WARREN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Cemetery Restoration Workshops

    OUR NEXT CEMETERY RESTORATION WORKSHOP - TBA/April 2019


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All-day workshops are held in the cemetery. In the afternoon attendees will have the opportunity for some hands-on training.

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Workshops are conducted by Walt & Micki Walters of Graveyard Groomer, preeminent graveyard restoration experts from Connersville, Indiana.
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    PREVIOUS CEMETERY RESTORATION WORKSHOPS

The Zoar Methodist Red Lion Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
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The Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Harlan Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
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The Springboro Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
The Springboro Cemetery Association was established in 1865, when the association purchased a 2-1/2 acre parcel from the Associates Reformed Church
which had used the site as a burial place from an early date until 1857. See the Springboro Cemetery website for even more history.
The Springboro Cemetery

The Caesars Creek Cemetery, Wayne Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
The Caesars Creek Monthly Meeting House is located northeast of Waynesville on the New Burlington Road and overlooks the valley that is now the north end
of the Caesars Creek Reservoir. The road to New Burlington was flooded in 1971, by the reservoir as was the village of New Burlington over off SR-380.
(See:
New Burlington, Ohio: When A Town Dies - John Harlan Pickin, A History

The Clear Creek Chapel Cemetery, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
Locally known as the Null Cemetery, on Red Lion-Five Points Rd, Springboro, Warren Co, Ohio. The Null family were the first settlers
of Springboro as evidenced by the Null cabin on the southern ridge overlooking the Clear Creek Valley.
The 2013, Blinn Family Restoration Project

Dicks Creek Cemetery, Franklin Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
Dicks Creek Cemetery, one of the oldest surviving cemeteries in Warren County, is the final resting place for many
of the original settlers in the Blue Ball area. It was established in 1810 when Joseph Parks and his son, Robert,
donated a parcel of ground on Union Road for a church and an acre of ground adjacent to it for a cemetery.
Revolutionary War Veteran, Joseph Parks who died 12 Apr 1814, is the 1st known burial in the cemetery.

The Dicks Creek Cemetery is located just south of Middletown's Atrium Medical Center

The Lebanon Pioneer Cemetery, Lebanon, Turtlecreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio.
The north half was originally the Baptist Graveyard. The south half was originally the Methodist Graveyard
Beers 1882, History of Warren County contains the following comments: "What is known as the Methodist Graveyard, which
adjoins the Baptist burying-ground on the south, does not seem to have been used as such until about 1820. There is now no line
marking the boundary between the two yards, both being within the same inclosure, and the whole comprises a square within
the corporate limits of Lebanon. Although some of the remains have been removed to the new cemetery, the grounds are still
kept in good preservation, and no steps have as yet been taken for their abandonment as graveyards."

The Crosson Cemetery, Harlan Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
The Crosson Cemetery is northwest of the village of Butlerville on the south side of Roachester-Cozzadale Rd (TR52) north of Morrow-Rossburg Road (CR27)
Of the Crosson Cemetery, Beers 1882 History of Warren County says, "William Crosson died on April 3, 1879, in the eighty-fourth year of his age, his wife
having departed this life in 1874, at the age of nearly seventy-five years. They lie in the cemetery given by him to the public near his old home. "
   Link to Crosson Cemetery Clinic - Pictorial

The Springboro Universalist Cemetery, Springboro, Clearcreek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio
    Works needs to be done, Summer 2013. Let us know if you or your group is interested in helping out.
We especially need people with an artistic touch to color the mortar and then mortar the cracks still remaining after the stones are epoxied together.

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Over two hundred people have attended these clinics. where detailed and proper
restoration techniques have been taught. As a result, many area cemeteries are being
resurrected, correctly. More are in need of attention.

Trained volunteers are wanted!


Sign up for our next workshop for the upcoming all-day, in-cemetery workshop.
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Comments from attendees of previous workshops:

"The cemetery restoration clinic was one of the best sessions that I have ever attended. It was an eye-opening experience on what should and
should not be done to protect, repair and preserve the gravestones in our historic cemeteries. I'm ready to sign up when you have another clinic."

"What a wonderful project! A great effort to preserve history and to share knowledge. Mr. Walter's presented a wonderful clinic and has inspired us
to become active in the preservation of our own ancestral cemeteries."

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Pictured below are a few of the stones we have since restored.

stones

In the Springboro Universalist Cemetery, “The Twins” stone had deteriorated to the point where we had
a very difficult time deciphering the information: Sarah Johnson and Sarah Rees. Were they siblings?

We hope to apply new digital imaging techinques to make reading similarly, seriously deteriorated markers much easier!

obelisks

Above, on the right, the obelisk for Dr. Patton's wife, Emeline, weighing close to a ton, lies on the ground in pieces. With the
use of a hoist Emeline Patton's obelisk and Lydia Munger's obelisk in the background are now back as they were originally!

Below, "Little Willie's stone received some cleaning, was repaired and is standing in it's proper place.

littlewillie

“Willie” Lipp (1858-1860) was the son of C.I. and I.A. Lipp of Springboro, Warren, Ohio.

This small, marble gravemarker is ornately carved, and, sadly, was two pieces. However, the break was fairly clean
and repair was not be too difficult. Its slotbase still marked the grave in front of the large pin oak.

This page was last update November, 2018.