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Rose Cemetery

Directions:  Wilmington Township
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 graves.


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 14y, 15d

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:
Manerva Ann
Dau. Of
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 Crooks' farm.
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.

The cemetery is located inside these woods.





Minerva Ann
Dau. of
_______ & __ Rose
Jan. 30, 1848 (may be a 9)
11 Yr  15 d

The following pictures were taken by John Scoville in approximately 1980-85.

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