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Near Cridersville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mary Shafer

 
 
Mary Shafer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
1. Mary Shafer Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam

Mary Shafer
1814 1837


First person
to be buried in this cemetery.

Carried by eight men on poles
through woods and swamps
and laid to rest at this place.

 
Location. 40° 40.025′ N, 84° 9.346′ W. Marker is near Cridersville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on West Hume Road half a mile west of Shawnee Road. Touch for map. Located in the old section of the St. Mathews cemetery, on the east side near the woods/ravine. The church is back a long drive from Hume Road (between Shawnee Road and Beeler Road) and the old section is on your right as you enter. (This was also part of the route of the old Quilna Trail blazed for the settlers by Quilna, the Shawnee Indian.). Marker is in this post office area: Lima OH 45806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Pond Reservoir Cridersville's Great Fire of 1918 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Johnny Appleseed Tree (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shawnee Council House (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Shawnee Council House
Mary Shafer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. Mary Shafer Marker
This appears to perhaps be her original stone.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); In Memory of Chief P-H-T and the Hawg Creek Shawnee (approx. 2.4 miles away); Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Solar Refinery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Shawnee Indian Reservation / U.S. Military Reserve (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Mary Shafer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Mary Shafer Marker
It appears that her original stone may have been attached to the backside of the newer marker at some point!
Mary Shafer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
4. Mary Shafer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on December 4, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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