This cemetery is located on Old State Road 3 in Oregon Township, north of Otisco. It is close to Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery and very near the Monroe Township line. Click here for a topographical map of this site, courtesy of www.TopoZone.com.
This is a small, old cemetery. The earliest burial appears to have been in 1858 and the most recent in 1962, but this was an isolated modern-day burial.
We are advised that many, many stones from Kern Cemetery have "disappeared" over recent years. Only a few (8 or so) were visible when we visited on 6/5/1999. The grounds are kept mowed and clean, but several stones were found swallowed up in vegetation, especially honeysuckle. One large stone is broken, with the top piece (about 3' long) teetering on the bottom portion, leaning back at a severe angle, propped up by a small tree stump. There are four adjacent bases near the entrance with no accompanying stones in sight.
We pulled away one clump of vegetation,
revealing a small stack of broken stones. (See photo below, left.)
Nearby, several small stones are overwhelmed by vegetation. (See
photo below, right.)
Though the grass is kept well mowed,
the cemetery obviously needs some attention to control the rampant vegetation,
especially the honeysuckle.
The following records were supplemented by information found in the Hoosier Journal of Ancestry in its "Clark County Cemeteries" publication, a companion publication of The Clark County Special.
This index was done in the mid-1980s when many more stones were visible than are found here today.
. . . . Birth Death
BRANDT John (husband of Margaret) No dates
BRANDT John M. (son of J. & M.)
BRANDT Margaret (wife of John) No dates
DIETRICH L. J. 09/23/1828 04/14/1858
DIETRICH Willie (son of W. & A. B.) 11/19/1866 11/19/1866
EBINGER Eva (wife of Michael) 1834 1910
EBINGER Michael (husband of Eva) 1832 1887
KERN Della M. (sister of William) ???? 1962
KERN George (husband of Mary) 02/19/1843 BLANK
KERN Lully (daughter of George and Mary) 11/11/1875 04/02/1881
KERN Mary (wife of George) 07/04/1844 08/10/1903
KERN Mary Elizabeth (wife of William) 02/23/1811 10/01/1874
KERN William (brother of Della M.) ???? 1935
KERN William H. (son of George & Mary) 04/01/1865 08/09/1865
KIELMEIER Charles A. R. (son of H. & M.) 04/05/1864 10/20/1872
KIELMEIER Henry (son of H. & M.) 05/08/1855 11/14/1874
I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Additional information may be available from:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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