Directions: Union Township, DeKalb County,
Indiana, S°32 T°34N R°13E
41 21'17"N 85 03'03"W
This public cemetery is located in the town of Auburn on
the corner of Center St./CR39 and CR48. From SR8/Seventh St,
east of CR427/Main St. go south on Center St. Roselawn, Woodlawn,
and Southlawn look like one large cemetery. Roselawn is on the
north end, Woodlawn is in the middle, and Southlawn is on the south end.
From the 1920 History of Northeast Indiana, p. 584
Among the notable features of Auburn are Woodlawn and
Evergreen Cemeteries and Eckhart Park. The former cemetery occupies
the site of the old Peter Shafer farm, southeast of the city the property
belonged to the Peter Shafer heirs, represented by Henry Shafer, a lawyer.
He had the ground platted, the lots offered for sale, and a beautiful cemetery
has been since developed from the land….
From "History of DeKalb County Cemeteries" by Dorothy A. Ditmars, April
Sometime in 1888 or 1890, the Woodlawn Cemetery was
laid out by Henry Shaffer. It is a part of the Peter Shaffer farm,
and lies on the west side of the St. Joe road. It was marked out and
surveyed by Mr. C. Van Auken, directed by Henry Shaffer. It has so
rapidly filled up that additions had to be made and in 1923 burials were
made on the north side of it. This land was owned by Mr. Abel.
This cemetery is very beautiful, and it cannot be too much so for the many
good souls whose bodies lie resting there in peace.
Baird, Ruth Lavaun
Capen, Family Plot
Capen, Anna M.
Capen, Nancy Ann
Capen, Robert C.
Capen, R. Stanley
Eakright, Etta I.
Eakright, William D.
Lay, George C.