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Re: Mahoning=Pioneer Cemetery, Warren,OH - Joseph Custer?
Posted by: Norma Custer (ID *****0272) Date: August 03, 2002 at 09:26:50
In Reply to: Re: Mahoning=Pioneer Cemetery, Warren,OH - Joseph Custer? by Adine Wakefield of 1001

Thank you. I have been in that cemetery with my husband in 1986.

A VERY depressing cemetery. I have never before [nor since] had that awful feeling in the pit of my tummy.

I am embarrassed also to add, that the historical cemetery was in shameful repair. Historical and terrible upkeep.

The slabs were on the ground, some had very legible writing that were still standing. And the river passing nearby. And as you say, directly behind the Red Cross building. We stepped over a fence that had fallen. My ancestor died before 08 Apr 1837.

The Custer's were a well known family in Brookfield Twp., near Warren, OH. Weldon, the address of Amos Custer, would have been located on the NE corner of the old Yankee Lake. He lived on the Custer farm. Today it is owned by Fred Taylor family, Masury.

I now wish I had pursued the markers for the soldiers in dignified, orderly, military precision, characteristic of a military burial site. So near but oh, so far. My energy level was exhausted.


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