Buried Beneath Cleveland

As towns and cities grew during the late 1800s, more urban land was needed for development. Often, the most attractive “open spaces” to develop were inhabited by the dead. Consequently, many urban cemeteries were relocated to the surrounding suburbs. But not all of the dead made the journey to a new cemetery.

Local author William G. Krejci tracked down more than 50 displaced cemeteries throughout the Greater Cleveland area. His most recent book, “Buried Beneath Cleveland: Lost Cemeteries of Cuyahoga County,” details his discoveries of Revolutionary War veterans, famous scientists and illustrious dignitaries buried beneath grocery stores, parking lots and gas stations.

Mr. Krejci will share his findings at the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society’s next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Westlake Porter Public Library. The public is invited to hear his eerie account of Cuyahoga County’s forgotten dead. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Social time is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. 

For more information visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcwogs or email cuyahogawest@gmail.com.     

Jayne Broestl

Publicity Chair for the Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society that meets at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.03.2017