This cemetery is located on the south side of Section 21 in Melrose Twp.

In July 1872, Mr. & Mrs. Salmon B. Sayre gave a burial plot from their land for a neighbor's wife, Mrs. Thomas Baskin. In September, burial of a Baskin infant, Nancy, who was born July 9, followed and again in October, a son, George. In 1875 the land was deeded to the cemetery.

As much of the community was Methodist, worshipers had been meeting in homes, and felt the need for a church. In 1880, the Sayre's again deeded land and the Melrose Methodist Church was built during the ministry of Rev. J. Hudson. As changes in population and needs changed, the church dissolved and on May 6, 1927 the church land was deeded to The Melrose Cemetery completing the 2.66 acre parcel.

Headstone Photos at GPP

WPA Records from the 1930s

Name Maiden
Name
Birth Date Death Date Aged Grave Obit GPP WPA Bio Marker Inscription Military Other
Information
Adams, Riley D.   31 Jan 1850 04 Nov 1874 024y 09m 04d Lot: 14 G W      
Aiken, Ira F.   02 Sep 1813 18 Mar 1888 074y 06m 16d Lot: 36 O G W      
Aiken, Lovina Snyder 12 Jun 1814 04 Oct 1908 094y 03m 22d Lot: 36 O G W      
Baker, Caroline Dunn 12 Mar 1848 02 May 1883 035y 01m 20d Lot: 46 G W Wife Of S. Baker & Dau. Of D. & E. A. Dunn    
Baskin, Charles   06 Jan 1870 20 May 1932 062y 04m 14d Lot: 1 O G W Their Son    
Baskin, George   17 Jun 1866 31 Oct 1872 006y 04m 14d Lot: 1 G W Their Son    
Baskin, Nancy Simmons 24 Apr 1845 31 Jul 1872 027y 03m 07d Lot: 1 G W His Wife   First burial in the cemetery
Baskin, Nancy   09 Jul 1872 06 Sep 1872 000y 01m 28d Lot: 1 G W Their Daughter    
Baskin, Thomas   07 Apr 1825 13 Oct 1903 078y 06m 06d Lot: 1 O G W B      
Baskin, William   31 Oct 1864 14 Nov 1892 028y 00m 14d Lot: 1 O G W Their Son    
Beck, Arthur R.   01 Nov 1881 01 Dec 1937 056y 01m 00d Lot: 19 G      
Beck, Hazel E. Callaway 17 Aug 1896 26 Dec 1994 098y 04m 09d Lot: 19 O G Married 15 Dec 1921, Parents of Clara Louise Beck Mortiboy   w/o Arthur R.
Boike, Alta O. Essig 02 Jan 1888 16 Oct 1945 057y 09m 14d Lot: 28 O G Parents of Miles, Gail & Duane   w/o Herman
Boike, Duane Burdette   27 Apr 1928 13 Apr 1997 068y 11m 17d Lot: 43 O G Cpl US Army WWII  
Boike, Herman   09 Jun 1887 01 Mar 1961 073y 08m 20d Lot: 28 O G      
Boike, Miles Wayne   20 Mar 1914 14 Nov 2002 088y 07m 25d Lot: 45 O G      
Boike, Orpha Jean Kinsinger 13 Nov 1918 09 Jan 1996 077y 01m 27d Lot: 45 O G Parents of Roger & Douglas   w/o Miles Wayne
Brown, John W.   18 Jan 1812 13 Jul 1882 070y 05m 25d Lot: 49 G W      
Bruders, Harold S.   08 Dec 1912 29 Dec 1964 052y 00m 21d Lot: 27 O G      
Bruders, Pauline C. Beverlin 27 Sep 1918 02 Apr 1994 075y 06m 06d Lot: 40-42 G     w/o Harold S.
Bruders, Robert E.   19 Aug 1940 14 Feb 1987 046y 05m 26d Lot: 40-42 G      
Callaway, Amelia Frosch 14 Jun 1836 27 Jun 1909 073y 00m 13d Lot: 3 O G W Mother    
Callaway, Bertha B. Bittner 11 Aug 1892 05 Aug 1968 075y 11m 25d Lot: 3 O G     w/o Herbert G.
Callaway, Herbert G.   06 Jun 1872 15 Jun 1949 077y 00m 09d Lot: 3 O G      
Callaway, Jonathan   11 Feb 1833 09 Jun 1888 055y 03m 29d Lot: 3 O G W Father    
Callaway, Jonathan F.   05 Jul 1857 22 Mar 1874 016y 08m 17d Lot: 3 G W      
Callaway, Mary   03 Mar 1856 27 Mar 1874 018y 00m 24d Lot: 8-11      
Callaway, Pauline J. Callaway 24 Mar 1864 22 Jun 1948 084y 02m 29d Lot: 19 O G Married 23 Jan 1892
Parents of Charles Chester "Chet" Callaway 1893-1959
Hazel Esther Callaway Beck 1896-1994
Arthur Russell "Art" Callaway 1904-1985
Gladys Julia Callaway Schalk 1905-1944
  w/o Samuel H.
Callaway, Robert   26 Feb 1874 27 Oct 1874 000y 08m 01d Lot: 3 G W      
Callaway, Russell   20 Feb 1905 20 Feb 1905 000y 00m 00d Lot: 18 O G W Son Of James A. & Hattie Callaway    
Callaway, Samuel H.   23 Apr 1859 05 Jul 1937 078y 02m 12d Lot: 19 O G W      
Davis, Rebecca   16 Aug 1858 10 Oct 1898 040y 01m 24d Lot: 51 G W      
Dunn, Bennett   27 Mar 1904 11 Jun 1904 000y 02m 15d Lot: 54 O G W     s/o Jess
Dunn, Charlie   00 Sep 1877 Lot: 59 G W      
Dunn, Elizabeth A. Shuff 25 Dec 1819 17 Jan 1896 076y 00m 23d Lot: 45 O G W     w/o James
Dunn, Floyd T.   06 Nov 1894 16 Sep 1899 004y 10m 10d Lot: 53 O G W     s/o J. A.
Dunn, infant   19 Jun 1897 19 Jun 1897 000y 00m 00d Lot: 53 G W      
Dunn, James   10 Dec 1815 29 Mar 1907 091y 03m 19d Lot: 45 O G W      
Dunn, Jesse A.   23 Jan 1862 14 May 1909 047y 03m 21d Lot: 54 O G W Father    
Dunn, Lizzie   21 Feb 1870 27 Feb 1901 031y 00m 06d Lot: 46 O G W Wife of George W. Dunn    
Dunn, Luella M. Groesbeck 09 Aug 1864 30 Mar 1938 073y 07m 21d Lot: 54 O G W Mother   w/o Jesse A.
Dunn, Mabel   22 Sep 1890 22 Sep 1890 000y 00m 00d Lot: 53 G W      
Dunn, Maggie   23 Dec 1891 23 Dec 1891 000y 00m 00d Lot: 46 G W Dau of G. W. & Lizzie Dunn    
Dunn, Roy   16 Dec 1893 30 Dec 1893 000y 00m 14d Lot: 53 G W      
Essig, Emilie Mae   00 Jan 1928 15 Dec 1944 Lot: 2 O G Daughter of John & Thresa Essig    
Essig, Emily O. Sayre 29 Oct 1863 27 Jun 1950 086y 07m 29d Lot: 16 O G     w/o John F.
Essig, Frederic A.   26 Jan 1895 15 Oct 1926 031y 08m 19d Lot: 15 O G W      
Essig, Gottlob   31 Dec 1825 06 Dec 1916 090y 11m 06d Lot: 17 O G W      
Essig, John F.   00 Jul 1862 23 Oct 1941 Lot: 16 O G      
Essig, John Morse   25 Feb 1900 12 Aug 1982 082y 05m 18d Lot: 2 O G      
Essig, Margaret Harsch 10 Jan 1826 29 Nov 1904 078y 10m 19d Lot: 17 O G W Wife of Gottlob Essig    
Essig, Thresa M. Ernst 04 Feb 1906 18 Mar 1993 087y 01m 14d Lot: 2 O G     w/o John M.
Forsythe, Samuel J.   00 Oct 1851 16 Feb 1917 Lot: 42 O G W      
Frosch, Rosina S.   12 Mar 1798 12 Dec 1879 081y 09m 00d Lot: 3 G W Grandma Frosch    
Gohner, Ernestine Hess 00 Jan 1845 06 Sep 1883       1st w/o Joseph N.
Gohner, Joseph N.   12 Dec 1843 31 Mar 1914 070y 03m 19d   O      
Hartman, Agnes C. R.   24 Sep 1887 11 Jul 1899 011y 09m 17d Lot: 44 O G W     d/o William & Zalena
Jones, Clara Baskin 13 Jun 1868 26 Mar 1928 059y 09m 13d Lot: 1 O G W Their Daughter    
LaRue, Forrest   00 Jan 1880 10 Jan 1889   G      
LaRue, Silas Martin   12 Jul 1837 29 Apr 1900 062y 09m 17d   G      
Mason, Baty P.   14 Mar 1876 11 May 1876 000y 01m 27d Lot: 50 G Children of H. & S. A. Mason    
Mason, Birty I.   02 Mar 1879 20 Mar 1879 000y 00m 18d Lot: 50 G Children of H. & S. A. Mason    
Modlin, Annie Matie   25 Nov 1882 05 Oct 1885 002y 10m 10d Lot: 11 O G W Dau of A. & I. A. Modlin    
Moser, Harry B.   08 May 1873 19 Jan 1889 015y 08m 11d   O      
Petersen, Gail W. Boike 21 Sep 1917 11 Aug 1999 081y 10m 21d Lot: 71 O G      
Petersen, Roy A.   26 Dec 1910 12 Mar 1991 080y 02m 14d Lot: 71 O G PFC US Army WWII  
Reynolds, Carrie M. Smith 15 Nov 1859 11 May 1881 021y 05m 26d Lot: 39 G W Wife of A. A. Reynolds    
Reynolds, Fannie E.   11 Mar 1873 01 Jan 1883 009y 09m 21d Lot: 40 G W Dau of J. M. & E. T. Reynolds    
Reynolds, J.     W      
Reynolds, Jennie   17 Sep 1880 05 Aug 1881 000y 10m 19d Lot: 53-55 G W Dau of A. A. & C. M. Reynolds    
Ruegseger, Elizabeth   03 Jan 1828 19 Feb 1902 074y 01m 16d Lot: 6 O G Wife of Levi    
Ruegseger, Levi   22 Jan 1823 06 Nov 1905 082y 09m 15d Lot: 6 O G W      
Sayre, John M. F.   11 Jun 1868 25 May 1869 000y 11m 14d Lot: 4 G W Son of S. B. & P. J. Sayre    
Sayre, Paulina J. Norman 09 Nov 1831 12 Dec 1902 071y 01m 03d Lot: 4 O G W Wife of Salmon B. Sayre, Mother    
Sayre, S. Burdette   01 Feb 1870 27 Nov 1905 035y 09m 26d Lot: 4 O G W Son of S. B. & P. J. Sayre    
Sayre, Salmon B.   28 Dec 1830 29 Dec 1914 084y 00m 01d Lot: 4 O G W B Father Civil  
Sherbon, Grace   26 Aug 1884 17 May 1885 000y 08m 21d Lot: 58 O G W Daughter of B. T. & ? H. Sherbon    
Sherbon, Worth ?   24 Sep 1885   O      
Smith, Adelia Tuttle 22 Feb 1835 03 Aug 1920 085y 05m 12d   O     w/o Minor O.
Smith, M. O.   00 Jan 1828 24 Mar 1902   O      
Taylor, Travis N.   29 Aug 1982 05 Sep 1982 000y 00m 07d Lot: 20 O G Our Angel   s/o Terry
Twiss, Harry   17 Jan 1882 21 Sep 1882 000y 08m 04d Lot: 26 G W Son of M. & A. W. Twiss    
Underwood, Malissa Gardner 09 Feb 1835 19 Jun 1877 042y 04m 10d Lot: 9 G W Wife of J. Underwood    
Underwood, Milton F.   23 Jul 1866 11 Jul 1868 001y 11m 18d Lot: 9 G W Son of J. & M. Underwood    
Underwood, Osmon W.   27 Dec 1857 07 May 1861 003y 04m 10d Lot: 9 G W Son of J. & M. Underwood    
Watson, Anna Belle   19 Jun 1882 19 Aug 1882 000y 02m 00d Lot: 24 G W Dau of M. S. & Jane    
Watson, Clarinda Sumner 05 Aug 1812 04 Jan 1897 084y 04m 30d Lot: 22 G W     w/o Lyman G.
Watson, Herman A.   19 Jun 1872 06 Sep 1872 000y 02m 18d Lot: 24 G W Son of M. & J. Watson    
Watson, Lyman G.   03 May 1814 08 Feb 1889 074y 09m 05d Lot: 22 O G W      
Weaver, Daniel   21 Aug 1808 11 May 1875 066y 08m 20d Lot: 48 G W Father    
Weaver, Magdalene   12 Sep 1814 14 Apr 1894 079y 07m 02d Lot: 48 O G W Mother   w/o Daniel
Wilcox, Anna E.   00 Jan 1885 00 Jan 1958 Lot: 29 G     w/o John A.
Wilcox, child   00 Jan 1912 00 Jul 1912   O     c/o John
Wilcox, Cora Ellen LaRue 18 Jul 1878 09 Jun 1905 026y 10m 22d Lot: 29 O G W Mother & Babe, Wife of John A. Wilcox, Son of J. A. & C. E. Wilcox   w/o John A.
Wilcox, John A.   00 Jan 1871 00 Oct 1949 Lot: 29 G      
Wilcox, son   24 Jan 1902 24 Jan 1902 000y 00m 00d Lot: 44 O G W Babe, Son of J. A. & C. E. Wilcox    
Wilcox, son   00 Oct 1911 22 Oct 1911   O     s/o James
Willey, Addie E.   04 Nov 1868 25 May 1878 009y 06m 21d Lot: 43 G W Daughter of W. S. & M. E. Willey    
Woodside, Edith   01 Aug 1881 01 Aug 1881 000y 00m 00d Lot: 13 G W     Stone broken, only base showing Woodside name exists
Woodside, Ludema A. Sayre 08 Oct 1854 27 Feb 1916 061y 04m 19d Lot: 13 O G W     w/o William J.
Woodside, William J.   01 Sep 1848 26 Jan 1911 062y 04m 25d Lot: 13 O G W B   Civil  
Woodside, Willie   20 May 1892 20 May 1892 000y 00m 00d Lot: 13 G W