Maple Grove Cemetery is featured on Find A Grave 43% photographed and 2539 interments.
Maple Grove is also listed in the Morrow County, Ohio Tombstone Transcriptions which consists of six Volumes. It is listed under Chester Township on page 85. I found these at the Morrow County Genealogical Society but Family History Library has the series as well.
To get to this Maple Grove Cemetery you take Hwy 13 up to Hwy 95 going west to Chesterville which takes you to Mt. Gilead. You can't miss this cemetery for it has a huge brick entry way.
|Entrance to Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville, Ohio|
|The Dedication to their Veterans from 1861 to present|
I found the Keller Monument over on the southwest corner of this large cemetery. It was a large stone with foot stones in front. If George or Frances are related to my line, I do not know at this time.
|George and Frances Keller with footstones in foreground|
|George W. Keller June 27, 1850 to Mar. 2, 1913|
Frances, His wife Nov. 10, 1851 to Sept. 23, 1839
There is no inscription on the backside of this monument.
|Looking at the George & Frances Keller stone|
As always in genealogy, new information comes to you and I have learned that descendants of John and Mary Keller my third great grandparents lived in the Chesterville area. These families are also buried in the Chester Baptist Cemetery which is down the road from this Maple Grove in Chesterville. Their daughter Lavina Keller married W. G. Helt and their children settled in the area. The surnames are Doty, Pearl, Sensel, Wintermute and more. I have found Wintermutes listed in the online and book form buried in this cemetery. In future posts, I will be writing about the Helts and their descendants on my blog "Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp., in Ohio.