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The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Here the pioneer founders of the congregation built a log church in 1832. In this place they laid to rest their dead from 1832 until 1900. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
 
Location. 40° 22.322′ N, 84° 10.237′ W. Marker is in Anna, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Wapakoneta-Sidney Road (County Route 25A) and Harmon Road, on the right when traveling south on Wapakoneta-Sidney Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anna OH 45302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John W. Carey (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lois Lenski (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wenger One Room School (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rumley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Port Jefferson School Bell (approx. 5 miles away); Korn Field Airport (approx. 5 miles away); Sidney Fire Bell (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
 
More about this marker. This is an interesting location as the north boundary of the cemetery is exactly on the Greenville Treaty Line. If you look at an aerial/satellite view you can see the road to the east that laid on the line, and the line (no road) extending
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By Joan Shoffner
2. The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery Marker
west, under the Honda engine plant, and on into Fort Loramie, where the line turned north to Fort Recovery.
 
Additional comments.
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Posted on a grave website is also this commentary, not verified as true.
"I wanted to let you know that, according to my dad, the St. Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery near Anna, OH was hit by an F4 tornado in the Palm Sunday outbreak of 1965 that hit Anna, Swanders, and Maplewood. My dad (elementary age at the time) lived in Swanders when the tornado went through. He said the cemetery was hit and the gravestones were scattered everywhere. The gravestones were lined up because no one knew where each stone went."
    — Submitted October 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shoffner
3. The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 134 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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