Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society

Otterbein Cemetery
Turtlecreek Township

 

(513) 695-1144

 


406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday

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 wcgs@co.warren.oh.us

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This online index only lists the individual, death date (if known) and reference page. We are creating a master index of everyone who is buried in this county and their burial location to aid researchers. We are especially in need of people buried here who have no stones or whose stones no longer exist. If you have any of this information or if you have additional information for anyone who is buried in this cemetery, please email the Warren County Genealogical Society.

 

Cemetery Description

Cemetery Name

Otterbein Lebanon Cemetery

Variant Name(s) South Shaker Cemetery

Township

Turtlecreek

Status

Active

First Known Burial

Before 1807

General Condition

Highly Maintained

Tombstone Condition

Excellent

OGS Cemetery #

12310

Location:

Northwest corner of State Routes 741 and 63.  Entrance Drive on west side of Rte 741 about 380 yards north of Route 63.
Mailing Address: 580 N. State Route 741, Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone #:
513-933-5400

Coordinates:

3926'18.21"N 8416'50.78"W

STR/ VMD

Section 30, Township 4, Range 3

Property Account:

5323592

Parcel ID:

12242000095 (2.3 acres)

Map:

GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map 

Cemetery History

This is an active cemetery operated by the Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community. Otterbein is the successor to the large property holdings of the Union Village Shaker community. This cemetery is located in the general vicinity of one of the original Shaker burial grounds as shown on "A plan of the section of land on which the Believers live in the state of Ohio, Nov. 7th, 1807". As a general practice, the Shakers did not provide markers on the individual grave sites. As such, the gravestones present in the cemetery today mark the burial places of individuals who died in 1916 or later. It is 2.3 acres in size.  The cemetery is the final resting place for many veterans. In 2008, a memorial was erected to honor the 8 Revolutionary War Soldiers known to be buried here. Otterbein is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The cemetery is also the final resting place for many ministers and Methodist missionaries.

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 21, pages 135-142
    • Early Vital Records Volume 8, pages 35-38
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Not included in any of the current cemetery books.
    • Dana Palmer photographed all extant gravestones for the "Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery" Project in December, 2004.   Arne H Trelvik revisited the cemetery in August, 2008 for additional photographs of new and "completed" gravestones and memorial markers. All of the photos are available on line at the Warren County OHGenWeb project and will be incorporated into the new cemetery books planned by the society. To submit images of tombstones in this cemetery, click here.
  • Other Known Transcriptions
    • A spreadsheet provided 20 July 2008 by Candice Vanskoyck at Otterbein has been used to create the indexes on these web pages and will be incorporated into the new cemetery books being planned by the society.

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Otterbein Cemetery
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]

 

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This page was created 13 April 2005 and last updated on 06 October 2010