The Richland County – Shelby Chapter
Of The Ohio Genealogical Society


 
 
SR 39 at Davis Rd.

 
In December of 1837, Henry Myers deeded the southeastern corner of the
NW quarter of Section 11, in what was then Vernon Twp., Richland County,
Ohio, to the Elders of the Lutheran German Reformed Church of Richland
County. This document indicates that there was in existance at that time,
a meeting house, a burying ground, and a schoolhouse to be called the
Myers Meeting House. 1
 
 
Myers Cemetery - 2000

 
 
(photo courtesy of John Scherer)
 
Myers Church (built 1859) and Cemetery - ca 1914
 
 
The Myers Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1834 by pioneer
Missionary Rev. F. J. Ruth and a log church was constucted on the existing
cemetery site soon afterward. Rev. Ruth remained in the area for many years
and preached to his congregation in English, while Rev. Andrew Kuhn was a
frequent visitor and preachedhis sermons in German for those who could not
understand English. In 1859 the second church was built, replacing the earlier
log structure.
 
In 1914, the Myers cemetery had established the reputation of being "the best
kept cemetery in this part of the state."
 
It is a beautifully maintained cemetery.
 


 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
 
In 1824, Henry Myers and his family moved from Adams County, Pa.
to Stark County, Ohio. They then moved on to Richland County in 1831,
where later in the year his wife Margaret died. Six years later, Henry
donated land where she was buried to become the Myers Cemetery.
 
 
 
Partial cemetery listing:
 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
 Mary Myers
Died Jan 7 1893
Aged 81Y 7M 7D
(Mary Hockensmith)
John Myers
Died Nov 1, 1895
Aged 87Y 2M 22D
(s/o Henry &
Margaret Myers)
(Reverse)
Thomas J. - Died Jan 30 1854
Aged 6M 8D

Alice E. - Died Jan 14 1860
Aged 3Y 6M 7D

Amanda C. - Died June 9 1863
Aged 22Y 4M 26D
 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004

 
Salathiel Myers
Mary (Traub) Myers
 
(Salathiel is the oldest son of
John & Mary Myers - above.)
(Reverse)
Salathiel Myers 1831 - 1905
Mary Traub 1837 - 1922
Calvin 1857 - 1868
Henry 1866 - 1868
Sherman S. 1864 - 1913
 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
(Reverse)
Alva 1860 - 1930
(Alva Woodward Myers
s/o Salathiel & Mary)
Kate 1860 - 1925
(Flora Catherine Amsbaugh)

Mark 1886 - 1963
(s/o Alva & Kate)
Alma 1886 - 1965
 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
Mary wife of G. Cullen
Died Oct 3, 1883
Aged 75y 10M 24D

Garvis Cullen
Died Nov 6 1884
Aged 81Y 3M 22D
 Ephraim
June 18 1838
July 16 1917
(s/o John & Mary Myers)

Eliza E. (his wife)
Feb 16 1843
Jan 24 1930
 
 
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004
 
Cornelius Fox
Apr 6 1821
June 8 1905
Elizabeth A. His Wife
July 28 1823
June 13 1903
(Reverse)
 Lorenzo D. Fox
May 9 1846
Apr 11 1848
Emma A.
Aug 6 1853
July 21 1856
Willie C.
Sept 7 1861
Sept 19 1862
Sherman V.
May 20 1860
Oct 14 1861
Samuel B.
July 20 1856
Oct 17 1873
 
 
Photo by Connie Charles - 2004

In memory of
 Catherine
Wife of
Israel Gambell
who died Mar 28, 1843
Aged 24 yr 7mo 5 d.
 
(Sarah Catherine Fox)
(Israel Gambell
- a grandson of
James Gambell)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 William Morton
Apr. 28, 1839
Dec. 11, 1922
Co. I, 15th Regt. O. V. I. - GAR

Mary (Stough) - His Wife
May 12, 1846
Oct. 24, 1897
 William H. Smith
Jan. 10, 1829
Sept. 3, 1907

Ervillia A. - His Wife
July 28, 1838

William Smith
Mar. 21, 1793 - May 23, 1867
 
Norman S. Morton
1808 - 1891
-
Anne Elizabeth (Duling)
1820 - 1895
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 John Sutter
Died Mar. 8, 1876
Aged 57Y. 9M. 16D.

Sarah A. - His Wife
Died Dec. 14, 1906
Aged 77Y. 7M. 14D.
 Daniel Row
Died Jan. 25, 1891
Aged 57Y. 3M. 22D.

M. E. Row
(his wife)
1833 - 1918
 
Thank you to the Charles family for contributing many of the above pictures
for the Davis Cemetery. If you would like to add to the page, please contact us
at the email address below.
 
 
 
1. A copy of this document was obtained through the courtesy of the Myers Cemetery Association.
 

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