Marion Township Cemeteries
Organized in August 1835
- St. John's
- St. Joseph
- St. Paul
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Hoagland and Poe are the main towns in rural Marion Township.
The Allen County Genealogical Society has a name only index to all county cemeteries through the 1980's publishing date. Check the Allen County Lookup page for a volunteer willing to do lookups from the cemetery books, which are published and for sale by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana.
The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR, (National Society Daughter's of the American Revolution) Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project contains transcribed names from the DAR readings in 1932 and ACGSI readings in the 1980's and will eventually have photographs of all tombstones in all Allen County, Indiana cemeteries.
Find-A-Grave may have names, dates, similar tombstone photos, some newspaper obituaries and occasionally additional family information. Obituaries can be found in the Genealogy Center Obituary Index where volunteers will find, photocopy and mail the copies when ordered for a small copying fee. Recent obituaries will often be found online on the Funeral Home web sites or within one year of publication on the local Fort Wayne newspapers Legacy.com site.
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Township Trustees are responsible for cemetery maintenance. The Allen County, Indiana government web site has a list of Township Trustees and their contact information. Links to Indiana State laws related to county and township cemeteries are found on our Cemetery page.
Rural cemetery located on the south side near 10000 Hoagland Road, between Brunson and Minnick Roads, or ½ mile west of Hoagland
Rural cemetery located on the south side near 17240 Winchester Road, approximately ½ mile north of the Marion Center Road
Rural cemetery located on the west side of Marion Center Road, approximately one half mile south of the Maples, Wayne Trace, Adams Center, Marion Center Roads intersection
Rural cemetery located at 9909 Wayne Trace at Emanuel Road
Was located on the Emanuel Road ¼ mile north of the Hoagland Road. Plowed field on the Oscar Werling farm. Tombstones are missing. No longer exists. If you know anything about this cemetery please let us know.
Was located at the Minnick Road, just north of the Adams County line. (Fore-runner of Saint John's of Adams County). Burials were removed to Saint John, Bingen. Adams Co.
Rural cemetery located along the east bank of the Saint Mary's River, off the Marion Center Road, Poe, Indiana
Rural cemetery located on the east side of Winchester Road, on the south edge of Poe
Rural cemetery located on the south side near 9330 Wayne Trace in the woods off the road, ½ mile west of Soest Emmanuel.
The church property was purchased on February 1, 1852 and recorded on February 11, 1852, Allen County Deed Record O, pages 624-625. The church records also began in 1852, and state that they changed from a Lutheran congregation to a Reformed-Lutheran congregation in 1872, when they split away from Emmanuel Lutheran, Soest, after merging with St. Paul Lutheran, Marion Township, to become Emmanuel Lutheran in 1871. The last recorded event in the church records was in 1907. Not in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.0006 Longitude 85.0467. Indiana Genealogical Society of Indiana has an online index.
Rural cemetery located near 11400 Decatur Road, old U.S. 27 south, between Thompson and Benzinger Roads, south of I-469, near Bostick Road
Rural cemetery located on the south side of Thompson Road, on the south side of US 469. It is at the dead end of Thompson Road a half mile from the intersection of Marion Center Road and Thompson Road, about 500' off the road
Rural cemetery located on the north side of 4016 Thompson Road, ¼ mile east of U.S. 27, about 500' off the north side of the road in a small wooded area in the middle of a field
See Poe Cemetery, the town and cemetery were originally named for William Essig who is buried here with his family. He donated land for the original church and cemetery. There is a badly eroded concrete memorial that originally contained words probably commemorating the family and their land donations. If anyone knows the original words on the stone or has a photograph please contact Stan Follis