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Bear Creek - St. Paul's German Lutheran Cemetery

Pleasant Township
Cemetery listing by Wanda Morford done in 1980.

 
Located in the most northern part of Switzerland County, near both Ripley and Ohio Counties. This cemetery is inaccessible most of the year. You go through the creek twice, there is a very steep, winding hill which is 6⁄10 of a mile up. The road base is very rough and front wheel drive is a necessity.

According to the County History, St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded September 13, 1846 by Rev. Oscar Hungler. The church is gone, but at one time there was also a parsonage, when the congregation had outgrown the church, a new one was built, the old one was then used as a Lutheran school. It is surrounded by a fence.

St. Paul's is not to be confused with the church and cemetery at Bear Branch, which is in Ohio County and is called St. Peter's.

The oldest stone Wanda found was from 1856, but there are about 25 stones which are down or illegible. Almost all the stones are inscribed in the old German and are very hard to read. There were only five stones in English. The last burial was in 1940. --Sheila Kell.

 

Aufdenkampe
Ernst H., b. Nov. 15, 1815 d. Sep. 12, 1878
Maria Louisa, geboren Stoeffer, b. May 16, 1819 d. Dec. 8, 1888 aged 69 y 8 m 22 d

Beckemeyer
Maria Sophia, b. Oct. 27, 1852 d. May 28, 1910

Beuning
Heinrigh, d. Dec. 11, 1882 aged 72 y 6 m 26 d
Florantina, dau. of H.J. & M., b. Mar. 6, 1887 d. Jan. 25, 1891--metal marker
Elmer, son of H.J. & M., b. Sep. 16, 1897 d. Apr. 6, 1898--metal marker

Buehning
Wilhelm, d. Dec. 26, 1889 aged 32 y 8 m 26 d

Burmann
Jon. Freiederich, b. Jul. 21, 1882 d. May 13, 1882

Eversmann
Carolina, d. Jul. 21, 1882 aged 16 y 10 m 4 d

Fenningsmeier
G. H., d. Oct. 26, 1870 aged 64 y 1 m 18 d---stone down

Finke
Heinrich F., b. Sep. 9, 1818 d. Oct. 24, 1894

Green
Leonard A., b. Sep. 16, 1894 d. Dec. 3, 1894

Greve
Johann F., b. Oct. 18, 1818 d. Oct. 18, 1866 aged 48 y

Greive
Clara M., dau. of H. & M., d. Jan. 27, 1889 aged 52 y
Franz (?) F., b. Nov. 8, 1851 d. May 19, 1876
Maria G., dau. of G.F. & K.G., d. Jan. 9. 1873 aged 3 y 21 d
Ida H., b. Jan. 20, 1885 d. Mar. 20, 1890
Son of F.M. & E., born and died Jan. 20 1891
Lidia Louise, dau. of F.M. & E., b. Jan. 24, 1893 d. Oct. 26, 1894
Son of F.M. & E., born and died Dec. 7, 1894

Haverkamp
Johann Heinrich, b. Jun. 15, 1820 d. Aug. 30, 1888 aged 68 y 2 m 15 d
Johan S., son of M. (?) & C., d. May 4, 1875 aged 4 y
Lena, b. May 4, 1896 d. Apr. 22, 1907 aged 10 y 11 m 18 d

Heidemann
A.M. Louise, wife of L., born in Dietingen Brenkel April 1824 d. Jan. 15, 1882
Catharine L., d. Dec. 17, 1882 aged 20 y 7 m 21 d

Hemesath
Clara Maria, wife of J. (or T.) H., d. Jan. 19, 1882 (or 1892) aged 77 y 11 m 1 d
Johan Fridrich, b. Nov. 6, 1812 d. Apr. 22, 1906
Crist Fridrich, b. May 1, 1822 d. Nov. 21, 1906 aged 84 y 6 m 20 d
Carolina Louisa, b. Jun. 25, 1849 d. Mar. 31, 1890 aged 40 y 9 m 5 d

Hoffmeier
Martin G., son of C.L. & Margaret, d. Nov. 4, 1883 aged 1 m 18 d
Johann H., son of C.L. & Margaret d. -----(illegible) aged 2 y 3 m

Kiefer
Anna Maria, b. Jul. 25, 1810 d. Oct. 10 (10), 1889

Klusmann
Rudolph H., b. Jul. 15, 1799 d. Sep. 27, 1867
Maria B. (?)., b. Mar. 14, 1813 d. Nov. 18, 1880
Franz Heinrich, b. Jun. 19, 1876 d. Oct. 8, 1890

Kotter
Jobst H., born in Charpentage Kgr. Hanover 1840 d. Oct. 2, 1881

Malander
Peter H., b. Dec. 10, 1820 d. Jun. 6, 1901

Meier
Hermann H., b. Aug. 30, 1803 d. Sep. 30, 1856 aged 53 y 1 m
M. Elizabeth, geborn Hellming. b. Mar. 18, 1802 d. Aug. 30, 1875 aged 73 y 5 m 12 d
Heinrich Mathias, b. Sep. 27, 1837 d. Jan. 14, 1909
Maria E., wife of Heinrich, b. Apr. 19, 1849 d, May 3, 1897
Anna, wife of Hermann, d. Jan. 1, 1891 aged 49 y 11 m 14 d
Maria Tisebein, dau. of M.H. & M.C., b. Jul. 29, 1881 d. Sep. 6, 1882--metal marker
Anna Maria, dau of M.H. & M.C., b. Feb. 10, 1891 d. Oct. 9, 1899--metal marker
Franz Heinrich, son of M.H. & M.C., b. Sep. 16, 1893 d. May 16, 1895--metal marker

Mellenkamp
Infant of F. & M., no dates

Hesler
Maria A., wife of Johann H., d. Jan. 28, 1873 aged 73 y 3 m ? d

Niehousmeier
Andrew H., b. Aug. 18, 1894 d. May 15, 1907

Niemhueser
Frederich Wilhelm, b. Feb. 22, 1834 d. May 15, 1907
Amma Caroline, geb Eberhoff, b. Sep. 14, 1839 d. Apr. 2, 1912
Franz Heinrich, b. Jul. 3, 1837 d. Apr. 5, 1900 aged 62 y 5 m 2 d---stone down
Katharina, wife of F.M., d. Jan. 19, 1870 aged 31 y 1 m 12 d
Florentine K., dau. of C.H. & M.C., Aug. 18, 1876 aged 8 m 12 d

Peske
Maria C., geb Renemeier, b. Jun. 5, 1833 d. Oct. 31, 1902 aged 69 y 4 m 16 d

Rolf
Anna Maria, geb Stegemuller, d. Jun. 5, 1874 aged 58 y 1 m 15 d

Schmidt
Casper Heinrich, b. Feb. 16, 1819 d. Apr. 8, 1890 aged 71 y 1 m 22 d
C. Friedrich H., b. Dec. 2, 1892 d. Nov. 22, 1894

Scholle
Florentine M., geb in Durr Hanno, d. Jan. 19, 1887 aged 75 y 22 d

Schopmeier
Clara Maria, d. Oct. 15, 1880 aged 74 y 3 m 21 d

Schroeder
John C.H., b. Jan. 2, 1821 d. Jun. 5, 1894
Minnie C., b. Oct. 6, 1820 d. Apr. 26, 1909
S_____?, Maria M_____?, geb Birkmeier, b. May 28, 1841 d. Oct. 20, 1896 aged 55 y 4 m 22 d

Tegeder
John Friedrich, d. Feb. 22, 1866 aged 56 y 2 m 19 d
Luise Timpr, wife of Fred, b. Jul. 4, 1811 d. Jan. 31, 1901
M.M., d. Oct. 2, 1894 aged 66 y 7 m 24 d
Elizabeth, d. May 19, 1893 aged 49 y 6 m 5 d
Wilhelm, b. Jun. 3, 1877 d. Nov. 6, 1890
Wilhemina, b. Nov. 15, 1865 d. Oct. 29, 1868

Theimann
Hermann Heinrich, b. Aug. 3, 1823 d. Mar. 10, 1907-same stone as Maria below
Maria Elsebein, b. Nov. 18, 1821 d. Apr. 23, 1909
Fredrich Wilhelm, b. Jun. 17, 1867 d. Jun, 17, 1901

Thomas
Casper H., b. Nov. 11, 1811 in Kgr, Brueggen, d. Sep. 29, 1895 aged 83 y 10 m 17 d
Margarethe, wife of C.H., d. Feb. 8, 1832 aged 77 y 9 d
Caroliene, geborne Schopmeier, b, Feb. 8, 1832 d. Nov. 8, 1897 aged 65 y 9 m
Kasper Heinrich, b. Mar. 19, 1835 d. Jan. 23, 1918
A. M., b. Jan. 26, 1840 no date of death-same stone as R.W. below
R. W., b. May 14, 1881 d. Aug. 18, 1904
Lawrence C. O., b. Apr. 8, 1909 d. Aug. 10, 1909

Walman
Mary, 1863-1940-same stone as Fred Below
Fred, 1850-1925
Edith, 1906-1913

Vanmeister
Ernst H., d. Jan. 24, 1871 aged 61 y 7 m 2 d

Vinup
Georg Heinrich, b. Mar. 10, 1827 aged 61 y 7 m 2 d - same stone as Anna Maria below
Anna Maria, geborne Drimann, b. Oct. 15, 1839 d. Apr. 18, 1910

Vogel
C.C., d. Oct. 2, 1876 aged 79 y 7 m 5 d
Christiane Schrump, b. Aug. 3, 1805 d. Apr. 13, 1887

 Willmann, Louisa W., wife of ?, dates illegible