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North Salem Church Cemetery

Nancy Nielsen (View posts)
Posted: 949492800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nielsen, Nelson, Neilson, Cantwell, Gentry, King, Pittman, York, Joslin

NORTH SALEM CHURCH CEMETERY
Washington Township
Brown County, Indiana

I have reason to believe that a note I just found on USGENWEB is a family
member. It states the following:
"There is only one stone that can be read, the others (about 5 or 6) are only
uninscribed Fieldstone.

Nelson, W.F.-CO.E. 134th IND. INF. (Civil War Shield Stone)

W. F. Nelson, is most likely, William Franklin Neilson (Nelson, Nielsen,
Neilsen, etc) of Hope Indiana. He would be my husband's great uncle. The
other stones there are most likely those of his Great Grandfather Rasmus, and
a couple of children who died at birth and possibly other family members. I
know that Rasmus is buried there from other information I've gathered.
I'd very much like to have photos of the cemetery. Of course the stone
that's marked, but also the unmarked ones. I'd really like to see this place
thru your eyes. The cemetery as a whole...the serene peace....walk in your
shoes. Rasmus preceded William in death. William enlisted during the Great
War, and within a couple of months was dead of dysentery, not much more than
a child himself. His mother pleaded with the "powers" for several years
trying for a pension for him. He'd been her only means of support. She was
ultimately and firmly denied. And so, with your help, we can see Great Grandfather
Rasmus's and Uncle William's final resting places. As for the unmarked
stones...William's stone was furnished by the government. The rest lie
unlabeled as a poor widow and mother couldn't afford the luxury of marked
graves.
I would be so very grateful if you'd allow me the use of your eyes and hands
and time to see this site first hand. If there's ever someone I can find for
you in Denver, just let me know. I'll be happy to do that for you.
Thank you,
Nancy Nielsen
Happily Rooting & Digging the Dusty Trails of Colorado

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