. 17, 1897, she was the daughter of Winfield and Jane Searight-Brewster, and was first married to Charles Liby who died on Sept. 17, 1954. She was later married to Ferdinand Martz in November of 1959.
  Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury of Milford; two sons, John W. Liby of Bluffton, and David C. Liby of route 4; five stepsons, Dale Liby of Decatur; Ralph Liby of Bluffton; Cledith L. Martz of Fort Wayne; Clyde Martz of Cincinnati, O.; and Clifton Martz of Fort Wayne; one step- daughter, mrs. H. Wesley (Donna) Adams, Fort Wayne, one brother, Edward Brewster of route 1, Geneva; 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 2 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. and until 12 noon Tuesday, and at the church from 1 p.m. until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXI No. 120, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, May 21, 1973 p.1, col.8

24. pd0924   Chas E. LIBY 1891 - 1954 Father
[red granite block on concrete footing]
{Charles sat in second row on far east side in church at PD.}

Charles Liby Dies Suddenly At Home
Funeral Services Monday Afternoon
  Charles E. Liby, 62, well known Kirkland township farmer, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock this morning at his home three and one-half miles south of Magley. Death was caused by a heart attack.
  He was born in Kirkland township Sept. 20, 1891, a son of Wallace and Rosa Murphy-Liby, and was married to Emma Brewster June 12, 1922. He lived practically his entire life in Kirkland township.
  Mr. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
 &nbps;Surviving in addition to the wife are four sons, Dale E. Liby of Decatur, Ralph D. of Bluffton, John W. of New Haven, and David C. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lores Steury of Berne; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Alex of Zenith, Kan., Raymond of Three Rivers, Mich., Gerald of Fort Wayne and William and Fred of Linn Grove, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Cline of Linn Grove, Mrs. Roy French of Rockford, O., and Mrs. Mae Shanks of Linn Grove. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler and the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends are asked to omit flowers but may contribute to their favorite charities.

25. pd0925   Elizabeth wife of Chas. LIBY 1893 - 1917 Mother
[red granite block on concrete footing]

26. pd0926   dau. of C & E BYERLY Oct 21, 1916 Oct 29, 1916
"Dau. of C. & T. Byerly, Oct 11 - October 29, 1916," from 1957 reading
[small upright gray slab]
{Wilma Byerly Died 1916 18 Days, from cemetery map}

Baby Is Dead
  Wilma Lucile Byerly, eighteen day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Byerly of Wells county, died at two o'clock last night of bronchial pneamonia. Funeral services were held this afternoon at two-thirty o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church with burial in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XIV. Number 258. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, October 30, 1916. p.1, col. 6

27. pd0927   BYERLY Theo E 1894 - 1988 H. Clinton 1894 - 1941
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]
{She lived in Bluffton IN.}

Theo E. Byerly
  Theo E. Byerly, 93, formerly of Craigville, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday at Ossian Health Care, Ossian.
  A telephone operator at Craigville for 20 years, she was a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. A daughter of Edward and Minnie Brentlinger-Barger, she was born Dec. 28, 1894, in Wells County. Her marriage to Henry "Clinton" Byerly, who died Aug. 31, 1841, took place in Adams County Feb. 24, 1916.
  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dee (Alta) Brubaker, Speedway, Mrs. Doris Merriman, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Eugene (Maxine) Smith, Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. James (Wanda) Carper, Auburn; three sons, Dale Byerly, Bluffton, Wendell Byerly, Angola, and Leon Byerly, Ossian; a stepsister, Mrs. Vera Chandler, Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.
  After 1 p.m. today, friends will be received at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Rev. David Harrold officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXVI. No. 76 Decatur, Indiana 46733, Wednesday, March 30, 1988 p.2, col.1

28. pd0928   W. Waldo SUTILEF 1911 - 1928
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

29. pd0929   William W SUTILEF born Feb. 12, 1881 died May 16, 1918
[small upright gray slab on concrete footing]

30. pd0930   Joyce M. BARRICK April 1929
"Joyce Barrick, April 1, 1928," from 1957 reading
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

31. pd0931   Hattie Sutilef STUDABAKER 1889 - 1971
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
{She lived various places in Bluffton IN.}

Mrs. Studabaker Rites Wednesday
  Mrs. Hattie Studabaker, 82, of 225 East Wiley Ave., died suddenly at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadowvale Care Center.
  Born in Adams County June 24, 1889, daughter of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner, she had resided in Wells County almost her entire life.
  Her husband, William W. Sutlief, died May 18, 1918.
  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hale of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Minnie Hullinger of Angola, Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Keystone Route 1, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Studabaker was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the McBride Funeral Home, where Rev. J. Oliver Dearing will conduct services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXXI No. 289 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, October 11, 1971 p.1, col.4

32. pd0932   Jacob BAUMGARTNER 1865 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Jacob Baumgartner Dies Tuesday Night
Death Occurs in French Township; Funeral Thursday at Pleasant Dale.
  Jacob Baumgartner, 71, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at his home in French township, Adams county, after an illness of one week, following a stoke of paralysis.
  Born in Virginia on Dec. 2, 1864, he was a son of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner. His marriage to Sadie Rogers took place in Decatur on July 18, 1930.
  Surviving are the widow, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Smith, near Monroe; Samuel Baumgartner, of Fort Wayne; Peter, Alfred, and Miss Lizzie Baumgartner, all of Bluffton; Lawrence Baumgartner, of Waterloo; Joe Baumgartner, of Adams county, and Mrs. Hattie Neals, of Decatur.
  Mr. Baumgartner was a member of the Methodist church.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until time for funeral services, which will be conducted by Rev. John O. Hensley, of Craigville.
Evening News-Banner Vol. VII. No. 81. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, February 5, 1936 p.1, col.6

33. pd0933   Hannah E. PEASE Dec. 25, 1876 Nov. 20, 1959
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
{Lizzie Pease 1959 age 83, from cemetery map}

34. pd0934   Reathel E. BLUE 1925 - 1989
[red granite block on concrete footing]

Wells Native, Reathel Blue, Dies at 63; Services Tuesday
  A native of Wells County, Reathel R. Blue, 63, died Saturday in Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
  She had lived in Fort Wayne until moving to Muncie six years ago.
  She and her husband, Harold Blue, owned Worden's Glass and China Shop in Gaston.
  Surviving are the husband, two brothers, Wallace Bright of Sandusky, Ohio, and Gerald Bright of Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Maria Woodworth and Ruth Robertson, both of Fort Wayne.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elzey-Dickey- Haggard Home for Funerals in Waynedale, where calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Wells County [s/b Adams County].
  Eastern Star Rites will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LVIII No. 291 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, October 9, 1989 p.3, col.1&2.

gap of 4 lots

35. pd0935   MOLLER Dennis H 1942 - 1990
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

ROW 10:

1. pd1001   Robert W. son of E. L. & N. WALL 1919 - 1921 Our darling baby
[small upright gray slab]

2. pd1002   F. Ethelyn Ann dau. of S & N REYNOLDS died Sept. 18, 1923 Aged 2M.13D. Our Darling
[small upright gray slab]

3. pd1003  
[gravestone not present in this location at time of this reading]

gap of 2 lots
{GOULD name given on both lots on cemetery map}

4. pd1004   Baby Rodney Ray GOULD 1949
[small gray granite block]

5. pd1005   Betty Jean YANEY 1925 - 1937
[gray granite block on gray granite base on common concrete footing with Ida's]

Betty Yaney, 13, Dies Suddenly this P.M.
  Betty Yaney, about 13 years of age, died suddenly at about 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen, southeast of Bluffton.
Evening News-Banner, Vol. VII. No. 232 Bluffton, Indiana Tuesday, August 3, 1937. p.1, col.8.

6. pd1006   Ida E. Yaney OVERHOLSER 1885 - 1985
[gray granite slant on gray granite base on common concrete footing with Betty's]

gap of one lot

7. pd1007   ADLER Iva M. 1883 - 1951 Fred J. 1886 - 1979
[large upright red granite marker on red granite base]
{Fred and "Ivy" sat on east side in church at PD}

Fred J. Adler
  Fred J. Adler, 93, route 4, Decatur died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Meadowvale Skilled Care Center in Bluffton, where he had been a patient for over three years.
  A retired farmer, Mr. Adler had spent nearly his entire life residing in Kirkland Township, except fo a one-year period when he lived a mile west of Monroe.
  He was born November 5, 1886, the son of William and Christina Valentine-Adler, and was married November 9, 1911, to Iva Olwin, who passed away on November 3, 1951.
  Mr. Adler, a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, is survived by two sons, Lester Adler of Craigville and Glen Adler of route 4 Decatur; one brother, Daniel Adler, Denver, Colorado; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Dale, four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zwick Funeral Home, Decatur, Rev. Dwight Hargett in charge, and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXXVII, No.278 Monday, November 26, 1979. p.10, col.1.

Mrs. Fred Adler Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Tuesday Morning
  Mrs. Iva Adler, 68, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Kirkland township after an illness of two years.
  She was born in Ohio Oct. 10, 1888 [cf.1883], a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Stauffer-Olwin and was married to Fred Adler Nov. 9, 1911. She had resided in Kirkland township for the past 50 years.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Lester, Kirkland township trustee, and Glen, both of near Decatur; four grandchildren and three brothers, Harley Olwin of Elgin, Ill., Ray Olwin in California and Chester Olwin of Cushing, Okla. One son is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale church, the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body has been returned from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.XLIX. No.261 Monday, November 5, 1951. p.1, col.7.

8. pd1008   Dale E. son of F.J & I.M. ADLER 1918 - 1936
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]

Dale Adler Dies of Blood Poison
Infection Developes After Injury Received at North Manchester.
  Dale Adler, 18, of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wells county hospital from blood poisoning which developed from an accident that occurred about two weeks ago at North Manchester, where he was a freshman at Manchester college.
  Both bones in the right leg were broken below the knee when the youth slid in a base during a baseball game. Blood poisoning developed and three blood transfusions were given him.
  Born April 9, 1918 in Adams county, he was the son of
Fred and Iva Olwin Adler, and was a resident of that county all his life.
  Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Luster and Glenn, both at home.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church, of which he was a member, in charge of Rev. J. O. Winger, of North Manchester, assisted by Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol.VII. No.173. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, May 22, 1936. p.1, col.4.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

9. pd1009   STONEBURNER Amos K 1880 - 1955 M. Leona 1887 - 1967
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

10. pd1010   Ralph J STONEBURNER 1914 - 1930
[gray granite block]

Ralph Stoneburner Claimed By Death
Kirkland High School Student Dies at Sister's Home of Infantile Paralysis.
  Ralph Jay Stoneburner, 16, a student of the Kirkland township high school, Adams county, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ralph Earnst, 618 West Ohio street, this city, following an illness of about one week. He was brought from his home in Adams county to the home of his sister here several days ago to receive medical attention. His death was attributed to infantile paralysis.
  The deceased was a son of
Amos and Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner, and he was born in Kirkland township on July 6, 1914, making his age at death 16 years, 1 month and 25 days.
  Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Mrs. Earnst of this city, and Helen and Mabel Stoneburner, at home. One grandfather, Jay Stoutenberry, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Stoneburner, also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. R. C. Wenger, assisted by the Rev. D. M. Byerly. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The body will be removed this evening to the home of the parents in Kirkland township, where the private funeral services will be held. The casket will be closed here before removal and will not be reopened.
Evening News-Banner Vol.I. No.255. Bluffton, Indiana Tuesday, September 2, 1930. p.1, col.2.

11. pd1011   David J. HOOPENGARDNER 1895 - 1950
[red granite block]

Brother Keystone Woman Is Dead
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday for John D. Hoopengardner, 54, of 3711 Schele avenue, Fort Wayne, who died at 9:40 a.m. Friday at the Lutheran hospital after an illness of several years. He was a member of the Decatur EUB church.
  Surviving are the wife, Augusta; three sisters, Mrs. Hope Urich, Keystone; Mrs. Lawrence Smith and Mrs. Frank Coulter, both of Fort Wayne; and two brothers, O. G. Hoopengardner, Waco, Tex., and Fred Hoopengardner, Fort Wayne.
  Friends may call at the C. M. Sloan funeral home in Fort Wayne, after 7 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there by the Rev. Dale Stackhouse. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery west of Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.XX No.74 Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, January 28, 1950. p.3, col.8.

12. pd1012   HOOPENGARDNER Augusta Arnold 1893 - 1975
[red granite block]

13. pd1013   Janice ZIMMERMAN 1930 - 1934
[gray block embedded in concrete base]

Final Rites Held Today
Small Daughter Of Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman Died Saturday
  Funeral services were held this afternoon for Janice Marie Zimmerman, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman of Kirkland township, who died Saturday afternoon at 12:20 o'clock. Services were held at 1:30 o'clock from the home, one half mile west and two miles south of Peterson, and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Rev. D. W. Garber officiated and burial was made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The child was found dead in bed shortly after noon Saturday. Although ailing from a heart disease, she had not been ill just previous to her death. She had been put to bed for a nap and was found dead by members of the family. Death was due to patent foramen ovale.
  She was born in Kirkland township, February 21, 1931,a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman, who survive. Brothers and sisters surviving include Mrs. Ora McAlhaney of Decatur; Mrs. Ralph Wagner of Monmouth; Mrs. Arden Arnold of Kirkland township; Gerald of Seattle, Washington; Illeen, Verena, Walter, Charlotte, Gregg, Avon and Phyllis, at home.
  The body was removed to the Zimmerman home, Sunday noon from the W. H. Zwick funeral home in this city.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXII. No. 309. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, December 31, 1934. p.1, col.3.

small sculpted concrete box (planter)

14. pd1014   Randolph L. ZIMMERMAN June 12 1948 Aug. 9, 1948
[small gray granite block]

small sculpted concrete box (planter)

15. pd1015   Dixie Inf. 1929
[small gray upright slab]
{Dixie McAlhana, from cemetery map}

large concrete urn (planter)

16. pd1016   STONEROOK Alverda 1887 - 1977 James 1890 - 1961
[long gray granite block]

James Stonerook Dies This Morning
  James Stonerook, 71, of 127 South Ninth street, owner and operator of the Home Laundry at the same residence, died at 7:20 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital.
  His death was attributed to complications following a serious illness of six weeks. He had been a patient at Parkview memorial hospital in Fort Wayne for five weeks, returning home about a week ago. He was removed to the local hospital Tuesday morning after his condition became critical.
  Born in Martinsburg, Pa., March 14, 1890, he was a son of Moses and Nancy Smouse-Stonerook, and had lived in Decatur for nearly 50 years. He was married to Miss Alverda Burkett July 11, 1912.
  Mr. Stonerook had operated the Home Laundry for more than 16 years. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
  Only survivors in addition to his wife are two nephews, Ed Boknecht of Fort Wayne, and Bob Boknecht of Barrington, Ill.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. J. O. Penrod officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mishler. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIX. No. 298. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, December 20, 1961. p.1, col.6.

Alverda K. Stonerook
  Mrs. Alverda K. Stonerook, 89, died this morning at the Decatur Community Care Center.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIV, No. 80 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 5, 1977. p.1, col.6.

Obituaries
Alverda K. Stonerook
  Mrs. Alverda K. Stonerook, 89, a resident of the Decatur Community Care Center, died at 3:50 a.m. today at the Care Center, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Stonerook and her late husband, James, owned and operated the Home Laundry on Ninth St. from 1940 to 1962.
  Born Nov. 9, 1887, in Kansas, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Kistler-Burkett, and was married to James Stonerook. He died in December of 1961.
  Survivors include two nephews, Edward Boknecht, Fort Wayne, Robert Boknecht, Barrington, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Esther M. Boknecht, Laguna Hills, Calif. One brother preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Stonerook was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home with Rev. C. Albert Nunery officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIV, No. 80 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 5, 1977. p.8A, col.1.

17. pd1017   LEYSE Katherine O. 1872 - 1943 Samuel J. 1873 - 1949
[long gray granite block]

Death Summons Kirkland Woman
Mrs. Catherine Leyse, 71, Dies Early Today; Funeral To Be Friday
  Mrs. Catherine Leyse, 71, wife of Samuel J. Leyse, died at 3:15 a.m. today at her home, one mile west and one-half [mile] south of the Kirkland high school in Kirkland township, Adams county, following an illness of three years from paralysis and complications.
  Born in Allen county June 1, 1872, the decedent was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Schneider Oehler. Her marriage Mar. 23, 1895 in Kirkland township was to Samuel Leyse. She was a resident of Adams county for 68 years.
  Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gahman, of New York City, Mrs. Nora Arnold, near Decatur, Mrs. Mabel Arnold, of Fort Wayne, and Miss Elizabeth Leyse, of Sheppard Field, Tex.; two sons,
John and Ralph Leyse, both near Decatur; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Stolte, Mrs. Margaret Stolte, Mrs. Lena Lehman, and Mrs. Sophia Felt, all of Fort Wayne, two brothers, John Oehler, of Angola, and Fred Oehler, of Allen county. A daughter, three sisters and a brother are deceased.
  The body will be taken late this evening from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, of which Mrs. Leyse was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.XIV, No.174. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, June 2, 1943. p.5, col.2.

Samuel Leyse Dies At Hospital Here
  Samuel Leyse, 76, retired farmer of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 2:15 Tuesday afternoon at the Clinic hospital after an illness of 17 days. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  The decedent was born Jan. 29, 1873 in Fulton county to Lurs and Elizabeth Strahm Leyse. His marriage to Katherine Foige took place March 23, 1895 in Adams county. Her death occured June 23, 1943.
  Mr. Leyse was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are two sons; Ralph and John, both of Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Gahman, of New York City, Mrs. Frank Arnold, of Decatur, Mrs. Lowell Arnold, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. L. F. Mulligan, of St. Louis; one brother, Jacob Leyse, of Bluffton rural route; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Geisel, of Decatur route 4, Mrs. Frank Peterson, of Decatur, and Mrs. Jesse Shafer, of Ossian; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter, two sisters, and one brother are deceased.
  The body was taken from the Jahn funeral home this afternoon to the residence in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Pleasantdale church, with Rev. J. F. Bright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.XIX No.214 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, July 13, 1949. p.1, col.5.

18. pd1018   Frances E. LEYSE 1901 - 1926
[red granite block]

Young Lady Is Called By Death
Miss Frances Esther Leyse, Of Kirkland Township, Dies Early This Morning
  Miss Frances Esther Leyse, 23, of Kirkland township, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leyse, at 3:15 o'clock this morning after an illness of several months, due to tuberculosis. Miss Leyse had been suffering from the disease since last June.
  Frances Esther Leyse was born in Kirkland township, December 24, 1902. She was the daughter of Samuel and Katie Voight Leyse. She received her early education in the Kirkland township schools. After being graduated from the Kirkland schools, Miss Leyse accepted a position in Fort Wayne where she resided until her health failed last June. She returned to her parental home in this county and her condition grew steadily worse until death relieved her this morning.
  Miss Leyse is survived by her father and mother and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Floyd Graham, New York; Mrs. Frank Arnold, near Decatur; Mabel and Elizabeth Leyse, at home and Ralph and John Leyse at home.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXIV. Number 216. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, September 13, 1926. p.1, col.3

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

19. pd1019   Sister, Hazel M. ERNST 1895 - 1928 Rest in Peace, Baby Alice 1920
[small gray granite block with polished trim]

Hazel M. Ernest Expires Today
Former Decatur Woman Dies Of Heart Trouble At Craigville
  Hazel Marie Ernst, 33, wife of Merlin Ernst, died at her home in Craigville at 3 o'clock this morning, following an eight week's illness from heart trouble. Mrs. Ernst was well known in Craigville and vicinity and in Adams county, being a former resident of Decatur. She was a daughter of W. D. and Carrie Dettinger Hower. Her father lives at Bluffton.
  Mrs. Ernst had resided in Wells county for the last 3 years, moving to Craigville from this city. She was born in Adams county, April 28, 1895. On September 21, 1921, she was united in marriage to Merlin Ernst, of Craigville.
  Besides the father and husband, she is survived by one son, Paul Ernst, age 11. One daughter died in infancy. A brother, Chester Hower, of Griffith, Indiana, and a sister Irene Abbott of Sturgis, Michigan, also survive.
  Mrs. Ernst was a member of the Craigville United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, Craigville, the Rev. Frank Myers officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVI. No. 152. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, June 27, 1928 p.1, col.7

20. pd1020   REIDT Evelyn M. 1926 - ____ David J. 1914 - 1987
brass plaque on east side: David J. Reidt PFC US Army World War II Nov 1, 1914 Jul 17, 1987
west side inscription: Our Sons Ronald, Raymond, Norman
[polished black granite upright on black granite base with U.S. flag in 1941-1945 holder]

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21. pd1021   ERNST George A. 1858 - 1925 Eliza J. his wife 1863 - 1918
[polished gray granite upright on gray granite base]

Farmer Dies of Heart Trouble
George Albert Ernst Dies Suddenly At Home In Wells County
  George Albert Ernst, age 67, of Lancaster township, Wells county, died yesterday afternoon at his home. Death was due to heart trouble. The deceased was well known in Decatur and Adams county, having many relatives near this city. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago.
  Mrs. Ernst was born in Ashland county, Ohio, in 1858. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and when still a young man, the family moved to Indiana, settling near the Adams-Wells county line where the deceased lived most of his life.
  Mr. Ernst has been a farmer all his life, the occupation followed by his father. Surviving him are his children, Mrs. Norma[?] Bowman, of Bluffton; Mrs. Iona Best, of Woodriver, Ill.; Mr. Don Ernst, of Peterson and Eunice Humerickhouse, of Curryville. James Ernst, of Peterson, a brother and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Drumm, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Dora Kidd of Curryville, survive.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church and interment will be made at the cemetery of that church. Mr. Ernst, until the time of his death, was a member and staunch worker of the Pleasant Dale Methodist (sic) church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXIII. Number 127. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, May 28, 1925, p.1, col.5

Mrs. Ernst Dead
Wife of George Ernst, of Peterson, Died at an Early Hour.
Bad Case of Dropsy
Body Reached the Weight of Nearly Five Hundred Pounds.
  Eliza Ball Ernst, wife of George Ernst, of Peterson, died this morning at six o'clock. Death resulted from a long and peculiar ailment, the result of which was an extreme dropsical condition. So severe was the dropsical condition that her body had assumed a weight of nearly five hundred pounds, and so aggravated was the case, that in giving relief by tapping, the physician at one time drew thirteen and a half gallons of water from the tissues of her body.
  Mrs. Ernst, however, had been bedfast only since Sunday when she grew much worse. Her suffering is said to have been very intense, and death was a great relief.
  Mrs. Ernst was fifty-five years of age. She was born April 25, 1863, in Wells county. She is a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Ball, of Magley; and of the late James Ball.
  The deceased was married September 20, 1885, to George Ernst, who with the following children is bereft: Nettie Bell Bowman, Bluffton; Iona Best and Don Ernst, Sorento, Ill.; Eunice, at home.
  Mrs. Ernst has one brother, Grant Ball, who lives at Magley.
  She was a member of the Beulah Methodist church, and was a woman of Christian character.
  The funeral will be Friday afternoon at two o'clock, from the home, with burial at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XVI. Number 161. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday Evening, July 10, 1918. p.8, col.5

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22. pd1022   {Emma Liby body, gravestone in row 9}

23. pd1023   ARNOLD Lulu 1900 - 1976 Audrey Jirene July 19-20, 1919 Homer W. 1898 - 1990
[polished red granite upright on red granite base]
{After Lulu died, Homer married Lela, Peck Arnold's widow.}

Lulu Arnold
  Mrs. Lulu Byerly-Arnold, 76, route 2, Decatur (S. 13th St.), died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Meadowvale Skilled Care Center, Bluffton, after an extended illness.
  A homemaker and retired employee of the Adams County Memorial Hospital, she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She was born on March 17, 1900 in Kirkland Township in Adams County, the daughter of Daniel M. and Dora Husson-Byerly, and was married on March 15, 1919 to Homer W. Arnold, who survives.
  Also surviving are five sons, Stanley D. Arnold of route 6, Eugene B. Arnold of route 4, Don H. Arnold of Milford, Homer Arnold of route 2 and Bill L. Arnold of route 5, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Neuenschwander and Mrs. William (Glennys) Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; one brother, Lloyd Byerly, route 4; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, six brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, Rev. Fuhrman Miller in charge, and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight. Preferred memorials are to the St. Mark's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIV, No. 129 Decatur, Indiana 46733 Tuesday, June 1, 1976 p.2, col.3

24. pd1024   {Homer & Lula Arnold Infant, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

25. pd1025   BYERLY Dolores 1908 - 1984 Loyd L. 1905 - 1985
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]
{She was a school teacher.}

Loyd L. Byerly
  A well-known Kirkland Township resident, Loyd L. Byerly, 79, route 1, Monroe, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday of a sudden and unexpected heart attack at home.
  He was born in Adams County on July 17, 1905 to Daniel and Dora Husson-Byerly and married the former Delores Buckmaster in Kirkland Township on May 23, 1931. She died April 14, 1984.
  He was a retired farmer and former maintenance man at the Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  He was also the church's Sunday School superintendent, a Sunday School teacher, and the former treasurer of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association.
  In politics, he was a former Republican precinct committeeman.
  He also was a former president of the Kirkland Township Farm Bureau and a 4-H leaser (sic) [leader] for many years.
  Survivors include a son, Dee M. Byerly of route 5, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold of route 4; two sisters -- Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. William (Glennys) Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
  Six brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.
  His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale church, with Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, but his body will also lie in state for an hour prior to the service at the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXIII, No. 107 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, May 6, 1985 p.5A, col.1

Dolores Byerly
  Services for Dolores Byerly, 76, route 1, Monroe, a retired school teacher and homemaker, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends my call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and the body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church Building Fund.
  The prominent Adams County resident was dead on arrival at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital after being stricken at her home earlier in the morning.
  ;Mrs. Byerly began her teaching career at the Smith School in Kirkland Township, later teaching two years in the Decatur school system. She then taught school at Rieneker and Brandyberry schools in Washington Township and completed her career at Adams Central Elementary School, with 32 years of service, retiring in 1972.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Women's Fellowship of the church, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the Adams County Retired Teachers Asociation.
  Born in Decatur on Feb. 1, 1908, she was the daughter of Richardson and Rachel Beavers-Buckmaster, and was united in marriage to Loyd L. Byerly on May 23, 1931, in Kirkland Township, he survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold, route 4, Decatur; a son, Dee M. Byerly, route 5, Wabash, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXII, No. 90 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, April 16, 1984 p.2A, col.1

26. pd1026   Infant dau. of L. & D. BYERLY 1942
[small white marble block]

Byerly Infant Is Buried This Morning
  Private funeral services were held at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton this morning for the infant daughter of Lloyd and Delores Buckmaster-Byerly, of Kirkland township, still-born at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton Wednesday.
  Surviving besides the parents are a brother and sister. Burial was in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XL. No. 203. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, August 27, 1942. p.1, col.5

27. pd1027   Matthew Steven BYERLY February 29, 1980 Infant son of Steve and Tina
[small red granite block]

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28. pd1028   {Steve Byerly, on cemetery map}
{Tenna Byerly, on cemetery map}

29. pd1029   SETTLE Bingaman, Gloria "Jeannie" July 4, 1946 __________
Larry "Butch" Sept. 27, 1944 - Aug. 20, 1987
brass plaque on west side of monument: Larry G. Settle Sgt US Marine Corps Vietnam Sept 27 1944 Aug 20 1987
[upright polished black marble on black marble base with U.S. flag in U.S. Vietnam Veteran holder

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30. pd1030   ROTH Shirley A. 1945 - 1993 Married Nov. 2, 1963 Roger F. 1942 - ____
east side of marker: Roth Our Children: Kimberly, James
[upright polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]

Shirley A. Roth
  Shirley A. Roth, 47, rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a long illness.
  She was born on January 30, 1945 in Mercer County, Ohio to Harold and Dorothy Zimmerman White. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Willshire, Ohio. She married Roger F. Roth on November 2, 1963; he also survives.
  She was the former custodian at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, a homemaker, and an employee of Clouse's Supermarket in Willshire in the 1960's.
  She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship and served as the church pianist. She also was a member of the Monroe Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.
  Other survivors include a son, James R. Roth, rural Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly J.) McDonald, Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Linda) Ford, Celina, Ohio, and Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Heiser, rural Decatur; three brothers, David White, Rockford, Ohio; Robert White, Magley; and Ralph White, Willshire; and a granddaughter.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Todd Riley, Tony Helser, Scott White, Aaron White, Ben Ford, Travis White, and Alex White as pallbearers. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the church's organ fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCI, No. 4 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, January 6, 1993. p.2, col.1.

Mrs. Roger (Shirley A.) Roth Dies at 47; Services Friday
  Wife of Roger F. Roth of rural Decatur, Mrs. Shirley A. Roth, 47, died at 3:13 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital following an extended illness.
  A daughter of Harold and Dorothy Zimmerman White, she was born Jan. 30, 1945 in Mercer County, Ohio. Her marriage to Mr. Roth took place Nov. 2, 1963 at the Willshire United Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Roth, former custodian at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, had worked at Clouse's Supermarket in Willshire in the 1960s. Her husband is owner of Roth Electric in Monroe.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship and the Monroe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She served as the church pianist.
  :Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her mother, who resides in Willshire; a son, James R. Roth of rural Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly) McDonald of Decatur, and a granddaughter.
  Two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Linda) Ford of Celina, Ohio and Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Heiser of rural Decatur, and three brothers, David White of Rockford, Robert White of Magley and Ralph White of Willshire, also survive.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Rev. Norman L. Replogle will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a gift to the church organ fund.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LXIV No. 54 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Wednesday, January 6, 1993 p.3, col. 1&2

ROW 11:

1. pd1101   REBER Augusta M. 1889 - 1979 Lewis E. 1873 - 1944
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

2. pd1102   Emma Miller HOVER 1886 - 1969
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

3. pd1103   {Avon ZIMMERMAN, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

4. pd1104   Charlotte Zimmerman Worthman JURT 12-30-1918 6-16-1967
[upright polished black granite on black granite base]

5. pd1105   Harvey R MANKEY 1893 - 1968
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

6. pd1106   Emma Roth MANKEY 1897 - 1939
[gray granite block]
{Mrs. Harvey (Emma) Mankey 42 y 12-4-1939 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. (Book II 1886-1921) Rev. Louis C. Minsterman, p.53}

Mrs. Mankey Dies At Kirkland Home
Death Occur Late Thursday and Funeral To Be Held Monday Afternoon
  Mrs. Harvey Mankey, 42, native of Wells county, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Kirkland township, following an illness of four weeks. Death was due to pneumonia.
  Born in Wells county July 17, 1897, Mrs. Emma Mankey was a daughter of Christ and Elizabeth Ebnit Roth. She was married Nov. 26, 1919 in Vera Cruz. She resided most of her life in Adams county.
  Surviving are the mother, of Kirkland township, Adams county; the children, Dale, Eleanor, and Gladys, at home, and five brothers, John, Albert, David and Glen Roth, all of Decatur route, and Fred Roth, of Fort Wayne. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.
  The body will be taken to the residence from the Jahn Funeral home Saturday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mrs. Mankey was a member, in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol.XI. No.26. Bluffton, Indiana Friday, December 1, 1939. p.3, col.3.

7. pd1107   MANKEY Clara L. 1883 - 1951 John W. 1884 - 1972
[red granite slant]
{Wes Mankey 1972, from cemetery map}

John W. Mankey dies this morning   John Wesley (Wes) Mankey, 87, retired farmer of Decatur route 2, died at 9 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for three years, and had been a patient at the Berne nursing home and the Cooper nursing home for three years.
  He was born in Whitley county July 29, 1884, a son of Christ and Sarah E. Bridegam-Mankey, and was married to Clara Borne July 13, 1907. His wife preceded him in death Feb. 4, 1951.
  Mr. Mankey, who formerly resided in Blackford county, as a member of the Church of Christ at Montpelier, and attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for many years.
  Surviving are a son, Russel Mankey of Tocsin; two nephews who were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Mankey, Darold Borne of Monroe and Donald Borne of Fort Wayne route 4; one brother, Forest Mankey of Craigville route 1; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXX No. 31 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, February 7, 1972. p.1, col.8.

Mrs. Clara Mankey Dies Sunday Night
Funeral Services Wednesday Morning
  Mrs. Clara L. Mankey, 67, wife of John Wesley Mankey, and a resident of Kirkland township practically her entire life, died at her home following an illness of two years of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Nov. 11, 1883, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Easterday-Borne, and was married July 13, 1907.
  She was a member of the First Church of Christ at Montpelier.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Russell Mankey of Tocsin; two foster sons, Donald Borne of Fort Wayne and Darold / Borne of Fort Wayne and Darold / grandchildren; four brothers, Lewis Borne of Muskegon, Mich., Edward of Decatur, Henry of Fort Wayne and Gus of Angola, and two sisters, Miss Christina Borne of Goshen and Mrs. Newton Mechlin of Bluffton, rural route. One brother preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLIX. No. 30. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, February 5, 1951 p.1, col.5

8. pd1108   ZIMMERMAN James Lewis 1867 - 1937 Ethel A. 1867 - 1949
[upright red granite on red granite base]

J.L. Zimmerman Is Claimed By Death
Kirkland Township Man Dies of Illness Dating From January
  James Lewis Zimmerman, 69, died at 3:45 Friday afternoon in his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, after an illness since January from complications.
  Born in Kirkland township on July 5, 1867, Mr. Zimmerman was a son of
Peter and Susannah Niblick Zimmerman. His marriage to Ethel Beavers took place on Oct. 28, 1890 in Adams county.
  Surviving are the widow; seven children, Daniel, Irvin and Lawrence Zimmerman, all of Adams county; Fred and Seth Zimmerman, of Wells county; William Zimmerman, of Tocsin; Benjamin Zimmerman, of Rapid City, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren.
  Brothers surviving are Edward Zimmerman, of Fort Wayne; W.D. Zimmerman of Adams county; Milton Zimmerman, and D.C. Zimmerman, both of Kirkland township. Three sisters, one brother, and two grandchildren are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in charge of Rev. Weller, assisted by Rev. Moore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.
Evening News-Banner Vol. VIII. No. 160. Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, May 8, 1937 p.1, col.3.

Kirkland Woman Dies at Hospital
  Mrs. Ethel Zimmerman, 82, who had long resided one mile north and one and one-half miles east of Craigville, died at 6:25 this morning at the Wells county hospital. She had been ill about one month and death was attributed to complications that developed after she had suffered a broken hip.
  The decedent was born Jan. 2 1867 in Adams county to Mr. and Mrs. Seth Beavers. Her marriage was to Lewis Zimmerman, who died on May 7, 1937. She was a lifetime resident of Kirkland township.
  Surviving are seven sons, Daniel and Fred, of Craigville rural route, Ervin and Lawrence, of Decatur rural route, Seth, of Monroe rural route and William and Ben, of Rapid City, Mich., one brother Middleton Beavers, of Decatur rural route; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home and will be taken to the residence at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, with Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIX, No. 157 Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, May 5, 1949 p.1, col.5.

9. pd1109   ZIMMERMAN Daniel Miller July 26, 1891 - Oct. 7, 1959
[red granite block with metal funeral home grave marker embedded in concrete footing in front of stone]

Daniel Zimmerman Dies This Morning
  Daniel Zimmerman, 68, of near Curryville, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital after an illness of two weeks with a heart ailment.
  He was born in Adams county July 26, 1891, a son of James L. and Ethel Zimmerman, and was a lifelong resident of in or near Decatur. He had never married. For the past seven years he had been a station attendant at the D & T service station on 13th street.
  Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are five brothers, Fred Zimmerman of Warren, Irvin Zimmerman of Preble, William and Benjamin Zimmerman, both of Rapid City, Mich.; and Lawrence Zimmerman of Decatur route 4. One brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LVII. No. 236. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1959. p.1, col.4

10. pd1110   David F. FUGATE 1867 - 1937 Martha A. 1879 - 1948
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

David F. Fugate Dies Early Today
Death Occurs at Home in Kirkland Township; Funeral Monday.
  David Frank Fugate, 69, died suddenly at 1:30 a.m. today at his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, of a heart attack.
  Born in Adams county Nov. 22, 1867, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Abraham Fugate and was a life long resident of that county. On Feb. 4, 1896, he was married to Martha Estell, who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Blanche Fugate, at home; a foster daughter, Mrs. Glen Straub, and a brother, Peter Fugate, of Monroe. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  Mr. Fugate was active in church work all of his life, and had planned to have his church membership transferred to the Monroe M.E. church, which he attended.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Monroe M.E. church in charge of Rev. E.S. Morford. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol.VIII. No.124. Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, March 27, 1937. p.1, col.3.

Mrs. Martha Fugate Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  Mrs. Martha A. Fugate, 69, resident of Adams county for most of her life, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Kriek, of Ypsilanti, Mich.
  The deceased was born in Darke county, O., but moved to Adams county when a small child. The family lived on a farm near Monroe until several years ago. Her husband, David F. Fugate, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
  She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving in addition to the daughter are a foster- daughter, Mrs. Glen Straub of Peterson and two brothers, William and Chester Estell, both of Morrow, O.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Monroe Methodist church, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be brought to the Zwick funeral home, where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Friday until time of services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLVI. No. 189. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, August 11, 1948 p.1, col.7

11. pd1111   Virginia E. ZIMMERMAN Apr. 1920 - Nov. 1988 dau. of Della & D.C.
[red granite block on concrete footing]

Virginia E. Zimmerman
  Virginia E. Zimmerman, 68, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Sunday morning at her residence.
  She was a retired teacher in Fort Wayne and Arcola and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Wayne.
  Born on April 9, 1920, she was the daughter of Dewitt and Della Fry-Zimmerman, and was never married. Survivors include three sisters, Donna Borne, Berteline Foreman, and Josephine Foreman, all of Fort Wayne.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Klaehn- Chalfant-Perry Funeral Home, 2423 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, where friends may call from 5-7 today. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Memorials are to the church or Cross Roads Children's Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXVI, No. 270 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, November 15, 1988 p.2, col.1,2

12. pd1112   BRYAN Mary A. 1868 - 1943 Chas. S. 1857 - 1938
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

13. pd1113   MANKEY Nettie 1891 - 1974 Forest 1891 - 1979 Not my will, but
thine be done
[east side inscription]
Mankey There is rest in heaven
[west side inscription on upright red granite on red granite base]

Nettie Mankey, 82, dies at hospital
  Mrs. Nettie Mankey, 82, of route 1, Craigville, a lifelong resident of Adams and Wells counties, died at 4:04 p.m. Sunday at the Wells county hospital, where she had been hospitalized nine hours: She had been ill 1 1/2 months.
  She was a member of the Lancaster Chapel Church and the Kirkland Ladies club.
  Born in Wells county on Oct. 17, 1891, she was the daughter of Philip and Bertha Meyer-Frauhiger, and was married in Bluffton on March 5, 1913, to Forest E. Mankey who survives.
  Also surviving are 10 children, Mrs. Freda McBride of Ossian; Mrs. Jacob (Mabel) Denis of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Milto (sic) (Dorothy) Hoffman of Decatur; Mrs. Sherman (Mary) Gould of Tocsin; Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Dafforn of Ossian; Mrs. Doyle (Laura) Werling of Tocsin; Ralph of Decatur; Carl of Craigville; Glen of Decatur; Walter of Craigville; one brother, Albert Frauhiger of Chillicothe, O.; 52 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodwin memorial chapel, Bluffton, with Rev. Harold Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXII No. 136, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, June 10, 1974 p.1, col.6

14. pd1114   Our Darling Bonnie Lou dau. of F.E.& N. MANKEY Sept. 8, 1935 Oct. 2, 1935
[small gray granite block on same concrete footing with Lester's]

15. pd1115   Son Lester L. MANKEY Aug. 28, 1934 - May 24, 1950 Beloved How we miss you
[gray granite slant on same concrete footing with Bonnie's]

16. pd1116   BROWN Pearl M. 1886 - 1967 John W. 1888 - 1932
[polished gray granite slant]

John W. Brown Taken By Death
Brain Tumor Results in Death at Home South of Peterson.
  John W. Brown, 44, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 4:15 this morning at his home three miles south of Peterson, in Kirkland township. Death was attributed to a brain tumor from which he had been suffering for the past seven months.
  Mr. Brown underwent an operation last fall at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital for the removal of the tumor. Following the operation the hospital physicians held strong hopes for his recovery, but gradually his condition became weakened.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, on January 8, 1888, the son of James D. Sr. and Rebecca Jane Cochran Brown, both of whom are deceased. His marriage to Miss Pearl Heller took place on Feb. 13, 1910. She survives. There were no children born to this union, but they reared Miss Jeannette Wilson, a nurse, in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, from the age of ten years.
  Surviving besides the widow and the foster daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Gust Yake, Decatur Route 2, and Mrs. Orval Heller, Preble.
  Mr. Brown had been a farmer until seven years ago when he became associated with the Fry and Kain construction company as head mechanic. He worked with the company until his health began to fail.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Brethren church.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church with Rev. Dan Byerly in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Evening News-Banner Vol. III. No. 152. Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, April 28, 1932 p. 1, col. 6

17. pd1117   KINSEY Samuel ____ 1928 Mary ____ 1928 George 1886 - 1950
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18. pd1118   Clarence A. KINSEY Indiana Pvt 4Bn Gas Regt CWS World War I May 17 1890 April 23 1970
[Brass plaque mounted in concrete footing. U.S. flay in American Legion holder]
{Albert Kinsey 1970, from cemetery map}

19. pd1119   Infant son of Wm & Naomi GRIFFITHS 1935
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20. pd1120   Sarah Jane BARGER wife of Robert K. SOVINE 1890 - 1925
[polished red granite upright on polished red granite base]

21. pd11221   BARGER Emaline 1857 - 1940 William N. 1851 - 1923
[dark red granite upright on dark red granite base]

Emeline Barger Is Claimed By Death
Death Follows Illness of Complication; Funeral To Be Saturday
  Mrs. Emeline Barger, 82, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, widow of William Barger, died at 10:10 a.m. today at the home of a daughter,
Mrs. Thomas Griffith, of complications following an illness of pneumonia.
  The decedent was born May 17, 1857 in Kirkland township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Billman. Her marriage took place in Kirkland township, Sept. 18, 1879. Mr. Barger died June 25, 1924. [cf.1923 on gravestone]
  Surviving are three daughters, Miss Kate Barger and Mrs. Griffith, of Decatur route, and Mrs. William Jackson, near Craigville, and two sisters, Mrs. John Clark, of Concord, Mich., and Mrs. Noah Stafford, of New Castle.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home Thursday afternoon to the daughter's home, two miles north and two miles east [of] Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township of which she was a charter member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Evening News-Banner Vol.XI. No.83 Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, February 7, 1940. p.1, col.6.

22. pd1122   C.L. BRENTLINGER 1844 - 1927 Margaret his wife 1850 - 1922
[large upright red granite marker on gray granite base]

Death Claims C. L. Brentlinger
Retired Adams County Farmer Dies At Age Of 83 Years Today
  Chauncey Lewis Brentlinger, 83, retired farmer and for 47 years a resident of Adams county, died at his home in Kirkland township near Curryville, at 6 o'clock this morning, following a two years illness from heart trouble and senility. Mr. Brentlinger lived alone since the death of his wife about 6 years ago. He was born December 20, 1844 in Auglaize county, Ohio, and was married to Miss Margaret Bedford in 1870.
  The deceased is survived by five children,namely; Mrs. Flora Drum, Wells county; Arthur L. Brentlinger, Waynedale; Orville, Decatur; Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Kirkland township, Adams county; Mrs. Frances Pearl Booher, Centerville. One daughter, Mrs. Minnie Marger, is dead. Twenty-four grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXVI. No. 138. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, June 11, 1928 p.1, col.7

Aged Lady Dead
Mrs. Margaret Brentlinger, of Kirkland Township, Died Sunday
A Prominent Woman
Married to Her Surviving Husband Fifty-two Years Ago Last March
  Margaret E. Brentlinger, aged 72 years, a very prominent and greatly respected resident of Kirkland township, died at her home six miles west and three miles south of Decatur, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after an illness with cancer. The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Glendening, of Geneva, assisted by the Rev. Wyant of Decatur, officiating. The funeral party will leave the home at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Margaret E. Brentlinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bedford, was born in Ohio on July 24, 1849. She received her education in Ohio. She was married to C. L. Brentlinger in Ohio on March 10, 1878, 52 years ago. The golden wedding anniversary of the happy couple was celebrated two years ago.
  Mr. and Mrs. Brentlinger came to Adams county from Ohio forty years ago and have resided in Kirkland township since that time. At the time they came to Indiana they purchased the farm on which they now reside in Kirkland township. At that time the country roundabout was comparatively new but the soil was good, yielding readily to cultivation, and in the course of a few years of intensive labor, they had a well-improved estate.
  Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brentlinger, five of whom are still living. They are Flora Drum, of Wells county; Arthur Brentlinger, of Randolph, Ohio; Orville Brentlinger, of Decatur; Sylvia Miller, of Adams county; Pearl Booher, of Adams county.
  In addition to the husband and five children named above, the following brothers and sisters also survive; Sarah Patrick, of Delphos, Ohio; Milton Bedford, of Sidney, Ohio; James Bedford, of Delphos, Ohio, and William Bedford, of Lima, Ohio.
  Mrs. Brentlinger was a member of the Methodist church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XX. Number 97 Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, April 24, 1922 p.1, col.6

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23. pd1123   James S. HAMILTON 1852 - 1923
[small gray granite block]

small concrete planter

24. pd1124   Ruth HAMILTON 1923
[marble brick]

25. pd1125   LEWIS E. Pauline 1909 - 1992 Kenneth M. 1911 - 1980
[upright red granite on red granite base]
{Pauline & Kenneth Lewis (ashes), from cemetery map}

E. Pauline Lewis
  E. Pauline Lewis, 83, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died last Thursday in Fort Wayne. Her husband, Kenneth Lewis, died in 1980. Among survivors are three daughters and a son.
  Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Funeral arrangements were by Myers Funeral Home. Huntington. There are no visiting hours.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XC, No. 305 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, December 28, 1992. p.2, col.2.

26. pd1126   John M. 1871 - 1924 Hattie M. his wife 1873 - 1951 Albert P. their son 1907 - 1925 Electia M. their dau. 1895 ANDREWS
[upright white marble on white marble base]

Farmer Dies of Apoplexy
John M. Andrews, of Washington Township, Dies Last Night
  John M. Andrews, age 52, well known farmer and stock raiser of Washington township, died at his home one-half mile south of the Washington township M.E. church, at 8 o'clock last night, following a stroke of apoplexy, suffered at 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
  Mr. Andrews suffered a stroke of apoplexy last September and had been in poor health since that time, although he had sufficently recovered to assist in the farm work. He was in Decatur Wednesday and yesterday morning made a trip to Monroe. Yesterday afternoon he and his hired man were working in a woods on his farm when he was striken with apoplexy. The hired man and Mrs. Andrews removed him to the house and a physician was summoned. Death occurred about 8 o'clock.
  John M. Andrews was a son of Perry and Matilda Andrews, and was born in Adams county, September 30, 1871. He had spent his entire life in Monroe and Washington townships. He formerly resided in Monroe. On March 5, 1895, Mr. Andrews was married to Hattie M. Crist. The deceased is survived by his wife who lives southeast of Decatur, his mother, two sons, two daughters, four brothers and one sister. The children are: Leo D. Andrews, of Canada; Mrs. Florence Frisinger, of Rockford, Ohio; Pierce and Pauline Andrews, at home. One daughter, Electa, is deceased. The brothers and sister are Arthur and Ralph, at home; Edward of Monroe; Rex, of near Peterson; and Miss Carrie Andrews, at home.
  Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XXII. Number 106. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, May 2, 1924. p.1, col.2

Youth Died of Strangulation
Funeral Services For Pierce Andrews At Monroe Saturday Afternoon
  Funeral services will be held from the John F. Crist home in Monroe at 1:30 o'clock and from the Methodist church at Monroe at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Albert Pierce Andrews, age 17, who died at a sanitarium in Butlerville at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The Rev. S. I. Zechiel will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The youth died from strangulation. He suffered infantile paralysis about ten years ago and he was left an invalid in his legs and throat. He strangled while eating breakfast yesterday morning and died before a physician could reach him. He had been at Butlerville for the past few months.
  Albert Pierce Andrews was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, and was born at Monroe, October 2, 1907. His father died May 1, 1924. The youth is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Andrews, and three sisters, as follows: Lea L. Andrews, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Lewis Fisinger, of Rockford, Ohio; and Pauline Andrews, of Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXIII. Number 74. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, March 27, 1925. p.1, col.5

27. pd1127   Michael G. 1869 - 1926 Sarah Ann 1871 - 1964 ROTHGEB
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Mrs. Sarey Rothgeb Dies at Age of 93
  Mrs. Sarey Rothgeb, 93, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Nursing Home. She had been ill seven years.
  Born in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Kinsey White. She was married to Michael Rothgeb, who preceded her in death in 1926.
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, she attended the First Church of Christ.
  Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Bluffton, Earl of Tucson, Ariz., and Floyd of Markle; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Maddux of Monroe, Mich., and Mrs. Nora Jane Reynolds of Fort Wayne; 40 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Thoma Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Ivan Jourdan officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXV No. 11 Friday, November 13, 1964 p.1, col.8

28. pd1128   Herbert Allen ROTHGEB Aug. 29, 1944
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29. pd1129   MANKEY Helen 1932 ____ wed April 7, 1952 (inscription in outline of heart) Walter 1931 - 1997
[upright gray granite on gray granite base replaces "Walter R. Mankey 1931 Goodwin's Monument Garden 1997" metal funeral home stake by new double concrete footing with U.S. flag in American Legion holder]

ROW 12:

1. pd1201   A. Jean LASH Jan. 23, 1926 _____
[gray granite slant on new concrete footing]

2. pd1202   LASH Brandon 1888 - 1978 Pearl 1891 - 1963
[gray granite slant]

Brandon Lash, 89, Dies; Son Was Olympic Winner
  Father of Don Lash of Marshall, who was the United States 1936 Olympic winner in the two-mile run, Brandon R. Lash, 89, of Craigville Route 1 died of pneumonia at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Clinic Hospital, where he had been a patient six days.
  A retired farmer and Decatur General Electric employee, the elder Lash was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. He resided most of his life in Wells County except for a 16-year span in Auburn; during which time he was employed at the Auburn Foundry.
  The son, Don, graduated from Auburn High School in 1933 after holding many state track records. He became in 1936 America's first Olympic runner to break the two-mile run record, running it in nine minutes, thus winning the gold medal.
  In 1938 he graduated from Indiana University after winning many Big 10 records, as well as the James Sullivan Award for outstanding American Athlete in 1938. For seven years he held the national cross country championship.
  Don Lash and his wife also provided resources and a training center for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Rockville. For more than 20 years the younger Lash was with the FBI and is currently state representative for District 32.
  Also remembered here is a grandson, Russell Lash, who served at one time as warden at the Michigan City prison.
  Born Aug. 3, 1888 in Pittsfield, Mass., Brandon Lash was a son of Charles and Anna Kiefer Lash. His marriage to Pearl Landis, who died June 30, 1963, took place in Wells County Dec. 14, 1908.
  In addition to the son, Don, are another son, Charles of Brook; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Isabelle) Chronister of Decatur, Miss Jean Lash of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Braun of Monroe, 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
  Calling is at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home until a.m. Tuesday, at which time the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dwight Hargett will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLVIII No. 99 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, February 27, 1978 p.3, col.4&5

Mrs. Brandon Lash Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Pearl Lash, 71, wife of Brandon Lash of near Craigville, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at the Adams county memorial hospital, following an illness of four years.
  Born July 21, 1891, she was a daughter of Daniel and Delilah Brooks-Landis, and was married to Brandon Lash Dec. 14, 1907. The family has lived near Craigville for 26 years.
  Mrs. Lash was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Isabel Chronister of Craigville, Mrs. Anna Froede of Fort Wayne, Miss Jean Lash of Craigville, and Mrs. Barbara Braun of Decatur; two sons, Charles Lash of Brooks; and Don Lash of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, George and Forrest Landis of Craigville, and Ralph Landis of Manastee, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Opal Zimmerman of Decatur; and Mrs. Olie Olsen of Homer, Mich.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the McBride funeral home in Bluffton until 12 noon Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXI No. 154. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, July 1, 1963. p.1, col.7.

3. pd1203   Allen son of H.& C. WORTHMAN Jan. 22, 1952
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gap of 1 lot

4. pd1204   ROTH Mildred H. 1914 - ____ married Apr. 17, 1938 Floyd M. 1917 - 1987 Parents of: Roger, James & Janelle
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Obituaries
Floyd Roth
  Floyd M. Roth, 70, a well-known Monroe resident active in many business, civic, and church affairs for decades, died unexpectedly at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital after being stricken by a heart attack at home.
  He was born in Union Township on February 15, 1917 to Albert and Elva Barger-Roth and married the former Mildred Henschen on April 17, 1938 in Adams County. She survives.
  He founded Roth Electric in Monroe 40 years ago and operated it, in conjunction with his son, Roger, for many years. He also ran Monroe Coin Laundry.
  Mr. Roth was the longtime chairman of the Miss Adams County Pageant held during Monroe days and was a member of the Monroe Town Board for many years.
  He was also founder of the Monroe Rescue Squad which has performed many rescue and life-saving services over the years, and was a veteran member of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, which operates the rescue squad.
  He was the trustee of Pleasant Dale Cemetery for forty years and a member of the Monroe Lions Club.
  In addition, he belonged to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a life member of its Deacon Board. He was active in many church events and was a longtime Sunday School teacher.
  Other survivors include one son, Roger Roth of route 4; a daughter, Mrs. Gale (Janelle) Riley of route 1, Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger of Berne; two brothers: Lloyd Roth (his twin) of Albion and Dwight Roth of route 1, Decatur; two grandsons: James Roth and Todd Riley; and two granddaughters: Kimberly Roth and Theresa Riley.
  A son, James Roth; a sister, and four brothers are deceased.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home.
  His body will also lie in state in the church an hour prior to the service.
  Preferred memorials are gifts to the Pleasant Dale Scholarship Fund, of which Mr. Roth was administrator.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXV, No. 234 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, October 5, 1987. p.5, col.1.

5. pd1205   James H. son of F.M. & M.H. ROTH July 13, 1944
[small red granite block on same concrete footing as Mildred and Floyd]

6. pd1206   ZIMMERMAN Seth D. 1906 - 1955 Bonnie L. 1901 - 1981
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

Seth Zimmerman Is Killed In Fall
Former Resident Is Killed In Michigan
  Seth D. Zimmerman, 49, former Adams county farmer, was killed instantly about 3:20 o'clock Monday afternoon in a fall from a tree on his farm near Camden, Mich. Death was caused by a skull fracture.
  The family resided for many years south of Pleasant Mills, moving recently to Michigan.
  The fall victim was born in Adams county April 4, 1906, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Zimmerman, and was married to Miss Louise Slusher, April 4, 1928.
  Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Church of God at Willshire, O.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Glen Zimmerman of near Decatur, and Floyd and Lloyd, both at home; a daughter, Patsy, at home, and six brothers, Fred Zimmerman of Craigville, William and Ben Zimmerman of Rapid City, Mich., Dan, Ervin and Lawrence Zimmerman, all of near Decatur. One son preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home and at the Willshire Church of God, the Rev. Herbert Schumm and the Rev. Earl Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIII. No. 86. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, April 12, 1955. p.1, col.3

Bonnie L. Zimmerman   Bonnie L. Zimmerman, 79, 1109 Bollman St., and employee of the Decatur Industries from 1959-63 and the widow of Seth D. Zimmerman, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted a few hours earlier.
  She attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
  Born in Indiana on May 26, 1901, she was the daughter of James and Louisa DeBoyd-Slusher, and was married on April 4, 1928 to Seth D. Zimmerman, he died in 1955.
  Survivors include four children, Glen R. Zimmerman, route 3, Decatur, Miss Patsy L. Zimmerman and Lloyd D. Zimmerman, both of Fort Wayne, Floyd L. Zimmerman, route 3, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Zimmerman, Rapid City, Mich.; one brother, Othel Slusher, Fort Wayne, and five grandchildren.
  One son, Kenneth, three sisters, 10 brothers, and one grandchild preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home with Rev. Donald K. Ault officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Wednesday until time of the services on Thursday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIX, No. 4 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, January 6, 1981 p.2A, col.2

7. pd1207   Kenneth L. son of S.D. & B.L. ZIMMERMAN Jan. 12, 1930 - Jan.10, 1939
[gray granite block]

8. pd1208   ZIMMERMAN Della B. 1881 - 1966 D. Clinton 1872 - 1943
[polished red granite upright on red granite base]
{Clinton Zimmerman 70 1-11-1943 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev H.H.Meckstroth, p.53}

Dewitt Zimmerman Dies Friday Night
Prominent Adams County Farmer Dies at His Home; Funeral Monday
  Dewitt Clinton Zimmerman, 70, prominent Kirkland township, Adams county, farmer, died early Friday night at his home eight miles southwest of Decatur following a four-month illness with carcinoma.
  The decedent was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, Oct. 16, 1872, a son of Peter and Suzanna Niblick Zimmerman. His marriage was to Della Fry, daughter of Joel Fry of this city.
  Surviving are the wife, Della; two sons, Edgar and
Joe Harold Zimmerman, both of Preble; five daughters, Mrs. D. E. Foreman of Monroe, Ms. H. C. Foreman of Fort Wayne, Miss Virginia Zimmerman, Goshen, and Miss Kathryn Zimmerman and Miss Donnabelle Zimmerman, both at home; a twin brother, Milton, Kirkland township, and two other brothers, Edward and Dayton, both of Fort Wayne.
  Five grandchildren survive. A daughter, Florence, is deceased.
  He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Reformed church of Kirkland township. The body, removed to the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, will be returned this evening to the residence.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at St. Luke's church with Rev. Matthew Worthman of Bluffton, assisted by Rev. H. H. Mechstroth of Vera Cruz, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery, Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIV. No. 57. Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, January 9, 1943 p.1, col.3.

Della Zimmerman dies this morning
  Mrs. Della Zimmerman, 84, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams county, and mother of Mrs. D. E. Foreman, Mrs. Robert Kiess, and Joe Harold Zimmerman of this community, died at 12:30 a.m. today.
  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Fry, she was born April 9, 1881 in Wells county. She was married to D. Clint Zimmerman in 1902. He preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Zimmerman was a former member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, and at the time of her death was a member of the Congregational church of Fort Wayne.
  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. D. E. (Josephine) Foreman and Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Kiess, of Decatur, and Mrs. H. C. (Berteline) Foreman, Miss Virginia Zimmerman, and Mrs. Chalmer (Donna) Borne of Fort Wayne; one son, Joe Harold Zimmerman of route 4; a sister, Mrs. Metta King, Ossian; two brothers, Homer Fry, of Fort Wayne and Walter Fry, of Lansing, Mich,; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Edgar, is deceased.
  The body has been taken to the Chalfont-Perry funeral home in Fort Wayne, where arrangements are incomplete.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXIV No. 68 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, March 22, 1966 p.1, col.3

9. pd1209   Alice M. MCGOUGH 1918 - ____
[red granite slant]
{Alice Baumgartner, from cemetery map}

10. pd1210   BAUMGARTNER Viola 1888 - 1971 Joe 1887 - 1966
[upright polished red granite on red granite base]

11. pd1211   PFC Carl D. BAUMGARTNER 395 Bomb. Squad. Dec. 4, 1919 Aug. 18, 1943
[red granite slant on gray granite base with U.S. flag in 1941 1945 holder]

Carl Baumgartner Funeral on Monday
Body of Kirkland Township Soldier Being Brought From Platt, Kansas
  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon for Pfc. Carl David Baumgartner, Adams county youth who was killed in the crash of an army bomber near Pratt, Kan., Wednesday.
  Services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baumgartner, in Kirkland township, and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Rev. Russell Weller will officiated and the family has requested an announcement that it will not be a military service.
  The body is scheduled to arrive at the Yager funeral home at Berne this afternoon and will be taken to the home of the parents this evening.
  Earl B. Adams, of Decatur, charman of the home service committee of the Red Cross, received a telegram from the Red Cross director at Camp Beale, Calif., informing him that Pvt. Dale Baumgartner, brother of the air crash victim, would leave Friday night and should arrive at his home by Monday.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIV. No. 247. Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, August 21, 1943 p.1, col.4

12. pd1212   John M. BAUMGARTNER 1917 - 1940
[small red granite slant]

Adams County Man Ends His Own Life
John Melvin Baumgartner Is Found Dead in Auto, From Bullet Wound
  John Melvin Baumgartner, 23, well-known Adams county young man, a son of Joseph and Viola Beitler Baumgartner, four miles south of Berne, was found dead in his parked automobile early this morning by a passing motorist, at a point about four miles southeast of Berne. Death had been caused by a bullet wound.
  According to a report from Berne, Coroner Jerome Yager pronounced the death due to a suicidal act, circumstances being such, it was indicated, that there appeared to be no doubt the bullet wound had been self inflicted.
  The young man was reported to have visited during the early part of the night at the home of a girl friend. The exact time the wound was inflicted remained problematical.
  Born in French township, Adams county, the decedent was a lifelong resident of Adams county. He had been employed as a farm hand for Howard Parr, farmer east of Berne.
  Surviving besides the parents are nine brothers and sisters, Mrs. Esther Yager, Mrs. Alice Smith, Russell and Glen Baumgartner, all near Fort Wayne; Mrs. Anna McKean, of Monroe; and Ray, Carl, Dale and Don Baumgartner, all at home.
  The body will be taken this evening from the funeral home of L. L. Yager & Son in Berne to the parental home, four miles south of that town.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Evening News-Banner Vol. XI. No. 29. Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, December 5, 1940 p.1, col.2

13. pd1213   Jackie son of G. & F. BAUMGARTNER 1933 - 1941
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14. pd1214   BAUMGARTNER Florence 1910 - 1944 Glen 1911 - 1981
[upright polished black granite on black granite base]

15. pd1215   P.F.C. Dale E. BAUMGARTNER Co.C. 36 Arm D.Inf. Regt. 3rd Division Apr. 5, 1922 Dec. 10, 1944
[red granite slant on gray granite base with U.S. flag in WW U.S. Veteran holder]

Kirkland Graduate Killed in Action
  Pfc. Dale Baumgartner, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baumgartner of Decatur, graduate of Kirkland high school, and husband of Pauline Acker Baumgartner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Acker, was killed in action in Germany on December 10.
  Pfc. Baumgartner, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Baumgartner to give his life for his country, went overseas in May, 1944 and was attached to the third division of General Hodges First army, that first captured a town in Germany.
  His brother, Pfc. Carl Baumgartner, was killed in a bomber crash near Pratt, Kan., in August, 1943.
  Four years ago he was married to Miss Acker. They have a three-year old son, Ned Baumgartner.
  Pfc. Baumgartner entered the army on Nov. 21, 1942, and was trained at Camp Beale, Cal., and Camp Bowie, Texas. He was sent overseas in May, 1944 and participated in the invasion of France. Prior to entering the armed forces he was employed by the Rae wire company of Fort Wayne.
  Besides his parents, wife and child, he is survived by four brothers, Glenn of Preble; Roy and Don of Decatur; Russell of Peterson; and three sisters, Mrs. Chad Yager, Spencerville; Mrs. Anna McKean, and Mrs. Alice Smith, living on Decatur rural routes.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XVI. No. 52. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, January 3, 1945 p.3, col.5

16. pd1216   ZIMMERMAN Auzalah C. 1890 1964 John E. 1889 - 1944
[upright red granite on red granite base]

John Zimmerman Dies At Peterson
Death Occurs This Morning From Paralyis; Funeral To Be Thursday
  John E. Zimmerman, 54, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 8:45 a. m. today at his home, one mile south of Peterson. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered a week ago.
  Born May 19, 1889 at Peterson, he was the son of
William and Eliza McWirter Zimmerman. He was married Nov. 8, 1912 at Tocsin to Zella Breiner.
  Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ford Worthman, of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren. A sister, Miss Dessie Zimmerman, is deceased.
  The body will be taken late this evening from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the residence and at 2 p. m. at the Beulah Chapel church in charge of Rev. Arthur, of Decatur, assisted by Mrs. J. Bontrager, of Peterson. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XV. No. 107. Bluffton, Indiana Tuesday, March 7, 1944 p.4, col.5.

17. pd1217   SILLS Mildred 1910 - 1989 Helen 1938 - 1941 Walter 1899 - 1977
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

18. pd1218   Son Ronald L. MANKEY 1934 - 1943
[red granite block]

concrete urn

19. pd1218   MANKEY Grace E. 1893 - 1973 James D. 1886 - 1941
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Death Claims James Mankey Native of Adams County Dies This Morning At Bluffton
  James D. Mankey, 51, prominent Lancaster township, Wells county farmer, and former Adams county resident, died this morning at 10:45 o'clock at the Wells county hospital at Bluffton.
  Death was attributed to complications and followed an illness of five to six weeks.
  The deceased was born in Whitley county on December 8, 1886, the son of Christ and Ellen Bridgham-Mankey. He was married in Adams county in 1911 to Grace Barger, who survives.
  Surviving, besides the widow, are four children, Mrs. Jacob Borne of near Craigville, Earl Mankey of Decatur, Emily and Ronald, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Susie Rhodes of Fort Wayne, and four brothers, Wesley of near Decatur, Forrest of Lancaster township, Harvey of Decatur and Erwin of Bluffton.
  The body will be returned to the residence, three miles southwest of Peterson on the Adams-Wells county line Sunday noon. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XXXIX, No. 94. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, April 19, 1941 p.1, col.6

concrete urn

20. pd1220   DRUM Flora A. 1870 - 1939 P. Henry 1865 - 1950
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Henry Drum Dies At Home This Morning
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  Henry Drum, 94, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Miss Opal Drum, 1309 Master Drive. Although he had been in poor health for some time, his death was unexpected.
  He was born in Wells county July 24, 1865, a son of Philip and Frances Hartman-Drum, and was married to Flora Brentlinger Nov. 22[?], 1894[?]. Mrs. Dum died May 6[?], 1939.
  Mr. Drum formerly lived at Curryville.
  Survivors, include two other daughters, Mrs. Effie Ellis of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Edna Callow of Decatur; two sons, Dorphus Drum and Noble Drum, both of Decatur; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Zwick funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XLVIII. No. 148. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, June 24, 1950 p.1, col.7

long concrete planter

21. pd1221   Opal Jane DRUM 1906 - 1989 married Hiram WITTWER
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

square concrete planter

22. pd1222   Margaret GEISEL Jan. 12, 1909 Dec. 30, 1993 daughter of Albert & Mary
[gray granite block]

23. pd1223   GEISEL Albert 1876 - 1961 Mary L. 1875 - 1952
[red granite slant]

24. pd1224   BRIGHT, Celesta I. Gahman 1884 - 1963 James F. 1883 - 1952
[long red granite block]
{Floyd Bright, on cemetery map}

James F. Bright Dies Last Night
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  James Franklin Bright, 68, retired railroad employe, died at 11 o'clock Friday night at his home two miles south of Tocsin following a heart attack.
  He was born Dec. 20, 1883, a son of Joshua and Sara Baum-Bright, and was married to Celesta Gahman Nov. 17, 1906.
  Mr. Bright was a member of the United Brethren church at Tocsin.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Martin L. of Sharron, Pa., Wallace H. and Gerald Bright, both of Bluffton; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Woodworth of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Wade Bowman of Zanesville and Mrs. Harold Blue of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Mueller of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, the Rev. J. F. Bright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, and will be removed to the residence, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. L. No. 294. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, December 13, 1952 p.1, col.6

Mrs. James Bright Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Celesta I. Bright, 78, of Craigville route 1, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at Waynedale following an illness of two and one-half years. Her husband, James F. Bright, preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1952.
  Mrs. Bright was a member of the Tocsin U.B. church.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Woodworth of North Webster, Mrs. Richard Robertson of Grabill route 1, and Mrs. Harold Blue of Fort Wayne; three sons, Martin Bright of Sharon, Pa., Wallace Bright of Sandusky, O., and Gerald Bright of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Martin Gahman of Craigville route 1, Mrs. Calrence (sic) Abbott of Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare O'Dell of Lima, O.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home at Bluffton until 12 noon Wednesday, when the body will be removed to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethen for services at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. F. Bright and the Rev. Dolar Ritchey will officiate, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXI No. 207. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, September 3, 1963. p.1, col.2

25. pd1225   REYNOLDS Sylvester Gale May 1, 1928 - June 27, 1953
Vicky L. Feb. 7, 1949 - June 15, 1990
Violet L. May 21, 1925 - Dec. 22, 1995

[long gray granite slant on concrete footing]
{one lot on cemetery map}

S. G. Reynolds Killed When His Car Hits Tree
  Sylvester Gale Reynolds, 25, of 828 West Washington St. was killed instantly at 7:30 Saturday night when the car he was driving crashed into a tree along the Wabash River Road or State Road 116, one mile east of Bluffton.
  Reynolds was alone in his automobile. There was no witnesses to the accident. However, John Baumgartner of the Baumgartner Hatcheries was the first on the scene, barely seconds after the mishap occurred.
  The Bluffton man's auto is believed to have gone out of control after he crossed a narrow bridge over Bill's Creek. Tire marks indicate the car swerved across the highway toward the river bank and that Reynolds apparently tried to twist the wheels to prevent the car going into the river.
Fell From Car
  The machine apparently struck the tree with terrific force. The left side of the car, a 1942 Cadillac, was crushed. The impact hurled the auto half way around the tree and sent the driver falling out the door. His body was found lying between the car and tree.
  Baumgartner came upon the scene almost immediately. He said that he saw what appeared to be smoke. However, it was dust still flying about the wreckage. Reynolds was dead when Baumgartner reached him and Baumgartner immediately went to the residence of Glenn O'Laverty to summon authorities.
  Dr. Joy Buckner, Wells County coroner, who investigated with Sheriff Alva Smith and Trooper Richard Myers, stated that the driver died instantly, probably from a broken back. Reynolds' left arm and shoulder blade were crushed and his left leg was fractured in four or five places.
  According to authorities, Reynolds had been in downtown Bluffton for several hours with three companions; Burns, Charles and William Thompson. Early in the evening he had been given a pink ticket for parking so as the block an alleyway and had reported to police to pay his $1 forfeiture.
Cited by Police
  About half an hour later, he was cited by police again for alleged reckless driving on Wayne and East Market Sts. and had been brought again into the police station.
  He told officers that he believed the arrest an injustice and had tried to secure some relief. He became very irritated, according to police, when a phone call to Mayor H. H. Robbins proved unsatisfactory.
  According to officers, Reynolds then left the Community Building in a hurry after his companions refused to ride with him. His friends tried to follow him in another car. Burns Thompson, Warren Route 4, had been cited by officers on a reckless driving charge along with Reynolds.
Employed at Coal Yard
  A native of Bluffton, Reynolds was employed as a truck driver for the Robbins Coal Company. He had worked for the coal yard at intervals for the past 10 years.
  He was born May 1, 1928, a son of Sylvester Franklin and Nora Jane Fields Reynolds. His marriage Oct. 9, 1948, at Fort Wayne was to Violet Lucile Maller, who survives.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are his mother, who resides in Bluffton; four children, Charles Eugene, Vickie Lou, Gale Ricky and Billy Joe, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Vance Travis of Bluffton, and two half-brothers, Melvin Eugene Wall of Bluffton and James Reynolds, whose address is unknown. Two sisters and one half-brother are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn Funeral Home, where it will remain for funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Kirkland Township, Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXIII No. 202 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, June 29, 1953 p.1, col.4

Violet Lucille Reynolds, 70
  Bluffton resident Violet Lucille Reynolds, 70, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Marion General Hospital of complications from Alzheimer's. She had been fighting the illness for the past five years and had been in the hospital for one week.
  Born May 21, 1925 in Adams County, she was the daughter of John and Emma Schwartz Maller, Jr. She married Sylvester Gale Reynolds on Oct. 9, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1953. She was a Jehovah Witness.
  Surviving are three sons, Charles "Chuck" Reynolds and Gale "Rick" Reynolds, both of Bluffton and Billyjoe Reynolds of Pekin, Ill.; a brother, Glen Maller of Bluffton; a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Luella) Robbins of Bluffton; mother-in-law, Mrs. Nora Jane Reynolds of Fort Wayne; and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Vicky Lou Reynolds, died June 16, 1990.
  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.
  A Memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness with Elder Richard Dellinger officiating.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Memorials to the Church Building Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.67 No. 45 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Satuday, December 23, 1995 p.3, col.1&2

gap of 1 lot

26. pd1226   A. Louise 1924 - 1981 Donald E. 1924 - ___ SHADY
[long brass plaque on black granite stone resting on concrete footing]

Anna Louise Shady
  Anna Louise Shady, 56, Rt. 1, Craigville, the wife of Donald Shady, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Broken Arrow, Okla., while visiting two daughters there. She had been in ill health, but death was unexpected.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
&nbps; Born in Wells County on Dec. 17, 1924, she was the daughter of Doyle and Dorothy Johnson-Barger and was married on May 15, 1946, to Donald Shady.
  Survivors include the husband; the parents of Rt. 1, Craigville; four children, Jeff, Craigville; Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) Meyer, Broken Arrow; Mrs. Craig (Kathy) Fiedor, Winchester, Va; Mrs. Gary (Melinda) Hoffman, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Truman and Lamoin Barger, both of Craigville; one sister, Mrs. Don (Betty) Coverdale, Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick-Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday, and the body will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIX, No. 71 Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, March 25, 1981. p.5, col.5.

27. pd1227   LEIMENSTOLL Edna N. 1919 ____ Walter M. 1919 - 1981
[east side inscription]
Leimenstoll married Oct. 1, 1940 Our Children: Marjorie, Sharon, Rebekah
[west side inscription on upright black granite on black granite base]

Obituaries
Rev. Walter Leimenstoll
  The Rev. Walter Leimenstoll, 62, founder and operator of the Kirkland Bible Institute, 1957-66, a native of Adams County, and pastor of the Craigville Evangelistic Church from 1956-75[?], died Tuesday following a heart attack at his home in Kokomo.
  He was currently pastor of the Kokomo Evangelistic Mission, president of the Evangelistic Chuches of Indiana, and a member of the church missionary board for Jamaica.
  The body will be taken from the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home of Bluffton at noon Friday to the Craigville Evangelistic Church, where services will be held at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glen Correll officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
  Walter Matthias Leimenstoll was born March 3, 1919 in Adams County, the son of
Charles and Attaway Barger-Leimenstoll. He was married in Bluffton Oct 6[?], 1940 to Edna Naomi Wright, who survives. For several years, Rev. Leimenstoll and his wife operated the Uniondale Hardware in Wells County, and for a period of four years he owned and operated the Pleasant Inn at Uniondale.
  In addition to the wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Marge) Fetters, of Howe, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Morgan of Bluffton, and Miss Becky Leimenstoll of Stugis, Mich., a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw, of Tocsin, and four grandchildren.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIX, No. 108 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, May 7, 1981. p.2, col.1,2.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

28. pd1228   STRAW Mildred E. 1912 - 1993 Married Nov. 20, 1943 Ralph E. 1909 - 1996 Romans 8:28
[east side inscription]
Straw Our Daughter Ruby J. Our Grandchildren: Duane E., Lynnette K., Elizabeth R.
[west side inscription on upright black granite on black granite base, Jesus the Shepherd on hillside etched on front]
{Mildred Leimenstoll married Ralph Straw, lived south of Tocsin IN.}

Ralph E. Straw
  Ralph E. Straw, 86, Bluffton, died Tuesday in Meadowvale Care Center. Among survivors is his daughter, Ruby Roberts of Tocsin. His wife, Mildred, died in 1993.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Thoma-Rich-Hewitt-Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCIV, No. 168 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, July 17, 1996 p.2, col.1

Mrs. Mildred Straw, Age 80, Dies; Rites Set for Monday
  Mrs. Ralph (Mildred E.) Straw, 80, of 5741N 600E, Craigville, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Nursing Home, Decatur, with death attributed to congestive heart failure.
  Born Aug. 14, 1912 in Adams County, she was a daughter of
Charles and Attaway Barton Leimenstoll. Her marriage to Ralph E. Straw, who survives, took place Nov. 20, 1943 in Adams County.
  Mrs. Straw formerly worked at General Electric Co. and was a member of the Craigville Evangelistic Church.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Dana (Ruby) Roberts of rural Ossian; and three grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, where rites will be officiated by Rev. Daniel Eckelbarger and Rev. Donald Cassidy at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
  Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LXIV No. 210 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Friday, July 9, 1993 p.3, col.1&2

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29. pd1229   EHRMAN Bernadine 1931 - 1986 Hugh 1926 - ____
[east side inscription]
Ehrman Our Children Kay, Keith, Kendra, Kevin, Kristi
[west side inscription on upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Keith Ehrman's Mother, Mrs. Hugh Ehrman, Dies of Cancer at Age 55
  Mother of Keith D. Ehrman of Bluffton, Mrs. Hugh (Bernadine A.) Ehrman, 55, of Decatur Route 2, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday.
  Death followed an extended illness due to cancer.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and president of its Women's Fellowship, Mrs. Ehrman was also a member of the church council and of the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Born April 8, 1931 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Rufus Kirchhofer of Swiss Village and the late Viola Fox Kirchhofer. Her marriage to Hugh L. Ehrman, who survives, took place Feb. 14, 1953 in Decatur.
  In addition to the husband and Bluffton son, survivors include another son, Kevin L. Ehrman of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Garry (Kay) Pearson of Davis, Calif., Mrs. Mark (Kendra) Everett of Decatur Route 2 and Kristi Ehrman, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Kent (Jean) Koons of Decatur Route 8 and Mrs. Raymond (Naomi) Becher of Decatur Route 2 and four grandsons.
  There are no calling hours.
  Funeral services at 6 p.m. Tuesday will be in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur is in charges (sic) of arrangements.
  Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LVI No. 250 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, August 25, 1986 p.3, col.1&2

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30. pd1230   ROTH Vickie D. (Mills) 1955 - ____ (Dec. 15, 1972 date over rings) Anthony A. 1953 - 1994 Our Children - Brian, Tonya, Amber
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Anthony R. Roth
  Anthony R. "Tony" Roth, 40, New Weston, Ohio, a native of Decatur, died Thursday in a Greenville, Ohio, hospital.
  Survivors include his father, Robert, Fort Recovery, Ohio, and mother, Patricia, Union City, Indiana; his wife, two daughter, a son, and five brothers.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCII, No. 127 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, May 31, 1994 p.2, col.1.

ROW 13:

1. pd1301   MANN Helen K. 1911 - 1997 Clifford S. 1908 - 1978 Our Son Thomas B. 1942 - 1953 Married July 3, 1941
"Thomas Beery Mann 1942-1953," from 1957 reading
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Helen raised in PD church, married Cliff Mann, who then joined PD church.}

Helen K. Mann
  Helen K. Mann, 86, Decatur, a lifelong Adams County resident, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in a car-school bus collision on County Rd. 600 North (Archbold Rd.) in Decatur.
  She was born on August 7, 1911 in Adams County to Harve M. and Susie M. Bright Beery and married Clifford S. Mann on July 3, 1941. He died on September 2, 1978.
  She retired in 1972 as a nurses' aide at Adams County Memorial Hospital following 12 years of service. She also was a homemaker, a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship group, and a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Mann was a member of the Sunbeam Garden Club and the Decatur Historical Club and was a volunteer in the local Healthy Lifesteps program.
  Surviving are a son, Gerry D. Mann, rural Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Mary Ellen) Hirschy, rural Berne, and Mrs. David C. (Trella J.) Meyer, rural Decatur; a brother, Robert V. Beery, rural Decatur; and nine grandchildren.
  A son, Thomas Mann; two brothers, Marvin L. and Richard Beery; and a sister, Beulah M . Shackley, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday in Zwick- Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church's Care and Share Fund or to the College and Career Bible Fellowship.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCV, No. 203 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, August 28, 1997 p.2, col.2

2. pd1302   DILLING Oliver V. 1882 - 1956 Mary C. 1884 - 1976
[polished upright red granite on red granite base]
{They lived in house directly west of the church building. Known as O.V., he was janitor at Pleasant Dale church. He was called by the church to be a preacher, but never did.}

Oliver V. Dilling Dies Thursday Night
Prominent Farmer Is Taken By Death
  Oliver V. Dilling, 73, prominent Kirkland township farmer, died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton. Death was caused by myocarditis. He had been ill five weeks and serious for the past three weeks.
  Born in Adams county April 7, 1882, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dilling.
  Mr. Dilling, highly active in farm organizations, was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a leader in affairs of his church. He had lived his entire life in Adams county, with the exception of one year spent in California.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary C.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Drabenstot of rural route 5, Huntington, and Mrs. Fern Grossnickle of Elgin, Ill.; nine grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Viola Carls of Chicago. A son, H. Wayne Dilling, died May 30, 1955. A sister also preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. J. D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Gillig & Doan funeral home, where friends my call after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of the services. Friends are requested to omit flowers, but may make contributions to the mission board of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No.22 Decatur, Indiana, Friday, January 27, 1956. p.1, col.3

Oliver V. Dilling Claimed by Death
  Oliver V. Dilling, 73, who resided on Decatur Route 2, died at 10:45 Thursday evening at the Clinic Hospital. He had been ill five weeks and seriously ill the past three weeks. His death was attributed to a heart condition.
  Born April 7, 1882 he was the son of Henry J. and Mary S. Barkett Dilling. He was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Drabenstot, Huntington Route 5 and Mrs. Fern Grossnickle, Elgin, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Viola Carls, Chicago, Ill. Deceased are a sister and a son, H. Wayne Dilling, who died May 30, 1955.
  The body is at the Gillig & Doan Funeral Home in Decatur where friends may call after 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. J. D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends are asked to please omit flowers. However, memorials may be made to the Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXVI. No. 73 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, January 27, 1956 p.3, col.2

Mrs. Dilling Dies at Age 91
  Widow of Oliver V. Dilling, Mrs. Mary C. Stoneburner Dilling, 91, formerly of Decatur Route 2, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday at Bluffton Davis Nursing Home, where she had been a resident one month.
  A daughter of Jesse and Sarah Kistler Stoneburner, she was born July 17, 1884 in Kirkland Twp., Adams County. Her marriage to Mrs. (sic) Dilling who died Jan. 26, 1956, took place May 31, 1906.
  Mrs. Dilling, a lifelong resident of Adams County, was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Ladies Fellowship as well as the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Dorothy) Drabenstot of Huntington Route 5 and Mrs. Edwin (Fern) Grossnickle of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur Route 4, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Oliver Dearing and Rev. K. Dwight Hargett will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a contribution to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLVI No. 63 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, January 16, 1976 p.3, col.3

3. pd1303   G. V. "Jerry" ZIMMERMAN Jan. 1910 Oct. 1996
[trumpet engraved on gray granite slant on new concrete footing]

4. pd1304   ARNOLD F. Evelyn Dec. 30, 1907 - Apr. 21, 1993 Noah Arden Nov. 30, 1902 - May 2, 1976
[west side inscription]
Noah & Evelyn Arnold Our Children Warren K., Lawren K., Beverly E., Patricia R., Sherman M.
[east side inscription on upright polished red granite on red granite base]

5. pd1305   Mark A. ROTH Dec. 15 - 21, 1965
[small gray granite block]

6. pd1306   ZIMMERMAN Wm. Dayton 1869 - 1952
[upright red granite on red granite block]

7. pd1307   ZIMMERMAN Hazel D. 1907 - 1960 Lawrence E. 1903 - 1970
[upright red granite on red granite block]

Zimmerman Rites To Be Wednesday
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, 52, of Decatur route 4, who died at 10:10 a.m. Monday at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton, where she had been a patient one day.
  She was born in Adams county, May 16, 1907, a daughter of
Charles and Attaway Barton-Leimenstoll, and was a lifelong resident of Adams county. She was married to Lawrence E. Zimmerman Feb. 4, 1925.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Curtis L. Zimmerman of Decatur route 4; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Moser of Bluffton route 2; six grandchildren; three brothers, William and Walter Leimenstoll, both of Uniondale, and Lloyd Leimenstoll of Decatur route 4, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fell of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Mildred Straw of Tocsin. One son and three sisters are deceased.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Craigville E. U. B. church, the Rev. Howard Dunlap and the Rev. F. H. Pflugh officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home in Bluffton until noon Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LVIII. No. 111. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, May 10, 1960. p.1, col.4

8. pd1308   Reuben V. ZIMMERMAN 1931 - 1949
[red granite slant on different colored red granite base]

9. pd1309   ZIMMERMAN Opal 1887 - 1965 Milton 1872 - 1949
[large upright polished red granite on red granite base]

Preble Township Man Summoned
  Milton Zimmerman, 76, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, died Wednesday afternoon at his home three miles south of Preble following an illness of two years. He had been bedfast for the past five months.
  He was born in Kirkland township, Oct. 16, 1872, a son of Peter and Susanna Niblick-Zimmerman, and spent his entire life on the same farm. He was married May 7, 1908 to Opal Landis.
  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are seven daughters; Mrs. Ora McAlhaney,
Mrs. Noah Arnold, Mrs. Ed Rice, Mrs. Harold Worthman and Mrs. Walter Fairchild, all of Decatur; Mrs. Victor Rice of Lakeville, and Mrs. Ralph Waggoner of Spencerville; four sons, Gerald and Walter Zimmerman, both of Decatur, and Gregg and Avon Zimmerman, both at home; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Dayton Zimmerman. One daughter is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Brethren, Rev. Russell Weller and the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XIX No. 292 Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, October 13, 1949 p.3, col.3.

10. pd1310   MCKEAN Deborah 1950 Marion 1913 - 1955
[long polished red granite block]
{Anna and Marian McKean, on cemetery map}

11. pd1311   {MCKEAN Infant, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 reading}

12. pd1312   WAGGONER Phoebe C. Martin 1869 - 1958
[gray granite block]

13. pd1313   ARNOLD 1964 Kent D. 1985
[musical note engraved on black granite slant]

14. pd1314   EHRMAN Lola E. 1903 - 1992 Floyd W. 1903 - 1995
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Floyd W. Ehrman, 92
  Floyd W. Ehrman, 92, who gave 55 years of full-time service with the Craigville Telephone Co., died at 3:10 a.m. today at Decatur Hospital.
  He had resided at Swiss Village in Berne.
  Mr. Ehrman became director of the Craigville Telephone Co. and as its secretary in 1950. He served as manager of the company until 1985 and after that period served on the board of directors until 1988.
  He also had been engaged in farming in Kirkland Township, Adams County.
  He was born in Adams County on June 12, 1903 to
William and Sena Leimenstoll Ehrman. His marriage on July 2, 1924 was to Lola Barger, who died Feb. 16, 1992.
  He attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a son, Hugh of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ilene) Reinhard of Craigville; a brother, Robert of Decatur; nine grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, is deceased.
  Services at 10 a.m. Thursday will be at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Arland Reinhard officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Decatur.
  Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
  Memorials to Swiss Village in Berne.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. 66 No. 232 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Tuesday, August 1, 1995 p.3, col.1&2

15. nbsp1315   F. Kenneth EHRMAN Sept. 30, 1935 Nov. 15, 1953
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]

16. pd1316   STRAUB Sadie S. 1886 - 1961 Earl A. 1885 - 1956

Earl Straub Dies At Willshire Home
Retired Railroad Man Dies Thursday
  Earl A. Straub, 70, retired railroader, died at 9:50 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Willshire, O., following an illness of several months of complications.
  Born in Decatur Sept. 16, 1885, he was a son of Albert and Melissa Steele Straub, and was married to Sadie Leimenstoll April 17, 1907.
  Mr. Straub retired in 1946 after serving nearly 40 years as a dispatcher for the Pennsylvania railroad. He was a member of the Methodist church at Willshire.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John Gochenour of Spencerville, O., and Mrs. Jess Schlickman of Willshire; one son, Harley Straub of Decatur; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Austin Straub of Decatur, and Glen and Ralph Straub, both of Peterson. Two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. James Hipkins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIV. No. 58, Decatur, Indiana, Friday, March 9, 1956. p.1, col.6

Mrs. Sadie Straub Dies This Morning
  Mrs. Sadie Straub, 74, a native of Adams county, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at her home in Willshire, O., following a year's illness of complications.
  She was born in Adams county April 2, 1886, a daughter of
R. D. and Rachel Martin- Leimenstoll, and was married to Earl Straub April 17, 1907. Her husband preceded her in death in 1956.
  Mrs. Straub was a member of the Willshire Methodist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jess Schlickman of Willshire, and Mrs. John Gockenour of Spencerville; one son, Harley Straub of Willshire; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Susie Hovarter of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rosie Leimenstoll of Decatur, Mrs. Lena Sherlock of Willshire, Mrs. Milton Hoffman of Preble, and Mrs. Katherine Ehrman of Decatur rural route. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. William Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LIX No. 71. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, March 25, 1961. p.1, col.1

concrete footing for monument

17. pd1317   SHADY Edna M. 1901 - 1987 Dortha C. 1899 - 1969
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Dortha C. Shady Funeral Friday
  Services for Dortha C. Shady, 70, of Decatur Route 2, will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zwick Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  A former school teacher, he died suddenly at 5 p.m. Tuesday while at work in the kitchen at Decatur Hospital. He had been employed at the hospital since his retirement from the Central Soya Co. in 1964.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife, who is the former
Edna M. Ehrman, are two sons, Donald E. Shady of Craigville Route 1 and William A. Shady of Bluffton Route 3; five grandchildren, four sisters and one brother.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Masonic Lodge in that city.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol.XXXIX, No.171 Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, May 22, 1969. p.6, col.1.

18. pd1318   Peter BAUMGARTNER 1879 - 1963
[red granite block]

gap of 1 lot
19. pd1319   {Judy BAUMGARTNER, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

20. pd1320   GRIFFITHS Elizabeth 1885 - 1962 Thomas 1881 - 1958
[polished upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Thomas was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at the Pleasant Dale church. "Lib"}

Thomas Griffiths Dies Monday Night
Kirkland Township Farmer Dies Here
  Thomas Griffiths, 76, retired farmer of Kirkland township, two miles south of Magley, died at 10:40 o'clock Monday night at the Adams county memorial hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
  He was born near Elida, O., July 3, 1881, a son of John and Nancy Brenneman - Griffiths, and was married to Elizabeth Berger Sept. 20, 1906.
  Mr. Griffiths was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are three sons, William G. Griffiths of Kirkland township, Herman A. Griffiths of Huntington county, and Glen T. Griffiths of Kirkland township; one daughter, Mrs. Reinhold (Leah) Koldewey of Hagerman, Ida.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three half-brothers, Martin Gahman of Wells county, Ottomar Gahman of Detroit, Mich., and Floyd Gahman of New York City, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Bright of Wells county, Mrs. Charles Hogg of near Bluffton, Mrs. Clarence Abbott of Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare Odell of Lima, O. A half- sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LVI. No. 35 Decatur, Indiana Tuesday, February 11, 1958 p.1, col.6

21. pd1321   HOUTZ Gladys G. 1904 - 1993 Homer H. 1901 - 1967
[upright red granite on red granite base]

22. pd1322   {Dennis HOUTZ, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

23. pd1323   HOUTZ Carolyn L. 1945 - 1970
[upright red granite on red granite base]

gap of 2 lots

24. pd1324   LIBY Valera E. 1920 - ____ Ralph D. 1916 - ____
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

25. pd1325   LIBY Bernita B. 1920 - 1991 Dale E. 1914 - 1981
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

Obituaries
(see Page 7A)
Dale E. Liby
  Dale E. Liby, 66, 204 Limberlost Trail, a prominent businessman in this area for many years, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIX, No. 118 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, May 19, 1981. p.1, col.6.

Obituaries
[photo]
Dale E. Liby
  Dale E. Liby, 66, 204 Limberlost Trail, a well-known and prominent businessman for many years and owner of Liby's Monuments until his retirement in 1975, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
  Mr. Liby was active in the affairs of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, serving as a deacon for 28 years and also teaching a Sunday School class for a number of years.
  The retired businessman was born in Adams County on July 27, 1914, the son of
Charles E. and Elizabeth Norris-Liby, and was united in marriage on News Year's Day in 1939 to Bernita Lytle. His parents and stepmother, Emma Liby Martz, all preceded him in death.
  Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Hoffman, Decatur, and Sandra K. Bollenbacher, Berne; one sister, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury, Goshen; three brothers, Ralph and John Liby, both of Bluffton, and David Liby, Decatur; and six grandchildren.
  Mr. Liby received his education in the Lancaster public schools in Wells County. He entered the farming field after completing his schooling and was also a manager of a stockyard from 1930-56. From 1956 until 1959, Mr. Liby served as a partner and a manager of Gerber's supermarket, and in 1960 invested in his own business, becoming manager and salesman of a retail monument business.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday. Preferred memorials are to the Cancer Society or the Christian Services Scholarship Fund of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIX, No. 118 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, May 19, 1981. p.7, col.5.

Obituaries
Bernita B. Liby
  Bernita B. Liby, 70, 204 Limberlost Trail, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  She was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on September 5, 1920 to Arthur W. and Gertrude Schnepf Lytle, and married Dale E. Liby on January 1, 1939. He preceded her in death.
  A homemaker and a former co-owner of Liby Monuments, she was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Ladies Fellowship of the church, a church organist, and a past deaconess. She was also an organist for the former Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home and Haggard & Armes Funeral Home.
  Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Hoffman, Decatur, and Sandy Wellman, Berne; nine grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church Friday. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Capitol (sic) Improvement Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXIX, No. 190 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, August 13,1991. p.2, col.1,2.

26. pd1326   HOFFMAN Ronald Lee Aug. 5, 1941 June 24, 1994 married Nov. 30, 1963 Shirley Ann Sept. 26, 1941 ____
[west side inscription]
Hoffman Our Children Michele Rene, Stephanie Lynn
[east side inscription on upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

ROW 14:

1. pd1401   Sue Ann WIES 1962 -1978 dau. of John & Juanita
[west side inscription]
Sue Ann her light shall shine before God Foster Daughter of Bob & Pat Mitchell
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on common polished black granite base with Carla's]

2. pd1402   Carla S. MITCHELL 1956 - 1978 dau. of Bob & Pat
[west side inscription]
Carla S. To live with Him and sing in endless day.
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on common polished black granite base with Sue Ann's]
County crash claims 2 lives
  Two young Adams county residents are dead and a third remains in grave condition at a Fort Wayne hospital today, as the result of a two-car accident which occurred some two miles northeast of Monroe late Tuesday morning.
  Dead are Carla S. Mitchel, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchel, route 6, Decatur, and Bradley A. Miller, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Miller, route 3, Decatur.
  Miss Mitchel was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, approximately two hours after the accident, and the Miller youth died at 2:40 p.m. at the same hospital. Both young people suffered severe head injuries, along with numerous lacerations and broken bones.
  A third person critically injured in the mishap, Sue Wies, 16, a foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel, was listed in "very critical condition" in the intensive care unit of Lutheran Hospital, a hospital spokesman said at noon today.
  Miss Mitchel and Miss Wies were in a family van at the time of the accident, while Miller was a passenger in a car driven by Mark Grote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Grote, route 5, Decatur.
  Grote, who was pinned in his car before being freed by members of the Monroe Rescue Squad, was listed in fair condition "and is resting comfortably" at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. He suffered a broken shoulder in addition to several other lesser injuries.
  Funeral services for both accident victims, the seventh and eighth people to lose their lives in Adams County traffic accidents this year, have been scheduled for Friday morning.
  The accident occurred at the intersection of county roads 200N and 200E - near the St. Paul's Missionary Church - some two miles northeast of Monroe when the car driven by Grote allededly failed to stop for the stop sign while headed west on 200N.
  The Mitchel van, headed south on 200E, struck the Grote car on the right front side. Both vehicles were considered to be total losses.
  The accident remains under investigation by the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
  Three ambulances from the local hospital were dispatched to the scene of the accident, with the Mitchel and Wies girls being transported to Lutheran Hospital by the (Continued on page 9A) main EMS advanced life support unit. The two backup ambulances each transported one youth.
  The Berne EMS unit came to the Decatur hospital to cover for the northern half of the county.
  Funeral services for Carla S. Mitchel will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church or the Catholic Social Services for the Elderly.
  Carla graduated from Adams Central High School in 1974 and graduated from Manchester College in 1978. She was a graduate student at Indiana University in Indianapolis, majoring in social work.
  Born in Decatur on May 6, 1956, she was the daughter of Robert and Patricia R. Barger-Mitchel. She was engaged to be married to Mike Campbell of Fort Wayne.
  Surviving, in addition to the parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Jay (Angelia) Carter, Indianapolis; LeeAnn Mitchel, at home; two foster sisters, Sue Wies and Deborah Wies, both at home; three brothers, Mark R. Mitchel, Gary F. Mitchel, and Bobby L. Mitchel, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mitchel, route 6, Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barger of route 2, Decatur.
  Funeral services for Bradley Alan Miller will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark P. Horst, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the Immanuel Building Fund.
  A member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, he was a student at IU-PU, Fort Wayne campus, where he was studying mechanical drafting. He also worked part time at Dolco in Decatur.
  He graduated last spring from Bellmont High School, where he played football for four years, and was a member of the "B" Club. He was also active in 4-H circles.
  Born in Decatur on Feb. 18, 1960, he was the son of Alan and Virginia Vetter-Miller, and they reside on route 3, Decatur.
  Survivors include one sister, LeAnn, at home, one brother, Matthew, at home, the grandmothers, Mrs. Zeffie Miller, Decatur; Mrs. Esther Vetter, Fort Wayne; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Mina Vetter, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXVI, No. 301 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, December 27, 1978 p.1, col 1,2; p.9, col.4,5

3. pd1403   DOTY Dessie 1893 - 1987 Ray C. 1896 - 1962
[upright polished rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]

4. pd1404   BRYAN Hope 1906 - 1995 William 1903 - 1968
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

gap of 1 lot
5. pd1405   {Phillip Byerly GRANDSTAFF, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

6. pd1406   Rodney A ROTH June 3, 1959 Oct. 3, 1988 Gone But Not Forgotten
[gray granite slant with inscription facing east]
{Pat Arnold Roth son 1985, from cemetery map}

Rodney A. Roth
  Services for Rodney A. Roth, 29, Fort Recovery, O., a native of Decatur, were held this morning at Brockman's Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Burial was in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Mr. Roth died Monday evening at his residence of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a self-employed timber buyer and member of the Progressive Sportsman's Club, Fort Recovery. He had attended Mississinawa Valley High School in Darke County, O.
  He was born June 3, 1959, in Decatur, the son of Robert and Patricia Arnold-Roth, and was married in Fort Recovery on July 20, 1986, to Diane Rutschilling.
  Survivors include the wife; the parents, of Fort Recovery; six brothers, Arnold, Bradley, and Randy, all of Fort Recovery; Anthony, Rose Hill, O.; David, Union City; and Michael, Saratoga; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Lee, Fort Wayne; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Arnold, Fort Wayne. One brother, Mark, preceded him in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXVI, No. 236 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, October 6, 1988. p.2, col.1.

7. pd1407   CLOWSER Velma R. 1890 - 1970 Lloyd E. 1889 - 1975
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Lloyd Clowser Dies; Rites Wednesday
  A resident of Craigville Route 4, Lloyd E. Clowser, 85, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday at Meadowvale Care Center following complications due to a broken hip suffered six weeks ago.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born Nov. 27, 1889 in Wells County, he was a son of John W. and Ida Richey Clowser. His marria[g]e to Roseann Bryan, who died Dec. 10, 1970, took place in Wells County on June 13, 1910.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Baumgartner of Peterson, Mrs. Max (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale; a son, Paul Clowser of Craigville Route 1; a sister, Mrs. Marie Wynn of Decatur, nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLV No. 108 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, March 10, 1975 p. 3, col. 3

Wife of Lloyd Clowser, 80, Dies
  Mrs. Velma R. Clowser, 80, wife of Lloyd Clowser of Craigville Route 1, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Community Hospital following a six-week illness.
  Born in Adams County, Aug. 11, 1890, she was a daughter of Charles and Mary Barger Bryan. Her marriage to Mr. Clowser took place June 13, 1909 in Bluffton.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and a lifelong resident of Wells County.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two sons, Dwight of Fort Wayne and Paul of Craigville Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Pauline) Baumgartner of Decatur Route 2 and Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale Route 1; a brother, Lloyd Bryan of Fort Wayne; a sister Dessie Doty of Fort Wayne, nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Thoma Funeral Home until noon Sunday when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 1:30 p.m.
  Rev. Oliver Dearing will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXXI No. 34 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Friday, December 11, 1970 p. 1, col. 2

8. pd1408   {V. ZIMMERMAN, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

9. pd1409   FELL Mary D. 1905 - 1980 Earl A. 1912 - 1961
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Wells Native, Mrs. Earl Fell Dies Suddenly
  Native of Wells County and a sister of Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw of Craigville Route 1, Mrs. Earl (Mary D.) Fell, 75, a former resident of Decatur, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Clinic Hospital, where she had been a patient only a few hours. Death has been attributed to a possible heart attack.
  Mrs. Fell had been a resident the past seven years at Davis Nursing Home in Bluffton.
  Born Jan. 18, 1905 in Wells County, she was a daughter of
Charles and Attaway Barton Leimenstoll. Her marriage to Earl Fell, who died May 29, 1961, took place in 1936.
  In addition to the sister, she is survived by two sons, Charles Fell of Berne and Ralph Fell of Decatur; a brother, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll of Kokomo, and two granddaughters.
  Calling after 7 p.m. today will be at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur with services there at 1:30 p.m. Monday in charge of Rev. Arnold L. Quinton. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred form of memorial is a contribution to the Craigville Evangelical Church.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. L No. 84 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Saturday, February 9, 1980 p.3, col.3

10. pd1410   ZIMMERMAN Mother Mae 1933 - 1957 Father Gregg 1921 - ____
[upright red granite on concrete footing]

Gregg Zimmerman
  Gregg Zimmerman, 74, Lubbock, Texas, a native of Decatur, died December 4 in Lubbock. He was an employee of the City of Decatur for some 20 years.
  Among survivors are his wife, Helen; three sons; two daughters, including Donna Money, Wilshire, Ohio; three brothers, including
Walter Zimmerman, Decatur, and Avon Zimmerman, Monroe; and four sisters, including Eileen Rice and Phyllis Fairchild, both of Decatur.
  Graveside funeral services were held this morning at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.XCIV, No.6 Monday, January 8, 1996. p.2, col.1.

Decatur Lady Found Dead Last Evening
Mae Zimmerman Is Found Dead At Home
  Mrs. Mae Zimmerman, 24, wife of Gregg Zimmerman, died about noon Tuesday at her home 1723 West Madison street. Cause of death has not been determined, pending reports from an autopsy.
  She was found dead late last evening by her husband when he returned home from work. She was lying on a davenport.
  She was born in Rome, Ga., July 3, 1933, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lipscomb, and was married to Gregg Zimmerman in 1952.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Donna, 4, and Kenneth, 16 months; her father, Robert Lipscomb of Rome, Ga., and the following brothers and sisters, Eugene, George, Robert, Christine, Josephine and Evangeline, all of Rome, Ga.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Black funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LV. No. 256. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, October 30, 1957 p.1, col.6

11. pd1411   A. Leo HOFFMAN Oct. 17, 1914 ____
[gray granite slant on gray granite base (identical to Bernita's) on same concrete footing as Bernita's]

12. pd1412   Bernita L. BASH May 26, 1912 ____
[gray granite slant on gray granite base (identical to A. Leo's) on same concrete footing as Leo's]

13. pd1413   HOFFMAN Pearl P. 1888 - 1980 A. Milton 1887 - 1963
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Andrew Hoffman Of Preble Dies
  Andrew Milton Hoffman, 76, died at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at his home in Preble after an illness of 3 1/2 years. He had been critically ill the past week.
  A native of Adams County, he was born March 13, 1887 to Lewis and Doris Ernst Hoffman. His marriage to Pearl Leimenstoll, who survives, took place July 31, 1905.
  Mr. Hoffman had retired after working 46 years for the Buckeye Pipeline Co. and three years for the Adams County Highway Department. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are four daughters, Mrs.
Bernita Bash of Portland and Dorothy, Gertrude and Miriam Hoffman, all of Fort Wayne; three sons, Oscar (Pete) of Craigville, Donald of Marion and Leo of Preble; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Williams of Hoagland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home at Decatur, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Evan Bergwall will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXIII No. 209 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, July 8, 1963 p.3, col.5.

14. pd1414   Dorothy L. HOFFMAN 1905 - 1972
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]

15. pd1415   Gertrude L. HOFFMAN Oct. 6, 1909 - Nov. 16, 1994
[gray granite slant identical with Miriam's on gray granite base sharing common concrete footing with Miriam]

16. pd1416   Miriam M. HOFFMAN Mar. 16, 1921 ____
[gray granite slant on gray granite base sharing common concrete footing with Gertrude]

17. pd1417   ARNOLD Cleo V. 1912 - 1969 Richard L. 1910 - 1975
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Mrs. Cleo Arnold dies this morning
  Mrs. Cleo V. Arnold, 56, wife of Richard Arnold of Decatur route 2, died at 8:17 a.m. today at Parkview memorial hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient one week following a cerebral hemmorhage.
  She was a lifelong resident of Adams county and was born in Preble Dec. 25, 1912, a daughter of Albert and Rosie Fuhrman-Werling. She was married to Richard Arnold in 1934.
  Mrs. Arnold, a former deputy county clerk, was a member of the Eta Tau Sigma sorority. Active in bowling circles, she was president of the Thursday afternoon Coffee women's bowling league.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Rowdon of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ronald (Dian) Maines of New Haven; a son, David Lee Arnold, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Orval (Pearl) Sparr of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Ireta Lichtenstiger of Decatur,
Mrs. Glen (Florence) Baumgartner of Decatur, and Mrs. Harry (Iverna) Cook of Findlay, O.; and eight grandchildren. Five brothers are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXVII No.296 Decatur, Indiana 46733 Wednesday, December 17, 1969. p.1, col.4.

Obituaries
Richard L. Arnold
Richard L. Arnold, 65, route 2, Decatur, died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXXIII, No.229 Decatur, Indiana Monday, September 29, 1975. p.1, col.6. Obituaries
Richard L. Arnold
  Richard L. Arnold, 65, route 2, Decatur, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 10:02 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
  He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge in Decatur.
  He was the son of Edward L. and Eliza Johnston-Arnold and was a lifelong resident of Adams County.
  He was married in 1934 to Cleo Werling, who died in 1969, and on November 29, 1972, he married Gladys Darr, who survives.
  Other survivors include one son, David L., Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Rowdon, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ronald (Dian) Maines, New Haven; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Stuart (Judity) Crabill, New Haven, and Mrs. Jerry (Cheryl) Kelsey, Willshire, O.; one stepson, James Darr, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Lowell, Fort Wayne; Paul, route 2, Decatur; 11 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral home, with Rev. Oliver P. Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the Vera Cruz Opportunity School.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXXIII. No.229 Monday, September 29, 1975. p.1, col.6.

gap of 2 lots

18. pd1418   YANEY Evelyn C. 1907 - ____ George W. 1901- 1993
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

George W. Yaney
  George W. Yaney, 92, North Manchester, a native of Adams County, died Sunday in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.
  His wife, [was] Evelyn Miller, who died in 1936. Among survivors are two sons. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Visiting hours will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday in the Timbercrest chapel.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.XCI, No.298 Monday, December 20, 1993. p.2, col.2.

George W. Yaney, 92
  George W. Yaney, 92, died at 4:47 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital. He formerly resided at Timbercrest Retirement Community.
  Born Feb. 22, 1901 in Adams County, he was a son of
I.F. and Dora Macy Yaney. His marriage Nov. 16, 1936 was to the former Evelyn Miller, who survives.
  Mr. Yaney was the founder and former owner of Fort Wayne Tiling Co. He was a member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, Peru Lions Club and Foster Park Lions Club.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are two sons, Donald L. Yaney of Columbia, Md., and David A. Yaney of Joliet, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Timbercrest Chapel, where rites will be officiated by Rev. Jerry Peterson and Rev. Glenn Mulligan at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Decatur.
  Memorials may be made to the donor's preferred charity.
  Arrangements are by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. 65 No. 30 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, December 20, 1993 p.3, col.4&5

19. pd1419   Charles A YAGER 1907 - 1983
[small gray granite slant identical and sharing common concrete footing with Esther's]

Charles Yager
  Charles Yager, 75, a former resident of Adams County, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday in St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Fla.
  He had been a draftsman for the Fort Wayne General Electric Co. and Franklin Electric Co. in Bluffton.
  Mr. Yager was born in Kirkland Township June 24, 1907, the son of William and Lucinda Hocker-Yager, and was married Aug. 26, 1967, to Olive Gale, who survives.
  His first wife, the former
Esther Baumgartner, died in October of 1966.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gregory (Mary) Cooper, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. John (Darlene) Zuperko, Flint, Mich.; one son, Richard, Coldwater, Mich.; two brothers, Samuel H., Route 2, Berne, and Kenneth Yager, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Herman (Rachael) Sautbine, Hernando, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Cloud, Fla., and the Masonic Lodge in Owosso, Mich., and the Easter[n] Star, also in Owosso, where he lived at one time.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Yager Funeral Home, Berne, with Rev. Larry Edward officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.
  Memorials are to the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Fla.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXI, No 35 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Friday, February 11, 1983 p.5, col.4,5

20. pd1420   Esther L. YAGER 1907 - 1966
[small gray granite slant identical and sharing common concrete footing with Charles]

21. pd1421   GRIFFITHS Naomi M. 1907 - 1986 William G. 1907 - 1967
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Naomi and William were Adams Central school teachers.}

22. pd1422   Joseph D KILLINGER Cpl US Army World War II 1905 - 1976
[brass plate in concrete footing with U.S. flag in 1941 1945 holder]

white painted concrete urn with flowers

23. pd1423   Elva A. KILLINGER 1894 - 1973
[red granite block on concrete footing]

24. pd1424   Kenneth E ROTH 1928 - 1980
[red granite block on concrete footing]

25. pd1425   HELLER Mary E 1889 - 1974 Roy E. 1887 - 1984
[upright red granite in red granite base sharing footing with C. Alfred's]

26. pd1427   C. Alfred HELLER July 24, 1907 Dec 25, 1971
[red granite block sharing footing with Mary's]

27. pd1427   Dad Merle E. BURKHEAD 1910 - 1982
[black granite slant on black granite base]

Merle E. Burkhead
  Merle E. Burkhead, 71, 1109 Bollman St., apartment 32, Village Green, a retired Automatic Sprinkler Co. employee with 12 years of service, was dead on arrival at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the Moose Lodge.
  Born in Decatur Nov. 24, 1910, he was the son of John and Blanche Steele-Burkhead.
  Survivors include two sons, Joe E. Burkhead, Route 1, Monroe; David Smith, Route 1, Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Vickie J. Meyer, Decatur; Mrs. Paul (Dixie J.) Sparks, Route 1, Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Nile (Mabel) Butler, Route 8, Decatur; Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Norman, Decatur; a brother, Herman Burkhead, Decatur; and 12 grandchildren. Two sisters, Goldie and Anna, preceded him in death.
  Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Raymond Eller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Scholarship Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXX, No. 232 Decatur, Indiana, 46733 Saturday, October 2, 1982 p.7, col.1&2

28. pd1428   BAUMGARTNER Pauline A. 1913 ___ Russell L. 1909 - 1971
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

29. pd1429   GEISEL Anna E 1911 ____ Oscar 1911 ____
[upright red granite on red granite base]

30. pd1430   ARNOLD Juanita E. 1919 - ____ Stanley D. 1920 - ____ Parents of Twila and Duane
[upright black granite on black granite base]

gap of 4 lots

31. pd1431   YAGER Frieda P. 1917 - ____ Samuel H. 1918 - ____ Our Children: Bernice, Glen, Miriam
[aerial view of farm homestead etched on west side of upright gray granite on gray granite base]

gap of 13 lots

32. pd1432   Mark A GRIFFITHS 1971 1991 Haggard & Armes metal grave marker at far end with four square concrete blocks in ground

Mark A. Griffiths
  Mark Alan Griffiths, 19, route 2, Decatur, a star on Adams Central High School's state-ranked wrestling teams in recent years, was pronounced dead at Adams County Memorial Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at home around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.
  He was born on December 16, 1971 in Decatur to Nolan and Lorraine Walters Griffiths, who live on route 2, Decatur.
  He was a 1990 graduate of Adams Central High School, a two-time state finalist in wrestling, and runner-up at the 1990 state wrestling in the 125-pound weight class. He held many AC wrestling records after a stellar career, winning 112 matches.
  He was a longtime member of 4-H, the 4-H Shooting Sports Club, and the National Rifle Association and was a member of Zion Lutheran church, Decatur.
  He was employed as a fabricator at Automatic Sprinkler's plant in Monroe.
  Other survivors are two brothers, William and Samuel Griffiths, both of route 2, Decatur, and his maternal grandmother, Helene Walters, Decatur.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran church, with Revs. Donald Biester and Barry Humble officiating. Rev. Humbel is also Adams Central's wrestling coach. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur. There will also be visitation from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran church's memorial fund or Adams Central's wrestling program.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXVIX, No. 1 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, January 2, 1991 p.2, col.1

ROW 15:

gap of 2 lots

1. pd1501   BARGER Sara Jane 1912 ____ Harold V. 1912 - 1992
east side inscription: Barger Married Sept. 15, 1930 Parents of: Mary Lou, Patricia, Philip
[upright black granite on black granite base]

2. pd1502   LANDIS Ella 1916 - 1992 Hugh 1905 - 1994
[upright polished rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]
{Hugh Landis May 1994, from cemetery map}

Hugh Landis, 89
  A former resident of rural Decatur, Hugh Landis, 89, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at his residence in Capri II.
  Born April 30, 1905 in Kosciusko County, he was a son of Noah and Lydia Miller Landis. His marriage May 8, 1946 in Warsaw was to the former Ella Bischoff, who died July 27, 1992.
  Mr. Landis was retired from the maintenance department at Adams County Schools. He was a former embalmer at Hoover Funeral Home in Wabash, and was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a son, Hugh Landis Jr. of Durham, N.C.; a step-son, Richard Miller of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Esther Sanders of South Bend; seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
  Friends my call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  Rites will be officiated by Rev. Norman L. Replogle at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. 65 No. 162 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Wednesday, May 25, 1994 p.3, col. 1&2

Mrs. Hugh Landis, Age 76, Dies; Rites to Be Thursday
  Mrs. Hugh (Ella) Landis, 76, of 932 North Main St., died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at Meadowvale Care Center where she had been a patient 47 days.
  Born Jan. 1, 1916 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Richard and Clara Beaver Bischoff. Her marriage to Mr. Landis, who survives, took place May 8, 1946 in Warsaw.
  Mrs. Landis was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and had resided in Wells County since 1980.
  In addition to the husband, survivors include a son, Richard Miller of Fort Wayne; a step-son, Hugh Landis Jr. of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Arthur Bischoff of Bentson, Ariz., and Carl Bischoff of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. Lorena Theilacker of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Ruth Hebor of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Buesching of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to services, under the direction of Rev. Dan Lambert and Rev. John Mishler, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LX No. 227 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Tuesday, July 28, 1992 p.3, co. 1&2

3. pd1503   ARNOLD Lela M. 1908 - ____ Floyd (Peck) 1907 - 1978
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Floyd A. (Peck) Arnold
  Floyd A. (Peck) Arnold, 70, of route 4, Decatur, a prominent Kirkland Township farmer, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the Plus Ultra Sunday School class of the church.
  Born in Adams County on Oct. 7, 1907, he was the son of Charles and Suzannah Johnson-Arnold, and was united in marriage on Feb. 2, 1929 to Lela Schlickman, who survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Jim, route 4, Decatur; Darrel, route 2, Decatur; Harold, Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Lewellyn (Margaret) Stucky, Berne; Mrs. Naomi Bieberich, route 2, Decatur; three brothers, John, route 4, Decatur; Frank, Decatur; Luther, route 2, Decatur; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
  Two brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXVI, No. 68 Decatur, Indiana 46733 Friday, March 24, 1978 p.2, col.4,5

4. pd1504   ZIMMERMAN Lela I. 1900 - 1970 Alway Together Fred W. 1893 - 1973 Not My Will But Thine Be Done
[upright red granite on red granite base]

5. pd1505   FUGATE Hazel Marie 1902 - 1969 Clyde Leo 1890 - 1985
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

6. pd1506   WAGGONER Sue B. 1906 - 19__ Ralph M. 1908 - 1969 Keep God First
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

7. pd1507   YAKE Mary 1892 - 1970 Henry 1888 - 1966
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Former Adams county man killed
  Henry Yake, 77, of Salem route 1, near Bloomfield, a native of Adams county, was killed Friday morning at 9 o'clock in a traffic accident near Bloomfield.
  Mr. Yake, who resided in Kirkland township until 1953, was one of two men killed when Nestle Voyles, 75, of Salem, lost control of his car on a wet highway surface at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Indiana 45 south of Bloomfield and skidded into another car. Police said the car skidded when Yoyles applied the brakes. Voyles was also killed but the driver of the other car was injured only slightly.
  The accident victim was born in Adams county May 13, 1888, a son of Herman and Wilhelmina Martin-Yake, and was married to Mary Wolfe Dec. 23, 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Yake resided in Kirkland township until moving to near Salem in 1953.
  Mr. Yake was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Wilda) Olwin of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. M.A. (Mary Ann) Bolenbaugh of Fort Wayne; three sons, Lyle Yake of Salem, Herman Yake of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles Yake of Bloomfield; two brothers, William Yake of Sturgis, Mich., and Lewis Yake of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hessert of North Manchester, and Mrs. Anne Worthman of Craigville; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One son, Robert, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. Monday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXIV No. 102 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, April 30, 1966 p.1, col.7,8

Widow of Henry Yake Dies at 78
  Mrs. Mary Yake, 78, a native of Wells County, died Friday at the Washington County Hospital in Salem three hours after being admitted. She had resided at Salem since 1953.
  Born in Wells County Feb. 7, 1892, she was a daughter of Samuel and Harriet Essex Wolf and was married to Henry Yake Dec. 23, 1911. Her husband died April 29, 1966.
  Survivors are two daughters, two sons, a brother, 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Yake was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XXXX No. 184 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, June 8, 1970 p.3, col.5

8. pd1508   STONEBURNER Victoria Wolf 1893 - 1964 Floyd K. 1891 - 1965
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Floyd Stoneburner Is Taken By Death
  Floyd K. Stoneburner, 73, farmer residing one and one- half miles south of Peterson, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been ill since last September.
  He was born in Kirkland township Nov. 17, 1891, a son of J. W. and Sarah Kistler-Stoneburner, and was a lifelong resident of Kirkland township. He was married to Victoria Wolf Jan. 19, 1918. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 6, 1964.
  Mr. Stoneburner was a member of the Tocsin Evangelical United Brethren church.
  Surviving are one brother, Miles Stoneburner of Albion, and two sisters, Mrs. O. (Mary) Dilling of Huntington,and Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur route 4.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with the Rev. Dolar Ritchey and the Rev. John McAhren officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXIII. No. 139. Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, June 14, 1965. p.1, col.3.

9. pd1509   {V. BYERLY, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

10. pd1510   LANDIS Parents of Steve, Robin, Randy, Tony
[east side]
LANDIS Harvey E. 1920 - 1990 Delores E. 1924 - ____
[west side of upright polished black granite on black granite base. Jesus the Shepherd by stream and landscape etched on east side.]

11. pd1511   BYERLY Marjorie K. 1926 - 1966 Alta C. 1900 - 1997 Victor E. 1899 - 1994
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Victor E. Byerly
  Victor E. Byerly, 95, Berne, died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on March 31, 1899 in Lima, Ohio to Jess and Armitta Early Byerly and married Alta C. Barger on November 22, 1923. She survives.
  He was a retired Kirkland Township farmer and a member of Adams County Farm Bureau and Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are three daughters,
Mrs. Harvey (Delores) Landis, rural Decatur, and Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne; a son, Wayne Byerly, rural Decatur, two sisters, Hope Bryan, Berne, and Faith Grandstaff of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. A son, one daughter, a grandchild, a brother, and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are until 9 tonight in the funeral home and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCII, No. 279 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, November 28, 1994 p.2, col.1

Alta C. Byerly
  Alta C. Byerly, 97, Berne, died at 1:43 p.m. Thursday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
  She was born on April 16, 1900 in Wells County to John and Elizabeth Peoples Barger and married Victor Byerly on November 22, 1923; he died in November, 1994.
  She was a homemaker and a cook in the former Kirkland Township School and at Adams Central School. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Ladies' Aid group and was a member of the Kirkland Home Economics Club.
  Surviving are three daughters, Delores Landis, Decatur, and Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne, a son, Wayne Byerly, Monroe; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  Deceased are a daughter, Marjorie Byerly; a son, Ronald Byerly; two sisters, Lola Ehrman and Leta Byerly; and four brothers, Orval, Doyle, Floyd, and Glen Barger.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Saturday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur,and 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to Chalet Village Health Care Center.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCV, No. 180 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Friday, August 1, 1997 p.2, col.1

Marjorie Byerly dies at hospital
  Miss Marjorie Katherine Byerly, 39, of Kirkland township, Decatur route 2, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital, following an illness of two days.
  She was born in Adams county Oct. 1, 1926, a daughter of Victor E. and Alta Barger-Byerly.
  Miss Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Ronald M. and Wayne J. Byerly, both of Decatur route 2; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Deloris) Landis of Decatur route 4, Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty of Berne, and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum of Monroe route 1; and 16 nieces and nephews.
  Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home until 12 noon Tuesday, after which the body will lie in state at the church until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXIV No. 1 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, January 3, 1966 p.1, col.5

12. pd1512   ARNOLD Von D. 1924 - 1979 Carrol M. 1932 - ____
[inscription on east side of upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Von D. Arnold
  Von D. Arnold, 54, of near Bluffton, and a native of Adams County, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Berne after suffering a fatal heart attack.
  He was an employee of the National Oil Co. in Bluffton and had been shoveling snow near a plant office on Jefferson St. in Berne when he was stricken. He had been shoveling snow for a short period of time and Adams County Coroner Dick Linn ruled the death as "weather-related."
  Mr. Arnold had a history of heart trouble.
  He was the son of
Earl and Gladys Kline-Arnold and was married to Carol McBride, who survives. He was born July 16, 1924.
  Also surviving are a daughter, Trudy; a son, Kent, at home; two brothers, Dwight Arnold, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Carl Arnold, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Violet Smith, Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, with calling after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXVII, No. 21, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, January 25, 1979 p.12, col.2

gap of 4 lots

13. pd1513   ARNOLD Lowell H. 1908 - ____ Mabel I. 1908 - 1992 Parents of Thomas and Nancy
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Mabel I. Arnold
  Mabel I. Arnold, 84, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Friday in Fort Wayne, where she lived most of her life.
  Among survivors are her husband, a son, and a daughter. Funeral services were this morning, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.XC, No.182. Monday, August 3, 1992. p.2, col.1.

14. pd1514   {Ralph FELL, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

15. pd1515   Maggie C. FELL May 1934 - Mar 1985 Mother
[small rose colored granite slant on concrete footing]

16. pd1516   Joyce A. FELL 1944 - 1997
[Zwick, Sefton & Jahn metal grave marker in front of fresh dirt]

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

17. pd1517   CLOWSER Helen B. 1912 - 1992 Dwight V. 1909 - 1975
[upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Dwight Clowser Funeral Tuesday
  Born in Wells County, Dwight V. Clowser, 65, of 5626 Cresthill Dr., Fort Wayne, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital following an extended illness.
  Cause of death was given as congestive heart failure.
  Mr. Clowser was a retired employe of the Peter Eckrich Co., where he worked 38 years, and a member of Wells County Gun Club.
  He was born Dec. 21, 1909, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd (Velma Bryan) Clowser. His father is still living, residing near Craigville.
  On July 2, 1931 his marriage to Helen Freeman to[o]k place in Adams County.
  Survivors include, the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Constance) Nichter of Bluffton, and a son Robert Clowser of Fort Wayne. There are nine grandchildren.
  Surviving also are two sisers, Mrs. Pauline Baumgartner of Peterson and Mrs. Max (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale, and one brother, Paul Clowser of Craigville Route 1.
  Calling will be after 1 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLV No, 66 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, January 20, 1975 p. 3, col. 2

Mrs. Helen Clowser, Age 79, Dies Unexpectedly; Rites Set
  Mrs. Helen B. Clowser, 79, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Heath Care. Her unexpected death was attributed to a heart condition.
  Born Aug. 29, 1912 in Richard, Ind., she was a daughter Robert W. and Hattie Gallimore Freeman. Her marriage to Dwight V. Clowser, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1975, took place June 27, 1931 in Adams County. Mrs. Clowser had formerly resided in Fort Wayne and attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Constance) Nichter of Bluffton; a son, Robert Clowser of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Robert Freeman of Murray, and Hershel Freeman of Uniondale; two sisters, Metelea Curry of Ossian, and Olive Dalrymple of Warren; nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Joel A. Reif at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel with burial following in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LX No. 238 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, August 10, 1992 p. 3, col. 1&2.

18. pd1518   BAUMGARTNER S. Betty 1920 - 1977 Roy W. 1915 - 1984
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

19. pd1519   Marilyn Baumgartner BARNES 1945 - 1974
[smaller upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Local woman dies today at age of 29
  Mrs. Marilyn Baumgartner Barnes, 29, of 610 Winchester St., Decatur, died suddenly at her home at 5:15 a.m. today. A housewife, Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong resident of Decatur.
  She was born March 29, 1945 to
Roy W. and Sarah (Betty) Swygart Baumgartner, 710 Line St., who survive, and was married October 29, 1971 to Earl L. Barnes, who also survives. Other survivors include three children at home, sons Barry Dean and Bryan Wayne, and daughter Stacy Lynn; the maternal grandfather, Lafe Swygart of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Ellenberger of Decatur; and three brothers, Jim B. Baumgartner of Tocsin, Gene Baumgartner of route 2, Decatur, and Allen W. Baumgartner of Berne.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard funeral home, Rev. Oliver Dearing in charge, and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends my call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXXII No.260, Decatur, Indiana 46733 Monday, November 4, 1974. p.1, col.8.

gap of 3 lots

20. pd1520   ARNOLD Eugene Byerly ____ ____ Thelma R. ____ ____
west side inscription: Arnold Our Children: Judith, Connie, Philip, Rhonda
[red granite upright on red granite base]

21. pd1521   Jack Alan HANEY Sept. 26, 1965 - Feb. 6, 1983
Here I am in the last resort missing all my
friends and loved ones and as I think back
to my childhood I remember little things I
used to do. It makes me able to say I have
been able to enjoy life as long as I could
I have no regrets about my life so I guess
        I was ready to go.
written by Jack in English Class Jan. 1983
inscription on west side: Jack Alan son of Wayne and Judy
[large upright red granite on red granite base]

gap of 2 lots

22. pd1522   LEYSE Ralph V. Mar. 3, 1914 - Feb. 5, 1995 Ellen Dec. 9, 1915 - ____ married Apr. 28, 1950
[east side inscription]
Our Children: Gretchen, Dean, Dennis
[west side inscription on black granite upright on black granite base]

Obituaries
[photo]
Ralph V. Leyse
  Ralph V. Leyse, 80, rural Decatur, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on March 3, 1914 in Adams County to Samuel J. and Katherine Oehler Leyse and married Ellen Beer on April 28, 1950. She survives.
  He was a farmer and a retired butcher who worked at Gerber's Grocery and Heyerly Grocery. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Other survivors are two sons, Dean E. Leyse, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Dennis L. Leyse, Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Gretchen) Hatchett, Elgin, Illinois; and five grandchildren. Deceased are a brother, John Leyse, and five sisters, Ruth Gahman, Nora Arnold, Mabel Arnold, Elizabeth Mulligan, and Frances Leyse.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale church's Care and Share Fund or Crossroads Children's Home in Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCIII, No. 30 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, February 6, 1995. p.2, col.1.

23. pd1523   Joy Marie HIRSCHY May 17, 1988 Jesus said, "Let the little / children come to me."
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

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24. pd1524   MITCHEL Russel E. "Gene" 1930 ____ (Dec. 19, 1951 date over two rings) Marie J. (Landis) 1929 - 1996
[gray granite slant on new concrete footing]

Marie J. Mitchel   Marie J. Mitchel, 67, rural Decatur, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
  She was born on January 18, 1929 in Decatur to
Earl S. and Bertha Fugate Landis and married Russel E. "Gene" Mitchel on December 19, 1951. He survives.
  She was a homemaker and owner-operator of a beauty shop at her home for many years. A member of Decatur Church of God and a former Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Mitchel also was a former leader of a boys' 4-H club in Kirkland Township.
  Other survivors are four sons, Alvin Mitchel, rural Amboy; Michael and Scott Mitchel, both of rural Decatur; and Troy Mitchel, rural Berne; five brothers, Arthur and Willard Landis, both of Decatur; Herman and Cleo Landis, both of Columbia City; and Clifford Landis, Monroe; a sister, Ruth Landis, Decatur; and 10 grandchildren.
  Three brothers are deceased; Harvey, Leonard, and Homer Landis.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Decatur Church of God, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today in Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCIV, No. 284 Decatur, Indiana, 46733 Monday, December 2, 1996 p.2, col.1

ROW 16:

1. pd1601   LEYSE Hulda I. 1918 - ____ Thy will be done John A. 1917 - 1977
[upright polished rose colored granite on polished rose colored granite base]

Obituaries
John A. Leyse
  John A. Leyse, 60, route 4, Decatur, a prominent resident of Kirkland Township, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
  He had been hospitalized there since November 8 and recently underwent open heart surgery.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Leyse held various offices and was a member of the Welcome Sunday School class.
  Employed at a mechanic for Thertron Products, Inc., Fort Wayne, he was also engaged in farming. He was a member of the Tri State Gasoline Engine Association.
  Born in Kirkland Township on August 30, 1917, he was the son of Samuel and Catherine Voight-Leyse, and was married on April 5, 1942 to Hulda Steury, who survives.
  Also surviving are two children, Michael J. Leyse, route 4, Decatur; Sally Jo Leyse, Van Buren, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Ruth) Gahmen (sic), New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank (Nora) Arnold, Decatur; Mrs. Lowell (Mable) Arnold, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Elizabeth Mulligan, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Ralph V. Leyse, route 4, Decatur; and three grandchildren, Troy, Jon and Tammy Leyse. One sister, Frances, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIV, No. 296 Saturday, December 17, 1977. p.7, col.1,2.

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2. pd1602   Douglas Lee FAIRCHILD 1990 - 1990
[Haggard & Armes metal grave marker]

Grandson of Bluffton Resident Dies At 10 Days; Services Set
  The grandson of a Bluffton resident, Douglas Lee Fairchild, 10 days old, died at 10:23 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital.
  Surving are his parents, Walter L. and Jill C. Fairchild; two brothers, Dennis and Walter, at home; grandparents, Walter "Shorty" and Phyllis Fairchild of Geneva, Connie Bogner of Bluffton, and Alan and Linda Bogner of Fort Wayne; and great- grandparents, Richard and Flossie Bogner of Decatur, and Thurman and Sarah Douglas of Berne.
  Graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Arrangements were made by Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
  Preferred forms of memorial are to the Parkview Hospital Neonatal Unit.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. LX No. 36 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Wednesday, December 12, 1990 p.3, col.1

3. pd1603   FAIRCHILD Phyllis J. 1926 ____ Walter L. Sr. 1926 - 1991
[west side inscription]
Fairchild Our Children: Dennis L., Walter L. Jr., LaVonne O., Tina M., Daniel L., Barry N.
[east side inscription on upright rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]
Walter L FAIRCHILD US Navy World War II Apr 4 1926 - Nov 12 1991
[brass plaque embedded in concrete over grave with U.S. flag in Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States holder]

4. pd1604   Daughter LaVonne O. FAIRCHILD 1952 - 1977
[upright rose colored granite on rose colored granite base resting on common concrete footing with Phyllis and Walter]

5. pd1605   DEBOLT Anna (Betty) 1921 - 1974 Elmer L. 1909 - ____
[upright red granite on red granite base]

6. pd1606   ZIMMERMAN Verrea I. 1918 - 1986 Walter (Bike) 1916 - ____
[west side inscription]
Our Children C. Rolland, Arlene, Gloria, Pansy, Paula, Marshall, W. Rick, Tracy
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Verrea I. Zimmerman
  Verrea I. Zimmerman, 68, route 2, Decatur, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her residence, following an extended illness.
  She was a member of the Decatur Church of God. Born in Kirkland Township on Nov. 26, 1918, she was the daughter of Albert and Elva Barger-Roth, and was married to Walter (Bike) Zimmerman on April 14, 1938, in Richmond; he survives.
  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Arlene) Stickler, Mrs. Pansy M. Hullinger, and Mrs. Paula Bebout, all of the Decatur area; four sons, C. Rolland, Ricky, and Tracy, all of the Decatur area, and Marshall O. of Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; three brothers, Floyd Roth, Monroe; Lloyd Roth, Albion; and Dwight Roth of near Decatur; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Bienz, on Dec. 27, 1983, and by three brothers and one grandson, Deon.
  Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Decatur Church of God, Rev. Kenneth Mishler and Rev. Maurice Hodge officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday. Memorials are to the church or to the Adams County Home Health Care.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXIV, No. 216 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, September 13, 1986 p.10, col.1

7. pd1607   CHRONISTER Isabelle N 1915 - 1990 Robert M 1901 - 1984
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

8. pd1608   ARNOLD Gladys Kline 1901 - 1973 Earl E. 1897 - 1976
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Earl E. Arnold
  Earl E. Arnold, 79, 437 South First St., a retired farmer, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Community Care Center, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. (sic) Arnold was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born in Kirkland township on Feb. 4, 1897, he was the son of
Albert and Caroline Kruetzman-Arnold, and was united in marriage in 1916 to Gladys P. Kline. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1973.
  Survivors include four children, Mrs. David (Violet) Smith, Decatur; Dwight R. Arnold, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Carol E. Arnold, Fort Wayne; Von D. Arnold, route 4, Bluffton; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Kent J. Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol.LXXIV, No.85 Friday, April 9, 1976. p.5, col.3.

9. pd1609   SMITH Violet Arnold 1918 ____ David Ralph 1922 ____
[upright polished black marble on polished black marble base]

10. pd1610   LEIMENSTOLL Betty M. 1924 ____ Lloyd F. 1916 - 1975
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Lloyd Leimenstoll
  Lloyd (Boob) Leimenstoll, 58, a route 4, Decatur resident, died unexpectedly shortly after noon Monday at his home.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIII No. 59, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, March 11, 1975. p.1, col.8.

Obituaries Lloyd Leimenstoll   Lloyd (Boob) Leimenstoll, 58, who resided on route 4, Decatur (the Adams-Wells county line), passed away unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m. Monday at his home, following an illness of a few months.
  Mr. Leimenstoll, who attended Holiness Mission Church at Bluffton, was a farmer and part-time employee of Gerber Locker Co., Craigville.
  Born in September of 1916 in Kirkland township to
Charles and Attaway Barton-Leimenstoll, he was married in November of 1953 to Betty Meyers, who survives, as does a daughter, Karen, at home. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fell of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw of route 1, Craigville; and one brother, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll of Uniondale. One brother and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zwick Funeral Home, Rev. Donald Cassady of Westfield, Ind. in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIII No. 59, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, March 11, 1975. p.4, col.6.

11. pd1611   ARNOLD Georgia A. 1920 ____ Paul E. 1918 ____
[west side inscription]
Arnold Our Children: Barbara, Dennis, Ronald
[east side inscription on upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
{Georgia Yaney member at PD, married Paul who then joined church.}

12. pd1612   ARNOLD Norma J. 1926 - ____ Carl E. 1922 - 1990
east side inscription: Arnold Our Children: Gary, Thomas
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Carl E. Arnold
  Carl E. Arnold, 67, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Saturday at home.
  He was born in Adams County to Earl and Gladys Kline Arnold and married Norma J. Warner, who survives. He retired in 1985 as a foreman at Zollner Corp. after a 43-year career.
  Other survivors include two sons and a sister,
Violet Smith, 223 S. 7th St. Two brothers, Dwight and Von Arnold are deceased.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday in C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association, the Allen County chapter of the American Cancer Society, or Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice, Inc.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXVIII, No.166 Monday, July 16, 1990. p.2, col.1.

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13. pd1613   VAN NESS Rachel L. 1918 - ____ Robert E. 1911 - 1977
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Robert E. Van Ness
  Robert E. Van Ness, 65, 9562 Hazelton, Redford, Mich., husband of Rachel Limenstoll-Van Ness, a former resident of Kirkland Township, died unexpectedly Thursday at his home.
  He retired from Detroit-Allison Diesel, a subsidiary of General Motors. He was born July 6, 1911, in Patteson, N.J. the son of Charles and Bessie Gill-Van Ness.
  He married Rachel Limenstoll on August 10, 1946. His widow has a number of relatives in Adams County.
  Survivors, in addition to the widow, include one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Marian) Forsythe, Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Charles Van Ness, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford, Mich. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery, located west of Decatur. Rev. Edison Reynolds will officiate at the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXIV, No. 84 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 9, 1977 p.2, col.6,7.

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14. pd1614   VAN NESS Katharine H. 1904 - 1985 Charles 1900 - 1984
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Charles Van Ness
  Charles Van Ness, 83, 6818 35th Terrace N., St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  He was born in New York City, N.Y., on April 21, 1900.
  Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Van Ness.
  Arrangements are pending at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXII, No. 36 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, February 13, 1984 p.7, col.3

Kathryn H. VanNess
  Kathryn H. VanNess, 81, St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 7:05 a.m. Friday at Alhambra Nursing Home, St. Petersburg.
  Born on Aug. 28, 1904, in Warick, N.Y., she was the daughter of Nathan Isaac Hall and Ada Hall and was married to Charles VanNess, he died Feb. 11, 1984. Survivors include one sister, Ella May Moy, Newburg, N.Y. She also had several relatives in this area.
  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Rev. Edison Reynolds officiating. There will be no calling hours. Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXIII, No. 271 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, November 16, 1985 p.10, col.2

15. pd1615   SCHWARTZ Joseph D. 1886 - 1978 Lydia 1886 - 1978
[inscription facing east on long rose colored granite block]

Joseph Schwartz, Father of Mrs. Steury, Dies at 92
  Ill one day, Joseph D. Schwartz, 92, died of a possible heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Friday at his home at 510 East Cherry St. His wife, Lydia, died Oct. 28.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Schwartz retired from farming in Monroe Twp. in 1961, at which time he and his wife moved to Bluffton.
  Born March 11, 1886 in Adams County, he was a son of David and Anna Steury Schwartz. His marriage to Lydia Mazelin took place April 5, 1908 in Monroe Twp., Adams County.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.Amos (Agnes) Steury of Bluffton, three brothers, Dan Schwartz of Berne, Peter Schwartz of Decatur and J. D. R, Schwartz of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. David (Martha) Graber of Tennessee, three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  Services at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren will be in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLIX No. 39 Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, December 16, 1978 p.3, col.4

Mother of Mrs. Amos Steury, Mrs. Schwartz Dies
  A resident of 510 East Cherry St. since moving to Bluffton in 1961, Mrs. Joseph D. (Lydia) Schwartz, 92, mother of Mrs. Amos (Agnes) Steury died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Wells Community Hospital, where she had been a patient since suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Schwartz and her husband retired from farming in 1961, at which time they left their farm in Monroe Twp., Adams County, and moved to Bluffton.
  Born Sept. 22, 1886 in Adams County, Mrs. Schwartz was a daughter of James and Mary Miller Mazelin. Her marriage to Mr. Schwartz, who survives, took place April 5, 1908 in Monroe Twp.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband and daughter, are three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 1 p.m. today at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  The body will be taken at noon Tuesday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services there at 1:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Oliver Dearing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner Vol. XLVIII No. 306 Bluffton, Indiana Monday, October 30, 1978 p.3, col.8

16. pd1616   MANKEY Earl L. 1919 - 1980 Ruth I. 1918 - ____ married June 24, 1939
[inscription facing east on gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Earl L. Mankey
  Earl L. Mankey, 61, route 2, Decatur, in Wells County, who was engaged in farming, was dead on arrival at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn.
  Born on March 22, 1919, in Wells County, he was the son of James and Gracie Barger-Mankey, and was married to Ruth Seesenguth on June 24, 1939.
  Survivors include the wife; two sons, Sgt. Larry Mankey, who is stationed in Germany with the Army; John Mankey, route 2, Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Linda) Boman, route 2, Bluffton; Mrs. Paul (Betty) Doehrmann, route 1, Woodburn; Mrs. David (Donna) Nijak, route 1, St. Joe; one sister, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Reidt, route 1, Crai[g]ville; 11 grandchildren.
  Mr. and Mrs. Mankey were visiting with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Nijak, route 1; St. Joe, when Mr. Mankey was stricken.
  Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home, Rev. Philip Hillsamer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Preferred memorials are to the Diabetic Foundation.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXVII, No. 228 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Friday, September 26, 1980 p.10A, col.5,6

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17. pd1617   FREELS Our Children: Elaine, Arleen, Allen
[west side inscription]
FREELS Ralph R. 1907 - 1990 F. Lucille 1910 ____
[east side inscription on tall red granite free shaped stone with image of machine lathe with name of LOGAN on it over his name, Cardinal and bluebird(?) on branch over her name]

18. pd1618   ZIMMERMAN Joe H. Nov. 17, 1914 - Sept. 2, 1987 married June 22, 1941 Gelaine Mar. 3, 1919 ____
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Joe H. Zimmerman
  Joe H. Zimmerman, 72, route 4, Decatur, a prominent Kirkland Township farmer and retired Fort Wayne Wire Die employee, died at 4:20 a.m. today at his home, following an extended illness.
  He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the Decatur Elks Lodge. He lived his entire life on the same farm in Kirkland Township.
  Born in Adams County on Nov. 17, 1914, he was the son of Clinton and Della Fry-Zimmerman, and was married June 22, 1941, in Decatur, to Gelaine Kleinknight, she survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Marcia) Poorman, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Timothy (Maran) Moseley, Sydney, Australia; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Foreman, Berne; Mrs. Bertaline Foreman, Virginia Zimmerman and Mrs. Chalmer (Donna) Borne, all of Fort Wayne; and three grandsons, Henry and George Poorman, both of Chicago, and Brian Moseley, Sydney, Australia. One brother, Edgar Zimmerman, and two sisters, Florence Zimmerman and Kathryn Kiess, are deceased.
  Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church. Elks memorial services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Wells County Home Health Care.
  Pallbearers will be Brian Moseley, Henry Poorman, George Poorman, Neil Adler, Ralph Aschliman, and Tom Borne.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. LXXXV, No. 207 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, September 2, 1987 p.5, col.1

19. pd1619   Jonathan C BRYAN 1968 - 1985
[west side inscription]
BRYAN "Jon" I Thank my God Upon Every Rememberance of You. Phil. 1:3
[east side inscription on free shaped upright black granite pairs with curved top of Chad's]

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20. pd1620   Edwin Charles BRYAN 1963 - 1994
[west side inscription]
BRYAN "Chad" I will sing unto the Lord, For He hath Triumphed Gloriously. Exodus 15:1
[east side inscription on free shaped upright black granite pairs with curved top of Jon's]

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21. pd1621   ZIMMERMAN Floyd L. 1940 - 1988 Carol L. 1943 - ____ I thee wed. June 1, 1962
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

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22. pd1622   BAUMGARTNER "Muttley" image of dachshund Richard L. 1932 - 1993 Carolyn L. 1935 ____ Aug. 31, 1956 (date under ring)
[east side inscription]
Richard L BAUMGARTNER Cpl US Army Korea June 12 1932 - Feb 14 1933
[brass plaque mounted on west side of monument] Children: Kimberly, Gloria GrandChildren: Tara, Tiffany
[west side inscription on upright polished gray granite on gray granite base with U.S. flag in Korean US Veteran holder]

23. pd1623   STRICKLER Our Children: Rod, Sherry, Jennifer
[west side inscription]
STRICKLER Glen L. 1939 ____ married July 23 1960 (in outline of heart) Arlene K. 1941 - 1993
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Arlene Strickler
  Arlene K. Strickler, 52, 6717 N. 200 E., Decatur, died of cancer at 12:50 a.m. today at her home.
  She was born in Adams County on July 3, 1941 to Walter R. and Verrea I. (Roth) Zimmerman. She married Glen L. Strickler on July 23, 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of God.
  Surviving are her husband; a son, Rod W. Strickler, Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Sherry) Genth, Monroe, Mrs. Dan (Jennifer) Reidenbach, Decatur; her father; four brothers, Rollie Zimmerman, Decatur; Marshall Zimmerman, Monroe; Rick Zimmerman, Decatur; Tracy Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Pansy Hollinger, Decatur, and Paula Zimmerman, Decatur; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Gloria Bienz.
  Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur Church of God with Rev. Sandra Hildebrand officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Haggard & Armes Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are to the Decatur Church of God, Adams County Home Health Care, and the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Decatur Daily Democrat Vol. XCI, No. 272 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, November 18, 1993 p.2, col. 1

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INDEX

pd1007 ADLER Iva M. 1883 - 1951
pd1007 ADLER Fred J. 1886 - 1979
pd1008 ADLER Dale E. 1918 - 1936
pd0201 AMSPAUGH Conrad 1826 - 1895
pd0811 ANDREWS Sarah E. 1884 - 1908
pd0811 ANDREWS Infant Dau.
pd1126 ANDREWS John M. 1871 - 1924
pd1126 ANDREWS Hattie M. 1873 - 1951
pd1126 ANDREWS Albert P. 1907 - 1925
pd1126 ANDREWS Electia M. 1895 - 1895
pd0520 ARNOLD August 1819 - 1865
pd0624 ARNOLD Stephen 1870 - 1884
pd0625 ARNOLD Polla 1839 - 1873
pd0808 ARNOLD Caroline 1869 - 1946
pd0808 ARNOLD Albert 1867 - 1932
pd0809 ARNOLD Eliza P. 1884 - 1966
pd0809 ARNOLD Edward L. 1884 - 1969
pd0810 ARNOLD Frank 1841 - 1917
pd0810 ARNOLD Susanna 1850 - 1924
pd0905 ARNOLD Alice 1899 - 1996
pd0905 ARNOLD John 1899 - 1985
pd0906 ARNOLD Robert
pd1023 ARNOLD Lulu 1900 - 1976
pd1023 ARNOLD Audrey Jirene 1919 - 1919
pd1023 ARNOLD Homer W. 1898 - 1990
pd1024 Arnold Infant, from cemetery map,
pd1304 ARNOLD F. Evelyn 1907 - 1993
pd1304 ARNOLD Noah Arden 1902 - 1976
pd1313 ARNOLD Kent D. 1964 - 1985
pd1417 ARNOLD Cleo V. 1912 - 1969
pd1417 ARNOLD Richard L. 1910 - 1975
pd1430 ARNOLD Juanita E. 1919 -
pd1430 ARNOLD Stanley D. 1920 -
pd1503 ARNOLD Lela M. 1908 -
pd1503 ARNOLD Floyd (Peck) 1907 - 1978
pd1512 ARNOLD Von D. 1924 - 1979
pd1513 ARNOLD Carrol M. 1932 -
pd1513 ARNOLD Lowell H. 1908 -
pd1513 ARNOLD Mabel I. 1908 - 1992
pd1520 ARNOLD Eugene Byerly
pd1520 ARNOLD Thelma R.
pd1608 ARNOLD Gladys Kline 1901 - 1973
pd1608 ARNOLD Earl E. 1897 - 1976
pd1611 ARNOLD Georgia A. 1920 -
pd1611 ARNOLD Paul E. 1918 -
pd1612 ARNOLD Norma J. 1926 -
pd1612 ARNOLD Carl E. 1922 - 1990
pd0703 BARGER Mary E. 1873 - 1954
pd0704 BARGER Edward 1858 - 1945
pd0705 BARGER Minnie M. 1873 - 1900
pd0706 BARGER Nicklous 1820 - 1896
pd1120 BARGER Sarah Jane wife of Robert K. SOVINE 1890 - 1925
pd1121 BARGER Emaline 1857 - 1940
pd1121 BARGER William N. 1851 - 1923
pd1501 BARGER Sara Jane 1912 -
pd1501 BARGER Harold V. 1912 - 1992
pd1519 BARNES Marilyn Baumgartner 1945 - 1974
pd0930 BARRICK Joyce M. 1929
pd1412 BASH Bernita L. 1912 -
pd0301 BAUMGARTNER Mildred May from cemetery map, but no stone
pd0302 BAUMGARTNER Bertha 1881 - 1912
pd0932 BAUMGARTNER Jacob 1865 - 1936
pd1210 BAUMGARTNER Viola 1888 - 1971
pd1210 BAUMGARTNER Joe 1887 - 1966
pd1211 BAUMGARTNER Carl D. 1919 - 1943
pd1212 BAUMGARTNER John M. 1917 - 1940
pd1213 BAUMGARTNER Jackie 1933 - 1941
pd1214 BAUMGARTNER Florence 1910 - 1944
pd1214 BAUMGARTNER Glen 1911 - 1981
pd1215 BAUMGARTNER Dale E. 1922 - 1944
pd1318 BAUMGARTNER Peter 1879 - 1963
pd1319 BAUMGARTNER Judy, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1428 BAUMGARTNER Pauline A. 1913 -
pd1428 BAUMGARTNER Russell L. 1909 - 1971
pd1518 BAUMGARTNER S. Betty 1920 - 1977
pd1518 BAUMGARTNER Roy W. 1915 - 1984
pd1622 BAUMGARTNER Richard L. 1932 - 1993
pd1622 BAUMGARTNER Carolyn L. 1935 -
pd0108 BEAL Lester M 1904
pd0108 BEAL Margaret C. 1880-1964
pd0108 BEAL John W. 1868-1961
pd0109 BEAL Infant 1901, no stone
pd0114 BEERY (BELL) Abraham B
pd0217 ZIMMERMAN Susanna Zimmerman Bell 1844 - 1927
pd0511 BELL James 1835 - 1900
pd0612 BERRY Josephine 1866 - 1893
pd0613 BERRY Georgie 1880 - 1883
pd0101 REBER Nancy (BIBLER) 1822 - 1880
pd0220 BILLMAN Prissila (Priscilla) - 1855
pd0616 BILLMAN Henry 1830 - 1880
pd0616 BILLMAN Susan (Susie CHRONISTER) 1872 - 1898
pd0617 BILLMAN Mary 1831 - 1880
pd0934 BLUE Reathel E. 1925 - 1989
pd0913 BOOHER Betty Jean, on cemetery map
pd0914 BOOHER Ruth L 1918 - 1921
pd0915 BOOHER Chester 1888 - 1954
pd0916 BOOHER F Pearl 1890 - 1967
pd0805 BRACHT (PRACHT) Frank O. 1898 - 1899
pd0805 BRACHT (PRACHT) Nellie R. 1898 - 1898
pd0805 BRACHT (PRACHT) Infant son 1900 - 1900
pd0807 BRACHT Lydia L. 1882 - 1975
pd0807 BRACHT Fred J. 1880 - 1959
pd0602 BRENTLINGER Winona 1893 - 1919
pd0603 BRENTLINGER Chauncy L. 1911 - 1911
pd0604 BRENTLINGER Violet May - 1904
pd1122 BRENTLINGER C.L. 1884 - 1927
pd1122 BRENTLINGER Margaret 1850 - 1922
pd1224 BRIGHT Celesta I. Gahman 1884 - 1963
pd1224 BRIGHT James F. (Floyd) 1883 - 1952
pd1116 BROWN Pearl M. 1886 - 1967
pd1116 BROWN John W. 1888 - 1932
pd1112 BRYAN Mary A. 1868 - 1943
pd1112 BRYAN Chas. S. 1857 - 1938
pd1404 BRYAN Hope 1906 - 1995
pd1404 BRYAN William 1903 - 1968
pd1619 BRYAN Jonathan C 1968 - 1985
pd1620 BRYAN Edwin Charles 1963 - 1994
pd0917 BURKETT Elizabeth 1867 - 1921
pd0917 BURKETT George W 1860 - 1956
pd1427 BURKHEAD Merle E. 1910 - 1982
pd0707 BYERLY Fern E. 1896 - 1949
pd0707 BYERLY Dean 1892 - 1969
pd0709 BYERLY Lulu, from cemetery map, but no stone
pd0710 BYERLY Daniel M. 1866 - 1935
pd0710 BYERLY Dora 1862 - 1920
pd0711 BYERLY Daniel J. 1904 - 1904
pd0712 BYERLY Georgie J. 1891 - 1897
pd0908 BYERLY Jesse S. 1870 - 1930
pd0908 BYERLY Jessie A. 1875 - 1954
pd0926 BYERLY Wilma 1916 - 1916
pd0927 BYERLY Theo E 1894 - 1988
pd0927 BYERLY H. Clinton 1894 - 1941
pd1025 BYERLY Dolores 1908 - 1984
pd1025 BYERLY Loyd L. 1905 - 1985
pd1026 BYERLY Infant 1942
pd1027 BYERLY Matthew Steven 1980
pd1028 BYERLY Steve
pd1028 BYERLY Tenna
pd1509 BYERLY V., on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1511 BYERLY Marjorie K. 1926 - 1966
pd1511 BYERLY Alta C. 1900 - 1997
pd1511 BYERLY Victor E. 1899 - 1994
pd0506 CHRONISTER Jessie A. 1865 - 1928
pd0616 BILLMAN Susan (Susie CHRONISTER) 1872 - 1898
pd1607 CHRONISTER Isabelle N 1915 - 1990
pd1607 CHRONISTER Robert M 1901 - 1984
pd1407 CLOWSER Velma R. 1890 - 1970
pd1407 CLOWSER Lloyd E. 1889 - 1975
pd1517 CLOWSER Helen B. 1912 - 1992
pd1517 CLOWSER Dwight V. 1909 - 1975
pd0325 COFFMAN Jacob B. 1835 - 1846
pd0326 COFFMAN Margaret 1839 - 1841
pd0327 COFFMAN Susanna 1851 - 1851
pd0214 CRIST Alford D. 1850 - 1851
pd0422 CRIST Sarah 1809 - 1886
pd0422 CRIST Samuel 1799 - 1847
pd0423 two small slabs leaning against upright Crist column
pd0424 CRIST Margaret Ann 1854
pd0425 CRIST John 1831 - 1862
pd0812 CRIST Charles W.
pd0813 CRIST Elmer, from cemetery map
pd0814 CRIST Elias 1836 - 1916
pd0814 CRIST Elizabeth 1840 - 1899
pd0815 CRIST John F 1871 - 1949
pd0815 CRIST Huldah J 1876 - 1951
pd0818 CRIST Jacob P. 1831 - 1909
pd0818 CRIST Nancy A. 1838 - 1922
pd0819 CRIST Marion W. 1860 - 1876
pd0820 CRIST Ellavil 1871 -1872
pd1605 DEBOLT Anna (Betty) 1921 - 1974
pd1605 DEBOLT Elmer L. 1909 -
pd0321 DIEHL Mary 1827 - 1853
pd1302 DILLING Oliver V. 1882 - 1956
pd1302 DILLING Mary C. 1884 - 1976
pd0312 DOLAN James
pd1403 DOTY Dessie 1893 - 1987
pd1403 DOTY Ray C. 1896 - 1962
pd0204 DRIVER Floyd B. 1904 - 1906
pd0205 DRIVER Gladys L. 1909 -1909
pd0714 DRUM Wm.
pd0822 DRUM Joseph B 1860 - 1936
pd0823 DRUM George 1862 - 1917
pd0824 DRUM Julia E. 1877 - 1879
pd0825 DRUM Fannie, from cemetery map
pd0826 DRUM John P. c.1825 - 1892
pd1220 DRUM Flora A. 1870 - 1939
pd1220 DRUM P. Henry 1865 - 1950
pd1221 DRUM Opal Jane 1906 - 1989 (WITTWER)
pd0419 EHRMAN Catherine 1883 - 1975
pd0420 EHRMAN Elsena 1879 - 1930
pd0420 EHRMAN William H. 1875 - 1956
pd0421 EHRMAN Harold F. 1912 -1912
pd1229 EHRMAN Bernadine 1931 - 1986
pd1229 EHRMAN Hugh 1926 -
pd1314 EHRMAN Lola E. 1903 - 1992
pd1314 EHRMAN Floyd W. 1903 - 1995
pd1315 EHRMAN F. Kenneth 1935 - 1953
pd0821 EHRSAM Julia Howard 1911 - 1936
pd0206 EILER Martha E. 1887 -1902
pd0316 ERNEST Rassis S. (Rasshus) 1849 - 1869
pd0317 ERNST John 1820 - 1863
pd0317 ERNST Rebecca A. 1824 - 1909
pd1019 ERNST Hazel M. 1895 - 1928
pd1019 ERNST Alice 1920
pd1021 ERNST George A. 1858 - 1925
pd1021 ERNST Eliza J. 1863 -1918
pd1602 FAIRCHILD Douglas Lee 1990 - 1990
pd1603 FAIRCHILD Phyllis J. 1926 -
pd1603 FAIRCHILD Walter L. Sr. 1926 - 1991
pd1604 FAIRCHILD LaVonne O. 1952 - 1977
pd1409 FELL Mary D. 1905 - 1980
pd1409 FELL Earl A. 1912 - 1961
pd1514 FELL Ralph, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1515 FELL Maggie C. 1934 - 1985
pd1516 FELL Joyce A. 1944 - 1997
pd0306 FISHER Bertha M. (Martha M.)
pd1617 FREELS Ralph R. 1907 - 1990
pd1617 FREELS F. Lucille 1910
pd0801 FRIEND Issac 1905 cemetery map, but no stone
pd0410 FUGATE Mary E. 1865 - 1944
pd0410 FUGATE Peter E. 1862 - 1940
pd0411 FUGATE Abraham 1833 - 1912
pd0411 FUGATE Anna Mary 1841 - 1895
pd04h1 [pair of gray slabs, with no apparent inscriptions, behind Fugate (Abraham and Anna Mary) monument - footstones]
pd0618 FUGATE Lily J. 1870 - 1873
pd0619 FUGATE William A. 1866 - 1866
pd0620 FUGATE Sarah E. 1864 - 1865
pd0621 FUGATE Cary B. 1874 - 1877
pd0622 FUGATE John W. 1873 - 1874
pd1110 FUGATE David F. 1867 - 1937
pd1110 FUGATE Martha A. 1879 -
pd1505 FUGATE Hazel Marie 1902 - 1969
pd1505 FUGATE Clyde Leo 1890 - 1985
pd0412 FULK Emma A.
pd0412 FULK Peter M.
pd0413 FULK Jacob L.
pd04h2 Far beyond the hills
pd1222 GEISEL Margaret 1909 - 1993
pd1223 GEISEL Albert 1876 - 1961
pd1223 GEISEL Mary L. 1875 - 1952
pd1429 GEISEL Anna E 1911 -
pd1429 GEISEL Oscar 1911 -
pd0512 GERBER Anna 1880 - 1925
pd0202 GLICK Carrie M. 1876 - 1947
pd0202 GLICK James 1873 - 1947
pd0203 GLICK Mabel V. 1898 - 1907
pd0701 GLICK Rosa A. 1896 - 1897
pd0806 GOLDNER Naomi 1902 - 1938
pd1004 GOULD Rodney Ray 1949
pd1405 GRANDSTAFF Phillip Byerly, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1119 GRIFFITHS Infant son 1935
pd1320 GRIFFITHS Elizabeth 1885 - 1962
pd1320 GRIFFITHS Thomas 1881 - 1958
pd1421 GRIFFITHS Naomi M. 1907 - 1986
pd1421 GRIFFITHS William G. 1907 - 1967
pd1432 GRIFFITHS Mark A 1971 - 1991
pd1123 HAMILTON James S. 1852 - 1923
pd1124 HAMILTON Ruth 1923
pd1521 HANEY Jack Alan 1965 - 1983
pd0322 HARTMAN Caroline 1828 - 1918
pd0322 HARTMAN John 1792 - 1870
pd0323 HARTMAN Infant 1852, from cemetery map
pd0324 HARTMAN Infant dau. 1858
pd0614 HARTMAN Martha P(?)
pd0615 HARTMAN David W. 1863 - 1912
pd0615 HARTMAN Sarah E. 1863 - 1937
pd0408 HAWK Joseph, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd0403 LANDIS (HELLER) Mary 1849 - 1912
pd0404 HELLER Jacob C 1851 - 1940
pd1425 HELLER Mary E 1889 - 1974
pd1425 HELLER Roy E. 1887 - 1984
pd1426 HELLER C. Alfred 1907 - 1971
pd0313 HELMRICH (HELMRICK) Carl F. 1897 - 1901
pd0502 HENSCHEN Alice B. (Meyer)
pd0502 HENSCHEN Harold E.
pd0503 HENSCHEN Blanche Yaney
pd0503 HENSCHEN Samuel D.
pd0515 HENSCHEN Florence 1888 - 1915
pd0919 HENSCHEN Mary M. 1860 - 1940
pd0919 HENSCHEN Jacob 1856 - 1950
pd0920 HENSCHEN Franklin O. 1893 - 1919
pd1523 HIRSCHY Joy Marie
pd1326 HOFFMAN Ronald Lee 1941 - 1994
pd1326 HOFFMAN Shirley Ann 1941 -
pd1411 HOFFMAN A. Leo 1914 -
pd1413 HOFFMAN Pearl P. 1888 - 1980
pd1413 HOFFMAN A. Milton 1887 - 1963
pd1414 HOFFMAN Dorothy L. 1905 - 1972
pd1415 HOFFMAN Gertrude L. 1909 - 1994
pd1416 HOFFMAN Miriam M. 1921 -
pd0605 HOMES Mary Jane, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1011 HOOPENGARDNER David J. 1895 - 1950
pd1012 HOOPENGARDNER Augusta Arnold 1893 - 1975
pd0107 HOUSEHOLDER Wesley 1858 - 1921
pd0107 HOUSEHOLDER Mary E. 1854 - 1908
pd1321 HOUTZ Gladys G. 1904 - 1993
pd1321 HOUTZ Homer H. 1901 - 1967
pd1322 HOUTZ Dennis, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1323 HOUTZ Carolyn L. 1945 - 1970
pd0417 HOVARTER Susie 1876 - 1964
pd0417 HOVARTER J. Wesley 1878 - 1956
pd0418 HOVARTER Mary Ellen (Howater)
pd1102 HOVER Emma Miller 1886 - 1969
pd0713 HOWARD Margaret C. 1874 - 1948
pd0713 HOWARD Edwin S. 1869 - 1952
pd1104 JURT Charlotte Zimmerman Worthman
pd0508 KAEHR Jessie Edna 1898 - 1931
pd1422 KILLINGER Joseph D 1905 - 1976
pd1423 KILLINGER Elva A. 1894 - 1973
pd0513 KINSEY William, from cemetery map, but no stone
pd1117 KINSEY Samuel
pd1117 KINSEY Mary
pd1117 KINSEY George 1886 - 1950
pd1118 KINSEY Clarence A. (Albert) 1890 - 1970
pd0403 LANDIS (HELLER) Mary 1849 - 1912
pd0405 LANDIS John H. 1888 - 1898
pd0406 LANDIS J M 1866 - 1902
pd0407 LANDIS Ruth 1921 - 1997
pd0407 LANDIS Bertha L. 1895 - 1989
pd0407 LANDIS Earl S. 1890 - 1968
pd0409 LANDIS Ruth M. 1921 - 1997
pd1502 LANDIS Ella 1916 - 1992
pd1502 LANDIS Hugh 1905 - 1994
pd1510 LANDIS Harvey E. 1920 - 1990
pd1510 LANDIS Delores E. 1924 -
pd0601 LASH Anna M. 1860 - 1937
pd0601 LASH Chas. H. 1854 - 1943
pd1201 LASH A. Jean 1926 -
pd1202 LASH Brandon 1888 - 1978
pd1202 LASH Pearl 1891 - 1963
pd0314 LEIMENSTOLL Charles R. 1873 - 1948
pd0314 LEIMENSTOLL Attaway 1877 - 1953
pd0315 LEIMENSTOLL Infant dau.
pd0414 MARTIN Friederike (LEIMENSTOLL) 1851 - 1895
pd0415 LEIMENSTOLL Reinhard D. 1842 - 1923
pd0903 LEIMENSTOLL Rosa 1880 - 1967
pd0903 LEIMENSTOLL August 1878 - 1938
pd1227 LEIMENSTOLL Edna N. 1919 -
pd1227 LEIMENSTOLL Walter M. 1919 - 1981
pd1610 LEIMENSTOLL Betty M. 1924 -
pd1610 LEIMENSTOLL Lloyd F. 1916 - 1975
pd1125 LEWIS E. Pauline 1909 - 1992
pd1125 LEWIS Kenneth M. 1911 - 1980
pd0509 LEWTON Jennie E. 1875 - 1920
pd0510 LEWTON Infant Child, from cemetery map
pd1017 LEYSE Katherine O. 1872 - 1943
pd1017 LEYSE Samuel J. 1873 - 1949
pd1018 LEYSE Frances E. 1901 - 1926
pd1522 LEYSE Ralph V. 1914 - 1995
pd1522 LEYSE Ellen 1915 -
pd1601 LEYSE Hulda I. 1918 -
pd1601 LEYSE John A. 1917 - 1977
pd0309 LIBY Emma I. 1881 - 1967
pd0309 LIBY Jonas A. 1876 - 1943
pd0923 MARTZ Emma Liby 1897 - 1973
pd1022 {Emma Liby body, gravestone in row 9}
pd0924 LIBY Chas E. 1891 - 1954
pd0925 LIBY Elizabeth 1893 - 1917
pd1324 LIBY Valera E. 1920 -
pd1324 LIBY Ralph D. 1916 -
pd1325 LIBY Bernita B. 1920 - 1991
pd1325 LIBY Dale E. 1914 - 1981
pd0702 MANKEY Sophia 1856 - 1945
pd0702 MANKEY Christian 1860 - 1938
pd0702 MANKEY Sarah E. 1863 - 1896
pd0910 MANKEY Irvin 1969, from cemetery map, but no stone
pd0911 MANKEY Pearl 1961, from cemetery map, but no stone
pd0912 MANKEY Mary S. E. 1918 - 1923
pd1105 MANKEY Harvey R 1893 - 1968
pd1106 MANKEY Emma Roth 1897 - 1939
pd1107 MANKEY Clara L. 1883 - 1951
pd1107 MANKEY John W. (Wes) 1884 - 1972
pd1113 MANKEY Nettie 1891 - 1974
pd1113 MANKEY Forest 1891 - 1979
pd1114 MANKEY Bonnie Lou 1935 - 1935
pd1115 MANKEY Lester L. 1934 - 1950
pd1129 MANKEY Helen 1932 -
pd1129 MANKEY Walter 1931 - 1997
pd1218 MANKEY Ronald L. 1934 - 1943
pd1219 MANKEY Grace E. 1893 - 1973
pd1219 MANKEY James D. 1886 - 1941
pd1616 MANKEY Earl L. 1919 - 1980
pd1616 MANKEY Ruth I. 1918 -
pd1301 MANN Helen K. 1911 - 1997
pd1301 MANN Clifford S. 1908 - 1978
pd1301 MANN Thomas Berry 1942 - 1953
pd0414 MARTIN Friederike (LEIMENSTOLL) 1851 - 1895
pd0804 MARTIN Infant Daughter 1890 - 1890
pd0923 MARTZ Emma Liby 1897 - 1973
pd1015 MCALHANA Dixie 1929
pd1209 MCGOUGH Alice M. (Alice Baumgartner) 1918 -
pd1310 MCKEAN Deborah 1950
pd1310 MCKEAN Marion 1913 - 1955
pd1311 MCKEAN Infant, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd0609 MILHOLLAND Joseph 1840 - 1916
pd0609 MILHOLLAND Sarah A. 1844 - 1914
pd0307 MILLER Olive C. 1882 - 1950
pd0308 MILLER George W. 1852 - 1932
pd0308 MILLER Elizabeth 1854 - 1907
pd0611 MILLER Sylvia J. 1887 - 1980
pd0611 MILLER Emanuel J. 1884 - 1973
pd0110 MILLS Osa A. 1901 - 1901
pd0111 MILLS Sylvanus C. 1850-1937
pd0112 MILLS Nancy J. 1871 - 1958
pd0113 MILLS Roscoe C. 1883 - 1956
pd0320 MILLS Elizabeth Stoneburner 1848 - 1890
pd1402 MITCHELL Carla S. 1956 - 1978
pd1524 MITCHEL Russel E. "Gene" 1930 -
pd1524 MITCHEL Marie J. (Landis) 1929 - 1996
pd0935 MOLLER Dennis H 1942 - 1990
pd0623 MORISON Sarah E. (Sarah Read) 1868 - 1877
pd0623 READ John H. 1829 - 1885
pd04h3 MOSIMAN Augusta
pd04h3 SPARKS Sarah
pd0907 MYERS Faith Byerly 1900 - 1997
pd0212 NELSON Attabell 1926 - 1926
pd0213 NELSON Rosetta 1900 - 1926
pd0310 NORRIS Chloe E. 1856 - 1931
pd0310 NORRIS Marcellus C. 1853 - 1933
pd0311 NORRIS Katy 1891 - 1909
pd1006 OVERHOLSER Ida E. Yaney 1885 - 1985
pd0802 PARRISH John 1813 - 1892
pd0802 PARRISH Margaret 1816 - 1896
pd0933 PEASE Hannah E. (Lizzie) 1876 - 1959
pd0210 PETERSEIM Infant son - 1908
pd0606 PIERCE Reuben 1856 - 1916
pd0607 PIERCE David H. 1851 - 1914
pd0608 PIERCE Elizabeth E. 1825 - 1900
pd0608 PIERCE R.E. 1821 - 1904
pd0803 PRINGEL (PINGEL, PRACT) Wilhelm, William
pd0803 PRACT Chotte Sophia (Hette Sophia)
pd0519 RABENOLD Elisa 1845 - 1865
pd0519 RABENOLD Rachel 1809 - 1868 (Robenold)
pd0623 MORISON Sarah E. (Sarah Read) 1868 - 1877
pd0623 READ John H. 1829 - 1885
pd0101 REBER Henry 1817 - 1886
pd0101 REBER Nancy (Bibler) 1822 - 1880
pd0102 REBER Infant dau. 1882
pd0103 REBER Infant son 1886
pd0105 REBER Mary 1859-1934
pd0105 REBER Ezra 1851-1928
pd0106 REBER Armeady (Armeda Reader) 1853 - 1867
pd0106 REBER Samuel 1880 - 1881
pd0901 REBER Eli 1819 - 1916
pd0902 REBER Leah (Hoffman)
pd1101 REBER Augusta M. 1889 - 1979
pd1101 REBER Lewis E. 1873 - 1944
pd1020 REIDT Evelyn M. 1926 -
pd1020 REIDT David J. 1914 - 1987
pd1002 REYNOLDS F. Ethelyn Ann (Gould on cemetery map)
pd1003 REYNOLDS Sarah Jane (GOULD name given on cemetery map)
pd1225 REYNOLDS Sylvester Gale 1928 - 1953
pd1225 REYNOLDS Vicky L. 1949 - 1990
pd1225 REYNOLDS Violet L. 1925 - 1995
pd1030 ROTH Shirley A. 1945 - 1993
pd1030 ROTH Roger F. 1942 -
pd1204 ROTH Mildred H. 1914 -
pd1204 ROTH Floyd M. 1917 - 1987
pd1205 ROTH James H. 1944
pd1230 ROTH Vickie D. (Mills) 1955 -
pd1230 ROTH Anthony A. 1953 - 1994
pd1305 ROTH Mark A. 1965 - 1965
pd1406 ROTH Rodney A 1959 - 1988
pd1424 ROTH Kenneth E 1928 - 1980
pd1127 ROTHGEB Michael G. 1869 - 1926
pd1127 ROTHGEB Sarah Ann 1871 - 1964
pd1128 ROTHGEB Herbert Allen 1944
pd0211 RUPERT Anna May 1897 - 1947
pd1112 RYAN Mary A. 1868 - 1943
pd1112 RYAN Chas. S. 1857 - 1938
pd1615 SCHWARTZ Joseph D. 1886 - 1978
pd1615 SCHWARTZ Lydia 1886 - 1978
pd1029 SETTLE Bingaman, Gloria "Jeannie" 1946
pd1029 SETTLE Larry "Butch" G. 1944 - 1987
pd1226 SHADY A. Louise 1924 - 1981
pd1226 SHADY Donald E. 1924 -
pd1317 SHADY Edna M. 1901 - 1987
pd1317 SHADY Dortha C. 1899 - 1969
pd0518 SHAFER Edith Yaney 1896 - 1987
pd0416 SHERLOCK Lena 1884 - 1964
pd1217 SILLS Mildred 1910 - 1989
pd1217 SILLS Helen 1938 - 1941
pd1217 SILLS Walter 1899 - 1977
pd0104 SMITH Chester E. 1903 - 1904
pd0816 SMITH Jacob 1846 - 1877
pd1609 SMITH Violet Arnold 1918 -
pd1609 SMITH David Ralph 1922 -
pd1120 BARGER Sarah Jane wife of Robert K. SOVINE 1890 - 1925
pd04h3 MOSIMAN Augusta 1824 - 1898
pd04h3 SPARKS Sarah 1801 - 1869
pd0318 STEELE Margaret 1798 - 1896
pd0318 STEELE George 1799 - 1882
pd0319 STEEL William T. 1843 - 1870
pd0207 STONEBURNER Jesse W. 1850 - 1909
pd0207 STONEBURNER Sarah R. 1855 - 1931
pd0208 STONEBURNER Ida Lucinda 1878 - 1905
pd0209 STONEBURNER Willis W. 1899 - 1900
pd0215 STONEBURNER Abraham 1854 - 1932
pd0216 STONEBURNER Israel 1826 - 1903
pd0216 STONEBURNER Catharine 1828 - 1870
pd0904 STONEBURNER Victoria 1886 - 1962
pd1009 STONEBURNER Amos K 1880 - 1955
pd1009 STONEBURNER M. Leona 1887 - 1967
pd1010 STONEBURNER Ralph J 1914 - 1930
pd1508 STONEBURNER Victoria Wolf 1893 - 1964
pd1508 STONEBURNER Floyd K. 1891 - 1965
pd1016 STONEROOK Alverda 1887 - 1977
pd1016 STONEROOK James 1890 - 1961
pd0401 STOUTENBERY Jay B. 1849 - 1938
pd0401 STOUTENBERY Jennie 1851 - 1924
pd0402 STOUTENBERRY Jacob B. 1816 - 1899
pd1316 STRAUB Sadie S. 1886 - 1961
pd1316 STRAUB Earl A. 1885 - 1956
pd1228 STRAW Mildred E. 1912 - 1993
pd1228 STRAW Ralph E. 1909 - 1996
pd1623 STRICKLER Glen L. 1939 -
pd1623 STRICKLER Arlene K. 1941 - 1993
pd0931 STUDABAKER Hattie Sutilef 1889 - 1971
pd0501 STUTZMAN Doris Marie Henschen 1918 - 1994
pd0928 SUTILEF W. Waldo 1911 - 1928
pd0929 SUTILEF William W 1881 - 1918
pd1312 WAGGONER Phoebe C. Martin 1869 - 1958
pd1506 WAGGONER Sue B. 1906 -
pd1506 WAGGONER Ralph M. 1908 - 1969
pd1001 WALL Robert W. 1919 - 1921
pd0715 WARD Amy C. 1892 - 1909
pd0716 WARD Bertha E. 1911 - 1913
pd0708 WELKER Suie T. 1868 - 1958
pd0708 WELKER Sarah C. 1868 - 1952
pd1401 WIES Sue Ann 1962 - 1978
pd0918 WOLF Charles Wm. 1928 -1928
pd0516 WOLFENSBERGER Margaret 1908 -1937
pd1203 WORTHMAN Allen 1952
pd0303 WRIGHT Mary E. 1866-1912
pd0304 WRIGHT Tenna V. (Tonna V.) 1893-1913
pd0305 WRIGHT Erasmus R. 1858-1921
pd1613 VAN NESS Rachel L. 1918 -
pd1613 VAN NESS Robert E. 1911 - 1977
pd1614 VAN NESS Katharine H. 1904 - 1985
pd1614 VAN NESS Charles 1900 - 1984
pd0504 YAGER Naomi 1902 -
pd0504 YAGER Laurin D. 1902 - 1945
pd1431 YAGER Frieda P. 1917 -
pd1431 YAGER Samuel H. 1918 -
pd1419 YAGER Charles A 1907 - 1983
pd1420 YAGER Esther L. 1907 - 1966
pd0909 YAKE Sarah M. 1880 - 1942
pd0909 YAKE Gust A. 1882 - 1956
pd1507 YAKE Mary 1892 - 1970
pd1507 YAKE Henry 1888 - 1966
pd0514 YANEY Walter Clement 1890 - 1913
pd0517 YANEY Dora J. Macy 1862 - 1958
pd0517 YANEY Israel F. 1857 - 1946
pd1005 YANEY Betty Jean 1925 - 1937
pd1418 YANEY Evelyn C. 1907 -
pd1418 YANEY George W. 1901- 1993
pd0217 ZIMMERMAN Susanna Zimmerman Bell 1844 - 1927
pd0217 ZIMMERMAN Peter 1835 - 1880
pd0218 ZIMMERMAN Kamnie B. (Kannie) 1874 - 1877
pd0219 ZIMMERMAN Oliver P. 1860 - 1863
pd0505 ZIMMERMAN Eliza A. 1861 - 1930
pd0505 ZIMMERMAN Ezra E. 1864 - 1945
pd0507 ZIMMERMAN Florence L. 1912 - 1918
pd0817 ZIMMERMAN Jonathan 1837 - 1887
pd0817 ZIMMERMAN Elizabeth 1841 - 1880
pd0921 ZIMMERMAN Dessie B. 1886 - 1927
pd0922 ZIMMERMAN William 1863 - 1934
pd0922 ZIMMERMAN Eliza A. 1866 - 1917
pd1013 ZIMMERMAN Janice 1930 - 1934
pd1014 ZIMMERMAN Randolph L. 1948 - 1948
pd1103 ZIMMERMAN Avon, from cemetery map, but no stone
pd1108 ZIMMERMAN James Lewis 1867 - 1937
pd1108 ZIMMERMAN Ethel A. 1867 - 1949
pd1109 ZIMMERMAN Daniel Miller 1891 - 1959
pd1111 ZIMMERMAN Virginia E. 1920 - 1988
pd1206 ZIMMERMAN Seth D. 1906 - 1955
pd1206 ZIMMERMAN Bonnie L. 1901 - 1981
pd1207 ZIMMERMAN Kenneth L. 1930 - 1939
pd1208 ZIMMERMAN Della B. 1881 - 1966
pd1208 ZIMMERMAN D. Clinton 1872 - 1943
pd1216 ZIMMERMAN Auzalah C. 1890 - 1964
pd1216 ZIMMERMAN John E. 1889 - 1944
pd1303 ZIMMERMAN G. V. "Jerry" 1910 - 1996
pd1306 ZIMMERMAN Wm. Dayton 1869 - 1952
pd1307 ZIMMERMAN Hazel D. 1907 - 1960
pd1307 ZIMMERMAN Lawrence E. 1903 - 1970
pd1308 ZIMMERMAN Reuben V. 1931 - 1949
pd1309 ZIMMERMAN Opal 1887 - 1965
pd1309 ZIMMERMAN Milton 1872 - 1949
pd1408 ZIMMERMAN V., on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1410 ZIMMERMAN Mae 1933 - 1957
pd1410 ZIMMERMAN Gregg 1921 -
pd1504 ZIMMERMAN Lela I. 1900 - 1970
pd1504 ZIMMERMAN Fred W. 1893 - 1973
pd1606 ZIMMERMAN Verrea I. 1918 - 1986
pd1606 ZIMMERMAN Walter (Bike) 1916 -
pd1618 ZIMMERMAN Joe H. 1914 - 1987
pd1618 ZIMMERMAN Gelaine 1919 -
pd1621 ZIMMERMAN Floyd L. 1940 - 1988
pd1621 ZIMMERMAN Carol L. 1943 -




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