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The Old Brunstetter Cemetery was designated a "burial ground" on or about November 9, 1839, after Jacob Brunsteter sold this parcel of land to the Austintown Township Trustees for the amount of $10.00. It contains many of the prominent, pioneer citizens of Austintown who were, or are directly descended from, some of the first white settlers in this region and also the central and western parts of Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio.
According to the History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, the Old Brunstetter Cemetery, referred then simply as the Brunstetter Cemetery, was the oldest cemetery in Austintown and was laid out as early as 1823. The first burial made there was the body of John Doane, a grandson of Robert Russell. The second burial is purported to be that of William Truesdale, probably in 1823. The next year twenty-two children died from dysentery in less than two weeks. All are buried in this cemetery. (Source: History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches., Cleveland: H.Z. Williams & Bro., 1882, Vol. 2, p. 134)
Special recognition should go to members of the Mahoning County Genealogical Society and individual members who helped produce "Austintown Township Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio." With selfless devotion in accurately recording history, they have provided us a glimpse into the past that would have otherwise been obscure. I would like to thank them personally for their time and effort in recording Austintown's history via these cemetery surveys/censuses.
The "Austintown Township Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio" may be found in the genealogy section of the main library of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.