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Cemetery burial log

This page provides access to an on-line list of names of people buried in the two Toledo State Hospital Cemeteries. The data which can be found through this page is also available through the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

 

The database is intended to be a first step to finding ones’ ancestors and does not contain the full information available through the State Library records.  Once a name and age has been found that matches a prospective ancestor, the next step is to contact the Cemetery Reclamation Project with proof of relationship to the person in question. We will then forward the remaining information available through the State Library burial log regarding your ancestor, including a grave marker number.

 

The list is intended to include everyone buried at the hospital. However, it will not be a complete list of all who died at the hospital as many were buried elsewhere. It should be noted that in addition to the 1,994 souls currently interred in the TSH cemeteries, there were 57 burials which were later disinterred, probably by family members, and buried elsewhere. Information is available through Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) on these individuals. These 57 additional names are NOT part of the 2,000 on the list. It should also be noted, as the cemetery reclamation is an on-going project, although the marker number corresponding to an ancestor can be given out, it may not yet have been uncovered.

 

Once your lineage has been verified and the corresponding marker number provided to you, contact will be made with NOPH on your behalf. NOPH will provide you with further information, if available, on your ancestor’s stay at Toledo State Hospital.

 

War Veterans Research

We are part-way through an effort to try and locate war veterans. This research is kindly being carried out by Julie Majo, to whom we are greatly indebted. Julie is starting with the earliest burials and working through to the most recent. This is Julie’s typical research route:

 

a. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Historical Data Systems, compiled, on Ancestry.com. This is a data base of compiled records. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1999.

b. Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; This generally ties them to their residence in 1860.

c. If they are found in these records, then check the 1890 Veterans Schedule and the Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files National Archives and Records Administration.

 

Definite war veteran matches found as a result of Julie’s research will be added to each of the online burial log pages and summarized on a separate Vets page as the information becomes available.

 

A list of currently known war veterans is available through this link. We will also be updating the individual burial log pages to include veteran status of those veterans we find information on.

 

Information about the TSH Burial Log

1. There are a total of 1,994 persons known to be buried in the TSH Cemeteries.

2. Only 2 out of the 57 disinterred graves remained empty. All others were re-used at the time of the next death.

3. Several individual graves were used 3 times, due to repeat disinterments.

4. There are 5 consecutive numbers dating between October 1891 and January 1892 that do not have names. It is possible/probable that burials occurred but were not recorded. It is hoped that time and additional research will help clarify this issue.

 

 

The buttons below correspond  to surnames in the Toledo State Hospital burial log. Clicking on a button will take you to a new page listing surnames starting with those letters.

 

A     Ba-Bl    Bo - Bu    C    D    E    F   G    Ha - He    Hi - Hy    I - J    K    L   

 

Ma - Me    Mi - My     N - O     P    R     Sa - Sl     Sm - Sz    T - V    

 

Wa - Wh     Wi - Wy    Y - Z