A school building is a few rods away and in a mile or so is Center Church. The owner of the property said that more people are buried here than is indicated by the number of stones. A strong wire fence encloses the place which is kept free of weeds, briars and groundhogs by the owner who frequently burns it over.
This family plot is in Center Township at the junction of the 38th Street Road and the Upland-Van Buren Pike which is the western boundary line of Monroe Township. The inhabitants of this cemetery for the greater part were citizens of Monroe Township. The earliest date on a stone is found to be that of a child of G. W. & M. A. Hults who died on Sept. 9, 1853. The latest is Dec. 29, 1905.
The above was written by the DAR in the 1940's.
I visited this cemetery in the summer of 1993. I'm confused as to why they said that this cemetery was in Center Township. To my knowledge this is Monroe Township and never a part of Center Township. As of this writing the school has been converted to a beautiful home, and the church is also still there. The Upland-Van Buren Pike was changed to State Road 221, then abandoned by the state and became a country road for a time. The state has taken it back now and is calling it State Road 5.
Just a couple of years back the fence was still there and grown up all around it. You entered the cemetery on the N. W. corner. When you walked in, you were completely secluded from the outside world. There were beautiful flowers everywhere. But there were very few stones, even then. Now the fences and shrubs and flowers are all gone. So when you drive down State Road 5, all you see is a small grassy knoll with a few stones. There is a new one put on by a relative, probably at the time of Susannah's death.
...Original page by Sheila D. Watson
In memory of his wife
Father Thomas J. Hults Mother Susannah
Aug. 25, 1818 Nov. 25, 1817
Oct. 4, 1863 Jan. 26, 1901
This cemetery was a total read, of which I recorded 16 names.
* Denotes a stone not found at this time.
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