Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cemeteries Described in the 1874 Register Sandusky Directory

While Erie County, Ohio now has many cemeteries, in the 1874 Sandusky City Directory, published by I. F. Mack, a brief section of page 31 contained a description of three cemeteries in the Sandusky area.

Oakland Cemetery, operated by the City Council of Sandusky was opened in May of 1850, located two miles south of the city of Sandusky, in Perkins Township. To secure a lot, applications were to be made to City Clerk Charles Cross.

The English Catholic Cemetery, now called St. Joseph Cemetery, was opened in 1839 or 1840 by Rev. Father Machebeuf. It was located in the Western Liberties section of Sandusky. In 1874, to purchase a lot here, applications were to be made to Rev. Father Sidley.

The German Catholic Cemetery, known now as St. Mary's Cemetery, was located across the road from the English Catholic Cemetery. In 1874, the sexton of the German Catholic Cemetery was Mr. B. Merk, who lived close to the German Catholic Church. Applications for lots at the German Catholic Cemetery were to made to Rev. N. Moos.

To view the 1874 Register Sandusky Directory, visit the Sandusky Library. The library features several shelves of historical Sandusky City Directories.


Diane Wright said...

That is so interesting. Now I am going back to check all the directories I have looked at. Great. Thank you for a new idea.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks Diane!
I love it when I find information about cemeteries in unusual places!

lindalee said...

I need to make a trip over to Sandusky. I think my husband has ancestors from there. I haven't worked on his lines lately. Thanks for this new info Dorene

Dorene from Ohio said...

Come to visit the Sandusky Library if you head over my way!!

JamaGenie said...

Sometimes the history of a cemetery is more interesting than its inhabitants! Thanks for sharing!