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Goshen in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

West Goshen Cemetery

 
 
West Goshen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2014
1. West Goshen Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Settler John Cripe who died in 1841 is believed to be the first burial at West Goshen. The site was purchased and used by the German Baptist Church beginning in 1859. The cemetery was ceded to the City of Goshen in 1975.
 
Location. 41° 34.758′ N, 85° 51.103′ W. Marker is in Goshen, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker is on Berkey Avenue west of Dewey Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located behind the West Goshen Church of the Brethren; the above directions are to the driveway entrance that leads to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Goshen IN 46526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Stone Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Millrace Hydraulic Canal - Hawks Electric Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shanklin Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Wayne Street Bridge (approx. one mile away); Howard W. Hawks (approx. one mile away); The Historic Goshen Police Booth (approx. one mile away); Elkhart County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); The Old Goshen High School (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Goshen.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Driveway Leading to West Goshen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2014
2. Driveway Leading to West Goshen Cemetery
Marker is at entrance to cemetery
Southeast Part of West Goshen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2014
3. Southeast Part of West Goshen Cemetery
View to the southeast
Northern Part of West Goshen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2014
4. Northern Part of West Goshen Cemetery
View to the north
Burial Headstones of Daniel and Magdalena Cripe image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2014
5. Burial Headstones of Daniel and Magdalena Cripe
On the back of the more recent headstone is the following inscription:

     Elder Daniel Cripe was the first Brethren minister and father of the Brethren Churches of northern Indiana.
     He established his new home in 1829 on the site of Goshen College after moving from near Dayton, Ohio.
     After constructing a wooden plow tradition says he was the first white settler to plow a furrow on the Elkhart Prairie.
          You Reap What You Sow
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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