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BESANCON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

15535 LINCOLN HIGHWAY EAST
NEW HAVEN, IN 46774

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The Besancon Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1995 to interpret and pass on the heritage and culture of those who settled and built up the eastern Allen County, Indiana area. The specific purposes of the society include:

  • promoting historical and genealogical research
  • conserving historic sites and structures
  • collecting and preserving artifacts and resource materials in its archives
  • stimulating interest in the history and genealogy of the area

CEMETERY RESTORATION - The society has taken on the project of restoring a number of grave markers. A number of these markers are about to fall over or have fallen over. They will be placed on concrete foundations.

The second phase of the project will be to beautify the area at the crucifix with shrubs.

Like most pioneer cemeteries the ravages of time and weather have played its toll. It is up to the present generations to make sure these cemeteries are preserved for future generations. Our ancestors have long gone and sometimes forgotten, but they still live within us - who we are and what we are. Let's honor them by restoring their grave sites.

Your monetary support will greatly be appreciated by sending your donation to the Besancon Historical Society at 15535 Lincoln Hwy. E.; New Haven, IN 46774-9679 to the attention of "Cemetery Restoration Fund".

Sincerely,

Barb Gorney, Pres.
Mary Jane Novosel, VPres.
Julie Nolan, Sec.
Gene Yoquelet, Treas.
Julie Noland, Advisory

The Holy Trinity Window over the main entrance to St. Louis Church in Besancon is seen at top left.