Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Hardin Co., Ohio

Grove Cemetery is outside of Kenton, Ohio to the east.  It is a very large cemetery and the Hardin County Genealogical Society had funeral records which I was able to find the information about several Spracklens buried there.  However, be careful the information as to where they are buried might be wrong and you could end up wandering a very large cemetery.

We have Peter John Spracklen who is a son of George Spracklen, brother to my John Andrews Spracklin who is buried in Green Valley Cemetery which I have written about in this blog.  John and George's father Peter Spracklen/lin settled in Hardin County and remained there.  He is buried along with other Spracklen/lins in the Lee Cemetery. I will post more on this family when I write about Peter and Betty Spracklen in future posts on my Solomon Goss in Fearing Twp. blog.

They are by Woods and Cline in over a row under a big tree
Myrtle, Mary, Peter and Arola Spracklen in that order with a symbol
and flag that is between the mother and daughter.   See photo below. 

Father Peter John Spracklen 1856 to 1939

Mother - Mary E.V. Spracklen 1860 to 1930

Daughter: Arloa Janiza Spracklen 1890 to 1955 
Daughter: Myrtle Pearl Spracklen 1879 to 1853
Apparently, I did not get the flag and emblem information down and do not have that information, well it has been awhile. See the Find A Grave information about Arloa which references the Rebekah Lodge (Odd Fellows?)

Another view of the emblem and flag.  
I viewed these graves back in August/September 2011 when I was touring around Ohio for my big second trip. It is apparent that there are no further descendants of this family line, although Peter John had ten other siblings. So I am glad I stopped by for a little while and lingered.

For some reason Peter John Spracklen decided to return to Kenton, Ohio from Shelby Co., Illinois where his parents settled after the death of their grandmother Betty Spracklen. Go here for a description of my visit:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: St. Mary's & Grove Cemetery, Hardin Co., Ohio

Just outside of Kenton, Ohio going east on Hwy 309 there is a large cemetery that is two combined into one: St. Mary's and Grove Cemetery.

While I was there in Kenton, Ohio in 2011, I wanted to see if there were anymore Spracklen's buried in the area other than the Lee Cemetery which I just posted about in the last several posts.  I did find four more Spracklins to share with you.

First here are some photographs of the Grove Cemetery as overviews:

Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio

The entrance to Grove Cemetery

Grove & St. Mary's Cemetery Map
It is a very nice and well kept cemetery but big so you do need to get clear on where the tombstones are located in your search.  I believe I obtained my information at the Hardin County Genealogical Society in Kenton, Ohio from their cemetery books. Find A Grave has this cemetery online. They have 37% photographed at this time and list 6,843 interments.  Grave Addition has this cemetery and may give an good overview of the stones:  Internment has some of this cemetery. The Hardin County Genealogical Society has a Cemetery Index book using the St. Mary's Cemetery name. They have more cemetery information like actual cemetery records so don't hesitate to contact them to assist you in zeroing in on your ancestors.  I have been to this genealogical society twice and both times it was a very positive experience.  Go here to read about my 2nd visit:  Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp. - "Hardin County - Kenton, Ohio, August 24, 2011 post. Or go directly to their website: