This private cemetery is located near CR40 and CR71
on a farm. It is .4 miles east of CR71 and is located on the
south side of the road about 1/2 mile back to the edge of the woods.
From SR1, go
east on CR40.
There is only one stone remaining, with evidence of possibly 6 other
Extracted from the Cemetery Transcription Book by Kathleen Smith Vose.
Located in Section 25, Wilmington Township, DeKalb County, Indiana,
near County Roads 40 & 71, on the Russell Grogg Farm.
There appeared to be six to ten graves, possibly more.
Only one stone found.
ROSE, Manerva Ann, dau. of Jas. & ??? Rose, d. Jan. 30, 1849, age
Information submitted by John Scoville:
Manerva was the daughter of James
& Loruhumah (Underwood) Rose.
I have a copy of the family
record from James & Loruhumah's family Bible. Per the
family Bible, Manerva, was born Jan. 15, 1837 and died Jan. 30, 1850.
When I read the stone 20 or 25 years
ago I got the following reading:
Jas. & ???? Rose
Jan. 30, 1849
Aged 14 Y. 15 D.
Using the information from the stone,
Manerva would be born Jan. 14, 1835. I don't think this is
correct as Manerva's brother, Simeon Rose was born on May 4, 1834 (8
months before Jan. 1835).
I don't know the publication date for
the Rose family Bible. All the enteries up to 1864 appear to be
the same handwritting. Therefore, it's possible all the early
enteries were made at the same time.
Bottom line is I don't know which
dates are correct.
James Rose & family left Trumbull
Co., Ohio and settled in Wilmington Twp., DeKalb Co., Indiana in
1846. They again moved in 1866 to Mower Co., Minn. I'm not
sure, but I think James Rose's farm may have been adjacent to William
William Crooks was my great, great
grandfather and he married Nancy Rose. Nancy was the daughter of
John Rose Jr. who settled in Stafford Twp., Dekalb Co., Indiana in
1836. John Rose and William Crooks lived within about a half a
mile of each other.
The relationship between John Rose and
James Rose is they were first cousins and brother-in-laws. John
Rose's first wife was his first cousin, Rhoda Rose, sister of
James. Rhoda died in Trumbull Co., Ohio and John remarried to
Sarah Coats before coming to DeKalb Co.
I am not sure, but I think
that the Rose Cemetery was located on the William Crooks family.
William Crooks lost a young son in
1848. I think there is a good chance this son is one of the
unmarked graves, but I have no way of knowing.