----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Monday, March 22, 2010

Antioch Cemetery Walk

For years this was an unkempt cemetery, buried in trash, on the east side of the road, two and a half miles north of St. Joe. No name was known for it. Later it was thought to be the Weise cemetery - based most likely on a land owners name. The condition of the site changed when Keith Neuway started taking care of it in the 1980's. Today you will find a visitor's register in the box attached to the flag pole. It is mowed on a regular basis by the neighbors.

I found an obituary in which it was called Antioch Cemetery. After discussion between Keith and myself we decided it would be dedicated as the Antioch Cemetery and our local genealogical society would provide a sign. A small crowd was present on Friday, August 28, 2009, when the cemetery sign for the Antioch Cemetery was installed. The Hutchinson News carried the story. You can read more about this on the RCGS blog and also about the grant we received from Megan Smolenyak of Honoring Our Ancestors to continue with the project of installing signs at the cemeteries without one.

Take a walk - see more photos online.

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