Zion Evangelical/German Evangelical/Gugle/Church Cemetery

Jefferson Twp., Cass Co., Indiana


Located in  the N.W. corner of JEFFERSON Twp, near the extreme Western edge of  CASS county, IN, and almost on the White County-line. Cemetery is near N.W. corner of N.W. corner of Congressional Twp., 27 N., of Range One West of the Second Indiana Principal Meridian.  It is just south of the road which separates Boone twp.(on the north) from Jefferson twp.,(on the S.), and lies on both the W. & E. sides of and also at the rear (S.) of this lonely little rural church which is affectionately known to many of the older residents of this locality as “The Old Dutch Church.” This church was erected in about 1870.

Directions: 35 N. towards Royal Center & Turn West onto 400 W. & go to1100 S.

Cemetery is located on the corner of 1400 W. & 1100 S.



, Indianapolis , Indiana ,

L’Anguille Valley Memorial Association

Logansport , Indiana


Originally canvassed & recorded about 1 July, 1941 by the wife and daughter-in-law of Member, C.O. Kloepfer of (L’A.V.M.A.), namely: Mrs. Carl O. Kloepfer of 1104 North Street and Mrs. Rudolph Kloepfer 1014 North Street , Logansport , IN.   A second canvass & recording was made August 10, 1941 by member a of  (L’A. V.M.A.), Robert W. Barr of R.R.#6, Logansport , IN who was acquainted with many persons who are interred here.

   The report was than compiled by the L’Anguille Valley Memorial Association’s  secretary, R.B.Whitsett Jr. of Logansport , IN and typed by  a native of the Zion ’s region, Mrs. Sylvia Hendryx, C/o County Treas., Logansport .


Editorial Comment: This is a compilation of all of the readings of this cemetery having been recorded under several names, by several individuals. The last interment recorded in 1982, many of the graves marked with metal markers, furnished by the undertaker have names & dates missing. Also many marked with an iron rod, a wooden stake or a stone without any name or dates. The cemetery is located on a very sandy plot with hilly surface and not well kept at present but efforts are being made to provide better care.

    Notes Column. Row numbers are from the original Z.E. transcript, example R-8 . abrev. include Z.E for Zion Evangelical transcript & G.E. for German Evangelical transcript, b-birth, d-death, m-marriage,

 Included are conflicting readings & data for those interred whose deaths occurred after the readings along with source.



2 stones without names or dates recorded by one team of fieldworkers but the other team  deciphered one marker as probably  “b. or d. as  16-16-{----) Laura  Wattsbaugh.” Age 70 years  8mo.

Flat marble slab set in cement “ROBEY” scratched in it, without names or dates

Two headstones on each side to mark graves but no names or dates.

 2 markers for Williams, Hannah & Thomas & infant son of  C.H.  & A.C. Williams-No name & no dates

R-3  Essie (no last name) bur. bet. Becca Edgerley & George F. Hornbeck –home-made stone

R-3 Next to Shidler are two broken & undecipherable stones

R-3 Home-made Stone- bur. Bet. Jas. Wattsbaugh  & Geo. Shidler

R-5 Gugle, broken stone, undecipherable bur. Bet. L & Edith & decorated with flowers

R-5 Gugle, Field Stone-No markings bur. Bet. Wm. & Maggie E.

R-5 Gugle, Broken stone, undecipherable bur bet. Wm. & Maggie E.

R-6 Foot Marker-No Name bur. Next to Frances Burton

R-6 Burton, Frances (Ger. Evan. Trans. Says b.1896 which I seriously doubt as his wife Mary E. b. 1841.

        (stone carved as a tree stump.)

R-8 Gugle-Field stone, no dates bet. John & Chris Gugle

R-9 Field stone, no markings

R-9 Small White Stone

R-11 small stone in front of CUNNINGHAM with no name & no dates

R-12 Small stone, no name & no dates between Clara Duncan & Fred Kennell

R-12 Popjoy, June M..(SSDI-Popejoy,. b:5-Jun-1901 d:28-May-2006 Buffalo, White Co., IN

R-10 Gugle Family Monument, no writing

Veteran Burials

Gugle, J.J…Mexcan War – Co.C. 4th Ohio Inf.

Boller, Benjamin… Col. 130th Ind. Vol. Inf.  

 Note: Ger. Evang. transcript rec’d birth as 1836  & Veteran record. (Civl War Vet.-Co. I., 130 Ind. Inf. & Co. M. 30th Ind. Vol. Inf.)

Brady, Arile James…W.W.II Ind.PFC 140 Mil Police Co.


   The attention of person interested in the Wattsbaugh or Gugle families is respectfully directed to the small clipping,  (which we include) and was originally pasted on the back of the original sheet after having been noted by B.W.Jr. in a July (?), 1941 issue of  the Logansport, IN, Pharos Tribune. 


Charles Wattsbaugh

Dies in Indianapolis

Idaville , Ind.- Charles Wattsbaugh, 59, a former resident of the Zion community, died at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis , Thursday.

  He was born in Cass county on October 22, 1881, the son of James  and Louisa M. Wattsbaugh.

  Surviving are two nieces, Miss Fern Gugle of Burnettsville, and Mrs. Charles Lanahan of Tazwell and a nephew, Russel Harvery of  Evansville , Ind.

  The body will be brought to Monticello Friday evening by train and will be removed to the Miller funeral home of Idaville at that time. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. 

 Transcription by Pat Fiscel 9 Nov 2006 for the Cass County INGenWeb Project

A-G | H-Z

This is an incomplete listing of old burials at this time.  Keep in mind that most entries are from the report and survey done in 1941.  Contact Debby for additions and corrections.

Directions to Cemetery - Take 35 North towards Royal Center. Turn west on 400 W. keep driving straight until you come to 1100 S. The Cemetery is on the corner of 400W and 1100 S.


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