A Pioneer Cemetery

Section 34, Fairview Township
This cemetery is not accessible to the public

Restoration Project

Cemetery is located in grove of trees in the middle of farm land      Pioneer Cemetery sign Ritter-Worth Cemetery


Ritter-Worth Cemetery is a very old cemetery that has been unkept, although the cemetery stones were record at some time in the past. A few stones have survived by being broken off and protected by mother earth. In 2002 the Jasper County Pioneer Cemetery Commission cleaned up the cemetery, uncovering these stones. In the fall of 2004 the commission conducted another cleanup and restored the existing stones.

Burials and Tombstones at Ritter-Worth Cemetery

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Eliza Ann Amos tombstone
Eliza Ann Amos
Wife of Elijah A. Amos
March 23 1854
Aged 22yr's & 9d's
Also their infant child

Phillip Borman tombstone
Phillip Borman
Died Sept 9, 1866
Aged 71yr's 10m's 17d's
John Carr tombstone
John Carr
Died June 17, 1861
Aged 58y. 5m. 3d.
Regina Fuhrer tombstone
Regina E. Fuhrer
Died June 10, 1864
Aged 10y 10m
Dau of J. & B.
Matilda Johnson tombstone
Matilda Johnson
Died Sept 24, 1860
Aged 1y 6m 17d
Dau of J.R. & M.M.

Johanna Ritter tombstone
Johanna Ritter
Died Nov 19, 1879
Aged 34yrs.
Wife of Henry
Iris Shelledy tombstone
Iris Shelledy
Deid Feb 27 1856
Aged 6m 23d
Dau of J.A. & F.M.
Nancy Staker tombstone
Nancy C. Staker
Died June 26 1869
Aged 36y 3m 28d
Wife of G.W.
Eugene Tyler tombstone
Eugene Tyler
Died Jan 10 1865
Aged 25d
Son of J. & M.E.
Margaret Wolf tombstone
Margaret Wolf
Died Dec 19 1863
Aged 73yrs. 6mos. 22dys
Footstone with initials M.N.
Initials of M. N.
Unknown name partial stone
Died Oct 1 1860
Aged 3y 9m 22d

Recorded but no stone found: Charlie W. Carr; died Jan 9 1870 aged 1y 8m 9d; son of F.J. & M.
Update: This stone was found buried under one of the burn piles during the May 4, 2005 clean up.

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