I am decedent of the Spencer County, Indiana Stateler family and am in the process of reconstructing their history for a book to keep (not for profit, purely for personal interest). I live a few miles from the Stateler Cemetery and am working on cleaning up the cemetery and documenting all of the headstones that remain there. From what we know, many of these stones have been moved, buried, broken, and a number of them possibly permanently lost.
Went out to the cemetery today and discovered NINE new headstones we didn't know about that were hidden under the weeds and a few were entirely buried in the dirt. We found them by probing with a pitch fork until we heard CLANG!!! Pictures will be up soon. Unfortunately, a number of them are a small marker with initials that could belong to a number of people but I believe they were the children of Keziah and Jacob Stateler. Definitely a productive afternoon!
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