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Bowling Green in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wood County Home Cemetery

 
 
Wood County Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2021
1. Wood County Home Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Ohio State Board of Charities instructed county infirmaries to set aside a portion of land for a pauper cemetery. In 2019, the Wood County Museum dedicated a monument noting 252 confirmed burials in the Wood County Home Cemetery.

Interments primarily occurred under the supervision of former Superintendents Edwin Farmer (1878-1904) and Frank Brandeberry (1904-1949) with the last funeral occurring sometime in the mid 1940s.

Unfortunately, a map noting the dimensions of the cemetery and one specific master list noting burials does not exist. Information about the people listed on the monument was collected from several sources including infirmary ledger books and journals, death certificates, obituaries, and applications for relief. Additional information related to burials continues to be identified because advancements in technology allow researchers to investigate digitized newspapers with greater accuracy.

The following are confirmed burials identified since the dedication of the cemetery monument:

Alexander Agnews • John Burkett • William Downs • George "Charley"
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• Ensminger • John "Jack” Gill • John Johnson • John Kern • Margaret Kestler • Amelia Kinnaman • Fred Lew • Mazie McDonald (3 year old child) Conrad Straub • Ketruah/Electa Robinson • Washington Robinson • Bert Smith
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public Work.
 
Location. 41° 20.988′ N, 83° 37.128′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is on County Home Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green OH 43402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cattle Barn, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Corn Crib & Tool Shed, 1872 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chicken Coop, Wash House, and Wood Shed, 1873 (about 500 feet away); Cisterns, Ponds, and Privies (about 500 feet away); Ice House, 1905 (about 500 feet away); Boiler House, 1898 (about 600 feet away); Gas Plant, 1906 (about 600 feet away); Wood County Museum (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
Wood County Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2021
2. Wood County Home Cemetery Marker
Wood County Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2021
3. Wood County Home Cemetery Marker
Wood County Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2021
4. Wood County Home Cemetery Marker
Wood County Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 12, 2021
5. Wood County Home Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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