Indiana - Crossroads To Your Past! Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Ft. Wayne IN 46852-0507
Twitter logo Twitter   Facebook logo Facebook   Blogging logo Blog

Sign up for our FREE monthly e-mail alert

Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46852-0507

HOME | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | EVENTS | MEMBERSHIP | PROJECTS | PUBLICATIONS | RESEARCH | SITE INDEX DATABASES (FREE & MEMBERS-ONLY)
Members Only >> County Records >> FREE Databases

Index of First City Cemetery, Adams County, Indiana

Contributed by Jim Cox, Penny North & Margie Pearce

The cemetery is in American Legion Memorial Park on the east side of Winchester Street just south of the former Erie Railroad, in Decatur, Washington Township. According to a reading done by the DAR: "It is believed that a list of all grave stones was published in the Decatur Daily Democrat at the time the stones were removed from the graves and piled in a heap in the southeast corner of the park where they were placed after World War I when the cemetery was made into a park. This lists only those still in Memorial Park as of September 9, 1958."

NOTE: Some of the inscriptions in this reading were reportedly found on headstones that were made into sidewalks at the home of Mrs. William Wade Bedwell, 1203 N. Second St., Decatur, IN.

ABBREVIATIONS USED:
ch/o = child of
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
w/o = wife of

Last Name First Name Birth Death Inscriptions and Notes
AyersCatherine1814 3/15/1883  
AyersCatherine R8/28/1861 3/28/1864 d/o E & E Z
AyersElizabeth4/30/1823 1/2/1878 w/o D M
AyersHarvey W2/11/1808 1/11/1830  
BarnettJane10/30/1812 7/26/1884 w/o Henry
BoissenetPierre Paul5/26/1817 1/26/1869 from headstones made into sidewalks
BoydBertha 1877 d/o J & M
CoffeeBridget1788 3/26/1852 w/o Humphrey; from headstones made into sidewalks
CrabbDestenore 8/25/1846 d/o J & E
ElzeyRebecca I  w/o E - stone broken
JohnstonByron  s/o Samuel - stone broken
MeibersRosina1/20/1840 4/4/1853 d/o John & Christiana; from headstones made into sidewalks
RobisonAbraham  stone broken
SmithArthur E5/16/1865 9/11/1871 s/o JE & SM
SmithCatharina11/6/1800 6/14/1876 w/o Louis; from headstones made into sidewalks
ZimmermanEli  illegible
ZimmermanPolly (Steele)4/24/1803 3/21/1871 w/o Eli
[blank]Don1800 1869  



[HOME]   [ABOUT US]   [BLOG]   [BOARD OF DIRECTORS]   [CHAPTERS OF IGS]   [CIVIL WAR SOCIETY]
[CONFERENCE]   [CONTACT US]   [COUNTY GENEALOGISTS]   [EVENTS]   [MEMBERSHIP]
[MEMBERS ONLY - DATABASES] [PROJECTS]   [PUBLICATIONS]   [QUERIES]   [RESEARCH]   [SEMINAR]
[SHOP IGS]   [SITE INDEX]   [TERRITORIAL GUARD SOCIETY]


© 2017 Indiana Genealogical Society

Indiana Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507