Jefferson Township Cemeteries

Organized in 1840

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Part of New Haven straddles over the western line from Adams Township as the major town in rural Jefferson 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 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.

Doyle Cemetery

Was located on the north side of U.S. 30, east of the Doyle Road. No longer exists and records have disappeared. If you know what happened to this rural cemetery please let us know.

Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Rural cemetery, north side of 11800 Edgerton Road, between Linden and Doyle Roads

Still in use. East of New Haven between I-469 and Doyle Road, about a half mile west of Doyle Road on Edgerton Road, about a mile north of Dawkins Road / Lincoln Highway, a mile east of I-469. WHITNEY Family Cemetery appears to be across the Road. The Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven, Adams Township has records of burials which date to 1853-1855. IN DNR Latitude 41.0786 Longitude 84.9869.

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Maples Cemetery

Rural cemetery, located on private property in the middle of a farm field by a tree, south of Maples, on east side of Franke Road. Permission must be asked to gain access to this cemetery.

Earliest date September 11, 1861. Some removed to Wiltsy Cemetery, Antwerp, Ohio. Records no longer exist. Abandoned.

Platt Cemetery

Rural cemetery no longer exists. Was located on the Jacob Platt farm at the corner of Snyder and Paulding Roads. There were about 25-30 burials at one time. This cemetery was abandoned in the 1930’s. Earliest tombstone was 1823. If you know what happened to the tombstones and burials let us know.

Saint Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery - New

Rural cemetery, 15351 Lincoln Highway East, old U.S. 30, Besancon, near the Berthaud Road, about ¼ mile west of the church.

Earliest date approximately 1930. Still in use. IN DNR Latitude 41.0511 Longitude 84.9425.

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Saint Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery - Old

Rural cemtery, 15601 Lincoln Highway E, old U.S. 30, Besancon, adjacent to the church.

The church has been extended over part of the cemetery. Early French and German settlers. Also known as "New France". IN DNR Latitude 41.0511 Longitude 84.9375.

WHITNEY Family Cemetery

Rural cemetery on south side of Edgerton Road, between Linden and Doyle Roads. Southeast across from the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery on private property.

Earliest date 1838. Records destroyed by fire. IN DNR Latitude 41.00778 Longitude 84.9861 puts it in the middle of a plowed field west of Maples so is wrong.

Unknown Cemetery

Located near Snyder and Paulding Roads. Early settlers. This rural cemetery was described in a farm deed. No longer exists. No markers remain. NSDAR lists this location as the Jacob Platt Farm Cemetery.

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