|1993 Waterford Road (Township Highway 942) adjacent to Mount Calvary Community Church|
Postal Code: 44413
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Salem Lutheran Congregation had, besides the Rupert family, already named, among its original members, persons belonging to the Forney, Myers, Mollenkopf, and Metz families. It enjoyed the labors of Rev. J. Stough, probably, part of the time as pastor, until after the first brick church was built, when a Rev. Shaefer became pastor. Since that time the principal clergy have been the Revs. Hoffman, Haelsche, Ellinger, Schlutterman, Siegler, Nouffer, Kramer, Schillinger, and Humberger. This congregation is one of four served by Mr. Humberger, who became the pastor in 1876. Owing to the formation of other churches, the membership is not very large at present. Its Consistory is composed of George Mollenkopf, Benjamin Lentz, Jonathan Rukenbrod, and Levi Meckley. Other members of the Consistory have been John Sheets, John G. Miller, Adam Rupert, Jacob Rupert, John May, Conrad Yarrian, George Kale, Louis Wernwag, John Kale, Gottlieb Kucehler, George Yarrian, G. Wilhelm, Moses Sitler, and Jacob Beight.
The Unity Brick Church Cemetery, also called Forney Cemetery, is located in Sec 10, Unity Twp. It is on Waterford road (Co. Rd. #450), north of Rt 14 on the nw side of the road, about 1/8 mi from Rt 14. The cemetery surrounds the church, now called Unity United Church of Christ*(changed again) but formery known as the Salem (or Union) Lutheran and Reformed Church. The first log meeting house was built 1803-1804 in the sw corner of the Forney sec, No. 10. The building was replaced in 1823, and replaced again in 1861. See Mack's "History of Columbiana Co Ohio" (1879) page 251 for more history of the Congratgation.
Copied by Carol Willsey Bell Flavell April 1978