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Some stones in cemeteries of the region go way back
By Michael Neilson
Published in The Daily Jeffersonian on September 23, 2010
Local Attorney Andrew Warhola, a Civil War scholar, looks over one of the most unusual grave markers he's found in any area cemetery. This stone reads, "Andrew Whittier, served under and was a friend of Gen. George Washington, Revolutionary War, Born 1716 Germany (The Oldest Man), Died 1840 Age 124 Years, Husband of Mary Mackay." The stone is in the old Brick Church Cemetery on Brick Church Road near the Cambridge Airport. The original stone is behind a newer one at the site. Warhola said he has visited about half of the 60 cemeteries in Guernsey County checking on history, people and dates.

 

Another unique marker, bottom photo, is in Founders Cemetery in Cambridge. It reads, "Francis Donsonchet, French soldier served in Napoleon Bonaparte's Army."

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