The Memorial Plaque located inside the First Trinity Lutheran Church is inscribed as follows:

Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial

“The Educational Building of Trinity Lutheran Church, erected on the site of the cemetery, serves as a living memorial to those now departed in the Lord and this plaque commemorates the deceased, members of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Elida community.”
                       Rev. Abraham Doner, Founder of the
                                              First Lutheran Church in Allen County


This plaque is on display inside the church.  A Memorial Stone honoring Abraham Doner was erected on the cemetery site, founder of the 1st Lutheran Church in Allen County.
GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE ELIDA CEMETERY
Located on Route 309 in Elida, Ohio at the rear of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Copied March 20, 1938 by Ferne Longsworth and Mary L. Breese for files of the Allen County Historical Society, (family descendants added more information) and Elida Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery List.
In 1976, the cemetery stones were removed and lot is used for Child Day Center. Compiled from both lists by Velva Bruce on February 23, 2001

Name at Death Spouse Maiden Name Parents Birth Date Death Date Age Source Military Service
John R. ASKINS Jan. 6, 1836 Jan 6, 1863 27 years GI/MP Co. B, 81st Infantry
Miss ASKINS March 7, 1881 Feb. 4, 1892 10 y 10 m 28 d CR
Peter ASKINS Dec. 3, 1838 May 15, 1893 54 y 6 m 9 d CR
Susan ASKINS Apr. 14, 1887 Aug. 14, 1892 5 y 4 m CR
Fredrick BETHE Feb. 21, 1802 Apr 6, 1879 77 y 1 m 16 d CR
Fredrick H. BETHE Aug.3, 1826 CR
Joannah C. M. BETHE Mar.18, 1790 Sep 19, 1877 87 y 6 m 1 d CR
Michael P. BORST Jan. 15, 1843 Mar 25, 1870 27 y 2 m 10 d GI/MP
Lizzie BRENNEMAN Dec. 26, 1855 Oct. 9, 1893 37 y 9 m 13 d CR
Elizabeth BRESLER Joseph Doner Feb. 3, 1829 Apr. 13, 1867 38 y. 2 m 10  d GI
Louisa BUMEN C. Sep 29, 1804 Jan. 18, 1871 69 y. 11 m. 29 d GI/MP
Viona/Viana CARR A. Nov. 2, 1839 Oct 23, 1869 29 y 11 m 29 d GI/MP
Susanne CLAYTON Apr. 31, 1807 Jan 21, 1858 50 y 8 m 21 d GI/MP
John CLIPPINGER Jan. 26, 1783 Feb 6, 1850 67 y 11 d GI/MP
Solomon COLLINS Jan 9, 1850 GI/MP
Catherine CONRAD John July 10, 1773 Sep 16, 1855 82 y. 2 m. 6 d GI/MP
C. CONRAD GI/MP Co.B. 81st Ohio Inf.
Augusta CREMEAN Oct 9, 1853 Jan. 8, ____ CR
Cora CREMEAN ______1878 _______1914 CR
James A. CREMEAN Feb 3, 1855 687 CR
Charles CRITES Charles & Sophia Dec. 15, 1852 Jan 15, 1853 1 m GI
Charles CRITES John & Catherine .July 25, 1809 June 24, 1891 81 y 1 m 29 d CR/MP
Sophia CRITES Charles July 15, 1813 Jun. 7, 1902 88 y 10 m 23 d CR
Elizabeth DeLONG Abraham May 18, 1827 July 31, 1853 26 y 2 m 13 d GI/MP
Amanda DILSAVER Jan. 9, 1867 Sep 27, 1888 21 y 4 m 18 d CR
Jonathan DILSAVER Jan. 28, 1828 Nov. 1, 1091 75 y 3 m 7 d CR
Matilda DILSAVER _______1891 37 y 7 m 13 d CR
Blenda A. DILTZ/Dills William H. Nov. 19, 1831 Jan. 31, 1858 GI/MP
David DITTO _______1826 Nov 4, 1864 36 y 9 m 4 d GI/MP
E. J. DITTO GI/MP Co. B. 1st OH Sqad Cal
Abraham DONER David & Eve Sept. 30,1857 June 13, 1858 8 m 13 d CR
Abraham, Sr. Rev DONER Catherine Jan. 15, 1795Pa Apr 25, 1854 Pl
Alvare S. DONER David & Elizabeth Sep 27, 1866 Apr 19, 1868 1 y 6 m 22 d CR
Catherine DONER Abraham, Sr. Swisher Jacob Sep 25, 1794 Dec. 15, 1870 76 y 2 m 29 d GI/MP
Christian DONER Rev. Abraham Oct 10, 1823 Apr 12, 1858 54 y 6 m 2 d GI/MP
Eve DONER David Stemen John & Nancy Sep 1, 1832 July 7, 1859 26 y. 10 mo. 6 d CR/MP/GI
John DONER Abe, Sr. & Catherine Oct 6, 1825 Sep 3, 1849 23 y 10 m 27 d GI/MP
John Luther DONER Abraham, Jr & Sarah July 19, 1849 July 1, 1871 21 y 11 m 12 d GI/MP
Mary Jane DONER Joseph Dec. 12, 1822 Dec 12, 1850 28 y GI/MP
Sarah DONER Abraham, Jr. Stemen John & Nancy .Mar. 16,1826 Dec. 18, 1853 27 y 9 m 2 d GI
William Marion DONER David & Eve Dec. 5, 1852 Oct 26, 1865 12 y 10 m 21 d CR
Norton G. DOST Nov. 28,1857 Nov. 28, 1892 35 y CR
Sarah Ellen EHEREMAN .May 16, 1856 Nov. 5, 1859 3 y 5 m 20 d CR/MP
Mary ELINNOW? CR
Alice FA__TAIN .May 16, 1856 Mar 11, 1866 5 m 2 d GI/MP
Dorothy FOSNAUGHT Jan. 8, 1822 Nov 18, 1843 21 y 10 m 10 d CR
Milton FRANKFELTER Israel & Leanna Oct. 22, 1865 Mar 28, 1866 5 m 1 d CR
W. Ray FRANKFELTER Jan. 3, 1886 July 20, 1889 3 y 5 m 17 d CR
J. W. HAMILTON CR/MP
Hannah W. HANKINS GI/MP
Emanuel HERING Oct. 27, 1818 May 15, 1852 33 y. 6 mo. 18 d GI/MP
Nancy H. HERING Henry & Nancy .Mar. 12, 1862 Feb 25, 1869 6 y 11 m 13 d GI/MP
Rebecca HERING Henry & Nancy Sep. 26, 1843 June 30, 1863 19 y 9 m 4 d GI/MP
Emanuel HERRING Oct. 27, 1818 May 15, 1852 33 y 6 m 18 d CR/MP
Lewis HERRING Henry & Nancy May 4, 1848 Sep 20, 1867 19 y 4 m 16 d GI/MP
Pemrose HERRING Philip & Elizabeth Aug. 13, 1851 Aug. 14, 1892 41 y 1 d CR
Christy A. HUFFER Apr. 16, 1835 200 65 y  3  m 2 d CR
George HUFFER Aug. 15, 1818 Sep 18, 1889 71 y 1 m 26 d CR
Rubin HUFFER Feb. 11, 1862 Dec 19, 1864 2 y 10 m 8 d CR
Sarah HUFFER Jun. 11, 1861 Aug. 12, 1895 34 y 2 m 1 d CR
Simon HUFFER ______1905 CR
Mary Elizabeth IRICK W. L. _______1855 ______1875 20 Y GI/MP
Griffith JOHN Rachael Mar 6, 1795 Feb. 20, 1856 GI/MP
Rachael JOHN Griffith Miller Sep. 13, 1792 June 23, 1852 59 y. 9 m. 10 d MP
Catherine KELLER D. Aug. 31, 1813 Jan. 21, 1867 53 y 4 m. 12 d GI
George KELLER GI Co. K. 66th Infantry
Louisa KELLER D. & C. July 3, 1852 GI/MP
Abraham KESLER Mary Shupe May 20, 1809 Feb 18, 1891 81 y 8 m 29 d CR
George KESLER June 22, 1746 500 62 y 10 m 22 d CR
Josiah KESLER Abraham & Mary Apr. 13, 1834 Jan 25, 1865 30 y 8 m CR/MP
Louisa KESLER Ruben Sept. 26, 1844 Apr 20, 1871 25 y 6 m 25 d GI/MP
Mary KESLER Abraham May 23, 1809 Nov 5, 1855 46 y 5 m 13 d CR/MP
Ruben KESLER Louisa Dec. 30, 1841 Jan 14, 1870 28 y 15 d GI
Catherine KNITTEL George Magdalena Stalter-Mom _______1872 GI/MP
Deborah KNITTLE S. ______1762 Aug 31, 1851 89 y CR/MP
Elizabeth KNITTLE William Jr. & R. Mar 10, 1835 GI/MP
Jacob KNITTLE Oct. 18, 1824 May 20, 1867 41 y 7 m 2 d CR
Emma M. KRUSE June 2, 1886 Jul. 16, 1895 1 y 1 m 14 d CR
Mrs. B. KRUSE Sept. 1, 1872 Apr 9, 1896 23 y 7 m 8 d CR
Jacob LAMAN/Lemon Jan. 29, 1805 June 17, 1850 45 y 4 m 19 d GI/MP
Lavina LAMOA CR/MP
Charles F. LONG May 27, 1886 Nov 11, 1889 92 y 7 m 15 d CR
Joseph METZLER P. S. & S. A. Feb. 4, 1853 Dec 19, 1873 20 y 10 m 15 d GI/MP
Emily MILLER Mar. 1903 63 y 11 m 22 d CR
Mary MILLER U. July 2, 1834 July 2, 1860 26 y GI/MP
Elizabeth MOSIER Jacob Moyer July 8, 1799 Apr 29, 1852 53 y 2 m 21 d GI
Evelina MULLENHOUR J. & A. Abt. 1856 July 26, 1860 3 y 4 m 17 d GI/MP
David MUMAW July 30, 1838? Aug 9, 1875 37 y _m 10 d GI/MP
Belle MYERS Jun. 7, 1897 CR
Daniel C. MYERS Sept. 28, 1859 Oct. 1, 1896 37 y 3 d CR
Daniel Jr. MYERS Dec. 8, 1896 CR
Sarah MYERS D. Sept. 10, 1848 July 10, 1870 21  y 10 m GI/MP
Anna NEFF Jan 28, 1891-00 66 y CR
Elizabeth PAYNE Hotchkiss A. & E. Feb. 17, 1828 Feb 17, 1851 23 y GI/MP
Marg PETERS Sept. 1, 1828 Feb. 22, 1904 75 y 5 m 21 d CR
Henry PFEIFFER Nicholas & Ann B. June 15, 1841 Mar 30, 1891 49 y 9 m 16 d CR
Nicholas PFEIFFER Nicholas & Ann B. July 5, 1850 Oct. 10, 1897 47 y 3 m 8 d CR
Frederick F. REESE March 25, 1832 Aug 9, 1889 57 y 4 m 15 d CR
George REYNOLDS ______ 1826 ______1857 31 y GI/MP
Asa RICE MP
Joseph RICE Asa Rice Sep 3, 1783 July 20, 1871 GI/MP
Richard RICE MP
Rosanna Alberte RICE Richard & Samantha May 30, 1861 Aug 3, 1862 1 y 2 m 4 d GI/MP
Samantha M. RICE Dr. Richard July 22, 18_1 43 y 10 m 21 d GI/MP
Sarah RICE MP
Corp. Isaac RIDENOUR two stones GI/MP Co. R, 179 OH. Infantry
Daniel RIDENOUR Sept 3, 1833 Oct 9, 1836 3 y 1 m 6 d CR/mp
George RIDENOUR CR
Isaac RIDENOUR Nov. 13, 1831 Jan 15, 1865 34 y 2 m 2 d CR/GI
Mary A. RIDENOUR Aug. 30, 1838 Oct. 18, 1900 62 y 1 m 18 d CR
Mary M. RIDENOUR Jan. 11, 1800 Jan 11, 1892 92 y CR
Mrs. RUFF CR
Delila SAKEMILLER Apr 25, 1832 GI/MP
Jacob SAKEMILLER Jan. 15, 1782 Sep 15, 1854 72 y 8 m 0 d CR/MP 1812 War Vet.
Jacob SAWMILLER MP
Mar C. SAWMILLER Dec. 13, 1849 Feb 23, 1873 23 y 2 m 10 d GI/MP
? SEITZ Apr. 20, 1854 Apr 20, 1889 35 y CR
Rebecca SHOPE MP
Charles H. SHUMAKER CR
John STALTER Magdalene Jan 27, 1802 Jan 22, 1857 55 y GI/MP
Magdalene 'Mollie STALTER John Knittle May 11, 1800 Aug 9, 1855 55 y 2  m 29 d GI/MP
Mary STALTER John & Magdalene Oct. 13, 1829 July 19, 1854 24 y 9 m 6 d GI/MP
Samuel STALTER Mar. 21, 1834 Mar 21, 1852 18 y GI
Sarah STALTER John & Magdalene Jan. 15, 1837 Jan 15, 1855 18 y GI/MP
Andrew STEBELTON Ellen Brown Jesse & Catharine J. June 22, 1825 Aug 15, 1873 48 y 2 m 7 d GI/MP
Julia STEMEN John ? 57 y  old stone GI/MP
F. STEVICK Feb. 25, 1902 CR
Catherine STEWART Nicholas Ridenour George & M. May 24, 1795 Mar. 7, 1877 81 y 9 m 11 d CR
Nicholas H. STEWART Catherine Thomas & M. Jan. 5, 1824 Dec 6, 1888 64 y 11 m 1 d CR
L. STRAYER Sept. 4, 1887 May 4, 1892 4 y 8 m CR
Nicholas STRAYER Dec. 22, 1836 278 63 y 9 m 12 d CR
Enos STUCKEY Christian & Mary M. Jan 15, 1815 OH Dec 28, 1851 36 y 11 m GI/MP
Ezra STUCKEY Samuel & Mary Jan 9, 1834 Nov 2, 1859 25 y 9 m 14 d GI/MP
Mary STUCKEY Samuel H. Peters Dan & Eliz. Nye Peters Mar 8, 1811 Oct 1, 1863 52 y 6 m GI/MP
Samuel Harsh STUCKEY Christian Stuckey Sep 26, 1806 OH Apr 19, 1876 52 y 6 m GIMP
Henry STUCKEY? July 27, 1868 Feb. 6, 1895 26 y 6 m 10 d CR
Jacob SWISHER ______1853 GI
Joseph SWISHER MP
Kesiah TESTER J. April 1817/1877 19 y or 77-79 y GI
Arthur VANWEY? Oct. 4, 1819 Dec 10, 1852 33 y 2 m 6 d GI/MP
Jacob VANWEY? A. & E. Sept. 13, 1846 May 3, 1852 5 y 7 m 20 d GI/MP
Robert WADDEL Mar. 11, 1851 Dec 28, 1867 16 y 9 m 17 d GI/MP
Millie M. WARD March 16, 1871 July 27, 1895 24 y 4 m 11 d CR
Rebecca YOUNG Amos Crites C. & S.Crites Dec. 12, 1834 June 13, 1861 26 y 6 m 1 d CR/MP