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Mt. Zion Cemetery

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Mt. Zion Cemetery

Mt. Zion History

— from "History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens, by Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer (1902) 

Mt. Zion Cemetery is nicely located about one little up Caldwell's run. It is the property of Zion's Lutheran congregation. The grounds consist of about six acres, which were bought from Mr. Caldwell in the summer of 1863, and converted into a cemetery.

The first corpse, a child, Annie Hofmeister, was buried on the 22d of November, the same year. Part of the grounds was laid off in lots 16 feet square to the number of 445, all of which, with the exception of about 100, have since been sold. There is still enough ground left to lay out about 200 more lots. There have been interred up to the pres­ent date 1,012 corpses. There are as yet no vaults on the grounds. Quite a large number of fine monuments may be seen, among which may he mentioned those belonging to Mrs. J. Heinlein, Mrs. Seabright, Mrs. Koehlein, Fred Bromer, Mrs. Hofmeister, Eckhard, Otte and others. The cemetery is governed by a board elected by the members of Zion's congregation, the officers at the time of this writing being President, Rev O. Meerwem; secretaries, Soldan and Conrad Shepp; trustees, Louis Feltner and A. Rolf. This cemetery is kept in good repair, not only by members of Zion's congregation, but by our citizens generally.


 Location

 ▶ Fairmont Avenue along Caldwell Run above South Wheeling


Noted interments in Mt. Zion Cemetery

Many Civil War Veterans and Spanish-American War Veterans are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.The Wheeling Area Geneaological Society has compiled a comprehesive list of veterans interred which is available to view in the Wheeling Room or by visiting their website.

▶ WHEELING ROOM: Military veteran graves in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wheeling, WV (Bloomfield, Lawrence E., 2009) — CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 929.5 B623m
▶ WEB:  WAGS website — Veterans buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery
 


 Related resources in our library

LOCATION:

▼ Wheeling Room* (non-circulating: ask for access at reference desk) ▼
 *
The Wheeling Room has a strict no bag policy. Lockers are provided for temporary storage of bags, backpacks, purses, etc. ▶ Access to the Wheeling Room
Book The Cemeteries of Ohio County, West Virginia (Dillon, Glenna A., 2007)
CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 9293.5 D587c
Book Military veteran graves in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Wheeling, WV (Bloomfield, Lawrence E., 2009)
CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 929.5 B623m
Book Mt. Zion Cemetery Association Record Book (Mount Zion Cemetery Association. [transcribed by Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 2012])
CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 929.5 Mt. v.1
CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 929.5 Mt. v.2
Book Mt. Zion Cemetery Records: Fairmont Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia ([transcribed by Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 1984])
CALL NUMBER:  Wheeling 929.50975414 M863

LOCATION:

▼ Archives (non-circulating - view by appointment only: 304-232-0244) ▼
Book Record book, Mt. Zion Cemetery Association. (Mount Zion Cemetery Association, 1919)
CALL NUMBER:  Special Collections - Archives 2010-015
Book Record book, Mt. Zion Cemetery Association. (Mount Zion Cemetery Association, 1943)
CALL NUMBER:  Special Collections - Archives 2010-016

LOCATION:

▼ Archiving Wheeling Blog ▼
Book The Origins of Memorial Day (Duffy, Seán, 2014)
▶ http://www.archivingwheeling.org/blog/theoriginsofmemorialday/

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