Spring break just started and it is gorgeous out! Since it was too nice to be stuck inside scanning, I decided to try and fulfill some photo requests at the Seneca City Cemetery.
Armed with a list of 16 requests from Find a Grave, I stopped by the City of Seneca office to pick up a cemetery map. From there, I went to the Seneca Free Public Library to check for lot numbers since some of the memorials were missing the lot number. [Nemaha County is very lucky since a native living in Ohio has indexed all of the cemeteries and placed copies of those indexes in the library.]
My quest for pictures started in the older part of the cemetery, looking for Ridgway stones in lot 180. Unfortunately, no stones remain in the area of this lot.
While in the older part of the cemetery, I also looked for Sally Campbell (1842-1891). The index has her in lot 1890-4. However, there aren't that many lots in the cemetery. Assuming a typo, I figured it could be either lot 180 (the Ridgway plot) or lot 189 (or even 190). I didn't find a stone for a Sally Campbell in any of those locations.
Next on my list was Naoma Hanes who was listed as Naoma Haines (b1842) in lot 261-7. Again, I found no stone in the area of lot 261 for a Hanes or a Haines.
From the Ford plot, I ventured West to lot 269 in search of Victoria Pike (1872-1952). Again, there is no stone marking this grave.
My last search was for the Magees in lot 329. Even though most plots in this area have a large family stone, I could not find a Magee stone. Nor could I find individual stones for Thomas (1835-1915), Margaret (1836-1913) ir Iva (1870-1927) Magee.
While walking around, I did take pictures of some BLAND stones in hopes that I could connect them with my BLAND line that lived in Platte County, Missouri.
Even though taking pictures of stones proved to be a bust, it was a nice to be outdoors taking advantage of the great weather!