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Laurie H (#46631609)
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Bio Photo I am the current cemetery sexton of two Medina County Ohio cemeteries. These include Seville's Mound Hill Cemetery and Guilford Township's River Styx Cemetery. I would to thank everyone who contributes their time, energy and resources to make this site possible.

Visitors to Mound Hill & River Styx often inquire about the number of cemetery interments. For many years the commonly accepted number was derived from a list compiled from the records of sextons and caretakers. The exact number of the graves was not certain due to deterioration of many original wooden grave markers, as well as damaged records and incomplete lists. However, in recent years, studies have been conducted which indicate there were more burials in these cemeteries than the number previously mentioned.

Beginning in 2007, cemetery interment records, dating from 1867 (Mound Hill), 1907 (River Styx), along with vital information obtained from death certs, family registries, historical works, military records, census reports, and the Social Security Administration was compiled. These more complete records have been entered into a data base.

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I welcome your enquiries, additions and corrections. Please note that my business email was out-of-service from May 20-June 18, 2013. Therefore I was unable to receive or process your requests during that time.
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Anonymous II
Alfred Simsa site
I have a question. When I do an edit, then realize I left out info, how do I delete the first one to keep from catching .... on the site for Alfred Simsa I put in his wife's name. Then realized I had his parents names as well so I did a second one. Can you tell me how to handle a situation like this and can you "fix" the info for Alfred please. He was married to my Dad's first cousin. Hilda
Added by Anonymous II on Jun 13, 2014 5:07 PM
Zella
Frances Barton Schellin
Ran across something interesting while working on Sec. 26a at Glendale and doing a bit of research on Henry Schellin. On 14 Sept. 1915, Frances Ball, d/o Isaac N. and Alice Hottinger Barton, married Birten Ball, of McClure, Henry Co., Ohio, son of John and Ruth Hunter Ball. Frances was listed as having one previous marriage, and was divorced. So it looks like she divorced the first Mr. Ball, and married possibly his cousin. I could not locate her marriage to Schellin, which would have shed light on what happened to the second Mr. Ball. Henry Schellin, interestingly enough, is buried beside her, although I believe his grave is unmarked. He too had three marriages, and I suspect his second ended in divorce, as I could not locate the second wife dying.

I have added Henry and linked him to Frances.
Added by Zella on Jun 02, 2014 6:47 PM
Jeanette1959
RE: Willard W. Wells
Thank you for your extra time! I appreciate it.
Jeanette Wells Schmalzbauer
St. Paul, Minnesota
Added by Jeanette1959 on May 15, 2014 11:12 AM
Brklyn Bridge
RE: Maggie Odgen
Thanks for your note. I'll contact the owner.

BB
Added by Brklyn Bridge on May 14, 2014 6:20 AM
Etoile of NE Ohio
Darell Lional Taylor
Thank you for the transfer :-)
Added by Etoile of NE Ohio on May 09, 2014 11:08 AM
Kevin Marken
Harry George Halliwell
Laurie,

My Grandpa was a Custodian at Westfield Insurance, he had worked there as his last job after the Boxboard sometime but up until 1975, a year before he passed away.

I am guessing we are cousins, my Mom, Joann Halliwell - Marken was Grandpa's daughter.

I want to tell you how it is a privilege and an honor to be your cousin too, the work you went through to compile the history of the family is remarkable, thank you.
Added by Kevin Marken on Dec 23, 2013 9:13 AM
Linda
Joshua Franklin Shank
Laurie,
I was wondering if you know who posted the information on web grave for Joshua Shank. I would like to confirm the names of his parents listed. I do know Catherine Hoff (correct spelling) was his mother. I want to conform Samuel since we can't find a marriage certificate for them. Thank you
Added by Linda on Nov 07, 2013 12:15 PM
Debra Werkheiser-Kemmerer
Flowers and comments
Hello...
You leave the nicest quotes and sayings with the flowers you post.
Just wanted to tell you.
Deb
Added by Debra Werkheiser-Kemmerer on Nov 06, 2013 9:14 PM
Beth Devin Marsau
Devin Graves at Mound Hill
Oh Laurie, I'm happy that you have located and posted the Devin family graves at Mound Hill Cemetery! Michael was a brother of my ancestor and I've been wanting to learn more about this family, so hopefully will connect with some other family members here. Thank you so much!
Added by Beth Devin Marsau on Sep 24, 2013 5:30 PM
David (Ralston) Chappell
John H. Halliwill Site
I just wanted to say a few words thanking you for your tireless work in gathering all the information about all those that have gone before us. I have learned a great deal from the information, about my family. I will be forever grateful. I am a sponser of my biological Father's grave ( Herbert Dale Ralston) E. Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland Ohio. I contribute what I can. Thank yo so very much for your work and caring.

David C. Chappell
hickoryflaat@roadrunner.com
Added by David (Ralston) Chappell on Aug 12, 2013 7:37 PM
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