Tuesday, September 04, 2007

North Webster Cemetery Walk

Last week the Indiana Genealogical Society blog posted about the upcoming Cemetery Walk of North Webster Cemetery in Kosciusko County.

Sponsored by The Local History and Genealogy Center of the North Webster Community Public Library (301 N. Main Street, North Webster IN 46555) the walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 9. Beginning at 1 pm and going every 10-15 minutes until approximately 2:45 pm. In the event of rain, the walk will be rescheduled to Sunday, September 16. After the walk, refreshments will be offered at the library.

Start at the Library to join a guided tour group and receive information on the residents being highlighted this year: Perry E. Mock; Louie and Dorthea Tenney Engle; John S. Hall; Clara Kiser Cripe Rothenberger; Ned & Helen Raver, and Eleanor Joy Warner.

The re-enactors highlighting the life of the selected individuals include Monica Wilson, Don Minear, Deb Minear, Clarissa DuBois, Alan Leinbach, and Helen Leinbach.

This sounds like it might be fun. Mrs. Rothenberger was one of the long-time third grade teachers when I attended school at North Webster, though I had Mrs. Dunkin when I was in third grade. Helen Raver was a local beautician, she did my hair for my senior picture. Mrs. Warner was the art teacher for many years. My Dad's parents, Charles and Elsie Shuder Wiseman, and Elsie's parents, Isaac and Nancy Lavering Shuder, are buried in the North Webster Cemetery along with other relatives and lots of other people I knew in earlier times.

In addition to the cemetery walk, The Local History and Genealogy Center will also be accepting pre-paid orders for their upcoming book "Transcription of the North Webster Cemetery" beginning on September 9th. This sounds like it will be an awesome resource! The book will include information on over 2,000 burials, with photos of all the stones and over 950 obituaries. It will also include a site map and a transcription of the original plat map, along with an index. The book was made possible by a grant from the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust. Softbound copies will be available for $45 (shipping & handling and tax is additional), and hardbound copies will be available for $75 (shipping & handling and tax is additional). To order, or for more information, contact Beth Smith at the North Webster Community Library -- phone (574) 834-7122.

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