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 Ottobine United Methodist Church Cemetery - Page 1


Ottobine U.M. Church Sign

Location

Ottobine, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg drive South on Route 42 to Dayton. Just past the center stoplight turn right (West) on Route 257 (Ottobine Road) and travel six miles to the intersection of Route 613 (Briery Branch Road) and Route 257. The Ottobine store is on the right. Turn left onto Route 257 / 613. Cross the bridge and up the hill, and the church is on the right, about half a mile from store.
 

Notes

Was known as Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church. Established 1834. Layout of cemetery as walked in August 2003. Rows are designated facing rear of church (looking South) and graves are listed left to right. Section 1, Rows 1 - 12 start far behind the church in the far north and east side of the church (North/East section) and continue to the rear of the church on the east side ( End of row 12 meets beginning of row 29 in Section 3 . Section 2, Rows 13 - 21 start even with rear wall of church on left (East) side and continue to front of church (South/East section). Section 3, Rows 22 -30 start behind the church on the west side of a tree which is on a line with the center of the church (North/West section). Section 4, Rows 31 - 37 start even with rear wall of church on right (West) side and continue to front of church (South/West section). Section 5 is a list of names not found on tombstones.

Survey Date and Recorder

August 2003
Seymour Paul

Photos

Robert Crawford, Suzette Graham

Cemetery Index

Ottobine U.M. Church Cemetery Pages

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

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

001

Howdyshell

Alexander

30 Jan 1825

30 Jan 1879

Consort of Maria J.

Tombstone is located far north of all other near the road.

 

001

Gangwer

Joseph S.

1851

1863

 

 

 

001

Gangwer

Edward L.

1861

1863

 

 

 

002

Richard

James

`

9 Oct 1875

Aged 45 y

 

 

002

Minnick

Mildred O.

7 Jul 1807

13 Nov 1867

Aged 60 y 3m; Consort of Micheal Minnick

In tree roots

Image 

002

Huffman

Elizabeth

 

Jan 14 1892

Aged 62y 9m 2d

Twin of Joseph S.

 

002

Huffman

Masten

 

24 Jul 1901

Aged 88 yrs

 

 

003

Swecker

Mary G.

 

19 Mar 1879

Aged 30y 17d

w/John Jr.

 

004

Grimsley

Emza Ann

 

13 Dec 1856

Aged 22y 2m 8d

w/William

 

004

Gaines

James

 

18 Mar 1852

Aged 50y 7m 10d

 

 

004

Gaines

Rebecca

 

15 Dec 1879

Aged 78y 10m 25d

w/James

 

004

Brown

Elizabeth

11 Mar 1836

6 Mar 1862

 

 

 

005

Wheeler

Margaret A.

11 Feb 1861

15 Feb 1885

 

w/Peter

 

005

Minnick

John H. C.

 

8 Sep 1856

Aged 5y 23d

 

 

005

Shurn

Elizabeth Alice

 

25 Oct 1854

Aged 10m 20d; d/J. M. & A.

 

 

006

Marshall

Virginia I.

 

11 Nov 1855

Aged 3y 10m 4d

 

 

006

Minnick

Hanna

19 Jan 1830

29 Dec 1901

 

w/John

 

006

Minnick

John

7 Feb 1809

12 Jan 1881

 

 

 

007

Thacker

Isaac

 

__ July 1874

Aged 86 yrs

 

 

007

Thacker

Jacob W.

 

__ Apr 1871

Aged 18 yrs

 

 

007

Thacker

Mary V.

 

__ Aug 1866

Aged 18 mos

 

 

007

Byrd

Mary

 

__ Sep 1863

Aged 26 yrs

 

 

007

Byrd

Katherine

 

__ Sep 1878

Aged 70 yrs

 

 

007

Byrd

J. B.

15 Jan 1801

8 Apr 1878

 

 

 

007

Whitmer

Nancy L.

 

15 Feb 1862

Aged 29yrs

 

 

007

Whitmer

William O.

 

24 Jan 1862

Aged 1y 1m 6d

 

 

007

Whitmer

John E.

 

20 Jan 1862

Aged 3y 1m 6d

 

 

007

Witmer

Hannah

 

24 Aug 1896

In her 89th year

 

 

007

Whitmore

John

 

14 Nov 1850

Aged 32y 6m 13d

 

 

007

Wintermyer

Charles A.

 

20 Aug 1868

Aged 12 das

 

 

007

Whitmer

John H.

 

17 May 1863

Aged 18y 10d

 

 

007

Whitmer

Andrew J.

20 Aug 1832

25 Apr 1891

Aged 58y 8m 5d

 

 

008

Minnick

Joseph

1876

1886

c/E. H. & E. A.

 

 

008

Minnick

Etta C.

1881

1884

c/E. H. & E. A.

 

 

008

Minnick

Virginia A.

 

12 Feb 1875

Aged 2y 6m 4d; d/E. H. & E. A.

 

 

008

Thacker

Rosa

 

26 May 1875

Aged 16y 8m 21d; d/S. H. & Emma

 

 

008

Minnick

Henretta A.

9 Jan 1855

17 Feb 1873

Aged 18y 1m 9d; d/Israel & Lydia

 

 

008

Minnick

Lydia

 

24 Nov 1875

Aged 50yrs

w/Israel

 

008

Phares

Harry

 

20 Feb 1883

 

 

 

008

Smith

Abelon R.

 

21 Feb 1872

Aged 17 y

 

 

008

Smith

Mary C.

 

24 Mar 1864

Aged 11m 6d; d/HF & HE Smith

 

 

008

Wine

Vertie S.

 

8 Feb 1872

Aged 2y 2m; d/SA 7 SF Wine

 

 

009

Miller

Infant

 

9 Jun 1886

Aged 3das; s/Philip & Martha E.

 

 

009

Wintermyer

Mary E.

22 Sep 1842

15 Jul 1875

Aged 32y 9m 23d

 

 

009

Wintermyer

William H.

 

2 Aug 1875

Aged 22 das

 

 

009

Wine

Laura D.

11 Oct 1868

12 Sep 1871

Aged 2y 11m 1d; d/George H. & Mary A.

 

 

010

W.E.H.

 

 

6 Jun 1883

s/S. H. & M. H.

Tombstone not found in 2003

 

010

Huffman

Stella B.

24 May 1889

2 Feb 1893

d/S. H. & M. E.

 

 

010

Huffman

Annie E.

23 May 1881

14 Jan 1884

d/Samuel W. & Mary E.

 

 

010

Huffman

Lillie J.

25 Oct 1886

22 Feb 1893

d/S. H. & M. E.

 

 

010

Driver

J. H.

 

27 Jul 1881

 

s/J. H. & M. H.; Stone unreadable in 2003.

 

010

Rice

Laura T.

18 Jun 1867

8 Nov 1882

Aged 15y 4m 20d

 

 

010

Rice

Tobitha

16 Sep 1831

25 Nov 1902

 

 

 

010

Rice

Mary E.

20 Oct 1837

15 Nov 1873

Aged 36y 25d; w/Christian P.

 

 

010

Thacker

Emma

 

28 Sep 1860

Aged 26y 4m 17d; w/Stephen B.; d/T. & H. Applegate

 

 

010

Thacker

Charles S. H.

 

2 Feb 1861

Aged 4m 17d; s/S. H. & E.

 

 

011

Driver

Mollie C.

 

25 Feb 1882

Aged 5y 2m 2d

 

 

011

Funk

Edna h.

 

 

d/S.C. & A.E. Funk

 

 

011

Driver

W. M.

11 Nov 1874

7 Jun 1876

s/Jacob & Susan

 

 

011

Stauttermayers

Bessie Clark

 

15 Apr 1884

Aged 9y 7m 18d; d/S. H. & Cath. A.

 

 

011

Hess

Arthur Bryon

 

9 May 1882

Aged 24 das; s/A. A. & M. E.

 

 

012

Wine

Catherine

22 Mar 1818

22 Feb 1901

w/Peachey

 

 

012

Wine

Peachey

8 Apr 1810

5 Sep 1881

 

 

 

012

Newman

Hattie B.

 

21 Jul 1880

Aged 12das; d/W. A. & J. F.

 

 

012

Gangwer

Daniel

1813

1879

 

 

 

012

Gangwer

Lydia D.

1867

1880

 

 

 

012

Weast

Rachael

25 Dec 1809

31 Aug 1879

Aged 69y 8m 6d

 

 

012

Weast

John

7 Feb 1807

9 May 1881

Aged 74y 3m 2d

 

 

013

Rumsey

Robert Early

 

 

Aged 1y 7m; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Rawley Martin

 

 

Aged 6 das; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Leona

 

 

Aged 1mo; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Lillie May

 

 

Aged 13 das; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Infant

 

 

c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Hinton Guy

 

 

Aged 6m 7d; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Rumsey

Ervin Lee

 

 

Aged 3y 5m; c/G. H. & Phoebe

 

 

013

Sellers

James H.

29 Feb 1821

9 Dec 1886

 

 

 

013

Sellers

Mary J.

 

17 Sep 1910

Aged 82y 2m 16d

w/James H.

 

013

Stoutamyer

H. M.

29 Dec 1847

15 Jan 1929

 

 

 

013

Stoutamyer

Elizabeth

26 Oct 1852

10 Feb 1917

 

w/H. M.

 

013

Stoutamyer

John B.

1 Sep 1882

12 Jan 1940

 

 

 

013

Cupp

Infant

9 Jul 1941

9 Jul 1941

s/C. W. & M. G.

 

 

013

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Metal marker destroyed.

 

013

Snyder

Annie D.

24 Aug 1874

13 Mar 1913

 

w/J. F.

 

013

Snyder

Infant

13 Mar 1913

13 Mar 1913

s/J. F. & Annie D.

 

 

013

Stoutamyer

James F.

 

18 Mar 1890

Aged 20y 1m 4d; s/S. H. & P. C.

Ch shows died 13 Mar 1913

 

014

Rumsey

Mary

10 Jan 1824

4 Apr 1888

 

W/Geo. W.

 

014

Rumsey

George W.

8 Nov 1818

27 Apr 1888

Aged 69y 5m 19d; Consort of Mary Ramsey

 

 

014

Rumsey

Pheobe A.

 

29 Oct 1907

Aged 44y 2m 9d

w/G. H.

 

014

Rumsey

G. H.

17 Jun 1858

26 Nov 1922

 

 

 

014

Rumsey

Sarah F. Mrs.

1860

1955

 

Metal plate

 

014

Rice

Infant Son

 

 

s/J. E. B. & Mattie J.

 

 

014

Thacker

Barbara

4 May 1832

27 Dec 1901

 

w/J. M.

 

014

Thacker

James M.

2 May 1828

6 Jul 1896

 

 

 

014

Thacker

Frank J.

1884

1957

 

 

 

014

Thacker

Levi J.

12 Mar 1861

20 Sep 1938

 

 

 

014

Thacker

Virginia

24 Apr 1857

17 Feb 1923

 

w/Levi J.

 

014

Thacker

Byrd A.

11 Apr 1890

18 Nov 1918

Age 28y 7m 7d; Died in France WWI

 

 

014

Thacker

Freddie

 

8 Jul 1887

Aged 4das

s/Levi J. & Virginia Thacker

 

014

Chapman

Infant

 

8 Sep 1897

d/W. E. & I. R.

 

 

014

Pence

Mary A.

1828

1916

 

 

 

014

Chapman

Frances M.

9 Sep 1848

26 Mar 1885

Aged 86y 6m 17d

 

 

014

Fox

Morton E.

27 Aug 1848

30 Aug 1889

 

s/J. W. & Henrietta H. Fox

 

014

Fox

J. W.

1856

1935

 

 

 

014

Fox

Henrietta H.

1859

1930

 

w/J. W.

 

014

Fox

Luther Elmer

1881

1953

 

 

 

015

Gaines

Catherine

30 Oct 1844

29 Oct 1924

 

 

 

015

Gaines

Betsy

6 Feb 1809

16 Nov 1892

 

 

 

015

Gaines

Robert

26 Mar 1850

11 Feb 1890

 

 

 

015

Hinkle

Sallie

26 Mar 1830

19 Nov 1910

 

d/Eson & Leah H.

 

015

Gaines

Annie B.

15 Aug 1870

16 Oct 1916

 

w/L. W.

 

015

Gaines

Luther W.

27 May 1871

16 Dec 1930

 

 

 

015

Phares

Jacob

23 Jul 1835

17 Feb 1919

 

 

 

015

Phares

Emily

4 Feb 1840

26 Jan 1917

 

w/Jacob

 

015

Phares

Laura

12 Sep 1861

22 Mar 1895

Aged 33y 6?m 0d

 

 

015

Blakemore

Infant

 

15 Mar 1893

Aged 2das; d/C. H. & L. A.

 

 

015

Hess

Lou A.

1 Mar 1863

27 Sep 1950

 

 

 

015

Whitmore

Hannah M.

 

1 Mar 1893

Aged 1mo

d/Jacob G. & M.B. Church notes show mother name Maria

 

015

Whitmore

Jacob G.

19 Mar 1846

23 Oct 1918

 

 

 

015

Whitmore

Maria B.

31 May 1861

9 Oct 1899

 

w/J. G.

 

015

Minnich

Bertie Virginia

5 Mar 1884

1 Jul 1889

d/Joseph H. & Carrie T.

 

 

015

Minnick

George W.

 

14 Jul 1898

Aged 19y 4m 2d; s/Joseph H. & Carrie T.

 

 

015

Scott

Laura E. Minnick

17 Mar 1877

29 Jun 1900

 

w/N. C.; d/Joseph H. & Carrie T.

 

015

Minnick

Carrie T.

 

16 Jun 1913

Aged 61y 8m 1d

w/J. H.

 

015

Minnick

Joseph H.

31 Jul 1850

1 Mar 1923

Aged 72y 8m 1d

 

 

015

Minnich

Myrl E.

7 Jan 1907

19 Dec 1913

d/R. L. & L. M.

Given name spelling from tombstone in 2003 Previous notes showed Myrtle

 

016

Bricker

Infant

 

 

 

s/John W. & Mary J.

 

016

Bricker

J. W.

 

14 Jan 1890

Aged 19y 10m 5d

s/John W. & Mary J.; Previous notes show given name J. Willie

 

016

Bricker

John W.

8 May 1843

13 May 1931

 

 

 

016

Bricker

Mary J.

8 Jun 1845

23 Aug 1924

 

w/M. J.

 

017

Boyers

John R.

29 Dec 1880

18 Mar 1924

 

 

 

017

Bowers

Ina R. Koogler

19 Jan 1881

18 Feb 1938

Wife John R.

Wife added to stone

 

017

Skelton

JoAnna

 

24 Apr 1909

Aged 73y 11m 18d

w/G. W.; d/Barbara Fulk & John Hoover

 

017

Skelton

George W.

 

14 Feb 1891

Aged 65y 2m 13d

Previous notes show given name:George Washington

 

018

Koogler

M. Viola

31 Jan 1872

8 Feb 1946

 

 

 

018

Koogler

Bernard C.

 

10 Sep 1887

Aged 18y 12d

 

 

018

Koogler

Clyde M.

 

24 Jul 1898

Aged 14y 7m 4d

 

 

018

Koogler

James W.

 

21 Jan 1901

Aged 64y 2m 10d

s/John Darius Koogler & Elizah Jane Ervin

 

018

Koogler

Mary F.

22 Oct 1841

6 Jan 1927

 

w/J. W.; Previous notes show maiden name Curry

 

019

Price

Wiley C. W. C.

21 Sep 1896

29 Dec 1896

 

 

 

019

Price

Annie M.

6 May 1900

6 Jun 1903

 

 

 

019

Knisley

Bessie B.

6 Mar 1902

12 Jun 1903

 

 

 

019

Knisley

Julia Catherine

20 Nov 1903

10 Jul 1905

d/J. S. & M. A.

 

 

019

Curry

John Alpheus

5 May 1851

12 Feb 1890

Consort Lucy V. Curry

h/Lucy V.

 

019

Knisley

Infant

2 Sep 1905

2 Sep 1905

 

c/James S. & Martha A.

 

019

Knisley

Samantha Ola

25 Sep 1906

4 Apr 1907

 

c/James S. & Martha A.

 

019

Knisley

Infant

1909

1909

 

c/James S. & Martha A.; No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

020

Knisley

Martha A. V.

23 Sep 1870

31 Dec 1938

 

w/J. S.

 

020

Knisley

James S.

14 Nov 1870

17 Aug 1948

 

 

 

020

Stanley

Montvenia

1889

1951

 

Daughter of Dillie Cooper.

 

020

Wells

Ethel Mrs.

 

7 Oct 1947

Aged 17y 11m 17d

 

 

020

Stanley

Betsy

 

1949

 

Metal Marker 2003

 

020

Wells

Dovie

 

Oct 1947

 

Metal Marker 2003

 

020

Kelley

John

15 Jul 1879

18 Sep 1946

 

Son of Dilley Cooper, the Gypsy Queen.Illegible broken stone 2003

 

020

Stanley

Dan Chivel

 

May 1946

 

Metal Marker 2003

 

020

Kelly

Misoura

 

Nov 1936

 

Metal Marker 2003

 

020

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Metal Marker destroyed.

 

020

Cooper

Dillie

1835

1910

 

This is the "Gypsy Queen". Locally known as Dilley Stanley Kelly. Unknown where the surname Cooper is from. Obituary in Harrisonburg Daily-News on 27 May 1910 states she died 26 May 1910 in the Paul Woods. See book by John Heatwole.

 

020

Long

Mary B.

 

8 Nov 1941

Aged 59y 3m 24d

w/George W.

 

020

Beard

Sarah W.

 

20 Sep 1924

Aged 74y 6m 3d

w/Wm.

 

020

Beard

William

 

21 Oct 1889

Aged 43 yrs

Illegible stone 2003

 

020

Beard

William

 

 

Aged 18 das

Little Willie; Illegible stone 2003

 

021

Wratchford

Dewey

1900

1964

 

 

 

021

Wratchford

Stella

1887

1962

 

 

 

022

Kenney

George O.

1864

1947

 

 

 

022

Kenney

Sophia G.

1863

1936

 

w/G. D.

 

022

Kenney

John W.

12 Aug 1894

8 Dec 1906

s/G. D. & S. C.

 

 

022

Rumsey

George S.

10 Aug 1881

17 Dec 1918

 

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967.

 

023

Harman

S. M.

 

1865

 

 

 

023

Harman

George

 

1890

 

 

 

023

Ervine

W. Houston

 

11 Jan 1860

Aged 3y 6m 15d

s/F. M. & H. A.

 

023

Ervine

P. Homes

 

6 Oct 1862

Aged 7y 7m 17d

s/F. M. & H. A.

 

023

Unknown

 

 

 

 

Illegible broken stone

 

023

Cromer

George Welby

25 Feb 1922

1 Feb 1972`

Sgt Army Air Force WWII

 

 

023

Coffman

E.C.

22 Feb 1922

28 Aug 1979

 

(Elvert C.)

 

023

Coffman

June

 

 

 

 

 

023

Flemming

Edgar Lee

18 Dec 1887

25 Feb 1892

s/W. H. & R. J.

 

 

023

Flemming

Rebecca J.

25 May 1860

5 Apr 1910

 

w/W. H.

 

023

Armentrout

Silas K.

1880

1941

 

 

 

023

Armentrout

Fannie M.

1886

19__

 

w/S. K.

 

023

Rickard

Matilda

 

21 Aug 1896

Aged 72y 5m 4d; W. J. M.

 

 

023

Thacker

Infant

4 Nov 1898

4 Nov 1898

s/N. O. & E. J.

 

 

023

Thacker

Carl

 

10 Feb 1910

Aged 10 d; s/N. O. & E. J.

 

 

024

Ervine

Andrew M.

 

6 Jun 1863

Killed in Southern Army

s/Francis Milton & Margaret Ervine

 

024

Ervine

Margaret C.

 

21 Jun 1851

Aged 39y 3m 24d

w/Francis Milton Ervine

 

024

Ervine

F.M.

13 Aug 1805

12 Nov 1879

Aged 74y 2m 29d

Francis Milton

 

024

Ervine

Hetty Bear

20 Mar 1821

25 Dec 1906

w/Francis Miller Ervine

2ndw/Francis Milton Ervine

 

024

Fox

Daniel T.

1865

1935

 

 

 

024

Fox

Martha C.

1887

1972

 

w/D. T.

 

024

Heatwole

John L.

12 Sep 1890

 

 

 

 

024

Heatwole

Bessie Deter

8 Nov 1894

4 Oct 1957

 

w/John L.

 

024

Gangwer

Lydia J.

1828

1897

 

 

 

024

Gangwer

Robert N.

1872

1890

 

 

 

024

Gangwer

John W.

1847

1942

 

 

 

024

Gangwer

Susan C.

1855

1922

 

 

 

024

Gangwer

Wilbert F.

 

7 Nov 1894

Aged 3y 4m 20d

s/James D. & Mattie E.

 

024

Gangwer

James D.

1853

1917

 

 

 

024

Gangwer

Mattie G.

19 Jan 1857

18 Nov 1942

Aged 85y 9m

w/J. D.

 

024

Tutwiler

Jacob Harman

10 Jun 1920

1 Jun 2002

Tech 4 US Army WWII

 

 

024

Tutwiler

Ruth Cromer

 

29 Jun 1929

 

 

 

024

Tutwiler

Stephen A.

 

Jul 1988

 

 

 

024

Hilbert

Ira L.

 

 

 

No other info on tombstone

 

024

Hilbert

Elsie M.

 

 

 

No other info on tombstone

 

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