Friday, May 18, 2012

Potters in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati Ohio

Just back from attending the National Genealogical Conference in Cincinnati; we stayed an extra couple of days so my roommate could visit Spring Grove Cemetery where many of her hubby's early Germans-to-Cincinnati lie resting. This cemetery opened in 1845 and contains 226,000 burials.......... and only 73 Potters! Mike Leaf, Family Service Advisor, printed out this short list for me. As my friend was busy with her camera, I wandered around with mine (got quite lost actually.... the place is huge) and luckily stumbled upon a huge Potter monument.  Here's what it says if you cannot quite read it:

John Potter, b. 11 "Jany" 1728, d. 28 Jun 1854;  Martha W. Potter, b. 9 Jun 1803, d. 2 Aug 1870; Archie L. Potter, born and died 8 Aug 1849;  Willie K. Potter, b. 12 Mar 1851, d. 1 Jul 1865.  Then on another face to the stone is:  Joseph F. Potter, M.D., b. 23 Nov 1905, d. 3 Apr 1858; Elizabeth Longworth, d/o Archibald Longworth, M.D., and widow of Joseph F. Potter, M.D., b. 2 Feb 1809, d. 12 Jan 1882.

If you think one of your "lost" Potters rests in Spring Grove Cemetery, I'm quite sure that Mike Leaf stands ready to assist you. Contact him at 513.853.1027 or

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