Minster in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Location. 40° 23.081′ N, 84° 22.854′ W. Marker is in Minster, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker can be reached from East 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the cemetery near the historic small chapel. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crescent Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Minster's Origins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Log Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (was approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fort Loramie Veterans Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greene Ville Treaty Line (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minster.
Regarding Cholera Marker. "Cholera of 1833
In the summer of 1833 the first attack of the Asiatic cholera visited this territory and although it was
Cholera of 1849
The year of 1849 will ever be remembered in the history of Minster. The cholera epidemic swept over the entire country, taking thousands of lives. In some cases whole families were carried away within a week.
The plague descended upon the people of Minster in the latter part of June. During the months of July and August the people died so rapidly that the bodies were collected twice each day and buried in four tiers in two trenches each seven feet wide on the west portion of the cemetery. No funeral arrangements, no religious service, no weeping relatives to follow, just wrapped in a plain shroud, placed in a crude wooden box and taken by some surviving friend to the last resting place.
The neighbors would then burn all personal effects in hopes of halting the disease. Any surviving children were taken in by the nearest friend or relative and raised as their own. Thru this, original family names of
On the maintenance building is a unique metal engraved plaque showing grave locations in the cemetery including the trenches where cholera victims were buried 4 deep in long rows.
— Submitted December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters •
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