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Salem Reformed Church Cemetery
Clearcreek Twp, Warren County, Ohio

Beers 1882 History of Warren County, page 595

"The first German Reformed Church in the township was built about the year 1805, on the farm now owned by Robert Eyer, about two and a half miles southeast of Springboro. It was built of logs, as were all the churches of that day. They afterward built a frame house on the farm of Jacob Null, which was replaced about 1863 by the present house in Springboro - a substantial brick edifice"

On Warner's 1867 Map of Warren County, the location is identified as a "Pres. Ch."


Range 4 North; Township 3 East; Section 6 [N39° 32' 15", W84° 12' 30"]

On Lower Springboro Road between Red Lion Five Points Road and Bunnell Hill Road, go south on the small dead-end road called Craiglow Lane. The cemetery is on the left.


Cemetery Transcriptions:

Photographic Records. [Click on the thumbnail images for larger photos]

If you have any photos from this cemetery, we would be happy to add them here.

General Area Photographs

Looking South
18 Apr 2003 photo contributed by Arne H Trelvik

Looking Northeast
18 Apr 2003 photo contributed by Arne H Trelvik
Fence line along southeast corner of lot
6 Dec 2003 Photo contributed by Arne H Trelvik
Close up of southeast corner of lot showing "piles" of tombstones.
6 Dec 2003 Photo contributed by Arne H Trelvik

Tombstone Photographs (no special order)

Adam Sellers Plot

Northern most remaining stones in the approximate center of the cemetery under the pine trees in the above photo

no photo
In Memory of
Adam Sellers
born AD 1742
and died 1821
age 79 yrs
[see Close-Up]
In memory of
Mariah Null
Was born Nov 1769
died Apr. 14, 1845
age 75 years 5mo

Base visable for missing broken off stone.

[probably Mary Christina Sellers Null, Adam Sellers' daughter and Charles Null's first wife]

In Memory of
Charles Null
who died March 20 1844
aged 75 years & 5 mo

Photos contributed by Arne H Trelvik 6 Dec 2003 for Michael Sellers whose 5th great grandfather is Adam Sellers.

Culler & Surface Stones

3 stones grouped together on the east side of the cemetery about due east from the Adam Sellers Plot

no photo
Mary Surface
born May 1, 1798
died Jan. 6, 1888
Rev. John Surface
born Feb. 11, 1799
died Feb 6, 1866
Aged 66y 11m & 25d
Empty space In memory of
Jacob Culler
who departed this life
Feb 22, 1829 in
the 81st year of his age

Photos contributed by Arne H Trelvik 7 Dec 2003

Cussins & Wood Stones


Foreground Left
Foreground Right
Background Right

Margaret E. Wood
daughter of
John & Susannah Wood
born Feb 9, 1847
died Oct 2, 1853

no visable inscriptions on the stone Rosannah Cussins
wife of Oliver Cussins
died April 5, 1868
age 41y 6m 9d
(mispelled Gussens in DAR Transcription)

Photos contributed by Arne H Trelvik 7 Dec 2003

Lipp Family Plot

Located in extreme southeast corner of the cemetery. Very difficult to read and transcriptions taken in part from the above DAR records

No Photo


[DAR records also show a William Lipp
son of Jacob & Rebbecca Lipp]

In Sacred Memory of
Jacob Lipp Jr.
son of
Jacob & Rebecca Lipp
born Apr 25 1819
died Mar 16, 1846
age 26y 10m 19d

In Sacred Memory of
Jacob Lipp
born Feb 28 1796
died Mar 10, 1846

In Sacred Memory of
Rebecca J. Lipp
daughter of
Jacob & Rebecca Lipp
born Apr 22, 1831
died Mar 10, 1876

Photos contributed by Arne H Trelvik 7 Dec 2003

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