We reveal the history of the community through the stories of its dead

This database is the result of collaboration between the History Department of Baldwin-Wallace College, the Berea Historical Society, and the City of Berea. Since 2006, B-W students have been doing research on burials at local cemeteries, discovering unmarked burials, biographies, genealogies, and the ways the lives of the dead intersected with events in local, state, and national history. We started with inscriptions on tombstones and a list of names, and this database represents what we have discovered so far.

B-W's mission calls on faculty members to involve our students in projects that encourage them to become "contributing, compassionate citizens." The Berea Cemetery Documentation project allows students to do professional historical research for the service of the community.

Funding for the project is provided by Baldwin-Wallace College, the Ohio Humanities Council, American Legion Post 91, the Berea Rotary Club, the Berea Community Development Corporation, Mayor Cyril Kleem, and private donors to the Adams Street Cemetery Project.
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Enter a search term in one of the fields below and click on submit. A list of matching results will pop up. Click on the ID number of the person whose record you want to view. To print the record, click on the print icon at the top right corner of the record, and the page will realign to fit your printer. If you have additional information you would like us to add to the database, please contact the project supervisor, Dr. Indira Gesink. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact our webmaster and application engineer, Greg Airel. If you are interested in cemetery studies, please contact our liaison with the Association for Gravestone Studies, Jeremy Feador.