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JC Military Gravesites Project now available at libraries and online

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Book cover and photo of young man in scout uniform holding a foot-thick binder.
Two pages from the book about Barkley Cemetery

In honor of Jasper County military veterans, Kyle Eenigenburg has presented each branch of the Jasper County Public Library with a binder detailing military veterans buried in Jasper County cemeteries.

The binder is a tremendous addition to local military information, and includes photos of headstones for each grave, the service member’s date of birth, date of death, the war that they served in, and, in some cases, their rank and the branch of military that they served in.

The binder, which may be found in the Genealogy Room of the Rensselaer, DeMotte & Wheatfield Library, was created as an Eagle Scout project assigned to Kyle, and information was compiled for this project through newspapers, Ancestry.com, and through touring each cemetery, and viewing each headstone within the cemeteries.

The content of these binders is saved digitally, as well, and may be accessed by logging onto www.myjcpl.org/history, where you will also find local history documents about Jasper County, including Historic Maps of Jasper County & Indiana, Local Obituary Indexes, Local History Books and eBooks, Rensselaer Yearbook Archives, Northern Jasper County Yearbooks, Oral Histories, Library History and Timeline, and the Robert H. Milroy Collection.

Cemeteries included in the binder are Alter Cemetery, Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Barkley Cemetery, Blue Grass/Halstead Cemetery, Brown/Moody Cemetery, Burr Oak Cemetery, Cemetery of the Resurrection, Crockett Cemetery, DeMotte Cemetery, Dunkard Cemetery, Fair Oaks Cemetery (Kent Graveyard), German Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Hershman Cemetery, Holland Cemetery, Independence Cemetery (East Side), Independence Cemetery (West Side), Kniman Cemetery, Lefler Cemetery, Memory Gardens, Milroy Cemetery, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Myers Cemetery, Oak Grove Primitive Cemetery, Osborne Cemetery, Parkison Cemetery, Prater Cemetery, Rees Cemetery, Remington Cemetery, Richie Cemetery, Robinson Cemetery, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Saltillo Cemetery, Sandridge Cemetery, Saylor Makeever Cemetery, Smith Cemetery (North Side), Smith Cemetery (South Side), St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Tinkham Cemetery, Welsh Cemetery, Weston Cemetery, Wheatfield/Sorrowful Mother Cemetery, and Yeoman Cemetery.

For more information, visit or call any branch of the Jasper County Public Library at 219 866-5881, 219 987-2221 or 219 956-3774.

Photo of Kyle Eenigenburg presenting the binder to the Jasper County Public Library Board in March, 2017. Photo by Nick Fiala for the Rensselaer Republican. Used with permission.