Levi Goss and his family are buried in the Goss Cemetery in Lenawee County, Michigan. The opportunity to attend the Federation of Genealogical Society Conference (FGS) in 2007, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, made it possible for me to take a day trip to this cemetery and more.
I left early in the morning after getting a hearty breakfast and went north to Michigan from Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was a lovely sunny pleasant day, just perfect for a drive in the country.
The Goss Cemetery is located west of Morenci, a lovely town, in Lenawee County, Michigan. I actually missed the cemetery as I was going east and had to ask at the local grocery store in Morenci where it might be. I headed back going west and quickly spotted the cemetery on the north side of the Morenci Road. So this is a tip, drive from several directions if you are having trouble locating a cemetery.
Here is a published source for this cemetery: Burial Records of Lenawee County, Michigan, Vol. 2, Medina Twp., #3 Goss/Perry/Woodworth Addition, Morenci, Michigan, 2011, FHL#977.431 V3b V.2.
Find A Grave has a listing for this cemetery but not necessarily tombstone photos. There is a map showing where the cemetery is located.
This link to township maps for Lenawee County, Michigan, might help get you oriented: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~keller/lenawee/work/index.html
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Levi and Sophia’s tombstone:
Levi close up. Levi lived 16 years beyond Sophia’s death.
Sophia’s inscription on the back of this same obelisk:
Olive Goss Bailey’s tombstone, on the right of her parent’s obelisk:
Their son, Solomon Goss’ tombstone:
The Goss/Perry Cemetery was lovely and very pleasant to visit. It was well-kept.
From this cemetery I headed north to Monroe County and passed through Adrian the county seat. My goal was to pay my respects to Flora who is buried in the Rice Cemetery. I will share about that in a future post.