|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1847|
This cemetery looks to be two family burial grounds, side by side. Adam Spicklemire was the original owner of the land that some of this cemetery is located on - at least the half that is on the Middle Township side, which includes the entrance. His Land Patent was dated April 2, 1829. The half that has the Prebster family plot is in Lincoln Township. Adam is buried on his land. John Proebster has the Land Patent for the land he is buried on. John's Land Patent was dated March 18, 1837. Also, the Land Patent has his name as: John Adam Proebster, the same spelling as his headstone. However his wife's headstone is spelled: Prebster. Probably 80% of the headstones are on the Spicklemire side and there is a large gap between the two sides where no one is buried.
John Adam Proebster was born in Germany and emigrated to New York where he met and married Christina Bartlett, who was also from Germany. They moved to Ohio where their first son, Emanuel, was born. Their other sons were Reuben, Frederick and Christian. The family moved to Hendricks County in about 1834. Frederick married Elizabeth Ann Surber, while Reuben and Christian never married.
Died Aug. 10, 1847 - Aged 60 Years
(He was born in either 1786 or 1787.)
Note: He is buried in the fenced in family plot with his wife Christina and F. Frederick and perhaps another unidentified person (there appears to be a footstone, but no headstone can be found).
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Aug 29, 2007
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