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Old Pioneer - Canal Fulton, Lawrence Twp. Cemetery
Stark County,

The Old Pioneer Cemetery
Within this rail fence are buried many of the earliest pioneers of Canal Fulton area. Tombstones attest to the rugged lief people found as they built farms, businesses, and a canal out of the frontier. The first settlers came in 1808. The first permanent town was founded in 1814. Land for the cemetery and an adjoining church building was purchased jointly by the Lutheran and Methodist congregations in 1831.

Many of the tombstones are cared from solid rock. Script and ornamentation were done by hand, often in the family's native German. Innkeeper Daniel Babst's first wife and infant daughter, farmer Joseph Oberlin's infant sons, canal builder Joshua Bliler's two sons, three young children of cabient-maker H.F. Tromp are some of those buried here between 1840 and 1865. Among the missing tombstones is that of revolutionary war veteran John Edgington.

It is hoped that those who wander among these hallowed graves may recapture some of the spirit displayed by these early pioneers

Farewell! The word is spoken
Lips have breathed their last adieu
Hearts have bled or pleasure taken
Pure as friendship ever knew
Maintained by the Canal Fulton Lions Club

Contributed on 5/9/09 by Schumaker4
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Record #: 93251

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Submitted: 5/9/09 • Approved: 5/9/09 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R93251-G0-S3

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