Wise Family Graveyard
2012 Photos from Doug Maurer
Unused for over 100 years, this cemetery has returned to the wooded wilderness in which the first settlers found it. The land on which it lays was first deeded by the United States to Jacob Wise on 8 Oct 1808. This is recorded in Miami County, Ohio Deed Book 26, page 547. It is located in the southwest quarter of Section 15, Range 4, Township 10. It is sometimes called the "Old Loxley Cemetery" after the Benjamin Loxley family who owned the farm on which it is situated many years later. It is approximately 100 by 30 feet in area. The readings listed were taken on 2 Jul 1977 by Lois Ann Baker, Diane Schrader and Joseph H. Bosserman and compared against earlier lists taken by Mrs. Jay Minnich in 1956 and Mr. Don Bowman in 1976. Evidently, from the ruins, there were nearly twice as many burials than can now be accounted for.
In December 1982, Mr. Robert Wise Hill of Covington, Ohio told me: QUOTE:
"Many of the graves were removed from this cemetery to the
Old Harris Creek Cemetery in the early 1900's." jhb UNQUOTE
MILLER, Michael, b: 27 Aug 1819 ed: 7 May 1884, age 64y 8m 10d WISE, Elizabeth, w/o Moses d: o Apr 1860, age 45y 3m MILLER, Magdalena, d: 8 Dec 1889, age 58y 11m 23d Ester, d/o M. & M., d: 11 Mar 1864, age 3y 8m 16d MINICH, Johnathan C., s/o D. & M. d: 28 May 1867, age 2m 8d MILLER, Isaac, s/o M. & M., d: 24 Mar 1849, age 1m 19d Inf, s/o M. & M., -stone broken, no age or date remaining- WISE, Isaac, s/o Jacob Jacob & C., d: 8 Oct 1859, age 20y 8m 16d MAURER, Andrew, s/o Jacob & Sarah, d: 31 Oct 1854, age 2y 2m 16d Fanny, d/o L. & S., d: 6 Oct 1862, age 5y 1m 17d W___, Noah S., s/o Christina, d: 25 Aug 18__, age 19y 10m 1d -stone broken- WISE, Jacob d: 28 Apr 1878, age 66y 8m WARNER, Angeline, d/o Daniel & Lucretia, d: 31 Oct 1839 -stone broken- WISE, John b: 29 Jul 1807 d: 1821 John/Jacob d: 31 Oct 1845 -stone broken, first name was John or Jacob- SPITLER, David, s/o Henry & Susannah, d: 16 Nov 1850, age 7y 5m 14d WISE, Sally, d: 7 Oct 1822 No age given William, b: 16 May 1816 d: Aug 1829 Nancy. b: 16 Apr 1821 d: 23 Mar 1839 MILLER, Sarah, d/o J.W. & L.F., d: 10 Feb 1871, age 12d <-(J or T?) Samuel, s/o T.W. & L.F. d: 26 May 1872, age 8y 8m 14d <-(T or J?) GAUBY, Rebecca, w/o Jacob E., d: 22 Mar 1865, age 26y 16d MAURER, Jacob, b: 20 Dec 1819 d: 28 Jun 1890, age 70y 6m 8d Sarah, b: 12 May 1818 d: 6 Jul 1896, age 78y 1m 24d BEANBLOSSOM, Margaret, w/o John, d: 28 Apr 1838, age 37y MINICH, Elizabeth, d/o D. & C. d: 2 Jun 1849, age 13y 10m 27d GAUBY, Inf d/o J.R. & A. d: 26 Apr 1867 No age on stone INTER, A., 1843 -Hand engraved fieldstone- MINICH, David, d: 1 May 1861 age 61y 7m 18d Catherine, w/o D., d: 17 Aug 1848, age 34y 9m 2d WISE, Mariah, d/o M. & J. d: 11 Feb 1862, age 12y 11m 6d MINICH, Orra F., s.o D. & M. d: 16 Mar 1848, age 4y 7m 18d MILLER, Inf d/o M. & M. no age or dates given
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