Sarah Marshall

The Worthington Cemetery Project: Part I

Digging into the past is never an easy task. While researching Riverside Cemetery in Defiance for our annual walking history tour, I came across a unique but mostly forgotten cemetery in rural Defiance County. A local historian mentioned there was a “colored” cemetery located in Highland Township, near Ayersville. The …

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Scattered Bones: Uncovering Long-lost Defiance Gravesites

In addition to those highlighted on our Self-guided Riverside Cemetery Walk, two other burial grounds have been unearthed in Defiance, both by accident! On March 26, 1910, the Defiance Democrat reported that while digging to build a new home on Front Street (now Fort Street) a burial ground was discovered. …

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