|This cemetery is located on what
was the Hagest Farm, 3/4 mile North of Bennettsville on Highway 60 in the
SW quarter of Section No. 11.
The property is on that which was owned by Ski Starlite. Ski Starlite went bankrupt and the property is owned in 1997 by Jesse Ballew.
The following index is a composite of the one found in the Jeffersonville Library and the work of Betty and Dan Johnson of Sellersburg, who restored Hagest Cemetery in 1996/1997. If you would like to contact Dan and Betty, please get in touch with me. They do not have e-mail service.
BANE * Sarah L. Keibler Bane (unmarked, except for white cross) b. 11/16/1871 d. 03/16/1940 HANSOHM * Fredrick (age 58) b. 1824 d. 03/15/1882 HANSOHN * John b. 04/16/1790 d. 07/23/1847 HANSOHM * Mary F. b. 08/16/1820 d. 10/17/1906 HAGEST * Josephine (mother; wife of Sam Hagest) b. 05/24/1860 d. 10/09/1916 HAGEST Lizzie b. 1886 d. 1893 HAGEST * Lizzie (child of S. & J. Hagest) b. 03/01/1893 d. 12/20/1895 HAGEST * Maggie (child of S. & J. Hagest) b. 09/16/1886 d. 12/12/1902 HAGEST * Sam (father; hus- band of Josephine) b. 04/05/1858 d. 08/24/1936 HARVEY * John F. (born in Germany; Lt., Co. D, 26th Kentucky Infan- try, Civil War; died in Clark Co., Ind.)) b. 08/19/1828 d. 08/23/1865 KEIBLER * (see also "Kibbler", German spelling, below) KEIBLER * Anna Katherine (mother) b. 04/16/1884 d. 12/20/1904 KEIBLER * Cora (grandmother of Betty Johnson) b. 1862 d. 01/21/1942 KEIBLER * Frederick (twin; son of J. J. & M. Keibler) b. 06/15/1864 d. 12/02/1897 KEIBLER Homer b. 1900 d. 1920 KEIBLER * J. J. (Civil War Veteran; Co. D, 59th Regiment, Indiana) b. 1830 d. 11/27/1876 KEIBLER Jacob b. 1855 d. 1882 KEIBLER * Joe (only a white cross marks this grave) b. 02/28/1907 d. 02/01/1937 KEIBLER * Johnnie W. (8 months) b. 02/04/1902 d. 10/30/1902 KEIBLER * Joseph b. 07/28/1874 d. 08/01/1943 KEIBLER * Katherine M. b. 12/07/1904 d. 06/25/1905 KEIBLER Louis b. 1861 d. 1869 KEIBLER * Minnie b. 12/09/1830 d. 06/15/1903 KEIBLER * Minnie (daughter of Wm. and Cora) b. 09/17/1883 d. 03/04/1886 KEIBLER * Oliver b. 1890 d. 1916 KEIBLER * William b. 1853 d. 1928 KEIBLER Oliver b. 1890 d. 1916 KIBBLER * Jacob, son of J. J. & A. (Amelia, also Mina) Kibbler; this is German spelling of Keibler b. 10/30/1855 d. 12/24/1882 KIBBLER * Louise (daughter of J. J. & A. Kibbler) b. 09/28/1861 d. 07/15/1863 STALEY * August W. (son of R. & M. Staley) b. 11/20/1885 d. 04/04/1891 STALEY * Walter (Sam's baby) b. 04/25/1908 d. 12/30/1908 STEHLE * Margaret (mother) b. 1855 d. 1938 STEHLE Robert (father) b. 1862 d. 1936 STEPP * Albert b. 03/03/1856 d. 05/22/1922 STEPP * Barbara E. Keibler Stepp b. 10/24/1858 d. 02/18/1936 TACKETT * Anne (only a white cross marks this grave) b. 02/11/1883 d. 12/29/1918 TACKETT * Victor (only a white cross marks this grave) No dates No dates TULLY * Mary Anna Keibler (twin sister of Frederick; daughter of J. J. & M. Keibler; wife of Frank Tully) b. 06/14/1864 d. 08/23/1909 WARD * Hannah J. (daughter of S. & G. Ward; 4 yrs., 4 mo., 15 days) b. 1861 d. 12/18/1865 WARD * Illegible; believed to be grave of Sarah Ward b. 1840 d. 1887 WARD * Illegible; believed to be grave of George Ward b. 1833 d. 1887 WARD * Illegible; believed to be grave of Steve Ward b. 1886 d. 1886 WARD * Steven (son of S. & G. Ward; 1 yr., 2 mo., 13 days) b. 1865 d. 03/18/1866 _________________ * New or additional information provided by Betty and Dan Johnson. The following are comments dated May 1997 from Betty and Dan Johnson of Sellersburg, Indiana, who restored this cemetery:
"Ski Starlite went bankrupt and, as of March 1997, Jesse Ballew owns the property surrounding this cemetery. It is being mowed three times a year by Bob Staley at the expense of the Township Trustee's Office. In 1996, Dan and I did some much needed repair work to the stones and bases. Many were down and completely covered. We also had the death date put on my grandmother's stone. We made the white crosses for the unmarked graves, getting the information from the Clark County Health Department. We also planted some bushes and flowers. I wrote to Jesse Ballew asking for rock to be used at the top of the steep hill that borders the rear of the cemetery. It is eroding at a fast pace and I am very afraid some of the stones will end up in the lake below.I have no further information on this cemetery. This index was obtained from the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130, telephone: (812) 285-5635.
"In May of 1997, Dan and I made arrangements to add the channel liner rock to the hill and we obtained written permission from Jesse Ballew's office. REMC gave us the utility poles and Mark Eckert and Mark Everage put them in place on the steep hill. Alice Schleicher donated 20 ton of rock. Sammie Amos (Dan and Betty's grandson), Jamie Huffman of the Boy Scouts, Dan and I added this rock, one stone at a time, on the hill. This is very hard, slow work, but will keep the cemetery from sliding into the lake below. We received a $25 donation from Bernice Hagest, who is 92 years old. Some of her in-laws are buried here. The money will be used to buy wood preservative for the fence. The only other need at this cemetery is some good top soil to be added on the sunken graves, which will make mowing much easier. We will do this soon and then "retire" from this cemetery and probably go on to restore another one."
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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