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From: J & S Mills <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Forward from Ron Younce
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 08:18:00 -0500
Rob and Mary Jane,
I've written Mary Jane with as much info as I can locate quickly. A word
for you both in visiting Union Cemetery: the Sexton is there a few hours a
day, taking a lunch break. She is not very willing for visitors to look at
the cemetery records. The man who mows, however, and who seems to have
some administrative responsibility, is much more open.
If you just have a few hours and don't want to waste your time, I would
recommend calling ahead to the Chamber of Commerce and getting both of
their names and his phone number.
About Union Grove: this frame church looks about like it might have when
our late 18th century ancestors worshipped there, both inside and out....a
pleasant, nostalgic journey.
At 03:04 AM 5/14/02, you wrote:
> >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
> >of you.
> >Rob Younce
> >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
> >> 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
> >> >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.
>==== BRETHREN Mailing List ====
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> It's location will be in Brookville, Montgomery County Ohio
> near Interstate 70, a few miles west of Interstate 75.
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