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.