Neidlinger Cemetery, Jackson Township, Clay, Indiana, USA


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Latitude: 39.45922600972441, Longitude: -87.05429077148438
Neidlinger Cemetery

Notes:
[ copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~inclay/neidling.htm ]

My grandmother, Ethel Gertrude Miller Neidlinger, often told stories of my ancestors. She would tell me how my grandfather, Lon Neidlinger, my uncle Jim Neidlinger and my father Bud Geiser, would go to the cemetery and keep it up. She told me that approximately 100 people were buried there. She also told me that at one time there was an arch at one end of the cemetery with gates that would not close, symbolizing the “GATES AJAR”. The cemetery is located on property that once belonged to the Neidlinger family, but other people are buried there. It is located about ˝ mile off Harmony Road just south of I - 70, next to a coal mine. It is in Jackson Township, Clay county, Indiana. I’m not sure who keeps up the cemetery now, however the graves are starting to sink, which I think may be due to the coal mining nearby. Some of the markers are rather tall and age has taken a toll on the older markers.

Of those I was able to identify are the following:

[The following names have been selected from her list.]

Mary A. Diel
daughter of D. & R. L. Diel
died 7 Oct.1864, age 8 months 4 days

Rhonda A. Diel
daughter of J. & M. Diel
died 10 Oct. 1869, age 1 year 17 days

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Aaron P. Lucas
died 31 Oct. 1855, age 28 years 28 days

Annie Lucas
wife of M.V. Lucas
born 14 Dec. 1873
died 30 Oct. 1896, age 22 years 10 months 16 days

Betsa A. Lucas
wife of T. J. Lucas
died 25 June 1875, age 65 years

Infant
son of B. L. S. 7 L. Lucas
died 15 Aug. 1875, age 22 days

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bennett Payne
born 2 May 1863
died 5 Nov. 1947

Jack Payne
born 2 Dec. 1830
died 19 Apr. 1921


Robert H. Payne
died 20 Feb. 1874, age 75 years 4 months 3 days

Ruth Payne
wife of Jack Payne
born 22 Aug. 1830
died 30 June 1904

Sally Payne
wife of H. Payne
died 5 July 1880, age 77 years 8 months 19 days

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Clarissa Swift
daughter of T. & M. Swift
died 2 Jul 1855, age 2 years 6 months 18 days
James J. Thomas
son of L.S. & M.A. Thomas
died 25 Aug. 1862, age 1 year 6 months 29 days

William Earley
son of L. & M. Thomas
died 19 Feb. 1865, age 1 year 10 months 29 days


Cemetery Photos

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1
Neidinger Cemtery on Big Map
Neidinger Cemtery on Big Map
 
2
Neidlinger Cemetery Aerial View
Neidlinger Cemetery Aerial View
 

Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Bennett J. Payne (1863-1947)
Bennett J. Payne (1863-1947)

Neidlinger Cemetery, Harmony, Clay County, Indiana, U.S.A. 
    Bennett J. Payne (d. 25 Nov 1947)
 
Jack Payne (1830-1921) & Ruth Myers (1830-1904)
Jack Payne (1830-1921) & Ruth Myers (1830-1904)

Received from Chris Ellis:

Neidlinger Cemetery, Harmony, Clay County, Indiana, U.S.A. 
    Ruth Myers (d. 30 Jun 1904)
Jackson Payne (d. 18 Apr 1921)
 
Sarah 'Sally' Whitecotton Payne 1802-1880
Sarah "Sally" Whitecotton Payne 1802-1880
 
    Sarah Whitecotton (d. 5 Jul 1880)