Except for the first row, and the Odd Fellows card
on the next page, everything else on the following pages are photographs. Apparently there were not very many postcards produced
showing the Spring Grove mausoleums/monuments etc., at least I have not seen
them yet, so I will endeavor to put up as many photographic images of them that I
can. Of course there are thousands of them so this will represent only a small
fraction that are there. I hope this will give you a feel for what an amazing
place this historical resting place really is. I will put them up in
alphabetical order (last names first) so that you will be able to locate a
specific name, if I have it, quicker. I will intersperse a scenic view every
once in a while just to break the monotony so that you will understand how beautiful
the landscape really is.
The row below is the only one that contains postcards, you will see more of these two items on the next few pages.
Mohlenhoff Monument Fleischmann mausoleum
Many of these monuments will only be identified by a single name. Most of these are very hard to research, if not impossible, but I will try and locate information whenever time permits (any help would be greatly appreciated). In any case the information I do supply will be in most cases very basic, just the bare essentials. I will not be putting many in a row so that I will have room to add others later on.
Joseph Earnshaw Spring Grove Engineer
I am placing these monuments out of order due to their importance in the early development of Spring Grove. The plaque for Joseph Earnshaw explains his importance to the cemetery. He also designed the original Hughes High School. Earnshaw was also the hydraulic engineer for the Eden Park Water Works. He and his partner T. B. Punshon were responsible for the surveying, grounds layout and engineering work for the cemetery (Adolph Strauch was the leading superintendent). Earnshaw and his partner were responsible for the layout of dozens of cemeteries around the U. S. They were also the engineers on the Eden Park Incline Railway, improvements at both Eden Park and Burnet Woods, hospitals, insane asylums, other railways and parks, bridges and the sub-division of 3,400 acres of land for the South San Francisco Land & Improvement Co. (California).
Scenic View A Scenic View B
I am going to try and group all the Civil War soldiers in one spot for easier identification.
CIVIL WAR VETERANS
Statue-The Sentinel Major General Joseph Hooker Grave Marker
The Sentinel is a statue of a Union Soldier that represents all Cincinnatians that died in the Civil War, Joseph Hooker is the highest ranked soldier in Spring Grove.
5th Ohio Infantry General William Lytle General Jacob Dolson Cox Brigadier General
Monument Andrew Hickenlooper
Cincinnati's historic Lytle Park was named after William Haines Lytle who was a poet and politician killed in action during the Civil War. He was originally buried under a 24 1/2 foot-high Italian marble monument depicting Lytle on horseback leading a charge at Chickamauga. It deteriorated and had to be replaced in 1915. Jacob Dolson Cox was a Major General in the Civil War and a Governor of Ohio from 1866 to 1868. He became Secretary of the Interior under president Ulysses S. Grant. He was head of the Cincinnati College of Law which had merged with Cincinnati College in 1834. He then became head of the fledgling University of Cincinnati which he held until 1889. After the war General Hickenlooper was appointed U. S. Marshall for the Southern District of Ohio. In 1871 he was appointed the city's civil engineer but left that post to become vice-president of Cincinnati Gas Light and Coke Co. He then served as president from 1877 to 1903. He was also Ohio's Lieutenant Governor from 1879 to 1881. He died May 12, 1904.
Brigadier General Captain John H, Brown Lieutenant Colonel Brigadier General
Melancthon Smith Wade Robert M. Moore George Elstner
Captain Brown was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Vicksburg (as a First Sergeant at the time). Robert Moore was a partner in the Mitchell, Rammelsberg & Co. He then formed a omnibus line from the old Buckeye House at Sedamsville to the Dennison House on Fifth Street, after the war he became Mayor of Cincinnati. George Elstner was killed near Atlanta and received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers on the same day.
The "Fighting McCooks General Augustus Moor Seaman John H. Dorman
Seventeen McCooks fought for the Union in the Civil War: 3 Major Generals, 3 Brigadier Generals, 2 Colonels, 1 Major, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Naval Lieutenant, 1 Private, 4 Surgeons, 1 Chaplain. 4 died in battle. 4 of the Generals are buried here: Alexander McDowell McCook, Daniel McCook Jr. (KIA), Edwin Stanton McCook, Robert Latimer McCook (KIA). Augustus Moor operated a popular tavern/coffeehouse/bakery in Cincinnati called "Moor's Garden", his son-in-law Major General Godfrey Weitzel is also buried here. John Dorman is a Medal of Honor naval seaman.
Sergeant John P. Murphy One of several Cannons
This is the grave marker of Sergeant John P. Murphy, a recipient of the Medal of Honor.
MONUMENTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Adams Alcorn, W. E. Allen, William M.
Alter, Franklin Ammann Argwynne Baker, John
Franklin Alter was a banker and president of American Tool Works. The images that you will see with a sepia tint were takes by Spring Grove back in 1862 so they will be some of the oldest in the cemetery.
Bates, Isaac John Bates Becker, Marion
Major Isaac Bates was a revolutionary soldier whose parents were among Cincinnati's first settlers. Marion Becker was one of the authors of the popular "Joy Of Cooking" cookbook., one of the more unusual monuments in the cemetery.
Benton Bell, James B. Betts, O. C. Bishop, Richard
Richard Bishop was a Governor of Ohio.
Scenic View 1 Scenic View 2
Bragg, Caleb Braun, Bob Brenner Brehm, A.
Caleb Bragg was a well known publisher, Bob Braun was a well known television personality.
Brinkman Brooks, E. S. Brown, Mathew Bruckmann
Bugher, James Burkhardt, Adam Edward Carson, Enoch T.
A. E. Burkhardt was a well known Furrier (Clothing Store). Enoch T. Carson was born in 1822 and made his fortune in real estate and lamps and gas fixtures. He was appointed by Abraham Lincoln as collector for the Port of Cincinnati. This was, of course, during the Civil War when Cincinnati was a distributing point for the Union Armies in the South. Over his lifetime he had accumulated hundreds of volumes of Shakespeare's works that became one of the founding collections for the University of Cincinnati in 1899, the year he died.
Chase, Salmon P Christ Coffin, Levi
Salmon P. Chase was on an Ohio State Senator, 23rd Governor of Ohio, U.S. Treasury Secretary, and a Supreme Court Justice, he really should have tried to do something with his life. (The 1st image is his grave marker). Levi Coffin is famous for his work for the Underground Railroad.
Competition Even Now! Cooper, Meyers Crabbs (Watch where you sit!) Crosley Jr., Powell
Meyers Cooper was a Governor of Ohio, Powell Crosley Jr. Founded Crosley Radio Corp., started WLW & WLW-TV, Crosley Automobiles, Owned the Cincinnati Reds, Etc. Etc.
Dannenfelser, Charles .Davis, Charles Day, A. G Drackett, Philip Drake, Isaac
Charles Dannenfelser (1854-1916) was a skilled and well known wood carver and furniture maker who is credited with the wood work that was done in the Taft Museum's library and was also responsible for the wood work done in the Marcus Fechheimer residence. The monument shows a woman kneeling next to a chair that represents his wife kneeling next to something he loved to make. His wife (Louisa) died in 1936. Philip Drackett founded the Drackett Co. (Windex, Drano, etc.), Isaac Drake is the father of one of the early settlers Daniel Drake.
Edwards, Edward Ehart Emery, Thomas Erkenbrecher, Andrew
Edward Edwards monument was on display in 1893 at Music Hall, Edwards bought it and used it as his monument. The figure is actually that of a mermaid with dolphins swimming around her feet. Called "Origins of the Harp" it was sculpted by Louis Lawson in 1887. Edwards manufactured caskets and burial vaults as part of his building material business. Thomas Emery founded the Emery Candle Co., which later developed into the nationally important Emery Chemical Co. Thomas also invested in real estate, and the family owned important sections of downtown Cincinnati. Andrew Erkenbrecher made his millions in cornstarch, he helped start the Cincinnati Zoo.
Scenic View 3 Este, Lucy Harrison Fireman's Monument Scenic View 4
Lucy Harrison Este was the daughter of President William Henry Harrison. The Fireman's monument stands above the graves of 29 firemen who died in the line of fighting fires. (I have concerns about this image being incorrect, but I don't have the necessary proof to change it yet).
Fore, Dr. P. G. Family Tree? Foster. Nathaniel Dr. Foster
Scenic View C Scenic View D
Fritz, Jacob Gates, John Gibson, T. Grandin
Jacob Fritz (1833-1884) was a butcher for Salisman Sausage Co. in Cincinnati. The monument itself is one of the few at Spring Grove Cemetery that was signed by the maker, Herman W. Suhre (1856-1928) in 1873. The monument includes statues of Germania (in marble) and a priest. Symbols of good over evil, such as a dove biting the tail of a beaver. A serpent (immortality) is wrapped around an anchor (wisdom). Two hands clutch an ax to symbolize the chopping down , or death, of a tree or of a life, and a padlock is broken free of a chain, symbolizing the opening of heavens gate. There is ivy climbing up the tree monument with four logs encircling the trunk all decorated differently.
Grant's Family Gregory, Walter Groesbeck, John H. Groff, Dr. William
President Grant's Mother & Father who lived in Covington, Kentucky are buried here. William Groff was a physician who was involved in classical studies. He was a member of the Egyptian Institute and the Asiatic Society. His wife, Sarah died in Egypt in 1900 and he died a year later in Athens.
Groshon, Belinda Hafer Hale Harmon, Judson
Judson Harmon was Ohio's 42nd Attorney General and 48th Governor.
Johnny Appleseed Statue
The Johnny Appleseed statue symbolizes the spirit of giving and faith.
Scenic View 5 Scenic View 6
Scenic View with Special Effects
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