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Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project
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  Otterbein Lebanon Cemetery
State Route 741 at State Route 63
Turtlecreek Township, Warren County, Ohio

Name Index to Gravestone Photos
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z [Memorial Markers ] [Otterbein Cemetery Home page]

Browse Cemetery by Rows

looking southwest

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 63.
  • "Ohio Cemeteries 1803-2003" by the Ohio Genealogical Society , Cemetery #12310 [listed as Otterbein S. Shaker - Otterbein Shaker]
  • Coordinates: 39°26'18.21"N 84°16'50.78"W
  • TRS: Range 3 North Township 4 East Section 24
  • 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 Society
    • 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.   Arne 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 society.
  • 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

looking northwest


Index to Available Tombstone Photos
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z [Memorial Markers ] [Otterbein Cemetery Home page]

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This page created 6 Aug 2008 and last updated 5 May, 2012
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