Emanuel's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Heits Church)
The first record of this congregation appears in Carroll Co. Deed Vol. 26, pages 450 and 451. Dated 10 May 1834, John and Elizabeth Heits deeded for $1.00 to John Wall, trustee of the Evangelical Lutheran; John Best, trustee of the German Reformed; and James Hicks, trustee of the Presbyterian congregation, land for a meeting house to be jointly owned and occupied by the said three congregations as a house of worship. It was located in the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of Section 15 in Township 16 (Rose), Range 7.
The church was torn down and the lumber sold around 1933. The Heits Cemetery is all that remains at this location.
The Heits cemetery is located about one mile west of the junction of Halo and Bark Road. If traveling north on Bark, it is necessary to turn left onto Halo and go due west. If traveling south on Bark road, pass the first sign for Halo Road which goes due east and continue until the second sign designates Halo and turn right and go due west. The cemetery sits on a hill top and is not visible from Halo Road. Turn to the right or due north at the first road after leaving Bark Road and drive a short distance to the top of the hill. The road continues as a lane for the property owner. There is a parking area at the entrance to the cemetery. The cemetery is situated on a one acre plot in Section 15 of Rose Township. Early burials date back to the 1830‟s. A veteran of the War of 1812, Adam Beamer, is buried in the cemetery, as well as four Civil War veterans, Columbus Cooper, George Dayhuff, U. P. Dayhuff, and Daniel Little. In 1901 a military burial was made in the church cemetery. A horse drawn hearse made the journey from Magnolia, six miles away, to the church carrying the body of Cooper K. Downes, a Spanish-American War Veteran. The cemetery is under the care of the Rose Township Trustees and burials are still made in the cemetery.
info from www.carrollcountyohio.com - Final Rose Tp History
GPS Coordinates: 40.5942, -81.245
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #41355
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