Lafayette Township Cemeteries

Township was organized in 1846

Zanesville straddles the southern line into Wells County to the south as the main town in rural Lafayette Township.

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Albright Cemetery

Intersection of Winters, Coverdale and Indianapolis Roads, at Nine Mile

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German Evangelical Church members were sometimes called German Methodists or Albright's. The persons in this cemetery more than likely belonged to this sect. Earliest date 1855. Not in use. IN DNR Latitude 40.9747 Longitude 85.2256 are off slightly putting the cemetery in the Indianapolis, Road.

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Branstrator Family Cemetery

2008 Street View photo from Google Maps resembles photo on NSDAR page. More overgrown in recent Street View photos

Rural cemetery was on the south side of Lower Huntington Road, 0.2 mile east of Branstrator Road. NSDAR site said photos were taken in 2008, but cemetery was not found in 2009. Records from 1932 NSDAR readings and 1982 ACGSI readings. Some sources have it in Aboite Township.

Earliest date is March 17, 1837. Not in use.

Photos show only a few pieces of tombstones:

  1. 1860 plat map and 1878 plat map do NOT show a cemetery around the Branstrator land in Section 2 west of Fogwell land in Section 1 site of the Fogwell Cemetery.
  2. NSDAR photos taken in 2008, cemetery was no longer found in 2009.
  3. Find-A-Grave

SHAARD Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)

Indiana DNR (Department of Natural Resources) lists it in Lafayette Township. Latitude 41.0028 Longitude 85.2481 is slightly different from Google map Latitude 41.049211 and Longitude -85.232878.

  1. First burial 1837, most recent 1871, two stones
  2. Branstrator.pdf
  3. 02-43 survey form.pdf
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Indian Burial Ground

Was on the north side of Lower Huntington Road, east of the intersection of Lafayette Center Road. No markers. If you know anything about this cemetery please Contact Allen INGenWeb.

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Kelsey Family Cemetery

On the Aboite Road, between Hamilton and Yoder Roads.

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Cannot be seen from the road, stones are found on the east side of the road, back in woods, before you cross the creek. Earliest date 1847. Not in use. IN DNR Latitude 40.9403 Longitude 85.3176.

Cleaned in 2013 by an IPFW professor and her students ... working to breathe new life into (Kelsey) and other forgotten graveyards – for the sake of the living, if not the dead. IPFW class builds awareness by cleaning forgotten cemeteries by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel April 25, 2013.

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The first death in the township was that of Daniel Overly, in 1847. The burial was made on the land which was afterward bought by Henry S. Kelsey, the plot being reserved for a cemetery, which is still in use.

Copied from page 702 of the book The pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana : a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee River by Griswold, B. J. (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927; Taylor, Samuel R., Mrs, Publication date: 1917 on

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Page updated: September 29, 2023