Read and copyright© by Gloria Dettleff and Dorothy Falk Feb 2002


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This cemetery is southwest of Damiansville. Take Airport Road to Fall Road and turn north. The cemetery sits atop a hill, west of the New Memphis water tower. The owner of the land lives at the entrance to the water tower lane, the owner's brother lives up the lane. This cemetery covers at least one acre atop a hill with a fantastic view of Sugar Creek at the bottom of the hill, to the west. We only found remnants of four stones in February 2002, there could be more buried under the debris in the woods.

At least one stone for a baby was removed by a descendant. This cemetery was read and published in Clinton County Historical Society Quarterly 1-3, page 124, in May 1978. We included the names from that listing, marked with an asterisk, along with what we found. The local resident can remember playing among 35 to 40 stones in 1941.

Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
CAN____, Elizebeth ---  9 Aug 1851  Broken Missing Stone 
DIER, Charles 1788  1801  Date might be 1861. 
GREENFIELD, Elizebeth * ---  25 Oct 1865  19Y 6M 20D. Wife of John. A flower lent but not given, To bud on earth and bloom in heaven. 
ORTEN, Elizebeth * 4 Aug 1796  16 Mar 1836  Wife of John M. T. Orten. Age 39Y 7M 12 D. Weeping Willow on stone. 
ORTEN, Elizebeth R. 29 Jul 1833  16 Oct 1858  --- 
ORTEN, Israll 24 Dec 1826  18 Sep 1856  Son of John M. T. 
ORTEN, John M. T. 5 Jul 1796  ---  --- 
ORTEN, John S. 22 Dec 1822  ---  Son of John M. T. 
ORTEN, Joseph 28 Feb 1836  16 Oct 1859  Son of John M. T. 
ORTEN, Thomas 16 Dec 1828  31 Aug 1870  Son of John M. T. 
SOLOMON, Aaron * 13 Apr 1820  20 Feb 1872  --- 
TRELOGGEN, Unknown * ---  ---  Local resident remembers this name in this cemetery. 
Unknown * 18 Oct 1824  11 Nov 1858  Age 34Y 26D. Top of stone with name is missing. 

Database table cem_list modified: 20 Aug 2017
Cemetery ID: 126
Page modified: 18 Nov 2011