Massillon Cemetery Madison Township Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project
Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project

Massillon Cemetery

Listed below is the transcription of the tombstones in the Massillon Cemetery, Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana. The cemetery is located on Barkley Road, between Massillon and Clayton Roads. The cemetery is in a terrible state. It was not mowed and there are several piles of tombstones. Tree limbs have knocked over several large stones an a portion of a decorative fence. This cemetery is no longer in use. The cemetery was photographed and transcribed in May of 2009. All stones in place at that time were included. If there is a photo of the tombstone, there will be a link after the name.

Indiana DNR Location Listing:
Quarter Sections 1/4, 1/4NE, 1/4NE, 1/4NW
Section 35, Twp 29N, Range 14E
Latitude 40.9339 Longitude 84.9103
Easting 675930 Northing 4533526

The listings are in alphabetical order. One surname is listed per stone. If a stone contained multiple people, the names on the stone are listed in order, from left to right. Information that pertains to a single individual is listed after their name. If the information pertains to multiple names, such as a marriage date, it is listed after all the names.

In some instances the stones were very worn and hard to read. The DAR did a reading in 1932 and the Allen County Genealogical Society did a reading in the 1980’s. The information from these readings was used if the stones were unreadable or if the stones were not found.

There is no other information on any person other than what is listed. The photographs are copyrighted by the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR and may not be copied or published in any way for profit. Copies of the photos may be printed for your personal use only. Please give the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR credit when documenting where the transcriptions and photos were found.


Bobilya Eugene L. Died July 3, 1914 Aged 61Y. 1M. 23D. Father
----- An amiable father lies here at rest,
----- As ever God with his image blest,
----- The friend of man, the friend of truth,
----- The friend of age, the guide of youth
----- Gone but not forgotten
Bobilya Julia A. Died May 31, 1906 Aged 45Y. 9M. 7D Wife of E. L. Bobilya Mother
----- Rock of Ages
----- Mother, thou are got to rest and this shall be our prayer
----- That when we reach our journey they glory we may share

Bobilya Father Born Feb. 28, 1827 Died June 15, 1862 Aged 35 Y. 3 M. 17 D.
----- NOTE: No last name on stone. In an enclosed iron fence. Other name in the
----- enclosure is Bobilya.

Bobilya Mother Born Apr. 20, 1836 Died Mar. 5, 1886 Aged 49 Y. 10 M. 15 D.
----- NOTE: No last name on stone. In an enclosed iron fence. Other name in the
----- enclosure is Bobilya.

Boknecht Charles 1863 – 1920
Boknecht Emma 1872 – 1911 His Wife

Bolyard Josie Died Dec. 26, 1904 Aged 21 Y. 9 M. 6 D.
Bolyard Ethel Died Apr. 18. 1886 Aged 4 M. 28 D.
Bolyard Divola Died Dec. 12, 1891 Aged 16 Y. 2 M. 6 D.
Bolyard Harley Died Apr. 18. 1897 Aged 3 Y. 10 M. 4 D.
Bolyard Clarence Died Sept. 27. 1892 Aged 2 Y. 7 M. 5 D.
Bolyard Susie Died Dec. 14. 1899 Aged 22 Y. 13 D.
Bolyard Willie Died Feb. 27, 1893 Aged 4 Y. 9 M. 19 D.
Bolyard Stella Died Mar. 14. 1901 Aged 15 Y. 10 M. 9 D.
----- Children of L. H. & A. F. Bolyard

Brown Daniel Born & Died Nov. 14. 1884
Brown Andrew Born & Died June 16, 1886

Brown Elmer Born Dec. 10, 1873 Died Jan. 18, 1874
Brown Susan Born & Died Mar. 6, 1877

Brown Emma Maud Died Dec. 6. 1886 Aged 2 y. 3 m. 15 d. Daughter of J & C Brown Photo

Brown Harold M. 1908 – 1937 Photo

Brown Harvey L. 1887 – 1906 Photo

Brown Infant Son of Frank & Rosa Brown Photo

Brown Jacob R. 1849 – 1925 Photo

Brown Martha J. 1844 – Oct. 18, 1913 Wife of J. W. Brown Mother
Brown J. W. 1843 – Father

Brown Lawrence & Laura 1892 Photo

Brown Lillie B. 1889 – 1926 Mother Photo

Brown Maria Born & Died Mar. 2, 1881
Brown Ivan Born & Died Feb. 11, 1882

Brown Mary E. 1855 – 1892 Photo

Brown Mayme S. Died June 15, 1903 Aged 16Y. 10M. 8D. Dau. of J. M. & C. S. Brown Photo

Brown Myrtle J. 1878 – 1932
Brown Jabez A. 1878 – 1969

Brown Susannah Died Dec. 28, 1877 Aged 72y 3m 17d Wife of W. Brown Photo

Clayton John Died Sept. 9, 1896 Aged 81Y. 6M. 11D. Photo

Clayton Leander Died Dec. 12, 1893 Aged 27Y & 2M Son of J. & L Clayton Photo

Clayton Oscar Died Feb. 28, 1893 Aged 3M. 7D. Son of E. & H. Clayton Photo

Darr John Died Apr. 11, 1901 Aged 74 yrs. 11 mo. 1 da.
Darr Margaret Died Oct. 17. 1894 Aged 62 y. 8 m. 24 d. Wife of John Darr

Darr William M. Died May 8, 1873 Aged 16y. 8m. 10d. Son of J. & M. Darr

Dell Ferdi’d W. died Mar. 25, 1872 Aged 37 y. 11 m. 27 d. Photo

Dougherty Isaac Died April 15, 1866 Aged 4 weeks & 4 days Son of S & J Dougherty Photo

Dunham Susanna Died Aug. 19, 1879 Aged 29y 3m 11d Photo

Eagy Matilda Died Mar. 7, 1880 Aged 67Y. 4M. 4D. Wife of George Eagy
Eagy George Died Mar. 28, 1893 Aged 85Y. 8M. 14D.

Edgington George B. E. Died Aug. 18, 1868 Aged 3y 3m 7d Son of J. A. & S. A. Edgington Photo

Engle Ammiel Born Jan. 13, 1821 Died Jan. 8. 1913 Photo

Engle Daughter Born May 15. 1864 Died June 26. 1914 Dau. of A & M. A. Engle Photo

Engle Francis Died March 25, 1861 Aged 14 years 11 mos & 8 ds Daughter of A. & M. Engle Photo

Engle Hattie Died Sept. 2. 1887 Aged 7 mo 2 d. Dau. of A. & M.A.
Engle John A. Feb. 1. 1877 Aged 2y 5m 13d Son of A & M.A. Engle

Engle Infant Died Jun. 15, 1858 Son of A & S. A. Engle Photo

Engle Isaac Died Aug. 17, 1886 Aged 30y 6m 10d
----- Son of J. & L. Engle (No stone found DAR reading.)

Engle Malissa Died June 25, 1867 Aged 7 days Infant of A & M. A. Engle
Engle Theresa Died June 20, 1865 Aged 4 days Infant of A. & M. Engle

Engle Martha May 15, 1864 June 26, 1914 (No stone found DAR reading)

Engle Mary Ann Born June 21. 1835 Died June 9. 1923 Photo

Engle Rachel Died Mar. 3, 1859 Aged 7W 1D Dau. of A. & M. A. Engle Photo

Engle Sarah Ann Died Dec. 27, 1862 Aged 29 yr. 8 m. 9 ds. Wife of A. Engle Photo

Engle Sarah Ann departed this life Oct. 27th 1862 29 years 8 months & 9 days
----- Consort of A. Engle

Frank Luther Earle Died Nov. 24, 1885 Aged 2Y. 5M. & 7D. Son of W. H. & S. M. Frank
Frank Edna G. Died Feb. 28, 1881 Aged 2Y. 1M. 8D. Dau. of W. H. & S. M. Frank

Frye Lizzy 1865 – 1906 At Rest Photo

Gailey Andrew W. Died Jan. 13. 1856 Aged 48y 4m 22d (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Gailey Mary Died Dec. 28, 1879 Aged 65 Ys. 9 Mo. 3 Ds. Photo

Gault Infant Aug. 16, 1884 Sep. 15. 1884 Son of C. S. & R. A. Gault Photo

Gibson David A. Died Jan. 13. 1882 Aged 21y 11 m 16 d

Gibson Harvey E Died April 2. 1886 Aged 6m. Son of J. M. & I. Gibson Photo

Gibson Isabel Died Dec. 31. 1887 Aged 44y 2m 10d Wife of John M. Gibson Photo

Gibson Lloyd H. Diec Oct. 28. 1895 Aged 1y 6m 19d Son of J. M. and S. E. Gibson Photo

Gibson Lula F. Died Aug. 11. 1899 Aged 1y. 6m. 26d. Daughter of J. M. & S. E. Gibson Photo

Gibson Samuel A. Died Mar. 3. 1880 Aged 68y 10m 13d

Gibson Sarah A. Jan. 12 1826 Jan. 5. 1907 Mother Rock of Ages Photo

Gibson Sevelia R. Died Jan. 1, 1896 Aged 37y. 11m. 17d.

Gresley Virgil L. Died May 11. 1898 Aged 14d. Son of L. W. & E. F. Gresley Photo

Grobaty Peter Nov. 25. 1827 Apr. 24. 1913 Photo

Hawkens Elija Died Feb. 30. 1895 NOTE: The stone does say Feb. 30!
----- Aged 1 y. 10 d. Son of Henry and Sedelia Hawkens Our darling one has gone before.

Hawkins Harold Born & Died June 24, 1922 Son of J. & M. Hawkins Photo

Hawkins James W. Pvt. 1893 – 1921 Photo

Hawkins Sarah E. 1866 – 1943 Hawkins William C. 1859 – 1944 Photo

Houck James Died Oct. 1, 1891 Aged 2y 6m 9d
----- Son of Samuel & Della (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Nelson Alexander Dec. 9. 1870 2y 2m 2d Son of S & N. J. Nelson Photo

Patrick Lucinda L. Died Sept. 1867 Aged 1Y 3M Dau. of J. W. & M. J. Patrick
Patrick Martha J. Died Nov. 13. 1870 Aged 23y 6m 23d Wife of J. W. Patrick

Peckman Emma F. Died Oct. 10. 1887 Aged 26y 7m 2d Wife of W. N. Peckman Photo

Potter Silas died Jan. 17, 1863 Aged 10 Y’s 11 Mo.17 D. Son of F. & Elizabeth Potter Photo

Potts Eliza E. July 12. 1852 – July 8. 1937 Photo

Potts William A. 1849 – 1923
Potts Eliza E. 1852 – 1937 His Wife

Reynolds Dessa D. Died Mar. 13 1911 Aged 1Y 5M 2D Dau of L. & E. Reynolds Photo

Robinson Catharine Died Apr. 20. 1894 Aged 59y 5m 25d Wife of J. L. Robinson Photo

Robinson Clida Died Oct. 27. 1887 Aged 3m. 2d. Son of J. L. & E. M. Robinson
Robinson Infant Died May 26, 1885 Son of J. L. & E. M. Robinson

Robinson Joseph L. Died Oct. 23, 1883 Aged 53y 2m 23d (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Shaffer (stone illegible) Dau. of J. & A. Shaffer (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Shaffer Amasa Died Nov. 15, 1900 Aged 79y 8m 24d (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Shaffer Harry C. Died Aug. 10. 1881 Aged 2y 16d Son of J. A. & L. E. Shaffer Photo

Shaffer Mary E. Died Jan. 12. 1866 Aged 3y 3m 15d
----- Infant child of A. & N. Shaffer (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Shaffer Nancy Died May 22, 1889 Aged 53y 25d
----- Wife of Amasa (No stone found ACGSI reading)

Shaffer Nancy J. Died Mar. 31. 1889 Aged 51y & 28 ds. Wife of W. Shaffer Photo

Shaffer S. W. died July 17 1870 Aged 13y 5m 4d Photo

Youngker David L. died Jan. 12. 1873 Aged 41y 7m 1d
----- Farewell my wife and children all
----- From you a father Christ doth call
----- Mourn not for me it is in vain
----- To call me to your sight again

Youngker Mary M. Died April 11, 1878 15y 13d Daughter of D. L. & M. Youngker Photo

Seven stones could not be read.

Unknown #1 Photo

Unknown #2 Photo

Unknown #3 Photo

Unknown #4 Photo

Unknown #5 Photo

Unknown #6 Photo

Unknown #7 Photo

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