Marcus Historical Society Cemetery Walk Saturday

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MARCUS - On Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. the Marcus Historical Society will again hold their annual Cemetery Walk at the Holy Name and Marcus/Amherst Cemeteries.

This is a grave stone of one of Marcus Civil War soldiers, Wireman Miller, and is one of the families that will be featured at this year's Marcus Historical Society Cemetery Walk. Photo contributed

They will begin their walk at the north gate of the Holy Name Cemetery. Please park in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School lot and walk across the street to the Holy Name Cemetery.

For those wishing to ride on the tour, a trolley will be on the south side of the Methodist Church at 6:15 p.m. to take you to the cemetery and back to the Church where the MHS will hold the second part of their evening. The Methodist Church is located one block north of the cemetery.

MHS will be honoring six families again this year, two of them were Civil War soldiers. There are 23 Civil War soldiers buried in the cemeteries and brief histories and the location of their graves will be in the program handout.

America is in the middle of the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War and it is fitting we honor these men.

The six families to be presented Oct. 6 will be the Zembsch family presented by Fran Zembsch, Flanagan family presented by Kevin Flanagan, Williams and Brownmiller families presented by Ervina Scott and Jeannie Wilken.

Isaac Dehart and Thomas McCaustland are our Civil War soldiers. Isaac DeHart will be presented by Arlene Hollenbeck and the Thomas McCaustland family will be presented by Levi Letsche.

Taps will be played at the cemetery and a brief explanation of its connection to the Civil War will be given. Ervina Scott's mother, Erma Johnson, is 101 years of age and Ervina will present a historical time line of her mother's life at the Methodist Church.

After the presentations at the cemeteries the group will reconvene at the Methodist Church for the second half of the program.

In case of bad weather the cemetery presentations will not be held and the evening will start at the Methodist church.

Plan to attend Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. beginning at the entrance of Holy Name Cemetery.

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