Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

        

Decker Cemetery

(Also known as Luke Decker Cemetery.)

Washington Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.5012;  Longitude, 87.4729
Congressional Location:LOCATION 5; TOWNSHIP 1N; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:3.5 miles east of Hazleton.  From Indiana State Road 56 in Hazleton, turn northeast onto Washington Street (Giro Road), continue on Giro Road for 3.9 miles until a gravel driveway on the south side of the road.  About 225 feet down the lane, turn back east toward the oil tanks.  Continue past the oil tanks up the hill another 225 feet to an oil well.  Turn south and continue up a hill about 90 feet.
Last updated  19 May 2017

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources. There may be other graves which are unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers.  
If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let us know.   
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes

Photo#            Photograph  

Dean

W P

  --

 -- 

This stone is located by itself, several feet down a path through the back gate of the main cemetery.

 2770

Decker

Angeline

  --

 -- 

nee JONES.  No stone; Wife of John DECKER

 

No headstone found.

Decker

Ananias H

11-Mar-1872

10-Aug-1873

Son of Payton & Isabella DECKER.

Displaced foot stones.  One on right is A H D.

 2784

2786

Decker

Eli F

23-Dec-1882

6-Sep-1888

Son of John & Angeline DECKER

 2777

Decker

Elizabeth

20-Jun-1779

1864

nee CATT.   Wife of Luke DECKER.  On back:  "Children , Ransom, Presley C, Johnson C, Henry C, Eleanor, Mahala, Morgan M,  Delilah"

Photo #2798 shows original stone which gives exact birth date.

 2791

2798

Decker

Ervin G

5-Mar-1877

17-Feb-1878

Son of John & Angeline DECKER

 2777

Decker

Henry C

10-Aug-1814

30-Jul-1864

Husband of Margaret DECKER

 2787

Decker

Isabelle

24-Apr-1848

11-Aug-1873

Wife of Payton DECKER.

Displaced foot stones.  One on left is
I D.

 2785

2786

Decker

James Polk

23-Nov-1844

17-Jul-1899

Second husband of Nancy Jane (DILLON) DECKER.  Married:  5 Nov 1868.


Son of Henry & Margaret DECKER.

 2783

Decker

John

24-Apr-1847

14-Apr-1904

No Stone; Husband of Angeline DECKER;

Son of Henry Catt & Margaret (THOMPSON) DECKER 

Note:  Burial here confirmed by Certificate of Death.

 

No  headstone found.

Decker

Joseph W

1855

16-Apr-1859

(Son of Mary Polly & Samuel Thornton DECKER)

 2802

Decker

Luke

1778

1835

Husband of Elizabeth DECKER; Corporal, 4th. Indiana Regiment, War of 1812

 

 2789

Decker

Mahala

10-Dec-1816

26-Jan-1888

Daughter of Luke & Elizabeth DECKER

 2792

Decker

Margaret

11-Apr-1819

3-Aug-1864

nee THOMPSON.  Wife of Henry Catt DECKER

 2788

Decker

Minnie M

29-Mar-1890

8-May-1905

Daughter of James Polk DECKER & Nancy Jane [DILLON] TRAYLER DECKER

 2779

Decker

Nancy Jane

13-Aug-1849

 1 Jan 1931

nee DILLON.  Wife Daniel TRAYLER, 1st, married 16 Mar 1866; and James Polk DECKER, 2nd, married, 5 Nov 1868.


Daughter of Jonathan & Martha Jane "Patsy" DILLON. 


Buried:  2 Jan 1931. 


Note: Date of death not carved.  Information from Certificate of Death.

 2782

Decker

Oliphant

18-Feb-1881

8-May-1904

Son of James Polk DECKER & Nancy Jane (DILLON) TRAYLER DECKER.

 2780

Decker

Oscar

16-Jan-1875

12-Jan-1877

Son of John & Angeline DECKER

 2778

Decker

Robert

1884

6-Sep-1884

Son of John & Angeline DECKER

 

No headstone found.

Decker

Thomas H B

5-Sep-1847

21-Aug-1851

 --

 2801

Decker

Vincent T

28-Nov-1849

25-Aug-1853

Son of Henry & Margaret DECKER

 

No headstone found.

Kays

Emma Florence

2-Aug-1869

16-Jan-1922

nee DECKER.  Wife of George Harvey KAYS. 


Daughter of James Polk & Nancy Jane (DILLON) DECKER

 2771

Kays

Harvey Earl

19 Nov 1907 (1906)

2 Aug 1908 (1907)

Son of George Harvey & Emma Florence (DECKER) KAYS. 

Note:  Birth and Death dates from Certificate of Birth and Certificate of Death.

 2773

Kays

James William

1892

1892

Son of George Harvey & Emma Florence KAYS. Stone and marker

2773

Kays

Olive Florence

10 May 1903 (1902)

16 Jul 1903 (1902)

Daughter of George Harvey & Emma Florence (DECKER) KAYS. 


Note:  Buried here:  17 Jul 1903.

 2774

Kays

Russell

1895

1922

Son of George Harvey & Emma Florence (DECKER) KAYS.

 2772

Lynch

Harvey

13-Jan-1921

12-Mar-1921

Son of Omar & Anna (HARVEY) LYNCH;

Grandson of George Harvey & Emma Florence (DECKER) KAYS 

Buried here:  14 Mar 1921.

 2769

Maxwell

Infant

  --

 -- 

Son of John & Hattie MAXWELL

 No headstone found.

Maxwell

Infant

 --

  --

Son of John & Hattie MAXWELL

 No headstone found.

Sullivan

Eleanor J

3-Aug-1813

23-Jun-1856

nee DECKER.  1st. Wife of William SULLIVAN

 

No headstone found.

Sullivan

J J

 --

 --

Son of William & Eleanor [DECKER] SULLIVAN.  

Corporal, Company "F", 91st. Indiana Infantry 

 2799

Sullivan

Melvina

17-Oct-1830

18-Nov-1890

nee MAXWELL.  2nd. Wife of William SULLIVAN

 2797

Sullivan

William

1-May--1814

11-Apr-1891

Husband of Eleanor J. SULLIVAN & Melvina SULLIVAN

 2796

Traylor

Hannah

24-Sep-1826

20-Apr-1860

nee DECKER.  Wife of John TRAYLOR.

 2804

Unknown------Broken stone.  No discernable information.2795

Unknown

--

--

--

Sandstone marker.  No discernable information.

No photo taken.

Unknown

--

-- 

--

Sandstone marker.  No discernable information.

No photo taken.


The above per transcribed records by Alice Shawhan with corrections by Marada Willis and Mark Ellis on 12 Aug 2000.  Photographs by Daniel L  Elliott,  21  Aug 2009.  Additional details added 19 May 2017.

  1)  Entrance from 4640 Giro Road.
  2) Turn left, up past old oil storage tanks.  (Private residence to right.)
  3)  Past oil tanks road curves right, up slight incline, on right is rock path up to cemetery.
  4)  Rock path curves left up to cemtery at top of the hill.