Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Date: July 18, 2001
Cemetery: Wesleyan Cemetery
Street: 4003 Colerain Ave
County: Hamilton County
Nearby: Area of Cincinnati known as Northside.
Features: American Revolution Veterans
Land Type: Private
Oldest: Very early 1800's
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Yes
Records location: LDS has film. Many records missing.
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Police report: Yes
Problem: Restricted access
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Restoration: Planning stages
Contacted: The courts. Lots of research (see mentioned links) &
Letter writing started today. Corporation owned.
Total misuse of funds. Bodies have been "trashed" to allow new sales/burials.
Burials of American Revolutions vets are here. Lots of vets from all wars. Tons
of damage! Appears "mild" court cases of trustee. What was the office is now
sold. It's a real mess and we're forming an army to save it!
RECORDS - Wesleyan Burial Records on line (which this appears to be the
same as the published book). (Believe copied from LDS microfilm) ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/oh/hamilton/cemeteries/wesleyan/ ...
Additional details can be found here.
I am gaining support from anyone who cares. All I can say is contact Cincinnati
City Officials, as at this point (July 2001) no one will "claim" responsibility. Our
goal is to save, rehab & document! We've contacted many, including the
Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Historical Society
name: Donna M. St. Felix