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GOSS CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS PLUS GENEALOGICAL NOTES
The Goss Cemetery is located in German Township of Richland County, Illinois. It is in the southeast corner of the S.E. quarter of the northeast quarter of section 21 township 4 range 14 west. Richland county clerk's office, Grantor Index Book K. page 478, lists on 10 Aug. 1858 to the trustees of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. (Later changed to St. James.) from Jacob Goss and his wife Margaret land for this cemetery.
In the Palistine Land Records which have been copied for the Richland County Clerk's office there is recorded this grant on which the cemetery is located: 19 June 1840 to Jacob Goss 80 acres, this being the east one half of the northeast quarter of section 21. Jacob Goss was the son of Mathias Goss. Jacob Goss had come with his family from Stark County, Ohio. He was married to his wife Margaret Bolinger in Stark County, Ohio. (First of three Marriages.) Jacob was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. (2)
In the 1960's an extra strip of land was given to the cemetery by Harry and Flossie Scherer Sager, to provide for a perimeter road.
The first burial which we have a record of is that of John Phillips on 11 February 1850. He left children: Suzannah Hanes, wife of Daniel; Catherine wife of Peter Sager; Elizabeth wife of Jacob Beck; and son David Phillips who married Sarah Hosler.
There are ten rows of 50 graves each in this cemetery. Undoubtedly some graves never had stones and stones of other graves have been destroyed. See list at end of this write-up.
The Goss Cemetery is kept going by private conscription. The present directors are Roy Boatman, chairman, Mrs. Glen "Ida" Gerber, treasure-secretary, Mary Lou "Mrs. Paul Leland" Sager, Glenn Nease and Mrs. Charles "Elsie Boatman" Schnepper.
In recent years the bell of the St. James Lutheran Church has been mounted in cement on the east side of the cemetery. A pipe fence has been constructed around part of the cemetery and gates were put up at the entrances. There is also, a flagpole near the church bell. Many stones have been resent and new markers put in, through the work and interest of Roy Boatman. The cemetery is well-kept and in use today.
If any of you reading this should know of unmarked graves, we would appreciate hearing from you.
Vera Scherer Shaw
East row from south to north. 31 spaces Footstone Footstone Asa Goss b: 1877 d: 1905. Son of Aaron Goss and his fist wife Martha J. Baker. Jacob J. Goss b. 31 Jan. 1843 d. 20 Dec. 1897. Cassie Ann Elizabeth b. 14 Feb. 1841 d.4 Jan 1927. Age 85y 10m 20d. Wife of Jacob J Goss. Dau. of Peter Sager and Catherine Phillips. (2) Belle Goss b. 1880 d.1934. First name was Stella. Dau. of Jacob J. & Cassie Ann Goss. Dellie M. Boatman b. 20 Nov. 1887 d. 26 June 1888. Oldest dau. of Clark & Vetura Boatman. (1) Curtis J. Boatman b. 6 Sept. 1901 d. 21 Oct. 1909. First name was James. "He was one of the six members of the family who suffered from the dreaded disease, typhoid fever. His father was another. (1) Oldest son of Clark & Vetura Boatman. End of first row. Begin Second Row from south to north: Harley Kesler b. 1915 d. 1978. Two spaces. Emma S. Brinkley b. 1 Jan. 1868 d. 12 June 1955. Never married. Lived with her sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. William P. Hanes). Dau. of David Brinkley. John W. Gregory b. July 1870 d. Dec. 1957. Emma C. Gregory b. Feb. 1868 d. Oct. 1937. Wife of John W. Gregory. George S. Hanes b. 1872 d. 1936. David H. Hanes b. 1870 d. 1929. Son of William P. & Elizabeth (Brinkley) Hanes. Susie E. Hanes b. 1868 d. 1928. Wife of David Hanes. Dau. of George & Sarah Hanes. David Hanes b. 1 June 1853 d. 16 Sept. 1919. Son of John & Elizabeth Shafer Hanes. Lenora R. Hanes b. 12 Oct. 1854 d. 17 Aug. 1936. Wife of David Hanes. Dau. of Joseph Decker. Middle name Rilla. William Hanes b. 1846 d. 1930. William P., Son of John & Elizabeth Shafer Hanes Elizabeth Hanes b. 1847 d. 1908. Wife of William Hanes. Middle initial J. Maiden name Brinkley. George Hanes b. 12 Mar 1836 d. 21 Mar 1904. Age 68 y 9d. Son of Anthony Hanes (7) Sarah A. Hanes b. 23 July 1933 d. 8 Apr. 1906. Age 73y 9m 15d. Initial "A" for Ann Wife of George Hanes. Dau. of Phillip and Susannah Gerber Infant Scherer Son of F. & MC. Scherer. Frederick & Melissa Hanes Scherer. Bertha L. Hanes b. 2 Jan 1833 d. 27 Mar 1899. Dau of J.W. & E.G. Gregory. John W. & Emma C. John Hanes b. 25 Aug. 1823 d. 25 Feb 1906. Age 82y 10m. Son of W.P. & E. Private in Company D, 3rd Regiment of Il. Infantry. Mexican War. Mustered in 27 June 1846, out 21 May 1847. Private headstone (6) Elizabeth Hanes b. 29 June 1824 d. 5 June 1896. Age 71y 6m 7d. Wife of John Hanes. Dau of Frederick Shafer (7) Infant Hanes Son. d. 2 July 1895. D.H. & S.E. David & Susie E. Hanes Paul B. Scherer b. 26 Feb 1886 d. 28 Feb. 1886 Son of F. & M.C. Frederick & Melissa Hanes Scherer. Mary E. Utterback Dau. of O. & L.A. Franklin L. Hanes b. 3 Sept. 1885. d: Age 1m 2d. Son of W. P. & E. J. William P. & Elizabeth J. Brinkley Hanes. Ina Utterback Dau. of O. & I. A. Charles Utterback d. 10 July 1879. Age 3m. 14d. Died of Chlora infantom. Son of O. & I. A. Minnie E. Hanes d. 23 Sept. 1877. Age 3m. 15d. Dau. of W.P. & E. William P. & Elizabeth J. Brinkley Hanes. Jacob Beck b. 28 Jan. 1797 d. 18 Apr. 1881. Age 84y. 2m. 20d. Born in York County, PA. (2) Served in First Regiment of IL. Inf. of Mexican War. Mustered in 28 Feb. 1847 & Mustered out 17 June 1847. (6) Elizabeth Beck. b. 11 Mar. 1805 d. 5 Apr. 1873. Age 68y 24d. Dau. of John & Eve Elizabeth Ream Phillips. Wife of Jacob. John S. Hanes d.20 Nov. 1870. Age 8m. 4d. Son of W. P. & E. J. Peter Sager d. 10 Aug. 1877. Age 77 Born in Northhampton County, PA. Catherine Sager d. 2 Sept. 1866. Age 64y. 9m. 24d. Dau. of John & Eve Elizabeth Phillips. Wife of Peter Sager Daniel Hanes d. 14 July 1857. Age 16y. 4d. Son of J. & E. John & Elizabeth Shafer Hanes. Daniel Hanes b. 8 April 1799 d. 9 Aug. 1868 Son of Christian Hanes, Adams County, PA. (7) Suzannah Hanes d. 20 Apr. 1864. Age 65y. Dau. of John & Eve Elizabeth Ream Phillips. Wife of Daniel. John Phillips d. 11 Feb 1850. Age 83y. 3m. 29d. Immigrated with Family from Stark County, Ohio (According to records which I have been able to find, this was the first grave in the cemetery.) Elizabeth Phillips d. 7 Jan. 1857. Age 85. Wife of J. John Maiden name Eve Elizabeh Ream Stephen D. Best b. 2 July 1841 d. 2 1 Dec. 1867. Age 26y. 4m. 29d. Born in Locksport, Northampton County. Mary A. Best b. 23 Dec. 1848 d. 2 Jan. 1927. Wife of Stephen. She was the youngest daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Goss Boatman. Elizabeth was dau. of Mathias Goss. She was blind for many years. (1) End of second row. Begin third row from south to north: Orin Scherer b. 26 Dec. 1889 d. 24 Mar 1976. Son of Frederich & Melissa Catherine Hanes Scherer. Veteran of World War I. Military footstone Fred Beck b. 1888 d.1968 Frederick Stephen Beck, son of John & Elizabeth Sager Beck. World War I Veteran. Military footstone. Clarence E. Beck b. 15 Nov. 1900 d. 23 Dec. 1971 John Edward Beck b. 23 Dec. 1946 d. 14 Nov. 1958 Orwin J. Decker b. 1 Nov. 1885 d. 15 Oct. 1961 Illinois PFC Med. Dept. World War I. Military Stone (6) Ina E. Decker b. 18 April 1887 d. 3 May 1959. Dau. of Frederick & Melissa Catherine Hanes Scherer. Wife of Orwin J. Decker Fredrick Scherer b. 21 March 1863 d. 2 Jan. 1946. Son of Christian & Margaret Eyer Scherer Margaret the dau. of George Jacob & Ann Bradle Eyer. Melisa C. Scherer b. 25 Jan. 1866 d. 20 Dec. 1946. Wife of Fredrick Scherer. Dau. of John & Elizabeth Shafer Hanes. John F. Beck b. 30 March 1873 d. 16 Aug. 1945 Stella M. Beck b. 5 May 1880 d. 5 April 1948. Wife of John F. Beck. George Beck b. 1869 d. 1949 One space Peter Crum b. 1858 d. 1938 Ida B. Crum b. 1864 d. 1924. Wife of Peter Mary B. Xanders b. 18 Nov. 1818. No death date John P. Xanders b. 16 May 1833 d. 27 April 1911 Daughter of John & Mary P. Xanders. 2 spaces Lydia Brinkley b. 1854 d. 1912 Wife of Steve. Frank Brinkley b. 1880 d. 1906 Son of Lydia & Steve Lottie O. Brinkley d. 20 June 18?? 8m. 17d. Dau. of S.L. & L.I. One space Mary C. Ditch b. 1909 d. 1958 Dau. of John & Margaret Beck Ditch John Ditch b. 1860 d. 1953 Margaret Ditch b. 1865 d. 1940 Wife of John. In reference number 2, she is referred to as Margaurite. She was the dau. of Levi & Catherine Scherer Beck. Levi Beck b. April 1830 d. 12 Nov. 1905 Catharine Beck b. 25 Dec. 1840 d. 9 Oct. 1907 Wife of Levi Beck. Dau. of Henry & Elizabeth Eyer Scherer First name is Mary. Footstone Peter Boatman b. 1852 d. 1938. Son of Barnabas, who was the son of Henry Boatman. Henry was the son of Barnabas Boatman the immigrant. (1) Caroline Boatman b. 1859 d. 1895. Called "Cal". Wife of Peter Boatman. Dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth Miller. (1) Rosella Miller d. 17 Oct 1888. Age 19y 1m 23d Dau of Isaac & Elizabeth Miller 3 spaces Daniel Miller b. 7 July 1808 no death date Elizabeth Miller d. 6 Jan. 1874 Age 60y 3 m 28d Wife of Daniel Miller One space Jonas Boatman d. 26 Aug. 1881. Source number one says. "b. 14 Jan. 1847.-d. 19 Jan. 1873" son of Solomon Boatman. "He served in the Ill. Fifth Cavalry during the Civil War, was in 16 battles and a number of skirmishes. He was thrown from his horse in the Meridian Raid and never fully recovered from his injury. He enlisted in the service in Olney, on Dec. 21, 1863 with his father signing "concent in case of a minor". He was mustered out 27 Oct. 1865. His widow filed for Pension which was denied because the physician's statement showed no signs of disability when he was mustered out. However, the physician at the time of his death stated, that being thrown from the horse eventually caused death, because a disease of the spleen resulted from the fall. (1) He has a military stone. (6) Solomon Boatman d. 27 Feb. 1890. Age 68y 10m 7d. Son of Henry.(1) Rebecca Boatman d. 30 Apr. 1863. Age 32y 4m 6d. Wife of S. Solomon & Rebecca Way Boatman One space Millie M. Boatman d. 16 April 1881. Child of H. & K.A. In source number one she is listed as "Nellie". Dau. of Henry and Katherine Lucas Boatman.(1) Clarence Boatman d. 12 July 1880. Son of Henry & Katherine Lucas Boatman. Henry Boatman son of Jonas & Matilda Cotteral Boatman. (1) Barnabas Boatman d. 20 Jan 1892. Age 72y 2m 25d. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Goss Boatman Cassie A. Boatman b. 15 Sept. 1825 d. 5 Feb. 1905. Wife of Barnabas. Dau. of Daniel & Elizabeth Phillips Hanes. Elizabeth the dau. of John & Eve Elizabeth Ream Phillips. Charley A. Boatman d. 21 Feb 1897. Age 18y 7m 5d. Son of Henry & Katherine Lucas Boatman Catherine Boatman 1859-1918 End of row three Begin row four: 3 spaces Jacob D. Sager b. 8 June 1895 d. 4 April 1959 Dorsie W. Jackson Sr. b. 29 Sept 1910 d. 8 Feb. 1958. Veteran of World War II Illinois PFC. Co. A. 760 M.P.B.N. (6) Eli H. Sager b. 28 Oct. 1858 d. 27 Sept 1942 Son of Jacob & Suzannah Sager from Berks County, PA (5) Sarah Sager b. 18 March 1869 d. 19 July 1942. William Brinkley b. 1862 d. 1953 Henry Brinkley b. 1862 d. 1940. Son of Samuel Brinkley (1) Marion Brinkley b. 1859 d. 1948 Son of Samuel Brinkley (1) Dililah C. Brinkley b. 1857 d. 1939 Wife of Marion Brinkley One space John Goss d. 19 Feb 1954 Age 22yy 6m 1d. Son of Jacob & Margaret Jane Bolinger Goss. Clarence Andrew Goss d. 7 Aug. 1886 Age 1y 4m 11d. Son of Jacob & Delilah Ditch Goss. This Jacob Goss was the son of Joseph Goss who was the son of Jacob & Margaret Bolinger Goss. Delilah Ditch Goss was the dau. of John & Catherine Boatman Ditch. R. W. Goss b. 23 Dec 1890 d. 5 May 1891. Age 10m 13d. Son of Jacob & Delilah Ten spaces Julia Ann Goss d. 9 Jan 1883 Age 51y 2m 16d. Wife of Joseph Goss. (First) We do not know where Joseph Goss is buried. She was Julia Ann Gerber a dau. of Philip & Suzannah Sager Gerber. One space Isaac Goss b. 20 Oct. 1839 d. 29 Nov. 1871 Age 33y 1m 9d. Son of Jacob & Margaret Bolinger Goss Margaret Jane Goss d. 14 July 1870. Age 58y 10m. Wife of Jacob Goss. She was Bolinger. She and Jacob were married in Stark County, Ohio. On the same stone with Margaret Goss are these names: "John, Peter, Isaac, Freeman all children of Jacob & Margaret Goss." Jacob Goss b. 14 July 1810 d. 19 April 1888. Age 77y 9m 5d. Jacob was the son of Mathias Goss the immigrant. (2) Jacob was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. Broken stone William Crum b. 11 March 1937 d. 2 Sept. 1864 at Vicksburg, Miss. Age 21y 5m 27d. M.I. 28 Dec. 1863. M.O. 2 Sept. 1864. Private in Co. F. 5th Illinois Cav. Civil War Four spaces E. Crum (rest of stone gone) b. 14 Nov. 1852 d. 27 Oct 1914. Emma J. Crum (4) Elizabeth Crum d. 2 Dec. 1863. Age 16y 1m 9d. Dau. of Isaac & Laeah Crum. Margaret Crum b. 1852 d. 1908 One space Leah Crum d. 27 Jan 1892. Age 72y 24d. Wife of Isaac Crum. Mathias Goss d. 28 July 1861. Age 96y 5m 4d. Immigrant from Palatinate to N. J. to PA. To Ohio to Ill. One space Peter Goss d. 14 Jan 1856. Age 22y 3m. Son of Jacob & Margaret Jane Bolinger Goss Freeman Goss d. 19 Oct 1853 Age 3y. 2m 13d. Son of Jacob & Margaret Jane Bolinger Goss Infant Goss d. 19 Oct 1853 Age 3y. 2m 13d. Son of Jacob & Margaret Jane Bolinger Goss Infant Gerber d. 9 Dec. 1862 Dau. of Daniel & Margaret Goss Gerber One space Prisilla Goss d. 2 Jan 1868. Age 23d. Dau. of Jacob & Cassie Ann Elizabeth Sager Goss. Margaret C. Goss d. 23 Aug. 1869 Age 7m 15d. Dau of Jacob J. & Cassie Ann Sager Goss. Cause of death infant chlorea (11) William O. Goss d. 13 Sept 1876. Age 1y 8m 7d. Son of Joseph & Julia Ann Gerber Goss (5) Mabel M. Scherer b. 14 Aug. 1894 d. 20 May 1895. Dau. of Daniel & Amanda Eve Goss Scherer. Middle name Margaret Baby Boy d. 1903 George & Clara Goss Fritschle parents. End of Row four Begin row five: from south to north Sidney Phillips b/ 4 Oct. 1884 d. 10 mar 1968 Married Millie J. Bogard on 17 Mar. 1920 One space Jacob Beck b. 1868 d. 1955 Henry Oren Nicholas b. 4 Dec 1890 d. 27 Apr. 1953 Ensign U.S. Navy World War I. Government stone. (6) Joseph E. Nicholas b. 30 May 1894 d. 4 Sept 1948 One space. Howard Samuel Nicholas b. 31 July 1945 d. 2 Aug 1945 Son of E.H. & E.J. Mary M Scherer b. 1872 d. 1934 Wife of Adolph Scherer. Adolph Scherer b. 13 June 1872 d. 14 Mar. 1950 Son of Christian Scherer and Mary Catherine Altevogt. This Christian as son of Henry Scherer & Mary Catherine Webber. (8) Mona S Gerber b. 2 Sept 1902 d. 18 Oct 1925 Peter Gerber b. 1861 d. 1932 Two spaces Flat stone One space Eliza Beck b.. 20 Dec 1836 d. 26 Feb. 1923 Wife of Henry Henry Beck b. 16 Dec 1834 d. 4 May 1899 Elizabeth B. Nicholas b. 1868 d. 1949 Wife of Joseph J Joseph J. Nicholas b. 1856 d. 1934 A. J. Booram b. 12 Mar 1844 d. 28 Dec 1889 Age 54y 9m 16d Infant Bauer d. 18 Jan 1875 Son of E. & A. Minnie Bauer d. 21 Sept 1877 Dau of E. & A One space Marjorie Pauline Scherer d. 27 Jan. 1928. Dau of Eugene and E. Scherer Howard Ditch d. 1906 Ditch d. 1897 Ditch d. 1883 Daniel Beck b. 19 Oct 1845 d. 1925 Born in Richland County son of Jacob & Elizabeth Phillips Beck (2) Susan Beck b. 25 Dec 1851 in Stark County, Ohio. d. 1925 She was the dau. of John and Catherine Boatman Ditch. She married Daniel Beck 24 Dec. 1867 (2) One space Emma E Beck d. 27 Feb, 1892 Age 1y 10m 15d. E is Eunice. Dau. of Daniel & Susan Ditch Beck Thirteen spaces Armilda Douglas d. 30 Mar 1900 Age 31y 2m 14 d. Wife of R.F. Susan Miller d. 6 Feb. 1878. Age 38y 2m 1d Wife of George. Two spaces. Elizabeth Goss b. 1853 d. No Date Wife of Aaron. Aaron son of Jacob & Margaret Bolinger Goss. Aaron Goss b. 1850 d. 1934 See above Martha Goss b. 1860 d. 1883 Wife of Aaron. Two spaces End row five. Begin row six: from south to north Seven spaces Aden Boatman b. 1894 d. 1977 Son of Clark & Vetura Decker Boatman Ruth Boatman b. 1901 d. 1976 Dau. of Ezra Ward Craig & Bertha Beck. George Gerber b. 11 June 1867 d. 16 Mar 1925. Lucille M. Boatman b. 15 Dec. 1933 d. 10 June 1934 Mildred M. Boatman b. 6 Aug 1932 d. Jan. 1933 One space Glenn T Gerber b. 1898 d. 29 Jan. 1944 Son of Peter & Sarah Ann Phillips Gerber. Pauline V. Gerber d. 1927. Infant. Leila M. Gerber b. 19__ d. 1925 Infant. John Crum b. 17 Mar 1850 d. 21 Dec 1927 Emma J. Crum b. 14 Nov. 1952 d. 27 Oct 1914. Wife of John Three spaces. John Phillips b. 5 Aug 1839 d. 2 Oct 1924 Sarah Phillips d. 26 Mar 1886 Age 41y 5m 9d. Wife of John William Phillips d. 25 June 1883 Son of John & Sarah Ann Crum Phillips Albert Phillips b. 1874 d. 1935 One space Infant Phillips b. 27 Mar 1907 d. 31 May 1915 Isis Violet Phillips b. 27 Mar. 1907 d. 31 May 1915 Three spaces John Sager b. 13 Dec 1814 d. 19 Jan 1873 Age 58y 1m 6d Born in North Hampton County, PA. Christian Sager d. 3 Mar. 1870 Age 62y 10m 17d. Pneumonia. (11) Sophia Sager b. 13 Aug 1816 d. 1 June 1890 Age 73y 9m 3d Wife of Christian. Betsey S. Bunn d. 10 Nov 1860 Age 2m 5d. Dau. B. & S. Clarry Bunn d. 30 Mar. 1859 Age 1m 29d. Dau of B. & S. William W. Bunn d. 19 Sept. 1858 Age 1y 3m 5d Son of B & S Sarah A. Hetrick d. 25 June 1883 Age 18y 1m Son of John & Sarah Ann Crum Phillips. John Phillips was the son of David Phillips & Sara Hostler Phillips. John Phillips b. 5 Aug. 1839 d. 2 Oct 1924 Son of David. Seven spaces. End of row six Begin row seven Two spaces Homer Brinkley b. 14 Sept. 1893 d. 20 Feb. 1957. Son of Morian Private in U.S. Army World War I. Military tombstone. Isaac A. Boatman b. 19 May 1860 d. 14 Dec 1943 Son of John & Catherine Hanes Boatman. Emma H. Boatman b. 10 Dec. 1971 d. 13 April 1945 Maiden name Fritz. Nora A. Boatman b. 23 Feb. 1894 d. 18 April 1941 She was an invalid for many years. Dau. of Isaac & Emma Boatman. Daisy M. Thompson b. 24 Aug 1903 d. 30 Aug. 1925 Dau. of Dave Gerber David Gerber b. 1875 d. 1924 Husband to Phebe Phebe Gerber b. 1881 d. 1948 Wife of David Three spaces Broken stone Samuel ? Gerber d. 6 Aug 1896 Age of 26y 4m.23d. Son of Pete's brother Two spaces Susan Glesson b. 12 April 1870 d. 17 Nov. 1900 Wife of U. G Mary E. Gerber d. 12 Dec. 1886 Age 30y 11m 29d. Wife of P.G. Three spaces Olivia Sherry d. 23 Jan 18?? Dau. of M.B. & M.S. Phillip W. Sappenfield b. 3 Dec 1905 d. 20 Dec 1905 Son of Rev. J.J. & C.A. Sappenfield, St. James Lutheran paster. One space John R. Phillips b. 1 Oct 1844 d. 1923 Bert's father Katherine Ann Phillips b. 19 May 1848 d. 1915. Wife of John R. Daniel Gerber b: 2 April 1838 d. 27 Aug 1913 Margaret Gerber b. 16 March 1844 d. 12 Dec. 1915. Dau. of Jacob Goss & Margaret Jane Bolinger Emma J. Gerber d. 28 Nov 1877 Age 5y 6m 23d Dau of Daniel & Margaret Goss Gerber Russell L. Goss b. 29 July ? d. 14 Oct 1900 Son of Asa & Ida. Asa was the son of Aaaron Goss & Martha J. Baker Goss Sophia Gerber b. 1845 d. 1912 Wife of John Gerber Dau. of Jacob Fritschle John Gerber b. 9 Aug. 1877 Age 32y 9m 22d Charlie Gerber d. 26 Aug 1875 Age,2y 25d. Son of John & Sophia Fritschle Gerber Daniel Gerber d. 16 Oct 1870. Age 2m 27d Son of John & Sophia Fritschle Gerber Jacob P. Gerber d. 25 Sept. 1869 Age 1y 5m 7d Son of John & Sophia Fritschle Gerber Susanna Gerber d. 17 Jan 1881 Age 71y 12d Born in Pa. Wife of Philip Philip Gerber d. 10 Aug. 1858 Age 52y 10m 1d Elizabeth Gerber d. 3 Aug 1858 Age 6y 4m 27d Eliza Gerber d: Age 22y 1m Broken stone Infant Hanes d. 3 Sept 1858 Son of George & Sarah Ann Gerber Hanes. George son of Anthony Hanes. (7) Susannah E. Sager d. 2 Jan 1864 Dau. of Daniel & Caroline Gerber Sager. Daniel was son of Peter & Catherine Phillips Sager John P. Sager d. 20 Sept 1869. Son of Daniel & Caroline Gerber Sager 4 spaces End of row seven Begin row eight, from south to north One space Thomas Boatman b. 1900 d. 1977. Son of Isaac & Emma Fritz Boatman William P. Boatman b. 1866 d. 1958 He died 8 May 1958 at the age of 92y 3m 26d. "This seems to make him the oldest Boatman at death since his great grandfather, Barnabas Boatman who was just about three years older when he died and was buried at East Palistine, Ohio." (1) John E. Boatman b. 28 April 1870 d. 2 May 1958 Laura Boatman b. 1880 d. 1952 Wife of John E. David Phillips b. 1863 d. 1935 Cloyd Phillips b. 1892 d. 1929 Ethel Phillips Robinson b. 1895 d. 1950 Vern A. Phillips b. 1914 d. 1937 Lucy Boatman b. 1833 d. 1925 Dau. of Reuben & Catherine Smith Sager. Wife of Milton Boatman. Milton Lee Boatman b. 27 Oct. 1907 d. 20 Oct. 1960 Son of John & Catherine Hanes Boatman William Shafer b. 27 Oct. 1830 d. 15 Sept 1907 Five spaces James Vail d. 13 Dec. 1881 Age 64y 11m 13d Elizabeth Vail d. 18 Dec 1882 Age 53y 19d. Wife of James Vail Harriett E. Vail d. 12 Sept 1881. Age 17y 5m 19d. Dau. of J. & E. Charles D. Sager b. 1876 d. 1907 Son of Andrew Jackson & Calcinda Ginther Sager Andrew Jackson Sager b. 5 July 1845 d. 6 Jan 1906 Salinda Sager b. 26 Feb. 1848 d. 27 Feb 1913 Maiden name Ginther James L. Sager b. 6 Sept 1880 d. 9 June 1902 Son of Andrew Jackson & Calinda Ginther Sager Inez Sager d. Dates cannot be read Naomi Catherine Sager d. 24 Mar. 1880 Age 7y 10m 29d - Dau. of Andrew Jackson & Calinda Ginther Sager. She was playing at jumping over a small brush fire. Her dress tail caught fire. She died as a result of the burns. She was to have had the next new pair of shoes, so she was buried in her new shoes. This was told to me by Mrs. David O. (Alice) Sager. She was her sister (11) One space Ida E. Sager d. 1 Feb 1872 Age 10y 1m. Dau of Andrew Jackson & Calinda Ginther Sager. One space Footstone. The next three inscriptions on the same stone. Jacob Sager b. 16 Oct 1811 d. 10 Jan 1872 Susan Sager b. 9 July 1818 d. 16 Mar 1896 Samuel M. Sager b. 22 July 1856 d. 10 Feb 1910 Ida Sager d. 16 Oct 1870 Dau. of Jacob & Susan. Three spaces Infant Sager d. 25 July 1868 Age 3d. Son of W. & C. Jacob H. Sager d. 10 Aug 1869 Age 1y 8d Son of W. & C. Three spaces Cement hump (This mass of cement is approximately 5 feet long) Three spaces Elmer P. Sager d. 30 Jan 1893 Age 5y 8m 12d Three spaces End of row eight. Begin row nine, from south to north Eight spaces John Beck b. 1841 d. 1923 Elizabeth Beck b. 1855 d. 1933 Wife of John Beck, Dau of Reuben & Elizabeth Snider Sager. One space Levi Phillips b. 7 Feb. 1850 d. 26 Sept 1921 Son of David & Sarah Hosler Phillips Orinda Phillips b. 24 Feb 1856 d. 10 June 1933 She was a Brinkley Vetura Boatman b. 1861 d. 1938 Born in Clark County, Missouri 28 April And died July 9. She was known as "Bettie".(1) Dau. of Joseph Decker Clark Boatman b. 1860 d. 1904 Clark was the son of Solomon & Rebecca Way Boatman. Solomon was the son of Henry. One space Ethel Phillips b. 1916 d. 1918 She was buried in the same casket with her mother Bessie Scherer Phillips. Bessie died on Mar. 4 & Ethel on Mar. 5th. Her father Was Willie Phillips. Her middle name was Alberta. Bessie Phillips b. 1891 d. 1918 Wife of Willie Phillips. Dau of Daniel & Amanda Eve Goss Scherer. Bessie was born on 22nd of Nov. Her husband Willie was buried at Fairview Cemetery at Mishawaka, Ind. Three spaces Reuben Sager d. 28 Sept. 1877. Age 56y 6m 11d. Infant Beck b. 20 Oct. 1881 Age 11m 27d Dau of J.& E. Two spaces Margaret ? (The rest is gone) William Phillips b. 13 July 1836 d. 30 Sept 1916 Oliver C. Phillips b. 12 Oct. 1875 d. 14 Feb. 1916 One space George Phillips b. 29 Feb. 1852 d. 24 June 1889 Mary Phillips b. 22 Feb 1853 d. 3 Nov. 1921 One space Cora E. Phillips b. 17 July 1878 Age 8m 10d. Dau of Levi & Orinda Brinkley Phillips David Phillips d. 5 Jan. 1872 Age 61y 10m 10d. Sarah Phillips d. 23 Dec. 1871 Age 59y 11m Wife of David One space Clark Phillips Age 25y Nine spaces John Boatman b. 27 Apr. 1817 d. 14 Sept 1895 Born in Columbiana County, Ohio. Son of Henry & g-son of Barnabas Boatman. (1) Catherine Boatman b. 9 Sept. 1827 d. 1 Feb. 1909 Age 81y 4m 22d Born in York County, Pa. Dau. of Daniel Hanes. Wife of John Boatman. Claude Boatman b. 2 Aug. 1915 d. 191?. Son of Milton & Lucy Sager Boatman One space End of row nine. Begin row ten, from south to north. Nine spaces Nellie Nease b. 1901 d. 1974 Dau of David O & Cora Alice Sager, Wife of Glen Nease Peter Stephen Sager b. 19 Apr. 1865 d. 4 Mar. 1933 Son of Daniel Sager & Caroline Gerber Nora Catherine Sager b. 5 Oct. 1874 d. 18 Nov. 1921 Wife of Peter Stephen Sager. Dau. of Andrew Jackson Sager & Calinda Ginther Sager Daniel Sager b. 15 Mar 1839 d. 10 Dec. 1901 Son of Peter & Catherine Phillips Sager Caroline Sager b. 11 June 1840 d. 16 Jan. 1916 Wife of Daniel Sager. Dau of Phillip & Susanna Gerber George Sager b. 1862 d. 1922 Son of Daniel & Caroline Gerber Sager Five spaces Emaline Steffy d. 23 Sept. 1886 Age 47y 8m 17d. Wife of G.W. Two spaces Anna M. Phillips b. 20 Aug. 1867 d. 23 Mar 1898 Wife of I.D. Infant Phillips b. 15 Mar 1889 d. 18 Mar. 1889 Dau of I.D. & A.M. Loretta J. Nease b. 1857 d. 1949 M.J. Nease d. 19 Nov 1889 Age 64y 4d Mary J. Nease d. 8 Feb 1917 Age 88y 1m 25d William B. Nease b. 7 Apr. 1855 d. 5 Oct. 1882 Age 27y 5m. Son of M.J. & M.J. Stella M. Nease b. 18 Feb 1874 d. 31 May 1902 Wife of L.B. Nease L.B. Nease Ester A. Nease d. 14 Nov 1902 Age 20d Dau. of C.E & C.A. Frank E. Nease b. 31 Dec. 1905 d. 31 July 1920 Son of Charles & Cora Nease End of row ten. The following are inscriptions copied from "Cemetery Inscriptions from Richland County, Illinois" by Barbara Craddock. Copyright 1967. No stones can be found for these persons. Luther J. Beck d. 16 May 1885 Age 9y 11m 24d. Rachel Beck d. 16 June 1885 Age 14y 5m 17d Dau of Daniel Beck. Consumption. Caroline Boatman b. 1862 d. 1895 Larange Boatman d. 12 July 1886 1y 11m. 2d. Child of H. & K.A. Sarah Ann Gerber b. 1861 d.1951 (Probably wife of Peter Gerber.) Mary Jane Goss b. 22 Apr. 1846 d. July 1879. Age 33 Bronchitis.(11) Wife of Isaac Goss. Infant Hanes d. 2 July 1895 Son of D.H. & S.E. Infant Nease d. 13 Dec. 1910 Susanna Miller d. 6 Feb 1878 Age 60y 3m 28d Wife of George Mary Phillips b. 22 Feb. 1853 d. 3 Nov. 1921 Below are the names of persons listed in reference number one as having been buried in Goss Cemetery. Cassie Shafer Boatman d. 20 June 1849. Wife of Henry. Henry was the son of Henry & Elizabeth Goss Boatman. Jacob Boatman Son of Barnabas Jr. Barnabas Jr. was the son of Barnabas & Catherine Overspeck Boatman the immigrant. Jacob Boatman's mother was Eliza Ward Mary A. Beck First wife of George Boatman. This George was son of Henry & Elizabeth Goss Boatman. Matilda Cotteral Boatman b. 26 Apr. 1851 d. 16 Sept. 1906 Wife of Jonas Boatman Miscellaneous Records Sarah A. Phillips b. 1849 d. 1850 Age 4/12 Aug. 1849 (9) Franklin Hanes b. Jan 1879 d. Sept 1879 Pneumonia (11) There is a record of a Mrs. Goss died 30 Aug. 1875 (5) George Nease child of Mrs. Nease d. 23 July 1876 (5) Mrs. Brinkley (Mrs. Richard (Susannah) Brinkley 1 Oct. 1881 Grandmother of Stephen Brinkley (5) Nease girl buried 23 Nov. 1891 Age 6. (5) Mrs. Peter Gerber d. 12 Dec. 1886 (5) Broken stone over by the fences: Isaac Crum d. 2 Oct. 1861 Age 41y 7m 23d
1. History of the Boatman Family by William J. Boatman D.D. February 1975.
2. Biographical History of Richland, Clay and Marion Counties of Illinois. 1909.
3. Early Marriages of Richland County, Illinois by Lola Taylor.
4. Cemetery Inscriptions of Richland County, Illinois by Barbara J. Craddock. 1969.
5. Olney Times Newspapers.
6. Records of Veterans Graves in Richland County, Illinois. Property of Ralph Quick for Olney, American Legion.
7. Records of Mrs. George (Margaurite Hanes( McFall.
8. Scherer Clippins by Delbert E. Bjork. 1968. A history of Christian Scherer father of Adolph Scherer family.
9. Gleanings from Old Newspapers of Clay and Richland Counties, Illinois. By Lola Taylor. 1975.
10. 1850 Mortality Schedule of Richland County, Illinois.
11. Mortality Schedules for 1860, 1870, and 1880 of Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Wayne Counties, Illinois.
12. Read and typed from the microfilm by the Richland County, Illinois Genealogical Society. 1978.
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