Marshall County Deaths

ST. JOSEPH SETTLEMENT CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Reverend Frank A. O'Kruta, March 1998

Submitted by Isabelle HOHMANN Parikh.

     The cemetery at St. Joseph Settlement had its beginnings at the very start of the community. According to church records, the current cemetery began with the first death to be recorded in the settlement. On October 12, 1856, George Hoffman died at the age of 56. He was buried in the newly formed St. Joseph Settlement Cemetery.
     Soon after it was established, a large wooden cross in accord with Catholic tradition was erected in the center of the cemetery. The earliest graves are located in the "back section" of the original cemetery. By the 1890's this section was almost completely filled and new graves began appearing in the front section of the original cemetery.
     Just as with St. Joseph's church, the cemetery has also received many improvements during the course of its history. For many years, black "iron" crosses were imported from Germany to mark the graves of the early settlers. They remain today and their German inscriptions testify to the settlement's origins. Massive stone-carved Stations of the Cross, which "encircle" the oldest parts of the cemetery, were the loving tribute left by Victor Messey who died in 1870. In 1996, through the Reverend Eugene Klug and Mr. Evaristus Klug Estate and Memorial Fund they were given new bronze images, numbers and identification plaques.
     On May 17, 1937, while still pastor of St. Joseph's Settlement, Reverend J.P.T. Holtzmer was killed in a car accident near Ivydale in Clay County, W.Va. After a solemn High Mass at St. Joseph's Settlement, he was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The spot chosen for his grave was where the large wooden cross marked the center of the cemetery. In 1940 a large granite memorial marker was erected on the same spot by members of the settlement as a special tribute to Father Holtzmer. On top of this granite marker a Crucifixion Scene was mounted. As the years passed the memorial became the focal point of the cemetery. On June 10, 1963, as the parishioners were gathered in the "old" hall, starting plans for a new convent, a very violent thunderstorm hit the area. During it, lightening struck the monument. The corpus of Christ was knocked off the granite cross. It and the statue of St. John were completely destroyed. The statue of Mary was unharmed. Due to the large expense of replacing the figures the memorial remained a simple granite cross. The statue of Mary was moved to the rear of the newly opened section of the cemetery where she remains today. In 1996, new "bronze-colored' fiberglass statues created by Tonini Church Supply Company, Louisville, Ky., were installed on the granite marker through the generosity of the Reverend Eugene Klug and Mr. Evaristus Klug Estate, Family and Friends. Today the Holtzmer Crucifixion Memorial has regained its place of honor as the focal point of the cemetery.
     The "back" section of the original St. Joseph Settlement Cemetery which contains the oldest graves can still be determined. It consists of the part of the entire cemetery that lies at the very "center" of the hill. Its "front" or southeast boundary begins at the Crucifixion Group Memorial marking the grave of Father J.P.T. Holtzmer with one of the stone-carved Stations of the Cross to its left, another to its right. Its back or northwest boundary is encircled by four more of the stone-carved stations. The rest of these stations mark the outer edge of the access road which encircled the original cemetery.
     As the settlement grew, the first expansion of the cemetery was plotted out. This was done in the 1890's and is actually the "front" section of the original cemetery. This section lies in front of the Holtsmer Crucifixion Memorial and contains a wide access way leading to it. This expansion which was filled by the late 1950's made the memorial a natural focal point of the overall cemetery design.
     Soon another expansion was planned and plotted out. It was finished on June 23, 1962 and is located directly behind the original cemetery. At its rear stands the concrete statue of Mary that remained from the original Crucifixion Group Memorial.
     After some extensive landscaping work done from 1991-1993, with time alotted for soil settlement in 1994, Louis Fox, completed the second major expansion of the cemetery which was ready in 1995. It is dedicated to St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers, and is located directly due west of the rest of the cemetery, which covers the top of the hill. This section is at a slightly lower elevation. A lower access road runs along its eastern boundary.
     Unfortunately, time and nature's elements effect even something as "timeless" as St. Joseph's Cemetery. Many of the older markers have been worn smooth. Names and dates have been obscured but the testimony of all who are buried in the cemetery remains. It is a testimony of love both to the land and the GOD above who still guides us and watches over us.

Persons who died, had funeral and are buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery,
St. Joseph's Settlement, 1926 - 1998
SurnameGiven NameAgeDate of Death
ANDREWSFLETCHER E.
70
September 3, 1987
BAKERCASPER
82
December 31, 1935
BAKERCATHERINE
81
June 11, 1940
BAKERCHARLES
55
November 26, 1946
BAKERVINCENT J.
54
August 29, 1949
BAKERCHRISTINE
60
April 25, 1959
BATTAGLIALUCILLE M.
74
November 25, 1980
BEUCKELEVI BURDETT
6
August 25, 1997
BLATTGEORGE
68
January 16, 1928
BLATTMABEL C.
21
March 3, 1928
BLATTNICHOLAS
70
December 8, 1928
BLATTJOSEPHINE
71
June 25, 1930
BLATTANNA
51
October 25, 1930
BLATTJACOB
72
January 19, 1931
BLATTJOHN R.
81
July 28, 1932
BLATTELIZABETH
74
March 26, 1936
BLATTALOYS
50
December 27, 1936
BLATTBERNARD
42
February 6, 1940
BLATTCHARLES
26
March 5, 1955
BLATTVALENTINE
83
September 29, 1956
BLATTLENA
82
April 17, 1958
BLATTAUGUST
93
March 11, 1961
BLATTCHARLES
78
January 2, 1962
BLATTMARY
90
May 30, 1966
BLATTMILDRED
54
December 14, 1968
BLATTEDWARD V.
76
August 14, 1969
BLATTCHRISTINA
75
August 7, 1973
BLATTCATHERINE
86
January 22, 1976
BLATTLEE
87
March 10, 1980
BLATTFLORENCE
82
January 11, 1981
BLATTPAUL
69
May 4, 1983
BLATTHELEN M.
75
July 4, 1984
BLATTJOSEPH N.
87
March 5, 1993
BLATTANGELA
86
January 15, 1994
BLATTALFRED G.
87
November 27, 1994
BOOTHALBERT
---
September 23, 1926
BRINKMEIRELIZABETH
96
December 7, 1934
BRINKMEIRADOLPH
83
February 26, 1958
BURKHARTFRANK
78
September 10, 1926
COLVINCATHERINE T.
infant
January 16, 1928
COLVINCATHERINE
68
April 25, 1966
EBERTJACOB
64
February 28, 1926
EBERTBARBARA M.
68
May 17, 1937
EBERTCLARANCE A.
31
September 25, 1944
EBERTHARRY W.
76
May 28, 1969
ESTEPMARY
73
February 4, 1928
ESTEPTHERESA
76
September 30, 1930
ESTEPJOHN
86
January 30, 1939
ESTEPJOSEPH M.
79
October 15, 1970
ESTEPFRED L.
84
November 17, 1971
ESTEPJOHN R.
95
February 19, 1972
ESTEPCATHERINE
99
February 22, 1974
ESTEPTHERESA
89
November 12, 1978
ESTEPJOSEPH
69
May 29, 1981
ESTEPJOHN
70
February 23, 1983
ESTEPFRANK J.
96
November 24, 1985
ESTEPNETTIE
90
December 4, 1985
ESTEPBUELAH M.
83
July 11, 1997
FERRELLJILL MICHELLE
infant
April 12, 1967
FERRELLCARL S.
78
December 1, 1997
FOXHARRY L.
65
December 24, 1963
FOXHUBERT
70
March 31, 1982
FOXMARGARET
92
May 14, 1993
FOXLOUIS E.
75
June 23, 1997
FOXJAMES G.
71
November 30, 1997
FROHNAPFELGERTRUDE G.
78
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FROHNAPFELEILEEN
5
April 19, 1930
FROHNAPFELTERESA
62
June 17, 1933
FROHNAPFELJOHN
79
October 30, 1939
FROHNAPFELANTHONY
83
November 25, 1941
FROHNAPFELBARBARA
83
April 26, 1942
FROHNAPFELPATRICK F.
9
July 16, 1945
FROHNAPFELADAM E.
83
November 25, 1945
FROHNAPFELALVIN A.
27
January 16, 1952
FROHNAPFELLENA
58
August 21, 1959
FROHNAPFELTHEODORE
----
September 11, 1963
FROHNAPFELHELENA C.
infant
October 17, 1967
FROHNAPFELALICE C.
infant
November 17, 1967
FROHNAPFELLEONARD
80
December 12, 1970
FROHNAPFELCASPER
74
March 8, 1975
FROHNAPFELMELVIN
62
October 27, 1980
FROHNAPFELANTHONY H.
77
June 3, 1985
FROHNAPFELSCOTT A.
21
September 20, 1991
FROHNAPFELADDA MARY
100
August 6, 1992
FROHNAPFELILLA MARIE
----
April 15, 1996
GATTSRITA
54
March 13, 1960
GODDARDHAROLD
70
April 15, 1996
GUZZETTAJOSEPH LEO
infant
January 28, 1941
HALL RAYMOND J.
62
May 6, 1993
HAWKEYHELEN
10
October 9, 1936
HAWKEYDOLORES
8
October 9, 1936
HAWKEYANTHONY
80
July 19, 1939
HERRICKBARBARA
74
May 5, 1930
HERRICKJOHN
89
April 14, 1939
HERRICKJOESPH E.
65
July 25, 1953
HERRICKHENRY
93
April 4, 1957
HERRICKLUCILLE
43
November 6, 1961
HERRICKALBERT
73
June 21, 1962
HERRICKCATHERINE J.
7
October 22, 1965
HERRICKCLEM F.
85
December 5, 1967
HERRICKJOHN DAVID
54
November 30, 1970
HERRICKBERNETTA
83
February 12, 1976
HERRICKANNE
91
March 14, 1978
HERRICKANN MARIE
90
March 25, 1980
HERRICKWILLIAM A.
infant
June 15, 1980
HOCKELAWRENCE
35
December 23, 1927
HOCKEFRANK
76
May 24, 1933
HOHMANLOUIS
63
May 1, 1966
HOHMANCLEM DONALD
infant
May 12, 1966
HOHMANKENNETH N.
46
March 8, 1974
HOHMANCLARENCE
83
December 6, 1978
HOHMANCLARA
86
October 17, 1986
HOHMANROBERT V.
87
April 5, 1997
HOHMANNGEORGE
96
March 15, 1926
HOHMANNANDREW F.
infant
October 9, 1929
HOHMANNCHARLES A.
infant
January 28, 1931
HOHMANNSOPHIA
74
May 1, 1932
HOHMANNMARY ANN
79
January 13, 1942
HOHMANNWILLIAM
75
January 13, 1942
HOHMANNFREDERICK
71
September 2, 1943
HOHMANNADAM
89
January 4, 1951
HOHMANNJOSEPH
92
April 22, 1952
HOHMANNHENRY
89
March 26, 1958
HOHMANNMARY G.
90
May 31, 1974
HOHMANNHILDA
73
December 7, 1980
HOHMANNCLEMENCE J.
90
September 5, 1990
HOLTZMERREV. J.P.T.
53
May 17, 1937
HOODCATHERINE
78
December 6, 1935
KIRKTHOMAS W.
infant
October 28, 1926
KLUGPAUL
----
1991
KLUGLOUIS C.
infant
December 9, 1928
KLUGMARY
50
January 26, 1929
KLUGJOSEPH
72
January 16, 1937
KLUGAGNES
85
July 28, 1944
KLUGGEORGE
92
November 25, 1944
KLUGJOSEPHINE
91
July 24, 1945
KLUGMARGURITE C.
54
February 11, 1946
KLUGALBERT
64
June 20, 1947
KLUGANNA
77
January 5, 1954
KLUGANNIE
79
September 4, 1963
KLUGEDWARD A.
83
July 20, 1965
KLUGLAWRENCE
84
March 28, 1966
KLUGMONICA
78
June 25, 1968
KLUGNICHOLAS J.
83
December 11, 1968
KLUGJOSEPHINE
90
June 5, 1970
KLUGALBERTA C.
48
August 21, 1971
KLUGANGELA
76
November 20, 1971
KLUGCLARA
87
November 24, 1973
KLUGCHARLES
65
May 23, 1976
KLUGCLEMENT
87
August 30, 1976
KLUGWILMA
59
November 7, 1979
KLUGGEORGE
68
July 8, 1983
KLUGEVARISTUS
85
May 10, 1994
KLUGLENA M.
86
September 11, 1994
KLUGREV. EUGENE
83
May 16, 1995
KLUGMURIEL
77
June 2, 1996
KLUG VICKI LYNNE
24
November 19, 1997
KRAUSMARY A.
77
October 31, 1953
LONGPHILOMENA
81
April 2, 1968
LONGJAMES ALLEN
infant
January 23, 1971
LONG STELLA M.
74
November 15, 1986
Mc COMBSJOHN RICHARD
10
August 4, 1973
Mc ISAACMOLLY
88
May 29, 1967
Mc ISAACA.E. BERT
91
September 28, 1970
MESSYJAMES
76
July 13, 1927
MILLERJOHN
75
April 27, 1926
MILLERMARY
74
May 13, 1935
MILLEREVELYN
41
December 26, 1941
MILLERDAVID
infant
November 7, 1969
MILLERANTHONY
infant
November 7, 1969
MILLERMARTHA L.
72
August 24, 1973
MILLERCHARLES
82
June 16, 1977
MILLERHENRY
79
December 2, 1977
MILLERNICHOLAS
87
March 26, 1980
MILLERJAMES HENRY
infant
June 30, 1981
MILLERMARY MARIE
87
July 2, 1985
MILLERFRANCES R.
63
February 1, 1998
MONTGOMERYHENRY
infant
October 7, 1931
MONTGOMERYDANIEL
84
August 19, 1955
MONTGOMERYANGELINE E.
74
February 19, 1970
MONTGOMERYJOSEPH JOHN
67
September 6, 1971
MONTGOMERYCECILIA
96
September 14, 1975
MONTGOMERYRALPH
81
April 4, 1978
MONTGOMERYKATHLEEN M.
68
December 15, 1986
NOLTECLARA
55
November 6, 1951
NOLTEJOSEPH D.
84
January 19, 1971
OBERLELOUIS J.
57
September 12, 1963
OBERLEMARY VIOLA
84
December 22, 1991
PARSONSJENNIE
86
May 2, 1964
PARSONSLESTER
74
January 10, 1969
REDFOXMARY C.
76
December 9, 1933
RHODESCLEO
60
August 26, 1993
RUSKMONICA
47
July 31, 1979
SCHAEFERMARY
66
November 18, 1928
SCHAFERFRANK
81
February 1, 1942
SCHAFERJOSEPH R.
infant
August 21, 1943
SCHAFERWILLIAM
----
April 24, 1946
SCHAFERELIZABETH
79
March 15, 1948
SCHAFERBERNETTA
70
March 1, 1964
SCHAFERANTHONY
73
June 4, 1976
SCHEIBELHOODJOHN
77
September 25, 1926
SCHEIBELHOODCATHERINE
10
May 22, 1939
SCHEIBELHOODTHEODORE
66
November 19, 1953
SCHEIBELHOODLAURENCE
75
April 22, 1996
SCHEIBELHOODRAYMOND
74
April 22, 1996
SHELLHASEKATHRYN L.
76
January 9, 1997
SHUTLERBERNARD W.
79
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SHUTLERGEORGE
71
September 1, 1938
SHUTLERCHRISTINE
82
October 29, 1940
SHUTLERJOHN
96
March 9, 1958
SHUTLERJOSEPHINE
86
March 18, 1968
SHUTLERFRED JOHN
----
August 13, 1973
SHUTLERCLARA
89
August 9, 1981
SHUTLERHAROLD J.
64
December 15, 1982
SHUTLERRAYMOND
77
June 16, 1984
SHUTLERRICHARD PAUL
66
October 29, 1987
SMITHJAMIE NICOLE
infant
March 25, 1988
STEGERALBERT
72
April 26, 1932
STEGERELIZABETH
74
April 2, 1948
STEINTERESA
52
September 4, 1938
STEINANDREW
85
July 18, 1940
STEINJOSEPH
70
February 12, 1952
STEINLOUISE
74
October 6, 1958
STEINANDREW
86
February 17, 1966
STEINREGINA
55
August 4, 1981
STEINJ. AMBROSE
84
July 12, 1997
THORNTONTHERESA
80
October 21, 1968
THORNTONRICHARD
92
September 26, 1974
VAN SCYOCCATHERINE A.
infant
September 18, 1933
VAN SCYOCLES
71
March 2, 1966
VAN SCYOCPHILOMENA
86
December 5, 1980
VILLERSCAROL JEAN
35
February 4, 1980
WAYMANCHRISTINA
31
March 27, 1931
WAYMANBARBARA
85
March 10, 1950
WAYMANBERTHA C.
79
December 6, 1979
WAYMANVINCENT
86
September 5, 1980
WEIGANDWILLIAM
43
January 14, 1933
WEIGANDGEORGE
78
January 27, 1938
WEIGANDELIZABETH
73
September 1, 1939
WEIGANDPANSY
46
February 16, 1940
WEIGANDHUBERT
31
January 11, 1942
WEIGANDGEORGE
30
February 24, 1946
WEIGANDGERALDINE
infant
May 17, 1947
WEIGANDCONRAD
81
November 2, 1947
WEIGANDCARL
52
March 22, 1953
WEIGANDJOSEPHINE
92
April 28, 1960
WEIGANDBERNARD
69
December 13, 1964
WEIGANDJOHN GEORGE
62
March 17, 1972
WEIGANDLEONARD
----
January 22, 1974
WEIGANDELIZABETH
86
March 22, 1978
WEIGANDJOSEPH CARL
94
March 4, 1994
WILSONTHOMAS
----
December 10, 1964
WILSONLOUIS F.
65
August 9, 1989
YEAGERFRED
----
August 26, 1941
YEAGERHERBERT
37
March 27, 1947
YEAGERCECILIA
74
September 14, 1949
YEAGERLAURENCE R.
79
November 5, 1987
YOHO HOLLY LYNN
infant
November 7, 1975
YOHO PATRICIA
infant
March 7, 1977
YOUNGRAY ARNOLD
47
June 30, 1973

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