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MT. ZION METHODIST CHURCH & CEMETERY
MARION TOWNSHIP, JENNINGS COUNTY INDIANA

  I feel the need to explain this section of the Jennings County, web site. I was driving around rural Jennings County with a map checking out all the Cemeteries listed. I pulled in at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and was struck with how lovely it was. I also noticed a handwritten sign in the Church window. It was getting late and I took some pictures, then headed home. When I was downloading the pictures I again read the sign in the window and was struck by how wonderful it was that these people were taking care of this Church and Cemetery so I contacted the Mr. Smith listed on the sign. He gave me the number of Marie (Johnson) Bridges who at 93 years young has been keeping records of the Cemetery and she graciously gave me her documents to copy for this web site. I only wish some of our other ancestors graves had the care these do. I dedicate this page to the those who have kept this lovely old church and cemetery and to the memory of their families. Notes I have entered are in this color purple.


Mt. Zion Methodist Church, April, 2008



The sign in the Window at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 2008




   Miss Helen Lewis, whose mother was a Deputy, spent many hours copying the inscription on each stone. Some were very difficult to read. There may be mistakes, but that is understandable. I do not know the date she did this work, but am attempting to complete the task in the year 1999. Some of the graves have only field stones and no one knows who was buried in that space.
   
    In the 1940's, a fund was established to provide maintenance for the cemetery. Miss Almira Gruber, daughter of John and Martha (Deputy) Gruber, worked tirelessly for this project. Many gave their support by donating labor and money. The grounds are now beautifully cared for and by continuing our efforts, they will remain so. My heartfelt thanks to all who have helped and are continuing to contribute.
Marie (Johnson) Bridges

Transcription of Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
Photos at the bottom of this page

1.  Adams, David    Aug. 2, 1855 aged 56 yrs. 4mos. 9 days

2.  Applegate, Samuel    Jan. 20, 1800-June 6, 1886

3.  Applegate, Martha    Oct. 15, 1806-June 9, 1834  (on Samuel Applegates stone)
Their daughter, Sarah Jane Applegate, was the second wife of Fielding Lett  

4.  Baer (should be Bare)  Walter E.   Oct. 22, 1897-Mar. 1, 1989, son of W.O. & Lillie (Page) Bare
     Bare, Anna Gail  1906
     Bare, Ralph  1906

5.  Barnes, Clara  Nov. 14, 1884, wife of Leslie Barnes Leslie died young so Clara remarried and when she died, she was not buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

6.  Barnes, Ebert  April 3, 1873 aged 6 days  (Son of J.T. & Z.P. Barnes)

7.  Barnes, Elizabeth A.   May 5, 1863, aged 26 yrs. 6 mos. & 10 days (wife of Jethro T. Barnes)

8.  Barnes, James H. (Henry)  B. Jan. 5, 1846-Mar. 30, 1923

9.  Barnes, Leslie  Aug. 18, 1872-Dec. 9, 1918 (Flu epidemic) school teacher

10. Barnes, Mabel   Dec. 12-Dec. 21, 1910  (Daughter of Leslie & Clara Barnes)

11. Barnes, Minnie (Lett)   B. Jan. 15, 1970-Oct. 21, 1905  (Wife of James L. Barnes)

12. Barnes, Nancy Elma  B. Feb. 5, 1849-April 15, 1926 (Wife of James H. Barnes. Her first husband was Joseph Bussy Deputy)

13. Barnes, Orlando M.  D. Mar. 11, 1863-aged 4 yrs, 28 days (Son of J.T. & E. A. Barnes)

14. Berry, Arra  1879-1962  (Wife of Harry Berry)

15. Berry, Harry  1875-1956

16. Blasdel, Ella M.  1861-1930

17. Blasdel, William C.  1859-1911

18. Class, Frankie   B. July 11, 1888-Aug. 15, 1888 (Son? of J.F. & G. Deputy Class)

19. Class, Georgia (Deputy) Mar. 1, 1860-Jan. 19, 1902  (Wife of J.F. Class)

22. Corya, Frankie L.  B. Feb. 3, 1886-Jan. 20, 1888

23. Corya, Lucinda  B. Dec. 18, 1853-May 2, 1890  (Wife of Hiram Corya)

24. Corya, Maudie H.  B. Aug. 9-Sept. 23, 1888

25. Davis, George G.  D. Sept 23, 1857  (Aged 1 yr. 6 mos. 7days...son of E. & M.V. Davis)

26. Davis, Martha V.  D. Sept. 25, 1857  (Aged 21 yrs, 8 mos, 17 days...wife of Edward Davis)

27. Davis, Mary   D. Jan. 17, 1860  (Aged 34 yrs. 10 mos. 12 days...wife of Robert Davis)

28. Deputy, A. F.  1852-1941  (Son of Elias & Mary Rogers Deputy) his name is Arista Franklin Deputy

29. Deputy, Alla J.  D. Sept. 15, 1857  (Aged 2 yrs, ? mos., 16 days...Daughter of Elias & Mary Rogers Deputy)

30. Deputy, Almon C.  D. July 11, 1875  (Aged 3 yrs, 9 days...Son of J.A. & M.A. Deputy)

31. Deputy, Amelia  B. July 8, 1871-Mar. 9, 1933 (2nd wife of F.P. Deputy)

32. Deputy, Byard F.  D. Oct. 2, 1857  (Aged 2 yrs, 11 mos. 21 days...Son of John & Harriet Deputy)

33. Deputy, Elizabeth  D. Nov. 30, 1864  (Aged ?yrs, 8 mos. 21 days...Daughter of John & Harriet)

34. Deputy, Elizabeth  D. Oct. 21, 1872  (Aged 71 yrs, 11 mos. 29 days...Wife of Zachariah Deputy)

35. Deputy, Elias L.  B. June 11, 1816-Apr. 15, 1879  (Son of Zachariah & Elizabeth)

36. Deputy, Emma  B. Dec. 1, 1849-Dec. 2, 1937

37. Deputy, Washington Malich  B.  Mar. 27 1853-Oct. 24, 1925
     Emma & Washington were brother & sister. They share the same stone. They are the children of John & Nancy Deputy. They never married.

38. Deputy, Bub or Bob  B. May 8, 1851-Sept. 11, 1852

39. Deputy, Fletcher  D. Sept. 29, 1857 (Aged 9 yrs, 11 mos. 2 days...Son of J. & H. Deputy)

40. Deputy, Florence S.  B. June 28, 1870-Jan. 21, 1912 (1st wife of Frank P. Deputy)

41. Deputy, Frank P.  B. 1865-1940

42. Deputy,   B. Jan. 7, 1876-Jan. 8, 1876 (Infant son of S. & L. Deputy)

43. Deputy, George W.  B. Jan 2, 1847-Sept. 3, 1877  (Married Susan Fowler..Veteran)

44. Deputy, Henry C.   D. Jan. 182? (Aged 17 yrs., 4 mos., 29 days...Son of Elias L. & Mary Deputy)

45. Deputy, Irby C.  B. 1887-1960  (Grandson of Elias L. & Mary Rogers Deputy)

46. Deputy, Lennie (Hopkins)  B. Aug. 7, 1890--Sept. 12, 1973 (Wife of Irdy)

47. Deputy, James A. (Almon) Jr.  B. Nov. 2, 1841-May 13, 1912 (Son of Elias...Married Martha Ann Wolfe)

48. Deputy, James A. (Allen)  B. 1830-1920 (Father of Irby Deputy. He was called Pony Jim)

49. Deputy, John  B. Oct. 10, 1825-Mar. 27, 1894

50. Deputy, John G. Fremont?  B. Sept. 26, 1861-? (Son of William Deputy)

51. Deputy, Joseph B.  B. May 10, 1840-Apr. 7, 1867  (Aged 26 yrs., 10 mos., 27 days...Son of Wm. & Mary Deputy. Consort of Nancy Ellen (Wolfe) Deputy...Veteran of Civil War)

52. Deputy, L.W.  B. 1858-1926

53. Deputy, Lizzie A.  B. June 2, 1849-Aug. 24, 1881

54. Deputy, Lucy  B. Oct. 14, 1854-Dec. 8, 1861  (Daughter of John & Nancy (Deputy) Deputy

55. Deputy, Maggie (Joseph)  B. 1859-1913  (Wife of L. W. Deputy)

56. Deputy, Martha M.  B. Jan. 30, 1848-Oct. 27, 1917 (Wife of James Almon Deputy Jr.)

57. Deputy, Martha C. (Staples) 1849-1914 (2nd husband was James Allen Deputy)

58. Deputy, Martha J.  B. Mar. 10, 1831-Jan. 20, 1904 (Wife of Sylvester Deputy)

59. Deputy, Mary (Rogers)  B. Oct. 17, 1817-Mar. 4, 1906 (Wife of Elias L. Deputy)

60. Deputy, Mary Alice  B. Aug. 26, 1852-Dec. 13, 1890 (Daughter of S. & M.J. Deputy)

61. Deputy, Mary M. (Deputy)  B. Sept. 9, 1809-Feb. 18, 1886 (Wife of William Deputy)

62. Deputy, Maud  B. May 1870-1897

63. Deputy, Mckee Dunn  B. Jan. 29, 1838-Sept. 20, 1876 (Son of Wm. & Mary Deputy....school master)

64. Deputy, Minerva  D. Oct. 11, 1857 (Aged 10 mos., 14 days....Daughter of John & Harriet Deputy)

65. Deputy, Nancy  B. Feb. 1, 1815-June 6, 1910 (Wife of John Deputy...Daughter of Zacariah & Elizabeth (Deputy) Deputy

66. Deputy, Nellie (Short)  B. 1858-1917 (Wife of A. Frank Deputy)

67. Deputy, Rosantha  D. Oct. 2, 1857 (Aged 4 yrs, 5 mos...Daughter of John & Harriet Deputy

68. Deputy, Solomon  B. May 11, 1829-Sept. 7, 1875 (Veteran Civil War)

69. Deputy, Silvester  B. Nov. 24, 1821-June 10, 1892

70. Deputy, Washington Malick  B. Mar. 17, 1853-Oct. 24, 1925 (Son of John & Nancy (Deputy) Deputy

71. Deputy, William  B. Apr. 21, 1813-Dec. 31, 1894 (Aged 81, yrs, 7 mos., 10 days)

72. Deputy, Zachariah  B. Aug. 3, 1831-Mar. 4, 1912

73. Deputy, Zachariah  D. Apr. 12, 1860  (Aged 73 yrs. 11 mos., 29 days...Consort of Elizabeth (Deputy) Deputy

74. Dollarhide, Luella Deputy  1867-1893

75. Donnell, Lillie Bell  July 10, 1875-July 10, 1901 (1st wife of WM. Donnell)

76. Donnell, Mary F.  Apr. 7, 1858-Dec. 21, 1944  (2nd wife of Wm. Donnell)

77. Donnell, Wm. I.  Sept. 1857-March 21, 1934

78. Engel, Silas G.  Oct.-Oct. 24, 1898  (Son of Sam E. & Nettie Engel)

79. Engel, Harold  Jan. 13, 1916-Feb. 14, 1933

80. Foist, Isa Leona  1910-1937  (Daughter of Harry & Arra Berry)

81. Foster, Jacob T.  Jan. 4, 1821-Aug. 9, 1865

82. Foster, Margaret  Nov. 6, 1822-Dec. 30, 1908  (Wife of Jacob Foster)

83. Gruber, Aaron A.  Mar. 12, 1878-June 10, 1925

84. Gruber, Almira June  June 23, 1891-Apr. 5, 1969

85. Gruber, John Henry  1862-1938

86. Gruber, Henry  May 10, 1826-1938

87. Gruber, Margaret  D. Mar. 7, 1872  (Aged 62 yrs...Wife of Valentine Gruber)

88. Gruber, Margaret  D. Dec. 10, 1864  (Aged 1 yr., 4 mos., 20 days...Daughter of J. & M. Gruber)

89. Gruber, Martha (Deputy)  1863-1955 (School teacher...Wife of John Henry Gruber)

90. Gruber, Mary A.  Oct. 28, 1841-Feb. 22, 1918 (On Valentine Gruber's stone)

91. Gruber, Phoebe L.  Feb. 22, 1822-Dec. 27, 1902 (Wife of Wm. Gruber)

92. Gruber, Valentine  D. Dec. 23, 1874 (Age 75 yrs.)

93. Gruber, Valentine  June 28, 1836-Apr. 19, 1909

94. Gruber, William  Dec. 28, 1876-Aug. 16, 1951

95. Harper, Seymour  D. 1869 (Born in Westport, Essex County, New York)

96. Hien, Jonas  D. Jan. 25, 1865  (Aged 1 yr., 3 mos., 16 days...infant son of C. & E. Hien)

97. Hill, Charles C.  June 27, 1839-May 21, 1915 (Civil War Veteran)

98. Hill, Allie  D. Oct. 2, 1927 (Aged 79 yrs...Wife of Charles C. Hill...her name is on Charles Hills stone...married my grandfather, Albert Johnson)

99. Hoffman J. C.  Apr. 30, 1858-Aug. 26, 1917

100. Hoffman, Mary  July 29, 1859-Aug. 3, 1903

101. Hopkins, Blanche (Deputy)  1881-1910 (Daughter of L.W. & Maggie (Joseph Deputy)

102. Hutchinson, Alice B.  Mar. 8, 1856-Dec. 17, 1880  (Wife of John Q. Hutchinson)

103. Hutchinson, Emily  Aug. 22, 1818-Aug. 29, 1880  (Wife of Robert Hutchinson)

104. Hutchinson, Robert  Sept. 18, 1817-Apr. 16, 1873

105. Johnson, Eva M.  Apr. 22, 1883-Dec. 23, 1885 (Daughter of Albert & Lanora (Deputy) Johnson

106. Johnson, Fred C.  1885-1962 (Son of Albert & Lanora Johnson)

107. Johnson, Iva V.  1879-1951 (Wife of J. M. Johnson)

108. Johnson, James Albert  Sept. 27, 1849-Jan. 25, 1933

109, Johnson, James Edward  1875-1956 (Son of Albert & Lanora Johnson)

110. Johnson, Lanora V. (Deputy)  Nov. 3, 1849-Jan 26, 1917 (Wife of J.A. Johnson)

111. Johnson, Margaret N.  1877-1958 (Wife of Fred C. Johnson)

112. Johnson, Martin  1878-1933

113. Johnson, Nellie (Rogers) 1879-1957 (Wife of James Edward)

114. Kelper, Jacob  July 26, 1836-July 29, 1906 (Born Letwaeler, Germany)

115. Kysar, Alfred  1881-1953 (Kysar, Alfred L.  D. Mar. 25, 1953...Aged 71 yrs., 4 mos., 17 days...surely Alfred & Alfred L. are the same person)

116. Kysar, Alice C.  1858-1914 (on Thomas R. Kysar stone)

117. Kysar, Anne A.  D. Aug. 9, 1864 (Aged 7 mos., 4 days...Daughter of W. & M.J. Kysar)

118. Kysar, Carrie (Deputy)  1865-1935  (On Wm. H. Kysar's stone...it was his wife)

119. Kysar, Elizabeth J.  Nov. 14, 1833-July 2, 1900 (on Preston Kysar's stone)

120. Kysar, Freddie S.  Feb. 23, 1868-Aug. 25, 1877 (Son of W. & M. J. Kysar...aged 9 yrs., 6 mos., 2 days)

121. Kysar, Grace (Buckles)  1882-1939  (Wife of Alfred Kysar)

122. Kysar, Hileann  1836-1916

123. Kysar, James A.  1856-1937

124. Kysar, Mary F.  1857-1939  (Wife of James A. Kysar)

125. Kysar, Lieut Ninevaeh  Feb. 28, 1834-May 14, 1906 (Co. F. 9th Legion, Ind. Inf. Civil War)

126. Kysar, Preston  April 2, 1830-May 29, 1903)

127. Kysar, Thomas R.  Mar. 9, 1806-Nov. 12, 1886 (Born Lexington, Ky.)

128. Kysar, Thomas R.  1860-1910

129. Kysar, William H.  1863-1940

130. Layton, E.M.  Sept. 22, 1869-Nov. 29, 1903

131. Layton, Enoch  Jan. 21, 1835....?

132. Layton, Florence E.  Sept. 24, 1870-Jan. 26, 1933  (Her 2nd husband was James Barnes)

133. Layton, Fred  Apr. 4, 1877-Apr. 11, 1906

134. Layton, Infant  Born & Died May 17, 1899 (Daughter of _______ & C. L. Layton

135. Layton, Jennett (Deputy)  Oct. 27, 1835-Mar. 8, 1895  (Wife of Enoch Layton)

136. Leeper, Infant son  Nov. 5-30, 1876  (Son of S.C. & M. Leeper)

137. Leeper, Samuel C.  Aug. 13, 1840-July 30, 1889

138. Lett, Elizabeth (Deputy)  1857-1940 (Her home burned one night under mysterious circumstances. She and everything in the house were gone.)

139. Lett, Fielden  Sept. 25, 1817-Oct. 28, 1915 (F & A.M. Emblem)

140. Lett, George W.  May 7, 1850-May 26, 1903

141. Lett, John Enoch  June 13, 1843-Nov. 6, 1879  (Odd Fellow's Emblem)

142. Lett, Samuel Applegate  Sept. 29, 1846-Sept 1872 (Son of Fielden and S.J. (Applegate) Lett...Consort Elizabeth A. (Liddie) Lett

143. Lett, Sarah J. Oct. 23, 1827-June 5, 1899 (Wife of Fielden Lett...cause of death...cancer)

144. Lett, Timothy S.  1855-1939  (Son of Fielden)

145. Liddle, Alexander  Apr. 29, 1819-Sept. 7, 1876 (Age 57 yrs., 4 mos., 8 days)

146. Liddle, Alexander R.  May 13, 1858-Mar. 17, 1879

147. Liddle, Alice  Oct. 23, 1821-April 15, 1877 (Age 57 yrs., 5 mos., 22 days)

148. Liddle, Emma Z.  Feb. 10, 1863-Jan. 27, 1882

149. Liddle, James William  Sept. 25, 1854-Sept. 27, 1869 (Son of Alexander & Alice Liddle...Age 15 yrs. 2 days)

150. Liddle, Margaret P.  Aug. 27, 1852-Mar. 18, 1868 (Daughter of Alexander & Alice Liddle...Age 15 yrs., 6 mos., 20 days)

151. McDonald, Augusta B. (Deputy)  Sept. 29, 1842-Dec. 13, 1878 (36 yrs., 2 mos., 14 days...Daughter of Wm. & Mary Deputy)

152. McGuire, Infant  Died March 30, 1870  (Aged 4 days...Daughter of J.W. & C. McGuire)

153. Page, Addie M.  May 7, 1877-Feb. 17, 1895  (Daughter of John Andrew & Lou Page)

154. Page, Ella H. (Shaw)  1885-1958  (Wife of Milford Page)

155. Page, John A.  1843-1921

156. Page, Louisa  1849-1936  (Wife of J.A. Page)

157. Page, Milford  1870-1950

158. Polk, Infant  Born & Died  Aug. 5, 1894  (Daughter of I.C. & D.M. Polk)

159. Robbins, Sarah  Sept. 11, 1829-Feb. 7, 1879 (Wife of Caleb Robbins)

160. Rogers, Elizabeth (Deputy)  Apr. 28, 1819-Sept. 25, 1850 (Age 31 yrs...Wife of James M. Rogers...Mother of Zack & Ham Rogers)

161. Rogers, Henrietta  1860-1932 (Wife of Zachariah Rogers)

162. Rogers, James E.  July 11, 1873-Sept. 11, 1875 (Son of J.H. & R.L. Rogers...Ham & Ruth)

163. Rogers, John H.  July 31, 1846-Jan. 24, 1927 (Middle name Hamilton nickname Ham)

164. Rogers, Julia W.  Jan. 17, 1825-Mar. 20, 1864 (Wife of James M. Rogers)

165. Rogers, Ruth L.  Oct. 14, 1848-Apr. 10, 1913 (Wife of John Hamilton Rogers)

166. Rogers, Zachariah  1850-1930

167. Roseberry, Joseph Marion  Aug. 6, 1851-Jan. 26, 1857 (Son of J. & M. Roseberry)

168. Sarver, Elizabeth  Oct. 30, 1839-May 12, 1913

169. Sarver, Flemon  July 26, 1840-July 15, 1895

170. Schooch, Anna  Nov. 20, 1851-Nov. 27, 1883 (Wife of Thomas Schooch)

171. Schooch, George  1871-1940

172. Schooch, J. Jose  Nov. 11, 1874-Sept. 3, 1875

173. Schooch, Thomas  Apr. 15, 1842-Dec. 20, 1882

174. Seegers, Agnes  1897-1976 (Wife of Lloyd Seegers)

175. Seegers, Loyd  1890-1975

176. Seegers, August  Feb. 9, 1830-Oct. 21, 1881

177. Seegers, Charles F.  July 31, 1868-Nov. 20, 1901

178. Seegers, Louise  D. Sept. 13, 1860  (Age 1 yr., 18 days...Daughter of A. & Mary Seegers)

179. Seegers, Maggie A.  Apr. 10, 1865-Jan. 21, 1936 (Wife of Charles F. Seegers)

180. Seegers, Sophia  D. Oct. 21, 1871 (Age 15 yrs., 6 mos., 27 days...Daughter of A. & Mary Seegers)

181. Shumback, Jacob  Oct. 1796-Dec. 5, 1880

182. Schumback, Mary A.  May 1809-Jan. 21, 1889 (Wife of Jacob Schumback)

183. Shamback, Rebecca J.  Apr. 19, 1855-Dec. 24, 1881 (Wife of J. A. Shamback)

184. Shaw, Will  July 4, 1888-July 6, 1957  (Ind. Cpl. Btry. B. 32 Arty, C.A.C.)

185. Shillideay, John S.  D. May 2, 1876 (Age 44 yrs, 7 days)

186. Shillideay, Laura B.  D. Oct. 31, 1881 (Age 1 yr., 3 mos., 7 days...Daughter of J.S. & A. Shillideay)

187. Simmons, Caroline  1873-1955 (Wife of Wm. Simmons)

188. Simmons, Francis M.  Mar. 22, 1867-Oct. 15, 1881  (Son of N. & M.E. Simmons on Norman's Stone)

189. Simmons, Norman  Feb. 18, 1839-May 4, 1887 (Co. K. 120 Ind. Vol.)

190. Simmons, William H. 1872-1941

191. Smith, Joseph  D. Apr. 6, 1873 (Aged about 73 yrs....Consort of Annie Smith)

192. Smith, Mary F.  Aug. 10, 1877-Oct. 14, 1894 (Wife of H.O. Smith)

193. Smith, William E.,  D. Sept. 1873 (Age 4 yrs., 8 mos., 3 days...Son of S.J. & C. Smith)

194. Spencer, Emmons B. 1889-1967 (Undertaker's Card...I believe Jack Simmons made a stone for him.)

195. Summerfield, Florence  July 21, 1862-Sept. 17, 1867

196. Tapp, Henry  Feb. 18, 1841-Sept. 17, 1915

197. Tapp, Oliva  Nov. 23, 1844-Sept. 15, 1904 (Wife of Henry Tapp)

198. Tapp, Rose E.  Jan. 21, 1865-Sept. 6, 1894

199. Tapp, Sarah  D. Oct. 22, 1862 (49 yrs...Wife of Berkitt Tapp)

200. Taulman, Albert E.  D. Nov. 11, 1864 (Infant son of I. & G.J. Taulman)

201. Taulman, Cloay A.  1821-1900 (On Harman Taulman's stone)

202. Taulman, Grissella J.   D. Aug. 3, 1868  (Aged 41 yrs., 10 mos., 21 days...Wife of Isaac Taulman)

203. Taulman, Harman  1817-1893

204. Taulman, Joseph  Aug. 16, 1848-Apr. 21, 1876

205. Taulman, Milburn  Oct. 13, 1865-Oct. 30, 1865 (On Joseph Taulman's stone)

206. Trapp, Myrtle  1897-1977 (Wife of Valentine Trapp)

207. Trapp, Valentine  1870-1943

208. Trapp, William N.  1926-1927 (Son of Valentine & Myrtle Trapp)

209. Tribet, Agnes  Sept. 24, 1899-Sept. 3, 1901 (Notice this is the original spelling of the family name. However, Alfred Kysar, a school teacher, told them it should be spelled Tribbett. When the parents, Henry and Augusta died the new spelling was used.)

210. Tribbett, Augusta  1865-1949

211. Tribbett, Henry C.  1854-1932

212. Utsinger, Bessie  Aug. 16, 1886-July 27, 1887 (Daughter of W. & M.J. Utsinger)

213. Wahner, Asenath  May 8, 1811-May 13, 1887 (On her son - John T. Wahner's stone)

214. Wahner, John  D. Apr. 25, 1877  (Aged 73 yrs., 2 mos., 5 days)

215. Wahner, John T.  Aug. 27, 1851-Aug. 2, 1882

216. Wahner, Nichalous  D. Feb. 2., 1866  (Aged 37 yrs....Consort of Asenath Wahner)

217. Whaner, Catherine  D. Feb. 28, 1866  (Age 37 yrs., 8 days...Wife of John Warner) Could Wahner & Warner be the same family? Possibly Wahner is the German spelling. Helen Lewis was correct, I have found this family with the name spelled Warner in census records.

218. Wetzel, Edmond  D. Nov. 19, 1875  (Age 1 yr., 8 mos., 23 days)

219. Wetzel, Elizabeth  D. Nov. 8, 1873 (Age 10 yrs., 13 days...Daughter of V. & E. Wetzel)

220. Wetzel, Emilia  Dec. 18, 1868-Jan. 28, 1870 (Daughter of V. & E. Wetzel)

221. Wetzel, Eva  Feb. 25, (?)1810-Dec. 20, 1890 (Wife of Phillip Wetzel)

222. Wetzel, Jacob  Nov. 17, 1861-May 18, 1906 (Aged 45 yrs., 2 mos., 8 days)

223. Wetzel, Marie  Jan. 4, 1839-May 23, 1909 (Wife of Jacob Wetzel)

224. Wetzel, Phillip  Oct. 27, 1805-June 8, 1874

225. Wetzel, Rose  Dec. 20, 1833-Feb. 2, 1899  (On Valentine Wetzel's stone)

226. Wetzel, Valentine  June 8, 1832-June 29, 1903  (Odd Fellows Emblem)

227. Wilkerson, Clara  May 1877--1951  (On Sherman Wilkerson's stone)

228. Grant, Wilkerson  1869-1927

229. Wilkerson, Serena  1875-1944  (Wife of Grant Wilkerson)

230. Wilkerson, Sherman  1869-1948

231. Willkom, Charles  Mar. 3, 1850-Apr. 7, 1884  (Son of L.W. & T. Willkom)

232. Wilkom, John G.  Sept. 28, 1847-July 20, 1910 (Death Certificate has July 21, 1910)

233. Wilkom, Lawrence (Lorenz)  Aug. 10, 1820-Apr. 13, 1891

234. Louise  Nov. 2, 1860-Dec. 9, 1884 (Daughter of L.W. & T. Willkom)

235. Wilkom, Philippina  Dec. 25, 1846-Feb. 22, 1886  (Wife of John G. Wilkom)

236. Wilkom, Theresa  Oct. 16, 1824-?  (Wife of Lawrence Wilkom)

237. Wetzel, Jacob  Nov. 17, 1834-Oct. 12, 1903 (There are two Jacob Wetzels)

The following are some that were omitted or were buried after Miss Lewis did her research.

238. Bridges, Everett O.  Nov. 11, 1911-Oct. 6, 1983

239 & 240.  Two Reeves infants...Children of Walter and Pearl Rogers Reeves. There are two undertaker cards and both are too dim to read.

241. Arbuckle, Mary  1869-1895  (Wife of R. Arbuckle)

242. Osborn, Carney  Sept. 17, 1942  (Infant son of Ora & Marie Kain Osborn)

243. Kain, Oscar Dennis  1931-1951  (Son of Ennis & Myrtle (Spencer) Kain)

244. Kain, Myrtle  (Spencer)  1895-1974

245. Kain, Ennis  1895-1973

246. Jones, Marjorie (Johnson)  Mar. 10, 1924-July 11, 1988  (Daughter of J.M. & Iva Johnson)

247. Phillips, Ruth Wilkerson  Feb. 5, 1908-Dec. 29, 1990

248. Tribbett, Samuel Clifford  Oct. 22, 1894-Apr. 1, 1988

249. Johnson, Virgil  Jan. 19, 1902-July 3, 1980  (Son of J.M. & Iva Johnson)

250. Seegers, Eldo  June 23, 1921-Oct. 30, 1997

251. Johnson, Walter  Sept. 9, 1900-Mar. 15, 1924 (Son of J.M. & Iva Johnson)

252. Johnson, Mabel  Aug. 22, 1911-Feb. 22, 1939  (Wife of Virgil Johnson)

253. Johnson, Evelyn  Nov. 10, 1929-Aug. 11, 1940  (Daughter of Virgil and Mabel Johnson)

254. Johnson, Bessie  Oct. 2, 1908-Jan. 6, 1926  (Daughter of J.M. & Iva Johnson)

Because the following had no stones, the information was obtained from Dodd's Funeral Home Records.

255. Gruber, Infant of Floyd  May 20, 1916

256. Hoffman, Infant of Charles  Aug. 22, 1900

257. Kieper, John  Age 83  Aug. 11, 1910

258, Kieper, Henry   Dec. 23, 1903

259. Polk, Joseph  Infant of Carl  Oct. 5, 1905

260. Rofe, John  Age 80  Sept. 10, 1911

261. Smith, Silas  Age 61  Apr. 25, 1906

262. Smith, Silas  Age 46  Nov. 8, 1908

263. Mrs. Henry Childs  Age 85  Apr. 25, 1920

264. Deputy, Druzilla  Age 79   Nov. 1, 1918

265. Deputy, Stillborn

266. Irby, Infant--two Irby infants buried at Mr. Zion

267. Deputy, Lucinda   Age 77   Feb. 1, 1920 

268. Mrs. Allie Johnson   Age 79   Oct. 2, 1927  (On her husband's stone) first husband Chas. Hill

269. Mrs. Chas Kribs      Age 71   Jan. 9, 1919

270. Polk, Ethel  Daughter of Carl   Nov. 10, 1918

271. Reeves, Virginia Infant Daughter of Walter Reeves  Aug. 23, 1920-he has two buried at Mr. Zion

272. Mrs. Mary Buckhold  Age 71  Mar. 30, 1940  (Her husband was Adolph)

273. Mrs. Grace Carter   Age 56  Jan. 29, 1939 (Her husband was Alfred)

274. Oliver, Anna Evelyn   June 19, 1933 (John Oliver father, Gladys (McIntire) Oliver mother

275. Gardner, John  Age 84  B. Oct. 19, 1821-D. Apr. 20, 1909  This was not in Dodd's record. A family member gave me this information "D. Apr. 21, 1910"

276  Gardner, Elizabeth (Limming) wife of John Gardner  B. Mar. 4, 1824  D. Feb. 27, 1895. 

277. Gardner, Sabry Ann  B  July 5, 1850  D. Feb. 26, 1872  

Ruth (Gardner) Cooley is the Granddaughter of John & Elizabeth. There are some short cement posts with the initial G on the top. The G stands for Gardner. That is their tombstone.

278. Seegers, Eldo  P.F.C.  U.S. Army  WWII  B. June 23, 1921   D. Oct. 30, 1997

279, Tribbett, Samuel C.  Oct. 22, 1894-Apr. 1, 1988  PVT. World War. I

280. Tribbett, Ida   Dec. 29, 1902-Mar. 13, 2001

According to A. F. Deputy diary Ollie Smith was buried at Mt. Zion  Nov. 30, 1919

Clara Shaw daughter of James & Rebecca (Kysar) She died of pnumonia  Mar. 13, 1905


The Mt. Zion Cemetery Association was set up June 13, 1946, it created an permanent Endowment Fund to be made up of gifts donated for the purpose of the upkeep of the Cemetery. This fund is still in existance in 2008, and still provides for the care and maintaniance of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and Cemetery.

The officers of the Association when it began were.

Clifford Tribbet, Pres.
William Simmons, Vice.Pres.
Marie Bridges,Sec.
Elmira Gruber, Treas.
Board:
Virgil Johnson, Ennis Kain, J. E. Johnson


The following pictures were taken in 2008 during my first visit to Mr. Zion Methodist Church and Cemetery



This is a picture of the home of Arista Frank Deputy built in 1878 in Marion Township, Jennings County, Indiana
as it looks in 2008, the home is cared for today by Marie (Johnson) Bridges and her family.




The following two pictures are actually one large long one, taken August 27, 1922 at a Deputy Family Reunion





DEPUTY ANCESTRY

     Solomon Deputy married Sally Deputy, his second cousin, about the year 1803. They were married in Delaware-near Dover and immediately moved to Virginia, near Parkersburg. They and their household goods were transferred over the Alleghany Mountains to Virginia in a two-wheeled cart, drawn by an old mare named "Shin" (the writer has in her possession a sugar box, which was given the bride by her mother in law and which came in the cart.)
      They moved to Jennings County, Indiana, in 1810. Solomon died in 1816. Leaving his wife with six small children-the youngest 6 months old-in the wilderness among Indiana, bears, wolves, etc. Sally was a brave, industrious, good woman, and raised all her children and kept her farm. She in her old age lived with her daughter, Esther (the writers mother) and died there nearly four years after her daughter's death. Her father's name was John. She was about 74 years of age when she died.
      When Solomon died, the country being new, there were no saw mills, or nails. For his coffin, his neighbors sawed (with a cross cut saw) a log into the proper length, then lengthwise and with their "broad axes" hewed out a cavity large enough to contain the body, and after placing the body in, they fastened the two parts together with wooden pins, driven in holes bored by an auger. The hearse was a sled, drawn by one horse. Aquilla Robertson, my father, then a boy-riding the horse to the grave, as the roads were rough and perhaps stumpy.

Solomon and Sally Deputy's Children, viz:
 
Sylvester, born September 21, 1805 in Virginia
William,  born September 5, 1807 in Virginia
Esther,  born August 21, 1809 in Virginia
Joshua,  born June 4, 1811 in Jennings County, Indiana
Polly,  born September 24, 1813
Solomon, December 8, 1815



JOHN ENOCH LETT
Lett information provided by Sabromav@aol.com

John Enoch Lett was a son of Fielding/Feilden Lett (b. Sept. 1817, Three Forks of Eagle Creek, Owen County, Kentucky) and Diannah Hougland (b. Nov. 29, 1818) who married October 8, 1838 in Jennings County, Indiana.

John E. Lett was born June 13, 1843 in Jennings County, Indiana and died November 8, 1879 in Jennings County, Indiana. He married August 15, 1869 to Nancy "Nanny" Bell Perry.

John is buried at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion Township, Jennings County, Indiana.

Children of John E. Lett & Nanny Bell Perry:
Hattie b. November 12, 1870  d. May 29, 1908-married November 20, 1942 to Frank Densford
Louise  b. 1872 died after 1880
Sarah  b. November 11, 1874  d. March 30, 1902-married Horace Watterson  October 6, 1895
Nelson G.  b. November 10, 1878  d. April 23, 1903-married Lean Leota Gobin  June 13, 1897
John E. Lett enlisted for 3 years as a private in Co. H 27th Indiana Regiment, mustering in September 12, 1861 in Indianapolis, IN. He was absent on detached service and dropped from the rolls September 1, 1864, wounded at Gettysburg July 3, 1863.
Nancy appears as head of house hold in the 1880 census of Jennings County, Indiana with children Hattie (8), LuLu (Louise) (6), Sarah (5), and Nelson (1).
Information on John Enoch Lett related to his military service can be found at:
www.geocities.com/pentagon/barracks/3627.html
There is a photo of John E. Lett on that page, as well as additional information on related soldiers from his unit (Note from Sherri: I have a copy of the pension records for John E. Lett),

John E. Lett

Aug. '61-Sep '64
Lett, John E. Jennings County, 18, s. 5-5, Farmer

Severely wounded at Gettysburg-gunshot to the forearm. 1st. Division 12th Corps General Field Hospital, Gettysburg Pennsylvania, Summit House United States Army General Hospital Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Returned to regiment 1-13-64.  Detached service with Provost Marshall at Philadelphia 1-20 to 5-64. Detached service with Provost Marshall at Fort Mifflin Pennsylvania as a water hauler 5-6 to 8-4. Mustered out 9-11-64, Died 11-6-79

                                                             
                                                                                        
FLIEDING LETT

Born September 24, 1817, Three Forks of Eagle Creek, Kentucky (then in Scott County now in Owen County Kentucky).
(Louise Lett in "Fielding Lett, farmer")
Fielding Lett April 1, 1832 enters 50 acres land near his father's in Jennings County, Indiana (Later is willed more land adjoining by father Daniel's will)
1838 he is named as "my son" in father Daniel Lett's will (left 40 acres of land "adjacent to Josh Fowler")
1838 buyer at estate sale for Hector Peoples (August 13, 1838, Jennings County, IN) along with Matthew Arbuckle, William Deputy, John Cox Sr., Evan Hall, John & Samuel Hopkins, Joshua Hudson, Balaam Lett, Demarcus Lett, John Lett, Newton Lett, Warden Lett, Whitfield Lett, Samuel Malcomb, James Tobias, Granville Wainscott, Lewis Wainscott.
August 15, 1838, Fielding Lett enters land in Jennings County, Indiana
October 8, 1838, Fielding Lett married Diahhah Hoagland in Jennings County, Indiana
1839 Fielding Lett among buyers at an estate sale for James Buckles, along with John, James & Samuel Hopkins. Henry Cunard, William B. Lewis, Booth Thomas, John & James Arbuckle & S. Cobb.
March 27, 1845, Fielding Lett married Sarah Jane Applegate, Jennings County, Indiana (cousin to his 1st. wife)
              Samuel Applegate married Martha Hoagland January 20, 1822 in Scott County, Indiana

Children with 1st wife Diannah Hoagland
1. Daniel Moses Lett b. 1839 married Mariah Jane Holebrook, Sept 15, 1858-minister at several area churches-Baptist, lived near Crothersville, Indiana
2. Sarah Lett  b. 1841 married Ebenezer Johnson
3. John Enoch Lett
(see his section above)

Children with 2nd wife Sarah Jane Applegate
1. Samuel A. Lett  b. 1846 married Elizabeth Liddle, April 11, 1869, Jennings County Indiana
2. George Lett  b. May 7, 1850 buried Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
3. Martha Jane Lett  b. September 30, 1852  married John Waggoner, May 13, 1872
4. Timothy Sampson Lett  b. February 22, 1855 buried Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, married Elizabeth Deputy, March 26, 1876
5. William Sherman Lett  b. December 12, 1856, married Maude Wilson (his grandson another William-called Bill-died in the last few years, went to church with my family and knew my grandmother--Sheri)

Fielding Lett made an oral will on April 3, 1895 at the 50th anniversary celebration for himself and his second wife where he declared that all of the children should divide his assets equally among themselves. When his wife died, he divided the property among them, and rotated living among the children until his death (per Louise Lett, D.M. Lett son of Fielding, and Bill Lett). Fielding Lett was a Mason, died at the home of his daughter Martha Waggoner at the age of 98.

Father-in-law Samuel Applegate died at Fielding Lett's home June 5, 1886. Married to Martha Hoagland, Sarah Bridges, and Jane Ward.


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