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Jo Roth (#47886522)
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Bio Photo When weather and time permit, I like nothing better than to visit cemeteries, photographing grave markers and monuments. For the past 30 years on and off, I have researched extensively in Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio, and Kenton County in Kentucky.

Permission is granted to use my photos. I am more than happy to provide them and help other researchers however I can.

*If you are new to this site, please read the FAQs and follow the guidelines. Make sure you search before adding a listing, and never post a photo you do not have permission to use (such as from another site). Let's work together to eliminate duplicate listings and prevent copyright infringement. Keep fun!

Working with a small team of volunteers on the records for this cemetery. New memorials, images, and updates to current memorials are being added daily.

Our thanks to the wonderful volunteers who recorded the gravestones in June 1988: Mrs. Maxine Fisher, Ms. Beverly Hafemister, Mrs. Joan I. Hughes, Mrs. Mary H. Remler, Mrs. Alma A. Smith, Mrs. Nancy L. Stern, and Mrs. Margie Thomas. This information can be found in the Hamilton County Burial Records, Volume 2, Anderson Township Cemeteries 1800-1989 by The Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 175 pp., maps, surname index, 1990. They gave us a huge jumpstart to our project!

I am happy to transfer any listings which are not my family.

Spring Grove is incredibly beautiful and always a joy to visit, but it is also extremely large. Second in the nation only to Arlington National Cemetery, it has over 700 acres, of which 450 are developed and in use. There are roughly a quarter of a million burials there. Many of the Lots are family Lots and have a central monument surounded by individual markers for each person.

I hope you have visited their website at and used their Locate a Loved One page. You can search by name or location to access the burial records. These contain a wealth of information and are definitely worth a look. Expanding your search to include everybody in the same Lot is a great way to find other family members.

Good luck and let me know if I can be of any help.
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Anna (Alt) Giunta
Mary Parse Smith
Thanks Jo for the transfer.
Added by Anna (Alt) Giunta on Jun 10, 2017 4:37 AM
Kaycee Clark
RE: Frank Bowman
I am going back out to check again. I had some issues that made it very hard to walk. My achilles tend is not back to normal but like i said I will be going back to check.
Added by Kaycee Clark on Jun 10, 2017 12:33 AM
Anna (Alt) Giunta
Hi Jo, If not related to Mary Parse Smith, #131124299, would you please transfer to me, #46840084. If you are related, would love to chat more. Thanks for all your dedication and work on this project.
Added by Anna (Alt) Giunta on Jun 05, 2017 6:12 AM
I did the transfer. Take Care
Added by CCC on Mar 07, 2017 1:32 AM
#154240868 - Charlton Brain
Wow, this is a shocker! Can you provide me the sources? - I can understand the conjecture, but the information I had was that JCBrain and his mother were on the road around 1860-61, and in mid-1861, he was imprisoned and released in 1862. I will give this suggestion due consideration.
Added by Maclilus on Feb 10, 2017 7:58 PM
Anna (Alt) Giunta
Jo thanks so much for posting the unmarked graves in Flagg Spring. Years ago I had contacted the sexton and got no response. I believe this Mary Smith is my great aunt, but will research further to verify.
Added by Anna (Alt) Giunta on Feb 08, 2017 5:24 AM
Kaycee Clark
RE: Frank Bowman
Hi. I was wondering if Bowman could have or used a nickname or another name on his Headstone??
Added by Kaycee Clark on Jan 31, 2017 9:54 AM
Memorial# 162520210
Re: Brian in Laurel Grove
I don't have any info for this person. I got the name from City of Savannah's Burial Information System to make the memorial.
Added by CCC on Jan 26, 2017 2:30 AM
S Muhlberger
Daniel W Muhlberger
Many thanks for entering my father's information, and then transferring it to me! What a surprise to find this morning.

Keep up the great work. I think headstones are fascinating.

Added by S Muhlberger on Jan 09, 2017 1:58 PM
RE: Maud Garrett
Thnaks Jo.

A little background. In 1919 Maud Morganthaler married Burt Ellis Dean. Both were from Marion, and both had known one and other and they married after Dean returned from service during WW I. Dean, had PTSD, and the marriage was a rocky one. Finally, in 1934 Maud found work cleaning houses as Dean los another job, but Dean became obsessed with Maud's working. He started stalking her during the day, and became convinced that she was cheating on him. So while she was cleaning the apartment of Mr. Hoffman, while Hoffman had a visitor. Dean burst into the apartment, point his gun at Hoffman. Hoffman's guest, the wife of a friend who was dropping off paperwork for her husband who was at work. Dean shot her twice, Dean pointed the gun at his wife, fired and the bullet missed her, and bullet hit another building resident going up the fire escape with her groceries. Dean shot his wife, then he shot Hoffman, and left. Police found Dean's body at the house he and his wife rented, a hastily written suicide note that read "This is where this thing ends."

Of the four victims two died from their injuries. Hoffman died several days after the attck, and the neighbor died after her wounds left her paralyzed and an infection in the hospital killed her. The other woman in the apartment survived, however one arm was paralyzed in the attack. Maud recovered from the bullet to her hip. She left Marion, started over in Cincinnati and married Mr. Garrett, amd she found the hapiness that Dean tried to take from her.

So that is the story of Maud Garrett.
Added by SHaley on Jan 01, 2017 6:59 PM
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