Brumbaugh Family Graveyard
From page 84 of the Book:
Also known by some as the Bitner Cemetery, the Brumbaugh Cemetery and the Old Bloomer Cemetery (the later name sometimes being confused with the Freidens Lutheran Church Cemetery).
This cemetery is along the south edge of a woods which lays a couple hundred yards north of State Route 185. It is in the northwest quarter of Section 11, Township 9, Range 4 east. This is in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio. It is about one-quarter of a mile east of the Bradford-Bloomer Road and on the south bank of the Stillwater River, north of State Route 185. It is south of a cliff overlooking the river.
The cemetery has been inactive for over 150 years and is not cared for nor fenced. The entire area is overgrown in scrub trees and vines covering some of the stones which are no longer standing. It is likely that some stones are missing. Every effort was made to uncover and read all of the stones. The readings were taken on 17 August 1979 by Joseph H. Bosserman and Gale E. Honeyman and compared with readings taken on 8 April 1973 by Don Bowman.
Row one: west side of cemetery, readings taken from south to north HOOVER, Isaac, d. 16 Jan. 1848, age 55y 6m 23d Catharine, d 23 May 1839, age 41y 7m 21d ZOOK, Christena, d. 18 May 1840, age 20y 3m 6d Mary, d. 27 July 1840 (no age on stone) BRUMBAUGH, Jacob, d. 27 Jan. 1843, age 40y 1Om 13d Susannah, wife of Jacob, d. 29 May 1852, age 44y 5m 28d HOOVER, Lydia, wife of Emanuel, d. 1 June 1844, age 20y 9m 17d BRUMBAUGH, John, d. 18 Sept. 1851, age 24y 9m 18d Conrad, d. 24 Sept. 1851, age 22y 9m 24d Ephraim, son of J. & H., d. 1 June 1854, age 4y 6m 28d Uriah, son of J. & H., d. 9 June 1860, age 4y 9m 2d Albert, son of J. & H., d. 10 Aug. 1864, age 11m 30d Row two: readings taken from south to north C. B., d. 31 Aug. 1826, unreadable age, hand engraved stone BRUMBAUGH, John, d. 31 Oct. 1849, age 77y 11m 19d Christena, d. 31 Aug. 1826, age 63y _______, field stone with no markings SNYDER, John, son of J. & E., d. 15 Sept. 1847, age 1y 8m 23d Row three: south to north HARTLE, Frederick, d. 14 Dec 1861, age 75y 1m 9d Catharine, wife of Frederick, d. 8 Aug. 1835, age 43y 11m 21d E. H., d. 26 Aug. 1835, unreadable age _______, limestone marker not engraved _______, limestone marker not engraved _______, limestone marker not engraved _______, limestone marker not engraved Row four: south to north HARTLE, Harrietta, daughter of A. & A., d. 20 Dec. 1847, age 10 days _______, limestone marker not engraved _______, limestone marker not engraved SWANK, Elizabeth, d. 16 July 1851, age 17y 3m 21d George, d. 12 June 1853, age 10y 8m 17d Lucy, daughter of J. & R., d. 27 March 1854, age 3y 8m 25d John, d. 10 June 1854, age 18y 11m 1d Susan, d. 17 June 1854, age 7y 1m 4d Henry d. 23 June 1854, age 21y 8m 28d Rebecca, wife of Joshua, d. 3 April 1860?, age 47y 27d (crack through date) Mary, daughter of J. & R., d. 16 Sept. 1862, age 22y 7m 15d Joshua, nothing further on stone Sarah, daughter of J. & R., d. 15 April 1861, age 5y 9m 19d Row five: BRUMBAUGH, Angenetta, daughter of Samuel & Rachel Brumbaugh, d. 12 Dec. 1861, age 1y 22d _______, limestone marker not engraved _______, limestone marker not engraved FURNAS, Henry, son of J. & A., d. 8 Sept. 1854, age 19y 6m 12d Abigal, wife of Jacob, d. 6 Oct. 1862, age 48y 6m 1d Speculation:
It is thought that Christopher Seas, aka Cease, Sease, etc was buried in this graveyard when he died in 1821. He was likely the first burial here.
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