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Decker Cemetery

also known as Decker Chapel 

White River Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:38.4128 N Latitude; -87.5370 W Longitude
Congressional Location:SURVEYS 6 & 7; TOWNSHIP 1S; RANGE 10W
Common Directions:2-1/2 miles east of Patoka. Located on the west side of County Road 175E, about 1/2 mile north of the intersection with County Road 350N and 1/4 mile south of the intesection with 410N.
Last updated  05 Sep 2016

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.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

Image #                  Image

Section

Row

Easter

Laura B

31 Oct 1886

18 Jul 1969

"Mother"

1963

3

6

Elshoff

Athen W

9 May 1899

8 Jan 1974

Husband of Ruby P ELSHOFF.

2600

2

17

Elshoff

Ruby P

2 Feb 1899

26 Sep 1980

Wife of Athen W ELSHOFF.

2600

2

17

Embree

Jill Elizabeth Kolb

10 Feb 1966

--

nee KOLB.  Wife of Matthew Allen EMBREE.  Married 17 Dec 1988


"Our Children: Robert James - Oct 22 1997; Katie Sue - Mar 6, 2000"

0042

0043

3

2

Embree

Matthew Allen

2 Mar 1966

--

Husband of Jill Elizabeth (KOLB) EMBREE.  Married 17 Dec 1988.


"Our Children: Robert James - Oct 22 1997; Katie Sue - Mar 6, 2000"

0042

0043

3

2

Evans

David E

13 Feb 1822

18 Oct 1878

Husband of Elizabeth (BUTLER) EVANS, 1st, married 8 Dec 1840; Julia Ann (BRISTOW) EVANS, 2nd, married 8 Jul 1852 in Edwards County, Illinois; Eliza A (GOWANS) EVANS, 3rd, married 9 Feb 1875; and Mary Ann (BRISTOW) EVANS, 4th, married Apr 1878.


Aged 56 yrs 8 ms 5 ds. 

Pvt., enlisted 13 Dec 1861 at Evansville, Indiana.  Enlisted 8th Light Artillery, Indiana on 24 Jan 1862.  Mustered out as Pvt., 25 Jan 1865.

4480

1

12

Evans

Eliza A

21 Apr 1854

16 Jul  1877

nee GOWANS.  Third wife of David Evans.  Married 9 Feb 1875.

4480

1

12

Evans

George B

28 Oct 1865

25 Jun 1877

Son of David & Julia Ann (BRISTOW) EVANS.

2079

1

12

Evans

John R

13 Jan 1876

14 Oct 1877

Son of David & Eliza A (GOWENS) EVANS.

2081

1

12

Fields

Alice Lorene

15 Oct 1915

1 Dec 1975

nee PENNELL.  Wife of Oscar FIELDS. 


Daughter of James N & Annabelle (PATTON) PENNELL.

3603

4

4

Fields

Oscar

28 Aug 1914

22 Aug 1999

Husband of Alice Lorene (PENNELL) FIELDS. 


Son of Lewis & Adie (BRINER) FIELDS. 

Note:  Date of death not carved.  Buried here: 25 Aug 1999.

3603

4

4

Finney

Edward

1872

1963

Husband of Florence FINNEY.

4449

2

3

Finney

Florence

1880

1954

Wife of Edward FINNEY.

4449

2

3

Flora

Alice C

1922

1983

Wife of Joe A FLORA.

1972

3

9

Flora

Joe A

1918

1977

Husband of Alice C FLORA.

1972

3

9

Flora

Joe A, Jr.

19 Apr 1944

27 Jun 1988

Son of Joe A & Alice C FLORA.

1973

3

9

Ford

Agnes G

8 Feb 1901

1 Feb 1994

Wife of Fred F FORD.

1909

4

5

Ford

Fred F

23 Nov 1898

14 Dec 1978

Husband of Agnes G FORD.

1909

4

5

Foster

Cynthania

1878

1932

Wife of William FOSTER.

2540

2

13

Foster

Ella

11 Jun 1848

18 Feb 1935

--

2556

2

14

Foster

John L

abt 1833

13 Aug 1865

Husband of Mary (PHILLIPS) FOSTER.  Married 27 Nov 1856.


Pvt., Co B, 65th Reg.
Indiana Infantry.  Enlisted on 18 Aug 1862.


4516

1

16

Foster

James T

27 Nov 1895

3 Jul 1956

Indiana, Pvt, Co L 166 Inf 42 Div, WW I, PH.

2557

2

14

Foster

William

1885

1966

Husband of Cynthania FOSTER.

2540

2

13

Fourthman

Hattie Pleiss

18 Jan 1898

3 Dec 1968

“Mother”  (Born in Spencer County, Indiana.)

2606

2

18

Fowler

Barbara

10 Oct 1929

1 Feb 1994

Wife of Dick FOWLER.  Married 16 Jun 1962

1870

4

3

Fowler

Dick

15 Dec 1937

--

Husband of Barbara FOWLER. Married 16 Jun 1962

1870

4

3

Frazier

Clyde T

13 Apr 1969

--

--

0015

3

5

Frick

Dorothy Jane

31 Jul 1910

30 May 2006

nee WOODBURN.  Daughter of Harry A & Dora (MAGERKURTH) WOODBURN. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0015

3

17

Frohbieter

Truman O

28 Mar 1912

12 Jun 1972

Husband of Viola B FROHBIETER.

1961

3

5

Frohbieter

Viola B

11 Jan 1913

14 Jan 1975

Wife of Truman O FROHBIETER.

1961

3

5

Gasaway

Mary

1889

1961

Wife of Willis GASAWAY.

2621

2

19

Gasaway

Willis

1886

1958

Husband of Mary GASSAWAY.

2621

2

19

Geesken

Joseph Francis

12 Nov 1920

1 Dec 2007

Husband of Nelle Cornelia (WOODBURN) GEESKEN.  Married 18 Aug 1947


US Army Air Corps, WW II.


(Click here to view obituary.)

2005

3

18

Geesken

Nelle Cornelia

16 Sep 1915

29 Jun 2008

nee WOODBURN.  Wife of Joseph Francis GEESKEN. 

Married 18 Aug 1947.

Daughter of Harry & Dora WOODBURN. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

2005

3

18

Gieseke

Charles H

1866

1943

Husband of Florence E (ERVIN) GIESEKE.

2495

2

7

Gieseke

Elsie J

2 Aug 1917

4 Feb 2004

Wife of Joseph H GIESEKE.

2639

2

21

Gieseke

Elva Adams

2 Jun 1904

17 Feb 1971

nee ADAMS.  Wife of William Lester GIESEKE.

1908

4

5

Gieseke

Eva T

1885

1955

Wife of Jesse GIESEKE.

2630

2

20

Gieseke

Florence E

1866

1938

nee ERVIN.  Wife of Charles H GIESEKE.

2495

2

7

Gieseke

Jesse

1882

1965

Husband of Eva T GIESEKE.

2630

2

20

Gieseke

Joseph H

25 Aug 1910

15 Jun 2002

Husband of Elsie J GIESEKE.

2639

2

21

Gieseke

William Lester

6 Jan 1903

5 Dec 1964

Husband of Elva  (ADAMS) GIESEKE.

1908

4

5

Golden

Myrtle Edith

1882

1938

--

2222

1

19

Gordon

Jack M

17 Aug 1932

27 Sep 1993

Pfc US Army, Korea

2426

2

3

Graves

Clyde Louis

25 Feb 1894

29 Jan 1953

“Father”

2411

2

1

Gray

Eliza J

24 Nov 1842

29 Feb 1843

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Gray

Elizabeth

18 Sep 1844

10 Oct 1844

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Gray

Emeline

5 Mar 1853

25 Aug 1854

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Gray

Jennie

10 Dec 1848

--

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Gray

Maria E King

10 Aug 1820

--

nee KING.  Wife of Robert Neff GRAY.  .  Married 10 Oct 1839 in Gibson County, Indiana.  “Born in Bullitt Co., KY.”

Two panels on reverse of this large stone:  1)

Jesse GLAZE, Born in Washington Co., East Tenn., 14 Feb 1836, Married in Pike Co., Ind., 28 Nov 1867, to Jennie GRAY.  Present residence near Princeton ,Ind.

2)  Children of R. N. & Maria F GRAY.  Eliza J., 24 Nov 184229 Feb 1843; Elizabeth, 18 Sep 184410 Oct 1844; Mary, 10 Sep 18471 Oct 1847; Jennie, 10 Dec 1848 - __; Susanna, 10 Aug 185024 Aug 1850; Emeline, 5 Mar 185325 Aug 1854.

2065

2676

1

11

Gray

Mary

10 Sep 1847

1 Oct 1847

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Gray

Robert Neff

11 Feb 1815

28 Feb 1901

Husband of Maria F (KING) GRAY.  Married 10 Oct 1839 in Gibson County, Indiana.  “Born in Westmoreland Co., Penn.

Two panels on reverse of this large stone:  1)

Jesse GLAZE, Born in Washington Co., East Tenn., 14 Feb 1836, Married in Pike Co., Ind., 28 Nov 1867, to Jennie GRAY.  Present residence near Princeton ,Ind.

2)  Children of R. N. & Maria F GRAY.  Eliza J., 24 Nov 184229 Feb 1843; Elizabeth, 18 Sep 184410 Oct 1844; Mary, 10 Sep 18481 Oct 1847; Jennie, 10 Dec 1848 - __; Susanna, 10 Aug 185024 Aug 1850; Emeline, 5 Mar 185325 Aug 1854.

2065

2676

1

11

Gray

Susanna

10 Aug 1850

24 Aug 1850

Daughter of Robert Neff & Maria E (KING) GRAY.

2676

 

 

Greer

Beth

15 Mar 1933

19 Jul 1993

nee MASON.  Wife of John Robert GREER.


“Nana”

2030

1

4

Greer

John Robert

24 Jul 1924

10 Apr 2005

Husband of Beth (MASON) GREER.  Son of Nettie SMITH.


“Papa”

(Click here to view obituary.)

2031

1

4


Section definitions.  For reference, arbitrary sections were defined for this listing (see below, NOT to scale.) 
            Section 1:  Located on the southeast corner of the cemetery directly south of the
                                    access road.  Row numbers were assigned beginning
                                    on the northwest corner and ending at the fence at east edge
                                    along CR 175E.  Very difficult to determine exact row locations of old burials.
            Section 2:  Located inside the service road.  Rows did not always seem to run straight.    
                                    from north to south.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest
                                    corner along the service lane and end at fence along CR 175E.
            Section 3:  Located on the northeast corner of the cemtery, north of the service road.
                                    Row numbers were assigned beginning on the northwest corner, next to
                                    the tree line and end at the fence along CR175E.
            Section 4:  Located to the west of the other sections as defined by a dividing line following
                                    west access road along the top of the hill.  Row numbers were assigned beginning on
                                    the southwest corner along the tree line and end at the service road on
                                    east.
                                                               

                                                                                                                                     County Road 175E




North Section  3

     






Center Section 2

 
South Section 1



West Section 4

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