Friday, June 9, 2017

Barney Monument on the North Ridge of Oakland Cemetery

Besides an individual stone honoring the memory of Charles Barney, there is also a tall monument in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery which remembers the life of Charles Barney and his wife, the former Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis.  Charles Barney was born in the state of New York in 1812, and he died on August 1, 1849 during Sandusky's cholera epidemic. An inscription on the Barney tombstone features a passage from Psalm 24: 5.

The inscription reads:

He shall receive the blessing from the Lord and 
righteousness from the God of his salvation.

After the death of Charles Barney, Elizabeth married Rev. Moses Kiefer a minister, and the former president of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell Dennis Barney Kiefer died on December 16, 1908. Mrs. Kiefer was buried in the North Ridge section of Oakland Cemetery where both her first and second husbands were also buried. 

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