(Once known by some as the Cumminsville Cemetery)
4003 Colerain Ave,
Since its beginnings in 1843, the Wesleyan Cemetery has become the final resting place of almost 20,000 souls. Over the years, the condition of the cemetery has deteriorated, and its current state is very poor.
A group of concerned citizens and genealogists has come together to form the "Wesleyan Preservation Group". The mission of the group is to preserve, restore and document not only Wesleyan Cemetery and the Wesleyan Cemetery Records, but to also make available all information (including Burial Records) about Wesleyan Cemetery for free access to historians, genealogists, descendants of those interred there, and other concerned citizens.
About Wesleyan Cemetery
The Wesleyan Cemetery is one of the oldest in Cincinnati. It encompasses about 24 acres and has approximately 17,000 burials (number estimated from microfilmed records and the records that remain to be filmed).
It was opened by the Methodist churches of the area, with the Charter Deed ("Act to Incorporate the Directors of The Wesleyan Cemetery of Cincinnati") dated February 9, 1843, although the Methodist churches no longer have any connection to it. There were various Methodist cemeteries at the time Wesleyan Cemetery was begun, but the need for the current Wesleyan Cemetery was because the Methodist Cemetery on Catherine Street was full, and the land was wanted for Wesleyan College.
The cemetery is chartered as a NonProfit Corporation, Charter/Registration # 747269, in the state of Ohio, with the accompanying land parcel # 1940012023600. The cemetery receives NO Federal, State, County or City funding (Sept 2001).
Currently there is no known Phone or Address to write to for information from the Cemetery and this site will lead you to all known information. We are placing all old and current information on this site, as fast as we can verify "facts" & time allows.
Anything concerning Wesleyan Cemetery, no matter what the time period, is being sought. Examples of information we are gathering to make available through this website are stories, papers, lot/grave deeds, maps, newspaper articles, old and current photos of the cemetery and of those interred there and family information of those buried there. If the information you have is original documents and you can scan the information, it can be sent by email using the mail link below. If you don't have access to a scanner, contact Sherri at the mail link below, and other arrangements will be made.
As my Grandmother would say,
"Pull up a chair and set a spell,"
and join us as we go
"Down the Road Less Traveled".
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