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Evangelical United Brethren Old Cemetery, Oxford County, ON

Evangelical United Brethren Old Cemetery
Street Address: 696854 17th Line
Township: East Zorra Township (Concession 17, Lot 30)
Locality: Oxford County
Municipality: East Zorra-Tavistock
Province: ON
GPS: 43.312439,-80.761759

Registered to Township of East Zorra-Tavistock. From Jean Wilson: It was Evangelical Association preachers who first held services in East Zorra Tp. They came from Waterloo or New Hamburg. A log Church was built in 1858 at W1/2 Lot 30, Conc 17, on a corner lot, with an adjoining cemetery. This was used only a short time as the church burned down. When the old church burned down, a new church was erected further south on Conc 17, at Lot 26 (696556 17th Line) and a new burial ground beside the church which is the New Evangelical United Brethren Cemetery. The transcription of the markers that remain show burials from July 1862 to September 1875. Little or no care was given to this cemetery until about 1940 when the slabs and markers were laid flat on the ground and a fence built to enclose the small area. Today, the cemetery is part of the house lot of R.A. Kipfer, and although the fence around the cemetery is gone, the Kipfers keep the area nicely mown and have left an opening in the fence for access to the graves.

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