Wayne Township Cemeteries

Wayne Township was organized May 31, 1824

The city of Fort Wayne covers most of this mostly suburban township.

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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Crypt

Located below the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Cathedral Square at Calhoun, Jefferson, Lewis, and Clinton Streets.

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The cornerstone laid June 19, 1859, and dedicated December 8, 1860. The persons who have the right to burial in the Crypt are Bishops of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese.

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Discussed August 8, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group only visible to existing members on Facebook

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Cathedral Square Cemetery

Bounded by Calhoun, Jefferson, Lewis and Clinton Streets.

Almost the entire south half of the present cathedral square was used as a grave-yard. When the march of the future city began to encroach upon the cemetery, a great many of the remains were removed to sites more distant. When the new cathedral was begun, and later when excavations were made for library hall, wagon loads of bones were carted to grave-yards less disturbed by the stride of advancing life. It may interest some people to know that the remains of John B. Richardville, the whilom Canadian who became the famed Indian chief, were, however, not disinterred. They remained where they had been originally placed. The spot is just at the south edge of the cathedral, between the forward side door and the first buttress of the wall.

From page 413 of Volume 2 of the book Valley of the upper Maumee River, with historical account of Allen County and the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Publication date 1889 on Archive.org.

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In 1830-31 Father Stephen Badin assisted Catholics of the area in purchasing a large part of what is now known as Cathedral Square. In 1857, Father Benoit laid plans to build a Cathedral. The Cathedral was built over the site of the Miami Indian burial grounds. Richardville, Chief of the Miami Indian's, DAR marker is located here facing Calhoun Street. IN DNR Latitude 41.0756 Longitude 85.1367.

DAR page says All of the remains were removed from the Cathedral Square Cemetery and are now located in the Catholic Cemetery, Adams Township. It is not known for sure if Richardville's remains were moved. There is however a tombstone in the Catholic Cemetery in Adams Township. This stone is located in section B of the cemetery.

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Concordia Lutheran Cemetery

Old Lutheran Cemetery

Maumee Avenue entrance 2022 Street View photo from Google Maps

Entrance is around 1821 Maumee Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46803, records are at the New Concordia Cemetery Gardens office 5372 Lake Avenue. Most sources list the cemetery address as 1146 Grant Street which is shown on a small house on Google Maps Street View next to a gravel parking lot with no access to the cemetery visible on Google Maps Aerial View. The gravel parking lot is next to a business called Hometown Filter at 1927 Maumee Avenue in 2023. Entrances are on Maumee Avenue or East Washington Boulevard.

Started by St. Paul's Lutheran Congregation. Earliest date is 1834, possibly moved from another location when this cemetery opened up for internments in 1850. Still in use.

IN DNR Latitude 41.0771 Longitude 85.1131.

Go to: DAR transcriptions, ACPL Index, Find-A-Grave.

Allen INGenWeb Google map.

Early Public Burial Site - County Jail Site

1880

Messrs. Barr & McCorkle, proprietors of Fort Wayne, in making their appropriation of lands for public purposes, set apart a tract four rods square as a free place of burial, and for church purposes. [Brice, p. 294.] This tract was located west of the present site of the Jail, and immediately north of Water street. “ In subsequent years, Judge Hanna having purchased all the Barr & McCorkle claims here, and the lots donated, as in the foregoing, being laid off by Mr. Hanna as a part of the place for general building purposes, the dead of the graveyard were, in 1837, removed at public expense or by loved friends, to the general cemetery west of Fort Wayne,” on Broadway. [Brice, p. 294.] From page 101 of the book History of Allen County, Indiana, Publication date 1880, Publisher Kingman Brothers on Archive.org.

1889

Judge Archer was of Scotch-Irish descent, of the Protestant faith, a whig in politics, of intellectual and moral sturdiness, and many mourned his loss when he died at Fort Wayne in 1833. The Masons, to which order he belonged, buried him in the old grave yard where the county jail now stands. His remains and those of his wife, who was a native of one of the Carolinas, and some grandchildren were afterward removed to the Broadway cemetery, but now nothing remains to mark their resting place.

From page 35 of Volume 2 of the book Valley of the upper Maumee River, with historical account of Allen County and the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Publication date 1889 on Archive.org.

1917

Page 270, in 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 Archive.org.

More important than all other matters to come before the county commissioners in 1824, was the proposition of John T. Barr and John McCorkle, proprietors of the town plat which they had laid out in August. It included the offer to pay into the treasury of the county $500 cash, and to donate to the county "all of that oblong square piece of ground situate and being in the town of Fort Wayne aforesaid, and stained red on the plat of said town, as recorded in the recorder's office of Randolph county in said state [the present courthouse square] , which is granted as a public square, whereon public buildings for said county are to be erected, and bounded by Main, Court, Berry and Calhoun streets." The offer included also a lot at the northwest corner of the plat, four rods square, "for a church, to be of no particular denomination, but free to all," the unoccupied portion of which was to be used for a burial ground. In 1838 and 1839, Samuel Hanna, who purchased all of the unsold and unappropriated portion of the Barr and McCorkle holdings, arranged for the removal of the bodies of those buried in this cemetery to a new burial place (the present McCulloch park). The remains of one person, over-looked in the process of removing the bodies, were unearthed in April, 1916 — seventy-seven years after the cemetery had been abandoned. [Map of the Original Plat is shown on page 267]

 

DAR page says no longer exists. Was located where the county jail now stands at Clinton and Main Street. The burials were removed to Broadway Cemetery. Those bodies were then removed to Lindenwood Cemetery. IN DNR Latitude 41.0831 Longitude 85.1414.

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Fort Wayne Military Post Cemetery

1880

Page 101from the book History of Allen County, Indiana, Publication date 1880, Publisher Kingman Brothers on Archive.org.

GRAVEYARDS.

Immediately south of Wayne’s fort, what is now Taber’s Addition, was the burial place connected with the garrison, but was, also, a general burial place Another place of burial was at the northwest corner of Columbia and Clinton streets and immediately to the westward thereof.

1917

Page 212, NOTES ON CHAPTER XVII. in 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 Archive.org.

(3) Me-te-a died in Fort Wayne in 1827. The late Louis Peltier made the casket in which the body was buried. Peltier, who was born within the walls of the old fort, in 1815, conceived brush to grain the coffin.' " the idea of his life work while assisting to remove the skeletons of the fort soldiers from the military cemetery which was situated in the region of the "junction of the present Berry and Clay streets. This was while Mr. Peltier still was in his teens, and was engaged in learning the carpenter and cabinet- making trade with James Wilcox, whose shop was also the first under-taking establishment in Fort Wayne. In the beginning the undertaker was also the coffinmaker. The first person whose body Louis Peltier made the burial casket was Chief Me-te-a, whose tragic death was the result of taking - poison while conversing with friends in the silversmith shop of "Father" Be- quette. From the January (1880) issue of "The Casket," an undertakers' Jour-nal Published at Rochester, N. Y., the following interesting additional Infor-mation is taken:

"The coffine was of poplar and, as staing material was scarce at that time, Dr. Cushman furnished Venetian red. 'To gain the dark colr', said Mr. Petier, 'we burned oat straw and then secured General Tipton's whitewash brush to grain the coffin.'"

Soon after the burial of Me-te-a, Dr. Lewis G. Thompson had the body ex-humed in order to make an examination of the remains. "A noise was heard." says the late John W. Dawson, "which the company thought to be Indians: and. as they knew the savages were greatly hostile to such disinterments, they were at once panic stricken, and, quickly blowing out their lights, fled to the brush to await the denouement. False as the alarm proved to be. they were nevertheless suspicious of the nearness of danger. So, returning to the grave, they re-buried the body."

DAR page says no longer exists. Location of the Fort Wayne Post Cemetery is shown on early maps near the current intersection of Main and Lafayette Streets where one of the original forts is marked by a Wishing Well Memorial.

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Hertwig (Hartwig) Cemetery

DAR says a marker was once located on an alley, off Leith Street, between Harrison Street and Hoagland Avenue, with the above name. No information could be found regarding this in 1981. Google map puts near 344 W. Leith Street. If you know anything about this cemetery please Contact Allen INGenWeb.

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Lawton Place
aka Little Turtle Burial Site

634 Lawton Place in the Spy Run Neighborhood near the St. Joe River. See Little Turtle.

July 4, 2023 post by Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana on Facebook:

On this date in 1912, Chief Little Turtle's grave was discovered in present day Fort Wayne Indiana almost 100 years to the day of his death (July 14, 1812). A contractor building a house on what is present day Lawton Place near downtown, discovered a Miami grave that would be identified as the Chiefs (part of the identification came from the dress sword buried with the remains which was the dress sword President George Washington had given the Chief). That area of Fort Wayne was originally burial grounds for the city of Kekionga and eventually would become the farm of William Wells. Because William Wells was killed at Fort Dearborn (present day Chicago) in August of 1812 and his farm along with everything around fort Wayne would be burned in the Siege of Fort Wayne in August of 1812, Little Turtle's grave would be lost to history until this day.

 

Burial date 1812. See our information on Little Turtle Chief of the Miami Indians and Little Turtle on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. IN DNR Latitude 41.0914 Longitude 85.1323.

Go to: DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, or Google map

The local Historical Society placed two plaques at the site when it was made into a small park in 1959/60. See Little Turtle Memorial at City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation. Local WFFT TV posted UPDATE: Little Turtle Memorial Park August 13, 2014 on vandalism and maintenance issues.

Little Turtle Grave Site 634 Lawton Place is shown in this Street View photo from Google map with over 30 additional photos of various clarity showing the various signs and stones such as 1752-1812 historical society plaque, Meshekinnoquah (Chief Little Turtle) ARCH plaque, and SoundWalk app discussed below.

October 15, 2019 - SoundWalk officially released its first experience in FW at the Little Turtle Memorial! Download the app, bring headphones & visit the burial place of Chief Mihšihkinaahkwa. Hear the voices and stories of local people of the Miami Tribe and deepen your understanding of what it means to be from FW. Download link: www.soundwalkapp.com. Posted by SoundWalk on Facebook. See our SoundWalk section.

August 13, 2023 post by PBS Fort Wayne on Facebook:

We are excited to share that our Voices of the Myaamiaki SoundWalk Experience has reached full capacity! Thank you to all who have shown tremendous interest! For those who weren’t able to RSVP, the SoundWalk Experience is available on the app from any location. Along with that, the Experience will still be accessible at the Chief Little Turtle Memorial following today’s event! We thank you all for your support, see you soon!

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Little Turtle Grave posted March 22, 2021 by Friends of the Rivers on YouTube.
Dozens even hundreds of other Miami Indian burial sites were disturbed when houses were built in this neighborhood in the early 1900s.

Chief Little Turtle : Fort Wayne posted Aug 6, 2010 by TheSchaeferTeam on YouTube.

Page 315 shows a drawing of The LittleTurtles Grave in The pictorial field-book of the war of 1812; or, Illustrations, by pen and pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence by Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891, Publication date 1896 on Archive.org.

Page 177 shows Where Little Turtle is Buried in 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 Archive.org. His information is included in the discussion of Mrs. Angeline (Chapeteau) Peltier-Griswold.
Page 184 has a drawing captioned Above are shown a few of the scores of articles taken from Indian graves July 4, 1912, by Charles and Albert Loch- ner while excavating for the dwelling of Dr. George W. Gillie on Lawton Place. Jacob M. Stouder, the present owner of the collection, is firmly of the opinion that the sword is that given by Pres- ident Washington to Chief Little Turtle, and that some of the specimens here ehown are from the chieftain's grave.

Page 190 THE LITTLE TURTLE TABLET. A small tablet marked "Little Turtle, 1751-1812" was placed by Jacob M. Stouder In the rear of the residence property of Dr. George W. Gillie, No. 634 Lawton Place, to mark the spot where Chief Little Turtle is believed to have been buried.

  1. ACCOUNT BY J. M. STOUDER. July 4, 1912, will hereafter be memorable to the citizens of Fort Wayne and Allen county. On that day Albert and Charles Loch ner uncovered the grave of Little Turtle, the great Miami war chief. The brothers had contracted to build a house for Dr. George W. Gillie on Lawton place, and in digging the cellar uncovered several Indian graves. Noticing that whatever was in the graves was appropriated by the laborers, the contractors called off the crew and with the assistance of Dr. George W. Gillie dug the drain in which the grave of Little Turtle was found. The finders had no idea of the identity of the body. The skull was carefully kept and presented to Dr. M. W. Ivins, dentist at 1118 Rivermet avenue, who had requested the Lochner brothers to save a good specimen for him. The balance of the remains were scattered and carried away by the curious as mementos. Copied from 3-page article Stouder, J. M. (1912). The Grave of Little Turtle, The Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History, Vol. 8, No. 3 (SEPTEMBER, 1912), pp. 119-121 (3 pages) Published by: Indiana University Press at jstor.org. Also at Indiana Magazine of History. Retrieved from Stouder, J. M. (1912). The Grave of Little Turtle. Indiana Magazine of History. Volume 8, Issue 3, September 1912. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/5813. At Indiana Magazine of History journal in the archives at Indiana University Scholarworks. Discussed in an April 29, 2022 post with photos of local historical markers on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook.
  2. His burial location has generated controversy as BURIED CONCERNS City's treatment of Miamis' grave sites, remains traces century of evolving thought by Charlie Savage published August 16, 2020 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See our Indians - Native Americans of Allen County, Indiana page and Anthony Wayne page for more information.
  3. Memorial plaques on Lawton Place Little Turtle Site-Lawton Place Cemetery from Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter NSDAR.
  4. In 1801 Little Turtle met President Thomas Jefferson. See Conference with Little Turtle editorial note in the Jefferson Papers at The National Archives.
  5. Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne has nice photo of his burial site memorial stone.
  6. The last of the Miamis book published in 1935 by Winger, Otho, 1877-1946
  7. Little Turtle's famed battle humbled U.S. forces by Michael Hawfield published October 20, 1990 in Cityscapes from the archives of The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  8. Remembering Little Turtleby Nancy McCammon-Hansen with photo album posted July 5, 2012 in the History Center Notes & Queries blog Remembering Little Turtle showing some Little Turtle Artifacts found July 4, 1912 on Facebook, The Man Little Turtle published July 12, 2012 by Nancy McCammon-Hansen, Some Final Thoughts on Little Turtle published July 13, 2012 by Nancy McCammon-Hansen, and Meshekinnoquah (Little Turtle) published June 20, 2013 by Tom Castaldi.
  9. Indiana at 200 (11): ‘Little Turtle’ Led in War and Peace published November 4, 2013 by Andrea Neal on Indiana Policy.org.
  10. Group works to realize tribute of Little Turtle by Rosa Salter Rodriguez published November 16, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  11. Little Turtle, An Indian Success In War And Peace by Scott S. Smith published December 15, 2014 on InvestorsBusinessDaily.com.
  12. Artwork's unusual past traced Preserving a painting on deer hide by Jamie Duffy published April 04, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.
  13. Little Turtle (Miami Chief) on indigenouspeople.net.
  14. Mark Krebs posted photos November 7, 2015 of the marker at his last home site in Whitley County near the De le Balme Revolutionary War maker.
  15. Photos and discussion April 2, 2017 and September 18, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group only visible to existing members on Facebook.
  16. Discussed April 2, 2013 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  17. Find-A-Grave page.
  18. Book Little Turtle, Chief of the Miami published in 1954 by staff of the Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County on Internet Archive.
  19. Indian Chiefs of the Miami Tribe September 23, 1906 newspaper article posted October 21, 2017 and later discussion October 22, 2017 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  20. The home of Little Turtle has several articles on Access Genealogy.com.
  21. More ‘buried concerns’: Losing graves has happened fairly frequently in Fort Wayne’s history by Joshua Schipper posted December 15, 2021 in Wikimedia Commons.org. Discusses Chief Little Turtle burial location, Johnny Appleseed and Archer Cemetery, the Broadway Cemetery now McCulloch Park, Chief Richardville burial location.
  22. An interesting advertising video showing local landmark markers and more called A Hallmark Moment in Fort Wayne History Today's episode features local history with the telling of Chief Little Turtle & The Battle of Kekionga. See where the battle occurred in modern day landmarks and how these events eventually led to Fort Wayne being established in 1794. Posted March 8, 2022 by Hallmark Home Mortgage-NMLS#53441 on Facebook.

 

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Fort Wayne Jewish
aka Orthodox Jewish Cemetery

5800 Old Decatur Road, between Paulding and Tillman Roads

Private. Founded 1912. Mostly Russian Jews. There is a section of Lindenwood Cemetery that has a Jewish section, mostly German Jews. IN DNR Latitude 41.0261 Longitude 85.1233.

Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery vandalized 55 gravestones knocked over by Ellie Bogue published February 2, 2016 on The News-Sentinel newspaper. Jewish Cemetery struck by vandals Sixty tombstones knocked over. One broken in half and destroyed. Several others severely damaged.  by Jeff Wiehe published February 3, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. Services donated to reset headstones vandalized at Fort Wayne Jewish Cemetery by News-Sentinel Staff published April 13, 2016 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Go to: DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, or Google map

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Prairie Grove Cemetery

Street View photo from Google Maps around 6000 Old Trail Road, near the intersection of the Bluffton Road next to the Prairie Grove Chapel.

Phone: 260.747.4070; Facebook page: Prairie Grove Chapel

The historical cemetery sign says Established 1833. Interesting to note the sign appears in Google Maps Street View in May 2019, but not in previous years July 2011, October 2008, or October 2007.

A line in the article History and Headstones: Celebrating Memorial Day by Nancy McCammon-Hansen May 22, 2012 in the History Center Notes & Queries blog states: If you go further into Waynedale, down Old Trail Road, you will come to Prairie Grove Cemetery, established in June 1874. Burials at this site, donated by Joseph and Catherine Mason, actually occurred as early as 1834. The chapel on the ground was built by the United Brethren Church in the 1850s and was served by circuit riders until 1901.

IN DNR Latitude 41.0269 Longitude 85.1711.

Go to: ACGSI Section Maps to find the exact location, ACPL Index, DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, or Allen INGenWeb Google map.

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

  1. Cemetery Registry page Site Info tab has the Time Period as 1837-present
  2. Prairie Grove.pdf five pages of maps
  3. 02-129 survey form.pdf Cemetery Registry Survey Form, Section 5 has Date of first burial as 1834
  1. Waynedale Cemetery, Kensington Boulevard area seeking ‘historic’ designations Kevin Leininger January 29, 2019 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.
  2. The Waynedale News.com has several online articles some with photos on this chapel and cemetery.
    1. 260-747-4070 is the phone number for the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association for additional lot number and burial information. The association was organized April 11, 1907 according to the Prarie Grove Church and Cemetery by Ed Noble published February 18, 2004 in the Looking Back at Waynedale History in The Waynedale News.com.
    2. Council OKs historic designation for Prairie Grove Chapel and Cemetery by Dave Gong published March 19, 2019 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.
    3. CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL published December 8, 2017.
    4. FIND YOUR NICHE IN PRAIRIE GROVE CEMETERY published November 22, 2013.
    5. PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL Janice (Hoke) Baber published July 22, 2009.
    6. PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL Janice (Hoke) Baber published December 3, 2008.
    7. PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL SEEKS HISTORIC DESIGNATION by Alex Cornwell published March 1, 2019

Was Prairie Grove Cemetery located in a former prairie? was the August 16, 2023 share by Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana on Facebook with comments by Janice (Hoke) Baber, who wrote about the cemetery in the Waynedale News articles listed above. References were made to early history books by Griswold and others. Prairie was found 22 times, "prairie grove" was found on page 462 and "prayer grove" for another church was found on page 464 of The pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana : a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee River Volume 1 by Griswold, B. J. (Bert Joseph), 1873-1927; Taylor, Samuel R., Mrs, Publication date: 1917 on Archive.org.

August 11, 2023 post by the Indiana Dunes National Park on Facebook:

🌻🌳🌾A "prairie grove" is an island of trees within a sea of prairie; a term and scene that was once much more common in the region.

October 17, 2023 post by The Waynedale News on Facebook:

Prairie Grove Chapel & Cemetery Receives Historic Preservation Award:

Mary Penrose Wayne Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will present the Historic Preservation Award to Prairie Grove Chapel and Cemetery Association on Wednesday, October 25th. . .

Continue reading: Prairie Grove Chapel & Cemetery Receives Historic Preservation Award

🌟 Celebrating Historic Preservation Month! 🌟 Join us in recognizing the remarkable work of the Prairie Grove Cemetery...

Posted by Fort Wayne Neighborhoods on Monday, May 20, 2024

Monday, May 20, 2024 post by Fort Wayne Neighborhoods on Facebook:

🌟 Celebrating Historic Preservation Month! 🌟

Join us in recognizing the remarkable work of the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association and their lead volunteer, Glenn Ellenberger.

After a devastating arson fire in 2008, the Prairie Grove Chapel was at a crossroads between rehabilitation and demolition. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of volunteers led by Glenn Ellenberger, the Association chose to restore and rehabilitate the Chapel.

It has been a years-long process, but their hard work has paid off. The Chapel has been restored to a better-than-before condition. The Association applied for local historic designation of the Chapel and cemetery to commemorate this achievement.

We are thrilled to announce that the Prairie Grove Chapel & Cemetery Local Historic District was approved by the Fort Wayne Historic Preservation Commission and the Fort Wayne City Council in 2019

This is a testament to the power of community and the importance of preserving our history. Congratulations to the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association and Glenn Ellenberger for their dedication to preserving our heritage! Thanks, Glenn 👏👏

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Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

2507 Engle Road

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Still in use. Forty acres purchased in August 1872, as a result of court action, closing the second cemetery located on Maple Avenue, near the Saint Mary's River. This is the third cemetery of the Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Congregation according to their St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery history WordPress blog. See Cemetery map and Plot Locations list of people buried here. History and Headstones: Celebrating Memorial Day in the May 22, 2012 History Center Notes & Queries blog. IN DNR Latitude 41.0433 Longitude 85.1733. They list over 3,885 names in their online Cemetery Directory.

Go to: ACPL Index, DAR tombstone photos, Find-A-Grave, or Google map

In the 20th century cemeteries used to have water spigots for watering plants. Lindenwood Cemetery used to have them too, have they been removed? See Plants page.
2024 water spigots in St. John's Luteran Cemetery

 

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