This private cemetery is located in Section 15
of Union Township. It lays on the west side of County Road 39 between
roads 34 and 38. It is back in the woods [off the road
aways]. Information from John Scoville. In July of
2012, we personally found the cemetery. There is a driveway to a private
home that is actually an easement to the cemetery. It is always good to
ask permission to go back. DO NOT drive on the grass, due to septic system.
Please stay on drive.
From "History of DeKalb County Cemeteries" by Dorothy A. Ditmars, April
This cemetery is located on the Stroh farm, one mile
and two miles south of Waterloo.
These pictures were taken by John Scoville approximately 1985.
On the left hand side is Henry & Elizabeth Stroh's stone
In the background is Henry & Elizabeth Stroh's stone & in the
foreground is daughter Catharine Stroh's stone
Broken stone on left side, center is Sarah Stroh's stone & right
side is William Stroh's stone
Left hand side is William Stroh's stone & right hand side is Sarah
Front to back: Catharine Stroh, Henry Stroh, broken stone, Sarah Stroh
& William Stroh
Feb. 27, 1886
71 Y's, 5 Mo.
From John Scoville: I believe
Henry's age at death was really 72. Per the Church records of the
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annville, PA., he was born on
Sept. 19, 1813.
Mar. 9, 1889
63 Y 11 M 24 D
Henry & Elizabeth M.
Sept. 5, 1859
7 Y'rs. 5 Mo. & 01 D
May 17, 1889
74Y. 3M. 25D
March 3 1860
Aged 37 Y 8 (or 6) M 5 D
In Memory of
Jan. 9, 1847
Agd. 59 years
7 mo & 7 days
In Memory of
Jan. 20, 1874
85 y'rs 7 m 24 D.
More information from John Scoville:
Henry & Catharine were the parents of Henry (&
Elizabeth) and William (& Sarah) in the cemetery. Catharine,
the daughter, is daughter of Henry & Elizabeth. Two other
sons of Henry & Catharine are buried in the Waterloo Cemetery,
John and Daniel. Another son, Adam came into DeKalb Co.
and then moved to Steuben Co. where his is buried.
There are more stones that Mr.
Scoville didn't take pictures of. Here are the transcriptions:
Yrs. 6 Mos.
3, 18?? (looks like 1869)
(looks like 37 Yrs. 6 M. 3 D.)
Y. & 11 M.
Y. & 4 M.
A. M. & M. (Alvin M. & Mary (Stroh) St. Clair
- dau. of William Stroh)