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From: Joe Bosserman <>
Subject: [BRE] Forward from Ron Younce
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 08:04:42
>Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 04:01:33
>From: Rob Younce <>
>Subject: Re: [BRE] Brethren Church location
> I have written Mary Jane directly and told her that I was going
>there (Indiana and Ohio) this summer, with my wife. I offered to help
>her, but, maybe you live near there and can help her better? I'm in
>northertn Michigan, thus, far away. Let me know what I can do, both
>Central Lake, MI.
>J & S Mills wrote:
>> Mary Jane,
>> I'm not the best person to give you specific information, but I'll tell you
>> what I know. The church nearest the cemetery is not in Washington Twp, but
>> in Union Twp. I have a phone number for the Union Cemetery, 765-396-3179,
>> but not the Union Grove Church. Call the Chamber of Commerce in Eaton to
>> get that, or consult a Muncie Directory, perhaps on line. If you use
>> directory assistance, there are a several Brethren congregations in
>> Delaware Co, but only one Union Grove. The church is located west and
>> south of the cemetery off State Road 3, can't be more than 2 miles south
>> and perhaps a mile or more west. I don't know of one in Washington Twp.
>> Your mention of the log cabin is intriguing to me. I've never noticed one,
>> so it's either gone or covered over. There is a very old brick house back
>> a lane to the north of the cemetery, and a very old house just south of the
>> cemetery that used to be the home of Abe Rench, who used to take care of
>> the cemetery.
>> I visit Union Grove cemetery several times a year. Sixty years ago the
>> stones in the Old Settlers section were more plentiful than they are now,
>> and my aunt remembers stones that were removed in that section and leaning
>> over against a maintenance building. But I have seen Minnich and Gump
>> stones in the other sections on recent trips.
>> Sharon Mills
>> At 02:19 PM 5/13/02, you wrote:
>> >I am interested in locating the Brethren Church located in Washington
>> >Township, Delaware County, In. Near Eaton, In. I am related to Nancy (Gump)
>> >Minnich, who is buried in the Union Cemetery, Eaton. There was a Mill
>> >located on the Missisenawa River off State Road 3, south of Eaton. There is
>> >a log cabin standing to the West of State Road 3 at this location. I
>> >remember visiting relatives in this area as a child. But that being 60
>> >years ago, and I was a small child, not interested in my roots. Any help
>> >would be appreciated.
>> >Nancy's father was John Gump, his father Elias Gump. The located in
>> >Delaware County around 1834, coming from Miami County, Ohio.