|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1776|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1869|
MAJOR DANIEL ABEL OHIO MILITIA (1776 - 1869)
War of 1812
The oldest cemetery in DeKalb County, Alton Cemetery is named after Benjamin Alton, who donated the land and was the first minister to locate in DeKalb County. The cemetery is maintained by the Coburn Corners Church of Christ. Decoration Day services have been held there on an annual basis since shortly after the Civil War.
Last fall, a sign was placed at the cemetery sponsored by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Coburn Corners Church. The post for the sign was donated by Advantage Lumber. The DeKalb County Historical Society was instrumental in encouraging the historic marker program.
Alton is the first cemetery in DeKalb County to be designated an historic cemetery, but many other cemeteries in DeKalb County are eligible for this program.
Veterans buried in the Alton Cemetery are:
War of 1812ó Daniel Abel, Ebenezer Coburn;
Civil Waró Henry Abel, David Andress, J.O. Coburn, Henry Milliman, John Milliman, Mortimer Milliman, Warren Milliman, Curtis Perry and George Trostel;
Spanish-American Waró Arthur Woodcox;
Post Spanish-American Navy ó Floyd Coburn;
World War Ió Donel Ayres, Lester Coburn, Walter Coburn, Milo Frain, George Hart Sr., Owen Headley, Roy Maxwell, Paul Perry, Wilbur Perry, Lehr Wilder, Faye Wilmot and George Winkler;
World War IIó Norman Ayers, Richard Barse, Jim Brand, Paul Coburn, Walter Coburn, Wilbur Coburn, James Crothers, Robert Davis, Otha Greenfield, George Hart Jr., Paul Hensley, William Hubbard, Harold Inlow, Harold Kagey, Jesse Klinger, William Means, Gerald Miller, John Munro, Glenn Shaffer, Doris Stuck, Mark Stuck, Frank Taylor, Harold Tilghman and Robert Wade;
Korean Waró Jack Bowser, Wayne Gee, George Hart Jr., Donald Inlow, Earle Kelsey, Robert Lott, John Shull, Charles Steffen and Norval Withrow
Created by: SixDogTeam
Record added: Mar 30, 2011
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