This is an active cemetery operated by the Otterbein
Lebanon Retirement Community. Otterbein is the successor to
the large property holdings of the Union Village Shaker community.
This cemetery is located in the general vicinity of one of the original
Shaker burial grounds as shown on "A
plan of the section of land on which the Believers live in the state
of Ohio, Nov. 7th, 1807". As a general practice,
the Shakers did not provide markers on the individual grave sites.
As such, the gravestones present in the cemetery today mark the burial
places of individuals who died in 1916 or later. The cemetery
is the final resting place for many veterans. In 2008, a memorial
was erected to honor the 8 Revolutionary War Soldiers
known to be buried here. Otterbein is affiliated with the United
Methodist Church. The cemetery is also the final resting place
for many ministers and Methodist missionaries.
- Northwest corner of State Routes 741 and 63.
Entrance Drive on west side of Rte 741 about 380 yards north of Route
- "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003"
by the Ohio Genealogical
Society , Cemetery #12310 [listed as Otterbein
S. Shaker - Otterbein Shaker]
- Coordinates: 39°26'18.21"N
- TRS: Range 3 North Township 4 East
- D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren
County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
- Early Vital Records Volume 21, pages 135-142
- Early Vital Records Volume 8, pages 35-38
- Warren County Genealogical
- Not included in any of the current cemetery books.
- Dana Palmer photographed all extant gravestones
for the "Warren
County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery" Project in December, 2004.
H Trelvik revisited the cemetery in August, 2008 and for additional
photographs of new and "completed" gravestones and memorial
markers. All of their photos have been added to this web site and
will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned by the
- Other Known Transcriptions
- A spreadsheet provided 20 July 2008 by Candice
Vanskoyck at Otterbein has been used to create the indexes on these
web pages and will be incorporated into the new cemetery books being
planned by the society.
- Otterbein & S. Shaker Cemetery No. 81
from the depression era Veteran Graves Registration Project by the WPA
The only soldiers listed on the plat are Civil War Veterans, Isaac
Roberts and Edw. R. Thurston
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This page created 6 Aug 2008 and last updated
5 May, 2012
© 2008 Arne
H Trelvik All rights reserved