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Hot off the presses!  Another new publication from Lois Ann.

SELECTED COMPILATION OF CEMETERIES AND RELATED CHURCHES IN
ALLEN, BROWN, PATTERSON AND WABASH TOWNSHIPS

The following cemeteries are covered in Lois Ann's newest book: Webster Chapel Cemetery, Horschour Cemetery, Holsapple Cemetery, Shook Cemetery, Mendenhall Cemetery, Teacup Cemetery and Speelman Cemetery. The church histories included are Webster Chapel, Rossburg Methodist, Holsapple Church of Christ, Burkettsville Church of Christ, Union Sunday School, and Walnut Grove Christian. 266 pages with index.

WAYNE TOWNSHIP - FIRST TWO HUNDRED YEARS

Now available is the history of Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. In it  can be found the early histories of the communities of Frenchtown, Webster, and Versailles. Among this volume's 176 pages are the historical and anecdotal recollections of these communities' residents and businesses.

Wayne Township's past can be found in the pictures and maps included in this volume. Also contained in this book are the graduating seniors of the Versailles School District from 1990 to 2003, the 53 year history of Poultry Days, and listings of business people and incidents from Wayne Township's past.
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LUTHERAN HERITAGE OF NORTHERN DARKE COUNTY

The Lutheran church in northern Darke County Ohio had its roots well established by the mid 1830's. Thanks to the Napoleonic wars and the in fighting fought among the various German states, this part of Ohio received a large portion of its emigrant population from Germany. Many of the early settlers were German nationals who came to the United States to escape the war and economic ruin that plagued western Europe the first half of the 19 th century. Churches were established in around the communities of Covington, Versailles, North Star, Webster and Willowdell to minister to the German Lutheran settlers.

Now the histories and cemetery listings are available in a softbound limited edition or on CD-ROM. This volume chronicles the early histories of these churches and lists the tombstone inscriptions of these German settlers. This volume includes some eleven church histories and nine cemeteries. There are pictures of some of these churches that have never been before published. Each cemetery includes a plat map showing the layout of the cemetery. There is a master index for the entire volume listing surnames as well as Christian names enabling family relationships to be quickly and easily traced.

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES IN VERSAILLES, OHIO AND NEIGHBORING AREAS

Catholicism had its beginning with the organization of the parish of St. Valbert's in 1839 just outside of Versailles. CATHOLIC CEMETERIES IN VERSAILLES, OHIO and NEIGHBORING AREAS in an entirely new book of this area containing the tombstone inscriptions of eight cemeteries located in Darke and Shelby Counties.

This soft bound book contains nearly 300 pages of inscriptions of St. Valbert, Holy Family, St Remy, St. Mary, St. Peter & Paul, St Louis, St, Bernard and St. Martin cemeteries. Each cemetery has been divided into sections and read by rows. Each cemetery has a map showing the outer perimeter of each cemetery. Other features of this book are pictorial views of each cemetery. Brief and concise histories of each cemetery as well as a short history of the some of the churches are related in this volume. There is an alphabetical master index for the entire book listing surnames as well as Christian names enabling family relationships to be traced quickly and easily from the roots of St. Valbert's. Inscriptions cover the years from 1839 to March 1993.

DEATH RECORDS ABSTRACTED FROM LEONARD MARKER ACCOUNT BOOKS
OF VERSAILLES, OHIO 1879-1927 (non-inclusive)

Records of funerals by Leonard Marker, owner of a furniture store and funeral home located in Versailles, Ohio. The Marker funeral home was the town of Versailles main undertaking establishment for the years of 1879 until 1927. Many local families had their loved ones "prepared and laid out" by the Markers. These funerals and expenses were carried on account by Leonard Marker and from these account books covering the years 1879-1916, 1916-1922, and 1922-1927 burial locations and next of kin can be determined. This information can be helpful in finding the final resting-place of a family member. All deceased listings show burial dates as well as next of kin in most instances. There is an index for all deceased entries.


*Current prices are as follows:

Selected Compilation of Cemeteries and Related Churches in Allen, Brown, Patterson and Wabash Townships

  • $50.00 (sales tax and shipping not included)

    Wayne Township - First Two Hundred Years

  • $26.75 (sales tax and shipping not included)

    Lutheran Heritage of Northern Darke County

  • $50.00 (sales tax and shipping not included)

    Catholic Cemeteries In Versailles, Ohio and Neighboring Areas

  • $50.00 (sales tax and shipping not included)

    Death Records Abstracted from Leonard Marker Account Books 1879-1927

  • $25.00 (sales tax and shipping not included)

    Books can be ordered from:

      Lois Ann Baker
      330 East Main Street
      Versailles, Ohio 45380

    *Note: The prices above are subject to change. Please contact Lois Ann
    at 1-937-526-5493 for current pricing before placing order.

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