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 Tippecanoe  County
Indiana Pioneer Cemetery
Restoration Project
 

Welcome to the Tippecanoe County, Indiana page for cemetery restoration.
I am L. A.Clugh, coordinator for the Tippecanoe County INPCRP.   If you have any questions or comments about any of our projects, please contact me.  As coordinator, I am available to offer guidance and training to volunteers  who would like to adopt a cemetery in Tippecanoe County as their project, and to help educate any citizen, trustee or cemetery association in our county about restoration. Educational workshops are held usually twice a year throughout our state sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society  & The DHPA.   You will find more on these below.

The Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission has documented 134 cemeteries and has published a book which gives information on each of these cemeteries, including the date of origin, location, condition, caretaker, etc. This book and a map is available for purchase  at their office.

Listed below are links to several sites which have information on tombstone cleaning, repair supplies, books and general restoration.  Most of our restoration projects are also linked below for you to view.   There are many pictures on these pages showing our progress  so the pages may load slowly - please be patient, they are worth the wait!

TCCRG volunteers will be working on cemetery projects throughout the year. If you are interested in helping us in any way, please contact me.  We would love to have your help!  Take a look at our State INPCRP page. 

            

Lou Ann Clugh , aka L.A.  email me 

Please sign my guest book below   before you leave.  Thanks for stopping by.
Or look for INPCRP on FACEBOOK.  

 You are our 22974   visitor since May 2003. Thanks for stopping by!

Tippecanoe County's Listing of Known Cemeteries
updated 3-1-2012

 

Map showing all townships

New database  Funeral Homes of Tippecanoe County, Indiana  
Stone Carvers of Tippecanoe County

 

             Workshops coming up 2015

For really great education on cemetery restoration, attend a restoration workshops sponsored twice each year by the Ind. Historical Society  and the Department of Natural Resources The price is right and your time is well spent.  The beginning workshop is required before you  may take the advanced workshop in the fall.   

August 21 & 22 Fall workshops
Cemetery Preservation (Advanced)

Friday, Aug. 21 OR Saturday, Aug. 22
Mt. Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis
Instructors: John “Walt” Walters, Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Vincent T. Hernly and Sheila Riley 
Cost: $30, $25 IHS members, $22.50 Local History Partners (includes lunch)
Register by Aug. 14

Meets AASLH StEPs Standard HSL 5

Choose either Friday or Saturday for a one-day, hands-on workshop to learn the essential components of advanced cemetery restoration.

John Walters, professional cemetery restorer, will explain the techniques of cemetery restoration, including the kinds of mortar mixes and adhesives to use when reassembling broken stones and fallen obelisks. Then participants will spend the majority of the workshop restoring stones in the cemetery. Work with broken, leaning and misplaced stones, and disassembled obelisks under the supervision of instructors.

Participants will learn the following skills:

  • Stone Repair – repairing stones using several kinds of adhesives. 
  • Stone Relocation – how to determine the original locations of gravestones that have been moved and how to replace them to maintain the cemetery’s integrity.
  • Resetting Obelisks – using tripods to reset large obelisk stones that have been knocked over. 
  • Filling the Cracks – mixing stone dust to fill cracks for a finished look. 

Only those who have attended a basic cemetery preservation workshop or have prior experience cleaning and straightening stones can enroll in the advanced workshop (as experience in cleaning and resetting stones is essential to understanding more complicated repairs). The workshop will be held regardless of weather, and all participants will be involved in the hands-on session.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or the Department of Natural Resources.

This program receives federal financial assistance for the identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.

Cemetery Workshop Sponsor Logos

You must register to attend.

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Some photographs are on Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Projects on Facebook.    For more information on upcoming events call or email;  (317) 233-3110 or localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org


APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO PROBE FOR GRAVE MEMORIAL  RESTORATION PROJECTS IN A CEMETERY   This is needed for all jobs.

 The Cemetery and Burial Ground  Registry   & the Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)

 

Oh yes you or your group can help at Greenbush.
cemetery.  Every week the limbs come down.  By
just walking a section of the cemetery, picking up
the fallen debri and placing them along the drives
will help a lot.  Many trees are over 150 years old.

If you would like to join me in repairing and
straitening the tombstones at Greenbush.  Please
email me.  I will post a few days soonEmail L.A.

See more below.

   

Greenbush & the Old Lafayette City Cemetery will be an
 ongoing restoration project. If your interested in helping 
Julie Roush the Fairfield Township Trustee.  

 

Thank you and hugs to everyone who has donated their time
labor and money to help preserve Greenbush.  ;-)

Thanks you John Walters for your dedication.
Teaching the hoist at Greenbush Aug. 2014

The burial list is on Findagrave. I am reviewing the file online
 Please let me know if you find anything that needs correcting.

 


My Project from 

 and visits 2007 ~  2010  
2007 & 
2009 photographing adding to Findagrave
   David Thieme project 2010, 2011 projects

 Graves of Greenbush Cemetery tell history of Lafayette  Aug 18 2013  (archived)

 

See the links below for all our projects. 


Tippecanoe County INPCRP projects
 These pages will take some time to load I love showing our progress.
Greenbush Projects 2007 to the present. See above.   Shumaker 2003-2010  Finished  ;-) Step by Step,         What to do first    
Zion Cemetery Project Oct. 2008

McCormick Cemetery
Eagle Scout Project
Steven Harding 2004  Scout Troop 335

April 2005 

Leaming Farm 


Tea Cemetery
C. J. Baker Eagle Scout project 2003-2005

L@@k at the ROCKS

 

Read how to clean your 
family tombstone
~*correctly*~

Holladay Cem
   Project April 2004 
2002-2003 -2004
Routh Cemetery

 Supplies needed 

2002 Fink Cemetery
  Mr. Cameron   Miller
Eagle Scout project
2002 Ulery Cemetery
Mr. Ryan Taylor
Eagle Scout project 
 Mortar Repair mixes
&
Miles Supply Co.
 ST JOE Cemetery 2001
2001 Kenny Project

Symbols

2000-2001 Feerer-Black
Pioneer  Cemetery
Tippecanoe Co. Workshop 
April 27-2001
  Read Epitaphs  

click the stones above

A working stone carver

2000 Harrisonville

Photographing Tips

Burial & Memorials 
information for   Veterans

National Parks Services

The Assoc. of Gravestone Studies
&
Preservation books 
available
Chicora Foundation, Inc

African American Cems Online

US information links
 Save our outdoor sculptures
Virtual Cemetery

Tombstone Calculator

 Interment Net
 Find A Grave 

The Cemetery Column

 

 

SOME USEFUL HISTORY LINKS.
Epidemic Timeline
&
BURIAL CUSTOMS AND CEMETERIES IN AMERICAN HISTORY

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I would like to thank several business and people in our
community for supporting our new preservation group efforts.


Mr. Matthew Koehler , Wea Township Trustee & Julie Koehler for her
photo contributions on Find-A-Grave.  ~~ And to Rodney Deaton (1956-2004)
for the 100's of great photographs he has freely given to me to use in our
restoration projects and to help others.  Many can be found on Find-A-Grave.

Mr. Rich Green  ~~  Mr. Ken Rude  ~ Berry's Camera Shop
Irving Materials, Inc. ~ Bowen Ceramic Tile ~ Lafayette Masonry Supplies
 Takachsin Order of the Arrow Scouts The Lafayette Journal & Courier
Mr. Bill Otten, and family descendants of the Routh-Pioneer cemetery.
Descendants of the Holliday and the Shumaker Cemetery.

Volunteers  of the Tippecanoe County Genealogy Society (TIPCOA)

Other resources

 Tippecanoe County Genealogy Society 

Tippecanoe County Public library

The Tippecanoe County Genweb  

The Family History Center, W. Lafayette
 New listings for Tippecanoe County--showing maps

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

Sons of Union Vetarans 

Civil War Indiana

THE INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Society of Indiana Pioneers

Cemetery Heritage Sign Application, from the
Indiana Historical Bureau & DHPA

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana

Indiana Genealogy Society Cemetery Survey Project

DNR, Indiana Cemetery Registry Survey Form (see the pdf file)

Indiana County Township Trustees Indiana Cemetery Records Site

 Download the Free Adobe Reader to read those PDF files.    

 

     Visit other INPCRP county pages.   

or

Return to the INPCRP main home page .

This page was created as part of the INdiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project,
and the Indiana County Coordinator's network. 
This page © by L.A. Clugh 2012
Thanks to Rootsweb for providing this space.