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Warren County, Ohio
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Ertel / Patterson Cemetery
Hamilton Township


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This online index only lists the individual, death date (if known) and reference page. We are creating a master index of everyone who is buried in this county and their burial location to aid researchers. We are especially in need of people buried here who have no stones or whose stones no longer exist. If you have any of this information or if you have additional information for anyone who is buried in this cemetery, please email the Warren County Genealogical Society.


Cemetery Description

Cemetery Name


Variant Name(s) Patterson, Hildebrandt Farm





First Known Burial


General Condition


Tombstone Condition


OGS Cemetery #



This small farm cemetery is located on the Hildebrant Family Farm (private property) at 2098 Mounts Road. The cemetery is just east of the farm buildings in a little grove of trees surrounded by cultivated fields.


39 19' 27" N, 84 10' 39.43" W
(39 19.460' N, 84 10.497' W at the large Patterson Monument)


1497  [recorded as Survey #1548 for Property Account #2622661]

Property Account:


Parcel ID:



GIS Map of Location      Plat Map      Township Map

Cemetery History

Most if not all of the burials in this family cemetery (located in the northeast corner of a 101 acre farm in Military Survey #1497) are for Daniel and Catharine (Myer) Ertel and their descendants including 4 of their 10 children. The Patterson pillar monument, located centrally on the west side of the cemetery, is the main visible structure. In addition to headstones with engraved names and dates, there were a number of smaller limestone rocks that were sticking vertically out of the ground but were too weathered to have any words visible. It is assumed that they were headstones made out of the local, native limestone, but not polished smooth like commercially made headstones (normally, native limestone rocks are not found sticking up vertically from natural freeze and thaw ground movement). The cemetery is laid out roughly north south, with the Patterson family in the west central portion, the Patton family in the north east, and the Ertel family in the southeast corner. Contains 21 known burials. 
Most if not all of the burials in this family cemetery (located in the northeast corner of a 101 acre farm in Military Survey #1497) are for Daniel and Catharine (Myer) Ertel and their descendants including 4 of their 10 children: Valentine Ertel (1793-1820), Daniel Ertel (1797-1870), John Ertel (1799-1851) & Elizabeth (Ertel) Patterson (1806-1881).
Daniel and Catharine (Myer) Ertel
were among the earliest settlers in Hamilton Twp. A number of Biographical Sketches in Beers History of Warren County provide additional information about the family.
  Page 938, Joseph Baker
Page 944, Jacob Ertel
Page 944, John Ertel
Page 949 Daniel Hewitt
Page 1038 Thomas J. Patterson
Page 1045 Aaron W. Ertel

The farm is shown on the following maps however the 1875 map is the only one which indicates the location of the cemetery in the northeast corner of the property with an orchard shown to the south and west. Except for the 1932 plat book, the farm is shown to be owned by J. Ertel/Ertle, J. Ertel Heirs, and then John Ertel.


Cemetery Transcriptions

  • D.A.R. Turtlecreek Chapter & Warren County Historical Society (available at the Historical Society Library)
    • Early Vital Records Volume 4, page 17 with 10 burials listed.
    • Early Vital Records Volume 8, page 56 (basically the same as Volume 4 data)
  • Warren County Genealogical Society
    • Phillip Hart of Morrow, Ohio, visited the cemetery December 13, 2005 & January 7, 2006 to photograph all extant tombstones for the Warren County Genealogical Society and the Warren County OHGenWeb Project. Phil has found the tombstones for Daniel and his wife, Lydia Ertel which were not included in previous readings of this cemetery.
    • Larry W. Collins visited the cemetery on 26 Apr 2006 and again (with Chuck Griffen and Arne Trelvik) on 19 May 2006. By probing the ground, they were unable to unearth a number of additional tombstones - that of the original Ertel family settlers, Daniel and Catherine Ertel along with 9 other tombstones that had not been recorded in previous readings of the cemetery.
    • The cemetery will be included in Warren County Cemetery Records Volume 5 when it is updated with 21 known burials.

Gravestone Images

Gravestone photos for the Warren County, Ohio Virtual Cemetery Project are being posted to the Warren County OHGenWeb Project
To view images ===> Ertel
To submit images ==> email to Arne H. Trelvik at atrelvik@gmail.com [please send high resolution digital images if available]


Alphabetical Index


Photo Deceased Died Military Cemetery Vol Page Twp.
  ----, Brother  [footstone] [no dates]   Baker * * Hamilton
  ----, Mother  [footstone] [no dates]   Baker * * Hamilton
E E. E.  [footstone] [no dates]   Baker * * Hamilton
  L. E.  [footstone] [no dates]   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Andrew J. 1855   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Catharine 1855   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Daniel 1830   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Daniel 1870   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Eliza 1888   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Elizabeth 1833   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Infant 1860   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, John 1851   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Jonathan 1830   Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Lydia 1861   Baker * * Hamilton
Need photo Ertel, Nancy Jane     Baker * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Sarah A. 1845   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Solomon 1867   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Valentin 1864   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Ertel, Valentine 1820 War of 1812 Ertel * * Hamilton
P Patterson, Elizabeth 1881   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Patterson, John W. 1852   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Patterson, Mary Jane 1864   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Patterson, Thomas 1862   Ertel * * Hamilton
  Patton, Hiram 1842   Ertel * * Hamilton
S Snyder, Sophia A. 1862   Ertel * * Hamilton

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