Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wealand Farm Cemetery

Tucked away in the woods outside of North Lima you will find this little cemetery.  Wealand Farm Cemetery
is also spelled Weiland Farm Cemetery.  Here is a web site that lists all the known people buried there.  Many of them are children.  There are also several stones written in German.

The Ohio Turnpike is just to the left.  Stepping into the woods is like going back in time once more.  The little patch of woods the cemetery is located in seems so much bigger once you enter it.  The graves are on top of a small hill.  As you can see with my husband Mike in the picture above, it need care desperately.  I will say it is watched over well however.  While we were visiting a policeman came back to see what we were doing.  He love the place and had done several rubbings on the stones several years before. 

I search Find A Grave, but they had little information about it.  According to them, there is only one grave here, but as you can see there are several.  OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS had a much better accounting of who is at rest here.  Twins that died with in days of their birth.  A veteran of the War of 1812 that was a Captain.  They even went to the trouble of getting the stones that were written in German translated.  Awesome job OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS!!!!

Here is me, standing among my favorite stones in Weiland Cemetery.  I love discovery trips.  Visiting places I have never been is one of my most favorite things to do.  If you like old cemeteries, this one is perfect to visit. 
I found this house a few days ago while looking for the graves of the supposed Three Witches of Lipply Road outside of Columbiana.  I was hoping to find out who owns the property so I could ask for permission to photograph the grave stones and send them to a friend in England who might be able to tell me what is on them.  I wrote before about this, and I strongly feel that they are graves of people from other countries, possibly of German origins.  We didn't find the graves.
We did find this truly awesome house though!  It is beautiful!  It now ranks as one of my most favorite Century Homes in the area!  I am currently researching to to see if there is any cool stories attached to it.  I sure hope so.  If you know anything about it, please share!  I am totally intrigued by it!