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Old Saint John Cemetery
Preble County
Ohio  USA

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This cemetery is located just north of the corporation of New Paris OH. This is where the first religious services were held and was chosen as the city of the dead about 1810. The first burial was that of Levi Moore who was buried about the year 1810. Alexander Penland a lad who was drowned in a neighborhood spring was the second person buried in the old section. The old cemetery was in the path of the railroad, the Dayton & Western Line and was eventually cut in two by the tracks. The catholic burial ground is attached to this cemetery and is included in the transcriptions. This was believed to be only Catholic burial ground in the county. Most of the headstones are missing, illegible or piled next to a fence. When the railroad was made, some of the graves were moved to Spring Lawn cemetery in New Paris. These inscriptions have be recorded by Mrs. Anita Short and E. Minnich, then by Robert Craig and checked out later by Mrs. Agnes Horner and Marian Callahan. Some of the records were found in a record made by Mrs. Mildred Holmes Railsback many years ago.
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