Saturday, January 31, 2009

Castalia Cemetery

The Castalia Cemetery is located at 407 Bardwell Road in the Village of Castalia, Ohio. Margaretta High School can be seen in this photograph, just west of the Cemetery.

Castalia Cemetery is owned and maintained by Margaretta Township, one of the nine townships of Erie County, Ohio. An index to the 1880 United States Census of Margaretta Township is found online.

One of the earliest burials in Castalia Cemetery was that of Mrs. Snow, who was murdered in a massacre in 1813, along with her son Robert. Willard Snow escaped the attack. He died on January 22, 1875. Willard Snow served in the 40th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. An account of the Snow Massacre is found on page 392 of Harriet Taylor Upton's HISTORY OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, available on Google Books.

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