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Wooster Digital History Project

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Michael Nachtrieb was a well-known portrait painter in Wooster, who painted depictions of many of the city's important citizens. He also painted portraits of national celebrities, including Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee.

Relatives of Adelaide Critchfield are buried in Wooster Cemetery. She died tragically in a fire that destroyed her Wooster home in 1895.

The McDonald Masoleum was erected by Angus Burns McDonald (son of Angus McDonald, of McDonald Works in Wooster), and celebrates the legacy of the McDonald family.

Herman Freedlander was the proprietor of the immensely important Freedlander’s department store.

Elias Compton served as dean at the College of Wooster and had three sons, Karl, Arthur, and Wilson, who went on to gain distinction.

Tombstone of James Hill. He was born in Scotland and fought for the British Army in the Crimean War. After moving to America, he served in the Civil War and survived Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. (Paul Locher, "1st Sgt. James Hill…

The tombstone of Charles Follis, nicknamed "The Black Cyclone," who was the first professional African American football player.

The mausoleum of Aquila Wiley, who served as a colonel with the 41st Ohio during the Civil War and lost his leg during the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

Herman Freedlander: This man was the proprietor of the immensely important Freedlander’s department store.

Charles E. Thorne: This man was the first director of the OARDC.

Howard Lowry: The College of Wooster president responsible for adding the requirement of Independent Study to the curriculum.

Edmund Secrest: Known as “the father of forest conservation in Ohio,” this man was made director of the OARDC in 1937. The beautiful Secrest Arboretum on the OARDC campus is named after him.

William Given, who served as Wooster's judge, organized the recruitment efforts in the city when the Civil War broke out. He hosted meetings to encourage young men to join the Union Army, and later joined himself, serving as the colonel of the 102nd…

One of the College of Wooster’s prominent early professors who taught Latin and Greek from 1873 to 1928. After his death, his daughter, Lucy L. Notestein, compiled a book of his notes on the college, Wooster of the Middle West, published in 1972.

Otto Bardon served in the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. he was captured by the Confederates along with a large portion of his regiment and sent to a prison camp at Cahaba, Alabama. Upon his release he survived the Sultana…

Background map for the Wooster Cemetery Tour Neatline exhibit.

Map of the Wooster Cemetery

Photo of men working on the Wooster Cemetery grounds, 1904.

Front page of a pamphlet on the "History, By-Laws, Rules & Regulations of the Wooster Cemetery Association."

Charles Frost: This man served as the first Mayor of Wooster, starting when it was incorporated as a City in 1808.
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