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 Caplinger Cemetery - Page 1

Caplinger Cemetery
 

Location

Criders, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 North to Broadway. Pick up Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road) and go west. Travel past Fulks Run Grocery store and continue on Route 259 to Route 820 (Bergton Road) and turn left. Continue on Route 820 to Route 826 (Criders Road) and turn left. Go about 5 miles. Turn left at the cemetery sign and go up the hill to the cemetery.

Notes

Cemetery is well maintained with fence around it. It is on a hill overlooking the German River at Criders, Virginia. Facing headstones, rows are recorded starting as you enter the cemetery (front to back), and from right to left. Following notes are from Patricia Turner Ritchie: "Through tradition, Lewis Yankey's notes identified a number of burials for whom there are no carved markers. The cemetery association has recently marked those graves with concrete markers. The book, Brocks Gap Miscellaneous Research-by Lewis Yankey (page 13) states that on August 7, 1906, Israel Caplinger deeded the graveyard jointly to the trustees of three denominations: Israel Dove of the United Brethren Church, F. A. Yankey of the German Baptists (Dunkers, now Church of the Brethren), and Silas A. Dove of the Lutheran Church. It was to be free for all people to bury there, according to the deed." Notes in the 'Remarks' column were provided mainly by Lewis Yankey. The Blank White Stones with no writing on them--information was taken from Lewis Yankey's records.

 

Survey Date and Recorder

7/30/2005
Pat Ritchie, Debbie Lantz, Bob & Lois Emswiler

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

Caplinger Cemetery Pages

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Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

001

Dove

Edna W.

15 Jun 1919

 

 

 

 

001

Dove

David S. "Davey"

25 Apr 1906

18 Feb 1998

 

 

 

001

Dove

Cora L.

19 Feb 1885

9 Apr 1968

 

w/George Washington Dove; nee Baker

 

001

Dove

George W[ashington]

31 Jan 1875

8 Mar 1956

 

s/Socrates & Clara E. Whetzel Dove

 

001

Dove

Steven Dale

4 Dec 1961

5 Dec 1967

s/David & Edna

s/David & Edna Dove

 

001

Nesselrodt

Janie

1898

1972

 

w/Leslie

 

001

Nesselrodt

Leslie F.

(8 Feb) 1899

(3 Dec) 1969

 

s/Benjamin & Eva Frances Dove Nesselrodt

 

001

Nesselrodt

Eva F(rances)

1860

(24 Dec) 1958

Mother

d/Abel Dove; w/Benjamin Franklin Nesselrodt

 

001

Nesselrodt

Carroll E.

16 Dec 1907

11 Apr 1992

 

 

 

001

Turner

Raymond D.

13 Apr 1911

12 Jul 1983

Married 24 Dec 1932

 

 

001

Turner

Cliffie E.

1 Mar 1913

29 Mar 1983

 

w/Raymond D.; nee Fitzwater

 

001

Turner

Vernon D(ow)

(20 Mar) 1937

(12 Apr) 1957

 

s/Raymond & Cliffie Fitzwater Turner

 

001

Turner

Savannah P.

6 Nov 1887

6 Oct 1958

w/Loy W., nee Caplinger

d/Israel & Jane Dove Caplinger; w/Loy W. Turner

 

001

Turner

Loy W.

12 Oct 1887

23 Oct 1965

 

s/William & Ida Frances Dove Turner

 

002

Yankey

Cora L.

17 Aug 1905

1 Jul 1992

 

 

 

002

Yankey

D. Leecy

23 May 1901

6 Jan 1997

 

 

 

002

Yankey

Kermit E.

30 May 1948

11 Oct 1950

s/D. L. & C. L. Yankey

s/Dwight Leecy & Cora Whetzel Yankey

 

002

Nesselrodt

Donald S.

20 Jun 1947

20 Jun 1947

s/Stanley & Eileen

Stone has only one date;s/Stanley & Eileen Smith Nesselrodt

 

002

Caplinger

Burton Harris

25 Jun 1914

14 Apr 1947

Father

s/Israel Franklin & Charity Reedy Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Ressie Elzona

25 Jan 1918

24 Sep 1991

Mother

w/Burton Harrison Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Offit G.

25 Apr 1918

7 Jan 1947

Virginia Pvt. Engineers WWII; s/ Israel

s/Israel Franklin & Charity Reedy Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Curtis M(elvin)

1904

1950

 

s/Israel Franklin & Charity Reedy Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Charity C.

1883

1966

 

d/Robert Reedy; w/Israel Franklin Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Israel F(ranklin)

1877

1956

 

s/Israel & Jane Dove Caplinger

 

002

Caplinger

Myrtle L.

1907

1966

 

d/Israel Franklin & Charity Reedy Caplinger

 

003

Lantz

Nora V.

22 Apr 1913

 

 

 

 

003

Lantz

Grant E(merson)

6 Sep 1914

14 Dec 1980

 

s/J. Webster &Dollie Dove Lantz

 

003

Lantz

John E(dwin)

(27 Dec) 1883

(14 Dec) 1954

At rest

s/William & Rebecca Moyer Lantz

 

003

Dove

Robert (E.)

Jul 1888

Nov 1972

Father

s/Algernon & Lydia Oren Dove

 

003

Lantz

Thelma P.

11 Sep 1919

 

 

w/Hays Blaine Lantz Sr.

 

003

Lantz, Sr.

Hays B(laine)

12 Sep 1918

23 Dec 1956

Virginia Pvt 872 ABN Engr AVN Bn. WWII; married 3 Dec 1938

husb/Thelma; s/Joseph Webster & Dolly Dove Lantz

 

003

Lantz

Dollie B(liss)

19 Aug 1890

2 Jun 1968

 

d/Algern & Lydia Oren Dove; w/Joseph Webster Lantz

 

003

Lantz

J. W., Rev.

3 Aug 1877

19 May 1953

Now the Laborer's task is o'er

Name-Joseph Webster Lantz; s/William & Rebecca Moyer Lantz

 

003

Lantz

Ray Edison

8 Nov 1916

7 May 1940

We will meet again

s/Joseph Webster & Dollie Dove Lantz

 

003

Secrist

Mary

4 May 1941

4 May 1941

Born & died

ch/Ransom & Ola Fink Secrist

 

003

May

Dessil D.

28 Feb 1925

 

 

w/Harrison L. May; nee Dove

 

003

May

Harrison L.

23 Jul 1916

 

6 Jun 1944 Normandy; Our children-Sharon Delores May 28 Feb 1948-2 Nov 1948; Randy Orville May 4 Dec 1949; Jeannie Lee May 27 Jun 1955-14 Dec 1955

 

 

003

May

Jeannie Lee

27 Jun 1955

14 Dec 1955

 

d/Harrison Lee & Dessil Dove May

 

003

May

Sharion Deloris

28 Feb 1948

2 Nov 1948

 

d/Harrison Lee & Dessil Dove May; name is "Sharion Deloris" on stone

 

003

Dove

Lola M(ay Whetzel)

(17 Feb) 1900

(27 Dec) 1954

 

w/Perry Irvin Dove; d/Harvey & Cora Smith Dove

 

003

Dove

Perry I(rvin)

(Dec) 1894

(5 Apr) 1967

 

s/George L. & Mary Dove Dove

 

003

Turner

Grave Dove

16 Nov 1898

26 Aug 1994

Forever in our hearts

 

 

003

Sonifrank

Jennie (Smith)

(3 Jun) 1882

(19 Feb) 1978

 

w/Charles W. Sonifrank

 

003

Sonifrank

Charles W.

1884

1949

 

s/George & Hager Stultz Sonifrank

 

004

Dove

Baby Boy 3rd

 

Dec 1966

 

Rhodes Funeral home marker; ch/Barbara Dove

 

004

Dove

Kenneth E.

12 Jun 1934

6 Apr 1956

 

s/William & Lillie Wittig Dove

 

004

Dove

Lillie E.

24 May 1903

13 May 1992

 

 

 

004

Dove

William C(asper)

29 Jun 1886

23 May 1953

 

s/Silas A. & Mary Whitmer Dove

 

004

Dove

Mary F.

1888

1980

 

Name-Mary Frances Thomas Dove; w/Luther A. Dove

 

004

Dove

Luther A(ldine)

1893

1967

Gone but not forgotten

s/Silas A. & Mary Whitmer Dove

 

004

Dove

Mary M.

1859

1940

 

d/Sophira & Catherine Wittig Whitmer; w/Silas A. Dove

 

004

Dove

Silas A.

1861

1939

 

s/William & Susan Moyer Dove

 

004

Crider

Roberta

26 Jul 1921

14 Jan 1940

We will meet again

d/David R. & Marie Crider

 

004

Dove

Warren A.

11 Jun 1923

23 Oct 1983

Father; US Army WWII

`

 

004

Yankey

G. Phyllis

6 Oct 1945

 

 

 

 

004

Yankey

Robert A.

28 Sep 1940

12 Oct 1999

Married 20 Jun 1964; our children-Melissa, Devonne

s/Lewis H. & Mary Thomas Yankey

 

004

Fitzwater

Ada E.

1892

1948

 

w/F. Victor Fitzwater; nee Walker

 

004

Fitzwater

F. Victor

1888

1984

 

 

 

004

Fink

George W. "Ped"

12 Mar 1893

3 Sep 1982

 

s/William Franklin & Julia Dove Fink

 

004

Fink

Charlie

(17 Sep) 1890

(3 Jul) 1948

 

Name-Chalres Franklin Fink; s/William Franklin & Julia Dove Fink

 

004

May

James R.

2 May 1890

4 May 1985

 

 

 

004

May

Rachel R.

22 Nov 1900

20 Mar 1991

 

w/James R. Mae; nee Whetzel

 

004

Whetzel

Millie V.

9 Sep 1874

23 Jan 1963

 

Name-Millie Vina Crider; w/Joseph A. Whetzel

 

004

Whetzel

Joseph A(lfred)

27 Mar 1875

5 Mar 1954

God is and all is well

s/William & Barbara Dove Whetzel

 

005

Delawder

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Arnold & Clara Delawder

 

005

Delawder

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Benjamin J. & Minnie Dove Delawder

 

005

Delawder

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Benjamin J. & Minnie Dove Delawder

 

005

Riggleman

Phoebe

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Riggleman

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Philip Riggleman

 

005

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Smith

Mary

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Riggleman

Reuben

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Yankey

Judith

1810

Approx 1890

 

w/Jacob Yankey Sr. who is buried in the old Crider Cemetery; nee Riggleman

 

005

Kessner

Philip

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

May

Joseph

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Dove or May

Elizabeth

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Riggleman

Jemima

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Dove

Joseph

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

005

Whetzel

Barbara F.

12 Sep 1839

20 Jul 1896

Aged 56y 8m 8d; w/William Whetzel

Name-Barbara Frances Dove

 

005

Whetzel

William

4 Oct 1835

22 Jul 1923

Aged 87 yr; Confederate Soldier

Partially illegible-date below ground; s/George Whetzel

 

005

Whetzel

Rozettea Angemima

17 Aug 1884

10 Apr 1903

Aged 18y 7m 23d; d/WillIam & Barbara F.

d/William & Barbara F. Dove Whetzel

 

005

Whetzel

Cora B.

1880

1953

w/Harvey V. Whetzel

nee Smith

 

005

Whetzel

Harvey V.

1872

1904

 

s/William & Barbara F. Dove Whetzel

 

005

Smith

Armeda Dorcas Whetzel

12 May 1868

2 Apr 1950

 

d/William & Barbara F. Dove Whetzel; 2nd w/Benjamin J. Smith

 

005

Sutch

Naomi Ruth Dove

9 May 1927

31 Dec 1990

In loving memory

 

 

005

Dove

Hattie Whetzel

20 Jan 1904

22 Oct 1992

 

w/Lonzo

 

005

Dove

Lonzo Emmert

18 Sep 1905

21 Nov 1975

 

 

 

006

Delawder

Arnold

1924

1966

 

Rhodes Funeral Home marker; s/Benjamin & Minnie Delawder

 

006

Delawder

Child

 

 

 

Illegible marker; ch/Dorman & Edith Whetzel Delawder

 

006

Delawder

Minnie

(25 May) 1880

(13 May) 1965

w/Benj. J.

Blank white marker; w/Benjamin J. Delawder; nee Dove

 

006

Delawder

Benjamin J.

 

 

s/John

Blank white marker; s/John Delawder

 

006

Riggleman

Infant Twins

 

 

 

Blank white marker; d/Mary Riggleman

 

006

Riggleman

John

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Reuben Riggleman

 

006

Fink

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/William Franklin & Julia Dove Fink

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Lantz

S(amuel) D.

 

1891

 

Hand-carved stone with only initials "S.D.L."; s/William & Rebecca Moyer Lantz

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

006

Fulk

Baby Girl

 

Jul 1970

 

Rhodes Funeral Home marker; d/Paula Fink Fulk

 

007

Shaver

Ida A.

1875

1937

Mother

Name-Ida Alice Delawder Shaver; 2nd w/Silas Shaver

 

007

Shaver

Delia M.

1909

1926

Mother

d/Silas & Ida Alice Delawder Shaver

 

007

Shaver

Silas

1862

1925

Father

 

 

007

Shaver

Mary

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Shaver

Ambrose

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Caplinger

Jacob

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Isaac & Katy Caplinger

 

007

Shaver

Crockett

1884

1884

 

Infant s/Benjamin Shaver

 

007

Caplinger

Julia A.

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Shaver

S. Dirk

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Shaver

Dolly

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Caplinger

Michael

 

 

 

Blank white marker/ s/Isaac & Katy Caplinger

 

007

Davis

Josephine

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Heavner

Cutlep

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Davis

Martha

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

007

Davis

Elizabeth "Eliza"

16 Nov 1824

16 Mar 1884

 

New marker placed by descendants; w/William "Bud" Davis

 

007

Davis

William "Bud"

8 Jan 1820

20 Dec 1887

 

New marker placed by descendants

 

007

May

Silas

1839

1917

Co. C 11th VA Cav., CSA

 

 

007

May

Christina A. (May)

1871

1942

 

w/Levi A. May

 

007

May

Levi A.

1871

1933

God is our Refuge & Strength

s/Jacob May

 

007

Whetzel

Carrie E(llen)

26 Jul 1883

17 May 1970

 

2nd w/Lorenza D. Whetzel; nee Crider

 

007

Whetzel

Harry Tracy

1902

1964

 

s/Lorenza D. Whetzel

 

007

Whetzel

Thornton P.

1885

1963

 

Bland white marker; s/Jacob Whetzel

 

008

Shaver

Charles

 

 

s/ Silas

Blank white marker; s/Silas Shaver

 

008

Dove

Israel

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Harvey & Mary Ann Caplinger Dove

 

008

Dove

Ira O.

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Israel & Levina Dove Dove; Ira was born 1894, died 1941 per page 49 of Lewis Yankey's Dove history book

 

008

Dove

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Ira O. & Victoria May Dove

 

008

Dove

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Ira O. & Victoria May Dove

 

008

Caplinger

Lula M. (Whetzel)

 

 

 

Blank white marker; w/Luther Caplinger

 

008

Dove

Levina

 

 

 

Blank white marker; w/Israel Dove; born 4 Aug 1867; d/Jacob & Julian A. Caplinger Dove

 

008

Dove

Lillie V.

 

 

 

Blank white marker; d/Israel & Levina Dove; born 6 Mar 1893, died about age 18; dropped dead while fleeing for shelter from a thunderstorm-page 49 of Lewis Yankey's Dove history book

 

008

Dove

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; d/Israel & Levina Dove

 

008

Dove

Mary Ann Caplinger

 

 

 

Blank white marker; w/Harvey Dove, son of James Dove

 

008

Dove

James Harvey

1833

 

 

Blank white marker; s/James & Catherine Dove

 

008

Caplinger

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

008

Caplinger

Jacob

 

 

 

Hand carved stone; partially illegible-dates may be buried below ground level and marker in shurb

 

008

Caplinger

VanBuren

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Israel & Sarah Jane Dove Caplinger

 

008

Turner

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker in shrub; ch/Loy & Pammie Caplinger Turner

 

008

Caplinger

Israel

1840

1906

Pvt Co. C 11th Va Cav CSA;

s/Jacob; Military marker placed recently by descendants

 

008

Caplinger

Sarah Jane Dove

 

 

 

Blank white marker; w/Israel Caplinger

 

008

Turner

Wilma J.

 

1941

d/R. D. & C. E.; At rest

d/Raymond & Cliffie Fitzwater Turner

 

008

Turner

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Raymond & Cliffie

 

008

Smith

Son

 

1942

 

Blank white marker; s/Warren & Vada Caplinger Snith

 

008

Fitzwater

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Harrison & Martha Fitzwater

 

008

Caplinger

Infant

 

7 Nov 1947

ch/Hubert L. & Ruby S(mith) Caplinger

 

 

008

Whetzel

Ella C.

8 Feb 1875

3 Feb 1958

 

w/Carr O. Whetzel; nee Caplinger

 

008

Whetzel

Carr O.

17 Jul 1877

2 Apr 1951

 

s/Jacob & Mary Whetzel

 

009

Lantz

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Levina Lantz

 

009

Lantz

Silas C.

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

009

Lantz

Sallia Caplinger

 

1919

At rest

w/Silas C. Lantz

 

009

Shaver

Elias

1887

1906

 

s/Benjamin Shaver

 

009

Shaver

Luther

1900

1904

 

s/Benjamin Shaver; on stone with Elias Shaver

 

009

Smith

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/George H. Smith & grandchild of Emauel Smith

 

009

Smith

David

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/George H. Smith & grandchild of Emauel Smith

 

009

Smith

Isaac

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/George H. Smith & grandchild of Emauel Smith

 

009

Smith

Willie

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/George H. Smith & grandchild of Emauel Smith

 

009

Dove

Arie Etta

11 Jun 1880

16 Jan 1889

 

Hand carved stone; ch/Joseph A. & Mry Wittig Dove

 

009

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

009

Caplinger

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Aaron & Sarah Siever Caplinger

 

009

Riggleman

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Philip Riggleman

 

009

Dove

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Franklin R. & Susan Trumbo Dove

 

009

Dove

Albert L.

22 Mar 1868

10 Jul 1886

Age 13y 3m 23d

Hand carved stone; ch/Socrates & Clara Whetzel Dove

 

009

Dove

William B.

 

 

 

Hand carved stone; ch/Socrates & Clara Whetzel Dove

 

009

Dove

Margaret

 

 

 

Hand carved stone-initials M.D.

 

009

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

009

Dove

Clara Ellen

22 Dec 1843

9 Jul 1909

 

w/Socrates Dove; nee Whetzel

 

009

Dove

S. H.

10 Oct 1847

20 Feb 1940

 

Name-Socrates H. Dove; double stone with Clara Ellen Dove; s/James Dove

 

009

Dove

Sidney

 

 

 

Blank white marker; s/Nimrod & Mandy Hulvey Dove

 

009

May

Child

 

 

 

No visible marker; ch/Chancie & Clara Dove May

 

010

Halterman

Addison

1884

(8 Aug) 1952

 

s/Daniel & Barbara Delawder Halterman

 

010

Halterman

Susie

(14 Aug) 1884

(11 Nov) 1947

w/Addison

d/Levi Ritchie Jr. & Frances Crider Ritchie

 

010

Ritchie

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Frank & Ida Nesselrodt Ritchie

 

010

Halterman

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Addison & Susan Ritchie Halterman

 

010

Ritchie, Sr.

Levi

 

 

 

No dates; Vergie Lantz's Ritchie history has born 1819 & he lived at least until 1880

 

010

Ritchie

Job

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

010

Lantz

Mary Ann

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

010

Lantz

Noah

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

010

May

James A.

11 Jul 1882

13 Jan 1893

Age 36y 6m 2d

 

 

010

Ritchie

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Levi Ritchie Jr. & Frances Crider Ritchie

 

010

Ritchie

Infant

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Levi Ritchie Jr. & Frances Crider Ritchie

 

010

Shaver

Amanda

 

 

 

Blank white marker

 

010

Ritchie

Child

 

 

 

Blank white marker; ch/Levi Ritchie Jr. & Frances Crider Ritchie

 

010

Ritchie

Susannah

17 Nov 1826

29 Sep 1888

Age 61y 10m 12d; w/Levi Ritchie Sr.

d/Lewis Caplinger & Catherine Fitzwater Caplinger

 

010

Crider

Mary M.

29 May 1823

28 Aug 1886

Age 63y 2m 29d; w/Frederick Crider; Our Mother

nee Lantz

 

010

Crider

John F(rederick)

(About 1823)

12 Dec 1896

About 73 yrs

 

 

010

Crider

Susan R.

1857

1920

 

w/William Riley Crider

 

010

Crider

William R(iley)

1854

1937

Died to live

 

 

010

Crider

Viola B(elle)

13 Jun 1888

3 Aug 1962

d/William S. & Susan

d/William R. & Susan Crider; dates recorded by J. Robert Swank in 1960s

 

010

Halterman

Mae Catherine

30 Jul 1937

18 Jan 2005

 

 

 

010

Halterman

Helen D.

28 Apr 1911

13 Oct 1992

 

 

 

010

Halterman

Franklin D.

29 Nov 1909

23 Jan 1994

 

 

 

010

Whetzel

O. Pauline

11 Feb 1928

 

 

 

 

010

Whetzel

Alton R.

23 Sep 1921

15 Feb 1982

 

s/Thornton Whetzel

 

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