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Historybuff (#47478212)
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Bio Photo I have lived in Preble county, Ohio all my life. I love history and this area is rich in it. I grew up running around the historical society and all the wonderful people there instilled a love of history. I'm currently trying to find more info on the veterans buried in the county. Any info is greatly appreciated!

If you find that I have wrong info on any memorial I have contributed then please click the edit link at the top right of the page. It may take a few days but I'm more than happy to change it. If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please use the edit link to ask. You must define a specific relationship. Not just "I knew the person". If I find the reasoning or relationship good enough, then the memorial is yours.


Also, please bear with me as my Cholera cemeteries and Veterans cemeteries are works in progress. I am currently going through Preble County's Veterans WPA files and it a long process, as there are over 12,000 veterans buried in our county. Please also feel free to use any photo or memorial I have created in your family histories. Thank you!
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Lyn Miller
RE: Sarah Roll
Sorry I couldn't get a sharper image. Sarah's side of the monument is in the shade under a tree. It's hard to make out the letters clearly straight on, due to both shadow and reflection. I'll go back when the sun is at a different angle and see if I can improve!
Added by Lyn Miller on Oct 25, 2015 5:04 PM
Betse Barhorst OKeefe
I added a photo for Eric Collins per your request. Next to his grave is Jennifer Collins, who I am assuming was his sister?. (Dec 14, 1985 to May 31, 1986). If you make a memorial for her, I will be glad to add photos.
Added by Betse Barhorst OKeefe on Oct 15, 2015 3:33 PM
Betse Barhorst OKeefe
I added photos to your request for Dorothy Hursey. She is buried with her husband, Eugene. If you create a memorial for him, I will be glad to add photos.
Added by Betse Barhorst OKeefe on Oct 15, 2015 3:30 PM
David Forcade
RE: Andrew Waymire in Preble County
The only one I know of without a confirmed cemetery is

Frederick Waymire Jr.
Born Mar 15, 1789 in Randolph County, North Carolina
Died 1822 in Preble County, Ohio

I don't know which cemetery he might be in. Several of the family have thus far been found in Westfield Cemetery in Camden, Fairhaven Cemetery, and Lower Lewisville Cemetery in Lewisville, but I couldn't say of those or any other Preble County cemeteries he might have been buried in. It would certainly be a good find if you were to have come across it somewhere.

Thank you so much for all you've already done and good luck with all you will no doubt continue to do.

God Bless
David Forcade
Added by David Forcade on Oct 02, 2015 4:38 AM
David Forcade
Andrew Waymire in Preble County
I am so excited that you found the gravestone for Andrew. Buried for so long and now back to be seen. It looked very good and properly placed now. Did you do the digging, cleaning, and restoring of it?

I know of several ancestors noted as buried in Preble County. Maybe you will stumble across others as you continue your mission...

God Bless
David Forcade
Added by David Forcade on Sep 25, 2015 10:55 AM
Marcia McClure Sugumele
Philip Wagner Grave
Can you provide a transcription of the stone for
# 85972100?
Added by Marcia McClure Sugumele on Sep 23, 2015 3:23 PM
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Looking for the grave of James Hines ( Hynes, Hinds Hienes)

Born 1819 died between 1870-1880.
He married Malinda Walker in 1840 in Randolph Co, IN.
They had lived in Preble and Butler co, area. James made muzzle loading rifles and had a shop in Gratis.

They had 10 Childrem. Most of them are buried in Somerville and Springlawn.
He was a brother to my ggg grandmother Christiann Hines Law

Added by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2015 9:43 AM
Rhonda Burgess Warren
133948291 and 133948241 to me Rhonda W # 47858504 Please. So I may edit.
Added by Rhonda Burgess Warren on Aug 11, 2015 7:33 PM
Carol M.
Louisa Powers. I see that you now manage this memorial. Do you know anything else about her? Are you related to her? I am trying to find a Louisa Powers who is the daughter of Rebecca Law-Powers and a ? Powers. I don't know if this is her or not. And I don't know if they had any other children. Thank you!
Added by Carol M. on Aug 09, 2015 9:48 PM
Dolores Alter
Joseph B Alter
Dear History Buff
Thank you for providing a picture of my husbands Great Great Great Grandfather's headstone, via Find a Grave. It is not likely that we will be able to visit Ill in our life time! But the magic of the computer has allowed us to see it without traveling!

I am wondering where you found the photo of Joseph Benjamin Alter that was posted along with the headstone? I have not been able to find any living family that can give me any additional information about JB and if you have a contact, I would sure like to communicate with them.

Please contact me at I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for all your efforts.

Dolores Alter
Added by Dolores Alter on Aug 07, 2015 4:12 PM
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