Importance of Cemetery and Gravestone Preservation at October Meeting

The Crawford County Chapter of OGS hosted Ronny Echelberger at the October meeting. Ronny is a dedicated preserver of Cemeteries and Gravstones, focusing in Richland County Ohio. Meeting attendees learned about terms like Taphophiles and Coimetromania and techniques for correctly preserving gravesites. Taphophile: Someone who is interested in funerals, gravestone art, epitaphs and cemeteries. Coimetromania: … Continue reading Importance of Cemetery and Gravestone Preservation at October Meeting

Conley Cemetery Clean-up in Crawford County Ohio

by Marilyn Long Conley Cemetery in Crawford County Ohio Clean up began on Saturday. As previously reported, 7 or 8 years ago, our friends, Steve & Cathie Timmis and my husband Steve and I visited several states to find cemeteries where relatives were buried. One of these was in Bucyrus, Ohio. We found the isolated … Continue reading Conley Cemetery Clean-up in Crawford County Ohio

Veterans Grave Registry Found in Crawford County Courthouse Basement

Recently an historic copy of the Veterans Grave Registry created for Crawford County Ohio in the early 1900's by the Works Progress Administration of the State of Ohio was found in the basement of the courthouse. Thanks to the Tax Map Office the document was digitized and is available for download. The PDF file is … Continue reading Veterans Grave Registry Found in Crawford County Courthouse Basement

CEMETERIES of AUBURN Township OHIO

AUBURN TOWNSHIP, CRAWFORD COUNTY, OHIO This information is from the 1976 Tracking Newsletter Archives and has been updated in the Crawford County Cemetery Books Tracking Vol 1 #4 pg 12 - Nov 1975CEMETERIES of AUBURN TWP.as of 1975 With the coming of Spring many members will be getting out to copy the inscriptions of Crawford … Continue reading CEMETERIES of AUBURN Township OHIO